ACAP CEO Summit 2022

Washington, D.C. June 23, 2022 - June 24, 2022

Thursday, June 23

The Capital Hilton | 1001 16th Street NW, Washington, DC 20036

All meeting sessions will take place in the Presidential Ballroom unless otherwise noted.

All meals will take place in the Congressional/Senate Room unless otherwise noted.

7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. COVID Testing Sponsored by Morgan Consulting

All attendees must provide proof of vaccination using the CLEAR app, as well as a negative COVID test. Tests are available for all attendees at the registration desk and at the hotel reception upon check-in.

COVID tests and wristbands are sponsored by Morgan Consulting. Attendees can take the test in their hotel rooms or in the Ohio Room.

6:30 a.m. ACAP Walk

Open to all attendees who would like to walk on a scenic route through downtown Washington, D.C.

Meet in the hotel lobby at 6:25 a.m.

7:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Breakfast Sponsored by Bamboo Health

Congressional/Senate Room

8:00 a.m. Congressional Leadership Award

Presented to Representative Lauren Underwood (D-IL)

The ACAP Congressional Leadership Award is given to Members of Congress who have championed policies integral to ACAP’s mission and vision in a bipartisan manner.

8:30 a.m. Break

 

8:45 a.m. Welcome

  • Christopher Palmieri, ACAP Chairman, President & CEO, Commonwealth Care Alliance
9:00 a.m. Opening Remarks by ACAP CEO Meg Murray

Meg Murray will discuss the contributions of Safety Net Health Plans to Medicaid, Medicare, and the Marketplace.

9:15 a.m. The View from the Administration

Dr. Meena Seshamani will discuss CMS’ goals for the DSNP program related to advancing health equity, improving social determinants of health, achieving better coordination between Medicare and Medicaid, and moving towards high-quality, person-centered care.

  • Meena Seshamani, Director, Center for Medicare, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (confirmed)
10:15 a.m. Networking and Vendor Exhibit Break

 

10:45 a.m. Improving Health Equity and Addressing Social Determinants in the Medicaid Population

The Commonwealth Fund has supported the movement to improve health equity and address the social determinants of health for the Medicaid population, including by promoting improvements to quality measurement. Rachel Nuzum will discuss the Commonwealth Fund’s efforts to further state and plan performance to address equity in Medicaid through improving the social determinants of health.

  • Rachel Nuzum, Vice President, Federal and State Health Policy, The Commonwealth Fund (confirmed)
11:30 a.m. Lessons Learned from Covered California: Addressing Affordability, Choice, and Quality

Executive Director of Covered California for over 10  years, Peter Lee will share his lessons learned and view for the future of the individual market, including ongoing challenges around health care costs, access to affordable coverage, quality, equity, and beyond.

  • Peter V. Lee, Former Executive Director, Covered California (confirmed)
12:30 p.m. Lunch

Congressional/Senate Room

1:30 p.m. Seventeenth Annual Supporting the Safety Net Award and Address

This award honors a community-based organization or individual whose work clearly goes beyond the norm and whose services are recognized as best practices which stand as a model for replication in the safety net environment.

Presented by: Marina Owen, CEO, CenCal Health (confirmed) 

Accepted by: Steve Clarke, MD, Medical Director, Community Health Centers of the Central Coast (confirmed) 

2:00 p.m. CEO Panel: Putting Members First

The pandemic has accelerated a trend in place before the pandemic: moving away from in-person, brick-and-mortar interactions to conducting business—both internally and with plan members—in a largely virtual format. One of the challenges of adjusting to this new reality is keeping a human face on how we interact with one another—our employees and members alike–and keep them active and engaged in the mission and methods of Safety Net Health Plans. Three Safety Net Health Plan leaders will describe their efforts to address those challenges.

  • Anna Dunn, President, Health Services for Children with Special Needs, Inc. (confirmed)
  • Hany Abdelaal, D.O., President, VNSNY CHOICE Health plans (confirmed)

Moderator: Jeff Van Ness, Vice President, Communications, ACAP

3:00 p.m. Networking and Vendor Exhibit Break

Sponsored by CareBridge Health

 

3:30 p.m. Supporting Whole-Person Care by Addressing Social Needs

Social determinants of health (SDOH) are the conditions in the environments where people are born, live, learn, work, play, worship, and age that affect a wide range of health, functioning, and quality-of-life outcomes and risks. This panel will feature innovative plan efforts to develop, implement, and evaluate programs and partnerships addressing the health-related social needs for the communities they serve. In addition, an overview of the new ACAP Center for SDOH Innovation will be provided.

  • Francoise Culley-Trotman, CEO, AlohaCare (confirmed)
  • James Stringham, VP/CEO, Banner University Health Plans (confirmed)

Moderator: Enrique Martinez-Vidal, VP for Quality and Operations, ACAP

4:15 p.m. ACAP and ACAP Plans’ Work to Address Health Inequities

In its strategic vision for health care published late 2021, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services laid out the three main goals governing its work, including Coverage and Access, Equity and Innovation, and Whole-Person Care. This panel’s speakers will address the complexities of integrating health equity throughout a health plan’s operations as well as how these efforts can advance the health of the people they serve. In addition, an overview of ACAP’s new Pathway to Equity will be shared with the audience.

  • Marina Owen, CEO, CenCal Health (confirmed)
  • Dr. Nina Miles Everett, CMO, Priority Partners (confirmed)

Moderator: Jennifer McGuigan Babcock, Senior Vice President for Medicaid Policy, ACAP

5:00 p.m. Adjourn

 

5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Reception Sponsored by ACAP Preferred Vendor PerformRx

North Gate Grill

1001 16th St NW,

Washington, DC 20036

Friday, June 24

All meeting sessions will take place in the Presidential Ballroom unless otherwise noted.

7:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. COVID Testing Sponsored by Morgan Consulting

All attendees must provide proof of vaccination using the CLEAR app, as well as a negative COVID test. Tests are available for all attendees at the registration desk and at the hotel reception upon check-in.

COVID tests and wristbands are sponsored by Morgan Consulting. Attendees can take the test in their hotel rooms or in the Ohio Room.

7:00 a.m. ACAP Walk

Open to all attendees who would like to walk on a scenic route through downtown Washington, D.C.

Meet in the hotel lobby.

8:00 a.m. Breakfast Sponsored by Bamboo Health

Congressional/Senate Room

9:00 a.m. Welcome Back

Meg Murray, CEO of ACAP, will welcome attendees to the second day of the ACAP CEO Summit and provide a recap of yesterday’s sessions.

9:15 a.m. The Vital Role of Safety Net Health Plans in the D-SNP Space

ACAP D-SNP members will discuss the value they bring to the D-SNP space, including their deep understanding and connections with the community and their commitment to promoting SDOH and improving the safety net provider network. This session will also discuss ACAP’s Incentivizing Dual-Eligible Alignment (IDEAL) Act.

  • John Lovelace, President, UPMC for You (confirmed)
  • Leanne Berge, CEO, Community Health Plan of Washington (confirmed)

Moderator: Christine Aguiar Lynch, Vice President for Medicare and MLTSS Policy, ACAP

10:00 a.m. Networking and Vendor Exhibit Break

 

10:30 a.m. Streamlining Coverage Between Medicaid & the Marketplace

New research by ACAP and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation shows that enrollees in Marketplace plans still experience gaps in coverage and movement into or out of coverage over the course of a year, akin to the experience of many Medicaid enrollees.  This session will look at data trends, policy implications, and policy innovations that target the coverage experience for enrollees that may be moving between product lines over the course of a year, including efforts in Oregon to establish a Basic Health Program “bridge” plan and efforts in Rhode Island to auto-enroll certain individuals into Qualified Health Plans.

  • Kathy Hempstead, Senior Policy Adviser, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (confirmed)
  • Eric Hunter, President and CEO, CareOregon (confirmed)
  • Elizabeth McClaine, Vice President of Commercial Products, Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island (confirmed)

Moderator: Heather Foster, Vice President for Marketplace Policy, ACAP

11:15 a.m. Avoiding a National Coverage Crisis: Engaging Members at the End of the Public Health Emergency

As the Public Health Emergency draws to an end, and with it the Medicaid continuous enrollment protection established by Congress in March 2020, the Medicaid community faces an urgent mandate to prevent loss of coverage by the nearly 15 million individuals facing Medicaid redeterminations. Our panelists will describe their creative and critical efforts to engage their members as well as work to institute a national communications campaign aimed at informing current Medicaid enrollees of the need to preserve their health care coverage.

  • Esther Macchione, Chief Operating Officer, CountyCare (confirmed)
  • Dave Weader, Associate Chief Legal Officer and Regulatory Affairs Officer, Geisinger Health Plans (confirmed)

Moderator: Jennifer McGuigan Babcock, Senior Vice President for Medicaid Policy, ACAP

12:00 p.m. Adjourn