2013 Legislative Summit

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Sunday, August 11, 2013

 

12:30 PM to 6:00 PM

Health Summit 2013: Emerging Changes in Medicaid & the Insurance Marketplace

Location:
Omni Hotel At CNN Center Intl Ballroom Level-Intl Ballroom DE
  • NCSL Health & Human Services Committee
  • NCSL Task Force On Federal Health Reform Implementation
Continuing Legal Education

The American health care landscape is shifting in dramatic ways as a result of health reform and state activities. The nation's insurance marketplace will have new options and regulations. Medicaid programs face state decisions and federal guidance on expansion options and other alternatives. Learn the latest on how states, insurers, employers, consumers and -providers are responding to the fast-paced countdown toward the Jan. 1, 2014 deadlines in the health reform law.  (NOTE:  CLE credit is only available for the 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM - "Employer and Consumer Issues" portion of this session.)

Presiding: 

  • Representative Greg Wren, Alabama, Co-Chair, NCSL Task Force on Health Reform Implementation
  • Assemblyman Herb Conaway, J.D., M.D., New Jersey, NCSL Task Force on Health Reform Implementation

12:30 PM -- 1:00 PM
Registration

1:00 PM -- 1:30 PM
Welcome and Introductions

1:30 PM -- 3:00 PM
Health Care "Marketplaces" 

Beginning Oct. 1, 2013, a new set of health insurance options will be offered nationwide, with variations across all 50 states.  These include:  health "marketplaces" or exchanges--either federally facilitated, state-based, or state-federal partnerships; newly created multi-state and CO-OP plans; and additional choices offered through the commercial market.  Come hear the latest on these developments and learn about essential benefits, technology needs, outreach and education efforts and what it means for your state depending on the direction you have chosen. 

Speakers: 

  • Chiquita Brooks-LaSure, Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight, CMS/HHS, Maryland
  • Susan V. McNally, Intergovernmental Affairs, Congressional and Legislative Affairs, U.S. Office of Personnel and Management (OPM), Washington, D.C.
  • Commissioner Sandy Praeger, Kansas Insurance Commission
  • Karen Ignagni, president and CEO, America's Health Insurance Plans, Washington, D.C.

3:00 PM -- 3:30 PM
Break

3:30 PM -- 5:00 PM
Employer and Consumer Issues  (CLE)

Employers, large and small, face new decisions and expectations due to the new law.  We'll review and discuss the requirements and potential penalties, as well as how these changes may affect employers, employees and their families. 

Speakers: 

  • Tim Jost, J.D., Washington and Lee University School of Law, Virginia
  • Geralyn Trujillo, AARP, Washington, D.C.
  • Nancy E. Taylor, J.D., Business Roundtable, Washington, D.C.
  • Cheryl Smith, Health Insurance Exchange, Deloitte Consulting; Former Director, Utah Health Exchange

5:00 PM -- 6:00 PM
Meet the Sponsors

This event will include booths featuring health professional associations and interests.   

Register now for the Health Summit



Monday, August 12, 2013

 

3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Health and Human Services Committee Federal Update

Location:
Georgia World Congress Center Level 3-B302/303
  • NCSL Health & Human Services Committee
Hear the latest news from Capitol Hill about health and human services issues of interest to states.

  • Presiding:
  • Representative Matt Hudson, Florida
  • Delegate Don C. Perdue, West Virginia
  • Representative Mary Jane Wallner, New Hampshire
  • Speaker:
  • Joy Johnson Wilson, NCSL
  • Rachel Morgan, NCSL
  • Tamra Spielvogel, NCSL

 

4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Health and Human Services Committee Business Meeting and Policy Review

Location:
Georgia World Congress Center Level 3-B302/303
  • NCSL Health & Human Services Committee
Review and vote on policies that determine NCSL's positions on federal actions that affect the states.

  • Presiding:
  • Representative Matt Hudson, Florida
  • Delegate Don C. Perdue, West Virginia
  • Representative Mary Jane Wallner, New Hampshire

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

 

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Driving Science-Based Innovation to Strengthen the Foundations of Lifelong Learning, Behavior, and Health

Location:
Georgia World Congress Center Level 3-B302/303
  • NCSL Health & Human Services Committee
Recent advances in neuroscience, molecular biology and genomics can help in the design of early childhood policy and practice. You'll hear from Dr. Jack P. Shonkoff, director of the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University on understanding of the lifelong consequences of adversity early in life and the importance of building special skills for adults who care for young children. The result can be greater health, learning, and economic self-sufficiency.

  • Moderator:
  • Representative Mary Jane Wallner, New Hampshire
  • Speaker:
  • Dr. Jack P. Shonkoff, Center on the Developing Child, Harvard University, Massachusetts
  • Panelist:
  • Commissioner Bobby Cagle, Georgia Department of Human Services
  • First Lady Sandra Deal, Georgia
  • Representative Roger Goodman, Washington
  • Senator Steve Litzow, Washington

 

12:00 PM to 1:30 PM

Investing in Prevention--Luncheon

Location:
Georgia World Congress Center Level 3-B302/303
  • NCSL Health & Human Services Committee
From helping Americans quit smoking and reducing childhood obesity, to responding to health threats at home and around the world, to preventing the spread of disease and infection to save lives globally, Dr. Thomas Frieden is leading the Centers for Disease Control to address the United States' –and the world's—most challenging health threats. Dr. Frieden will speak about strengthening the partnership between the states and the nation's number one public health institution to make America safer and more healthy.

  • Speaker:
  • Thomas Frieden, director, Centers For Disease Control and Prevention, Georgia

Sponsored By: NCSL gratefully acknowledges the American Academy of Pediatrics for sponsoring this luncheon session.
 

1:30 PM to 3:00 PM

Fatherhood and Family Engagement: Supporting Dads and Helping Kids

Location:
Georgia World Congress Center Level 3-B304
  • NCSL Health & Human Services Committee
Economic and cultural shifts have changed family life and the role of fathers. Hear from leading fatherhood experts on ways states can support dads and facilitate their involvement in their children's lives and increase a fathers' ability to meet the financial and emotional needs of their children. Learn about successful strategies to promote responsible fatherhood, employment and family involvement.

  • Moderator:
  • Marilyn Daumiller, Montana Legislature
  • Speaker:
  • Kathryn Edin, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Massachusetts
  • Joseph Jones, Center For Urban Families, Maryland
  • Robert Nibbs, Georgia Department of Human Services

 

1:30 PM to 5:00 PM

State Innovations in Health Access, Workforce and Cost Containment

Location:
Georgia World Congress Center Level 3-B302/303
  • NCSL Health & Human Services Committee

Share information with colleagues about state innovations to improve access to quality health services, to address health workforce shortages, and to improve efficiencies and save costs in state health programs. The afternoon includes presentations, a state legislative panel and an opportunity for group interaction and discussion.

1:30 PM -- 2:30 PM
Improving Access to Health Care

Come listen to legislative colleagues from across the country in a lively talk-show format that highlights a variety of state innovations to improve access to health services, including supporting medical homes, using telemedicine, tapping volunteers, providing premium assistance, expanding Medicaidand requiring employers to provide coverage.

Moderator: 

  • Laura Tobler, NCSL

Panelists: 

  • Representative Elaine D. Harvey, Wyoming
  • Representative David E. Heaton, Iowa
  • Representative Matt Hudson, Florida
  • Senator Delores G. Kelley, Maryland
  • Representative Ryan I. Yamane, Hawaii

2:30 PM -- 3:30 PM
Training the Health Care Workforce to Meet Your State's Needs (and Wants)

As states continue to implement such innovations as medical homes, health homes, accountable care organizations and more to improve the health care delivery system, it becomes increasingly important to train a workforce that can meet the new challenges and demands of a reformed system. Hear a panel of experts discuss how policymakers can understand their state's workforce needs and how they can collaborate with educators to create a curriculum to train the next generation of providers.

Speakers: 

  • Andrew Bazemore, Robert Graham Center, Ohio
  • Dr. James Hotz, Albany Area Primary Health Care, Georgia

3:30 PM -- 4:00 PM
Promising State Strategies to Control Medicaid Costs

Medicaid spending accounts for a substantial share of state budgets. Hear about state strategies to tackle rising Medicaid costs through program efficiencies, payment reforms and efforts to curb fraud and abuse.

Speaker: 

  • Melissa Hansen, NCSL

4:00 PM -- 5:00 PM
Discussion Groups

Join your legislative colleagues to discuss health issues and share your ideas about innovations to address them. Three break-out rooms provide opportunities to focus on access to health care, the health care workforce and Medicaid cost containment, with discussions led by bi-partisan legislative officers from the Health and Human Services Committee.

Improving Access to Care

Co-Facilitator: 

  • Representative Matt Hudson, Florida
  • Rep. Elizabeth Ritter, Connecticut

Medicaid Cost Containment

Co-Facilitators: 

  • Representative Cheri Gerou, Colorado
  • Senator Karen Keiser, Washington

Workforce Development

Co-Facilitators: 

  • Delegate Don Perdue, West Virginia
  • Representative Elaine Harvey, Wyoming

 



 

3:00 PM to 5:00 PM

What Do Everyday Americans Think About Hunger?

Location:
Georgia World Congress Center Level 3-B304
  • NCSL Health & Human Services Committee
  • NCSL Foundation Hunger Partnership
An award-winning national pollster, known for her appearances on Fox and MSNBC, will discuss the latest in opinions about hunger in America, addressing questions such as family priorities in food consumption and government and personal responsibility. Learn how to best discuss hunger and SNAP and related nutrition assistance programs with the public.

  • Moderator:
  • Representative Mary Jane Wallner, New Hampshire
  • Speaker:
  • Margie Omero, Purple Insights, Washington, D.C.
  • Kathryn Wiseman, Walmart, Arkansas

Sponsored By: NCSL gratefully acknowledges Walmart for supporting this session and sponsoring the refreshments.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

 

7:00 AM to 8:15 AM

NCSL/The Annie E. Casey Foundation Partnership on Family Economic Success and Child Welfare: How are the Kids Doing in Your State? (Breakfast)

Location:
Georgia World Congress Center Level 4-B404
  • NCSL Health & Human Services Committee
  • NCSL Working Families Project
Hear from the Annie E. Casey Foundation on the latest findings from the 2013 KIDS COUNT Data Book and learn about opportunities for families and children to succeed.

  • Speaker:
  • Lisa Hamilton, Annie E. Casey Foundation, Maryland

Sponsored By: NCSL gratefully acknowledges the Annie E. Casey Foundation for sponsoring this session.
 

9:45 AM to 10:45 AM

Taming Health Costs: New Solutions, New Challenges

Location:
Georgia World Congress Center Level 3-B308/309
  • NCSL Health & Human Services Committee
America spends, on average, nearly $9,000 per person on health care each year. The cost to the nation is $2.8 trillion—almost 18 percent of total GDP. How can we keep people healthy and budgets affordable, while improving care and coverage as well as combating waste and abuse? Learn about the latest payment reforms and coverage plans and how to balance the benefits of future advances with our ability to pay for them.

  • Speaker:
  • Susan Dentzer, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Maryland
  • Representative James A. Dunnigan, Utah
  • Senator Richard T. Moore, Massachusetts
  • Jim Riesberg, Colorado Division of Insurance (2011-July 2013)
  • Raymond Scheppach, State Health Care Cost Containment Commission, Virginia
  • Respondent:
  • Richard Cauchi, NCSL

 

9:45 AM to 12:00 PM

Visit Educare Atlanta!

Location:
Offsite -Offsite
  • NCSL Education Committee
  • NCSL Health & Human Services Committee
Join us for a free tour and site visit to Educare of Atlanta at Dunbar Learning Complex—a nationally recognized, high quality early childhood program that produces positive results for children and parents. Data shows that Educare children enter kindergarten ready to learn, on par with their middle-income peers, and that they continue to show benefits even years later. Space is limited, contact Phuonglan.Nguyen@ncsl.org or 303-856-1582 to reserve a spot.


 

11:00 AM to 12:15 PM

Brain Science and Kids: New Policy Approaches

Location:
Georgia World Congress Center Level 3-B308/309
  • NCSL Health & Human Services Committee
Continuing Legal Education
Kids' brains are different from adults', and a growing body of research on brain development and behavioral science is directing legislators to address policies to tackle risky behavior, prevent youth crime and reduce costs. Learn how states are reforming health care and justice systems and identifying ways to reduce teen pregnancy, drop-out rates, delinquency and crime.

  • Panelist:
  • Reginald Betts, Massachusetts
  • Dr. Elizabeth Cauffman, PhD, University of California
  • Maria Schneider, 17th Judicial Circuit of Florida
  • Representative Wendell Willard, Georgia

Sponsored By: NCSL gratefully acknowledges the John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation for sponsoring this session.
 

11:00 AM to 12:15 PM

Can We Talk? Medicaid and the Exchanges

Location:
Georgia World Congress Center Level 2-B206
The Affordable Care Act requires states to develop collaborative relationships between Medicaid and the new insurance exchanges. Learn how states are dealing with the challenges of ensuring benefit and plan continuity and developing the technology systems to interface between Medicaid and the exchanges.

  • Moderator:
  • Senator Debbie Smith, Nevada
  • Panelist:
  • Matthew Buettgens, The Urban Institute, Washington, D.C.
  • Shawna Derousse, Silver State Health Insurance Exchange, Nevada

 

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Hunger Partnership Business Meeting

Location:
Georgia World Congress Center Level 3-B306
  • NCSL Foundation Hunger Partnership
Discuss this year's accomplishments and ways to expand on the successful work of the Hunger Partnership, and the role of state legislators and public-private partnerships in addressing hunger.

  • Moderator:
  • Representative Dwight Evans, Pennsylvania
  • Senator Renee S. Unterman, Georgia
  • Speaker:
  • Ann Morse, NCSL
  • Diana Noel, AARP, Washington, D.C.
  • Sheri Steisel, NCSL
  • Respondent:
  • Ed Cooney, Congressional Hunger Center, Washington, D.C.
  • Ellen Vollinger, Food Research & Action Center, Washington, D.C.

Sponsored By: NCSL gratefully acknowledges AARP for sponsoring the refreshments.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

 

7:15 AM to 8:30 AM

Food and Farm Breakfast: Does the Farm Bill Have a Future?

Location:
Georgia World Congress Center Level 4-B408
  • NCSL Health & Human Services Committee
  • NCSL Natural Resources & Infrastructure Committee
  • NCSL Task Force On Agriculture
  • NCSL Foundation Hunger Partnership
What happens if the farm bill is not completed? Is the relationship between agriculture and nutrition assistance severing? What are the impacts on state budgets and farm and nutrition programs. Come hear about the the politics and policy of the Federal Farm Bill and implications for USDA programs.

  • Speaker:
  • Jerry Hagstrom, National Journal, Washington, D.C.

Sponsored By: NCSL gratefully acknowledges ADM for sponsoring this breakfast.
 

1:45 PM to 3:15 PM

Meeting the Demand: Strategies to Improve Access to Oral Health Services

Location:
Georgia World Congress Center Level 2-B204
The number of children receiving dental care is expected to rise under the Affordable Care Act. More than 16 million low-income children went without dental care in 2009, potentially straining the existing workforce and state budgets. Hear about strategies to ensure an adequate dental health workforce and other innovative ways to improve children's access to oral health services.

  • Moderator:
  • Delegate Don C. Perdue, West Virginia
  • Speaker:
  • Julie Stitzel, The Pew Charitable Trusts, Washington, D.C.
  • Panelist:
  • Christy Fogarty, Children's Dental Services, Minnesota
  • Dr. Sara Goza, District X Chair and Member of the American Academy of Pediatrics Board of Directors
  • Dr. Jane Grover, American Dental Association, Illinois
  • Ann Lynch, American Dental Hygienists' Association, Illinois

Sponsored By: NCSL gratefully acknowledges the Pew Children's Dental Campaign for sponsoring this session.