(June 3, 2014) New York, NY - NCD Medicaid Managed Care and Community-Based Forum


LOCATION:  Baruch College, The City University of New York (CUNY), William and Anita Newman Conference Center, 151 East 25th Street, 7th Floor,  Room H750,  New York, NY 10010. The forum is available to the public to attend in-person or by phone.

CALL-IN NUMBER and CART: Dial 1-877-446-3914 Passcode / Conference ID: 647593. If asked, the call host is Kamilah Martin-Proctor. 

PURPOSE:  The National Council on Disability (NCD) is collaborating with federal agency representatives and disability leadership stakeholders to obtain meaningful input in the planning and implementation of Medicaid managed care.


1. Facilitate the discussion of experiences, preferences and desired outcomes for Medicaid managed care as described by disability leadership, federal and state agency representatives, health plans, and providers.

2. Promote the Medicaid managed care principles outlined in the NCD report, Medicaid Managed Care for People with Disabilities

3. Summarize and disseminate the forum proceedings and stakeholder input.

4. Develop best practice recommendations that may inform federal Medicaid managed care policy directives to the States. 

9:00 AM Registration and Sign In           

9:15 AM Call to Order, Welcome and Introductions

• William Ebenstein, PhD, University Dean for Health and Human Services, CUNY

• Kamilah Martin-Proctor, Co-Vice-Chair, National Council on Disability (NCD)                        

9:30 AM NCD Medicaid Managed Care Principles

• Ari Ne’eman, Council Member, National Council on Disability

• MaryBeth Musumeci, Associate Director, Kaiser Family Foundation

10:15 AM - Policy Panel and Discussion

•Kamilah Martin-Proctor, NCD Moderator & Timothy Clune (invited), Executive Director, Disability Rights New York

Panel  1: Federal Update -- Medicaid Managed Care

• Barbara Edwards, Director, Disabled & Elderly Health Programs Group, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

• Kelly Buckland, Executive Director, National Council on Independent Living

11:15 AM – BREAK

11:30 AM -  Policy Panel and Discussion, Gary Blumenthal, NCD Moderator

Panel 2: Putting Consumer Control and Peer Support at the Center of Medicaid Managed Care

• Mariette Bates, Ph.D, Academic Director, Disability Studies Program, School of Professional Studies, CUNY

• Lori Podvesker, Parent; Manhattan Development Disabilities Council; Coalition of Action to Reform and Improve Special Education

• Self-Advocacy Association/Organization Representative

• Kamilah Martin-Proctor, NCD Council Member, Question and Answer

12:15 PM -     LUNCH BREAK – lunch on your own

1:30 PM - Policy Panel and Discussion, Stephanie Orlando, NCD Moderator

Panel 3:  Children/Youth, Psychiatric Disabilities and Managed Care

• Paige Pierce, Executive Director of Families Together in New York State

• Donna Bradbury, Donna M. Bradbury, Associate Commissioner, Division of Children & Family Services, NYS Office of Mental Health

• Mimi Weber, Bureau Director, Division of Child Welfare & Community Service, NYS Office of Children and Family Services

• YOUTH POWER!  (NY Statewide Organization) Representative  

2:15 PM -  Policy Panel and Discussion

• Clyde Terry, Moderator

Panel 4: Disability-Informed Managed Care

• Marco Damiani, Executive Vice President, YAI Network

• Jennifer Hajj, Sachs Policy Group

• Merrill Friedman, Vice-President, Wellpoint

• Kamilah Martin-Proctor, NCD Council Member, Question and Answer

3:00 PM -  Wrap Up, Facilitated Discussion About Next Steps/Actions

  • Timothy Clune and Gary Blumenthal

3:30PM Adjourn

Please note: To help reduce exposure to fragrances for those with multiple chemical sensitivities, please refrain from wearing scented personal care products such as perfumes, hairsprays, colognes, and deodorants.

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