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Medicaid Managed Care and Community-Based Forum in Madison Wisconsin

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Medicaid Managed and Long-term Care Forum


Monday, August 31, 2015


LOCATION:  Wisconsin State Capitol, Room 412 East, 2 East Main Street, Madison, WI

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

PURPOSEThe 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, CMS and Congress. 

5.   Highlight NCD recommendations to the States, CMS and Congress Medicaid Managed Care.


9:00 AM         Registration and Sign In               

9:15 AM         Call to Order, Welcome and Introductions
Kamilah Martin-Proctor, Co-Vice-Chair, National Council on Disability (NCD)                               

9:25 AM         NCD Medicaid Managed Care Principles and NCD Recommendations
Ari Ne’eman, Council Member, NCD

10:00 AM       Policy Panel and Discussion, Clyde Terry, NCD Moderator

Panel 1: Federal Update -- Medicaid Managed Care
Dianne Kayala. Deputy Director of the Division of Managed Care Plans, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Rocky Nichols, Executive Director, Disability Rights Kansas, Board President, National Disability Rights Network         
Kamilah Martin-Proctor, NCD Council Member, Question and Answer

10:50 AM       Policy Panel and Discussion, Clyde Terry, NCD Moderator      

Panel 2:  Best Practices in Integrated Care
Sue Urban, RN, CDP, Director of Clinical Services TMG
Drew Smith, Director of Research and Data, The Council on Quality and Leadership
Donna McDowell, former Director of the Bureau of Aging & Disability Resources
Kamilah Martin-Proctor, NCD Council Member, Question and Answer

11:35  AM      BREAK

11:45 AM       Wisconsin Medicaid Managed and Long-Term Care Overview
Brian Shoup, Department of Health Services, Division of Long-Term Care
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, Gary Blumenthal, NCD Moderator

Panel 3: Self Direction at the Center of Medicaid Managed Care
Jessica Nell, Self-determination Advocate
Merrill Friedman, Vice-President, Amerigroup
Mary Panzer, Former State Legislator
Mitchell Hagopian, Supervising Attorney, Disability Rights Wisconsin; Member, IRIS Advisory Committee
Gary Blumenthal, NCD Council Member, Question and Answer

2:15 PM         Policy Panel and Discussion, Ari Ne’eman, NCD Moderator

Panel 4: Integrated Employment under Medicaid Managed Care
Patrick Young, Self-Advocate
Doug Hunt, Dane County Employment Supports Coordinator
Mary Beth Popchock, Lakeside Curative in Racine County
Mark Hilliker, CEO, Community Care of Central Wisconsin
Ari Ne’eman, NCD Council Member, Question and Answer

3:00 PM         BREAK

3:10 PM         Policy Panel and Discussion, Gary Blumenthal, NCD Moderator

Panel 5: Medicaid Managed Care – Where We Are? And Where Are We Going?
Andy Thain, Founder and CEO, AT Home Care
Helen Marks Dicks, Association State Director Advocacy, AARP-Wisconsin
Beth Swedeen, Executive Director, Wisconsin Board for People with Developmental Disabilities and Survival Coalition
Gary Blumenthal, NCD Council Member, Question and Answer

3:50 PM          Wrap Up, Facilitated Discussion about Next Steps/Actions
Ellen Piekalkiewicz and Gary Blumenthal

4:00 PM         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.

An American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter will be available, along with real-time closed captioning.  Those who plan to attend this forum in person and require accommodations other than an ASL interpreter and CART captioning should notify NCD contractor Capital Health Strategies, Ellen Piekalkiewicz as soon as possible to allow time to make arrangements at (850) 241-2051 or by email.