Register for Nat'l Medicare Advantage Summit by Friday 3/10 for Early Bird Rate

  • A Hybrid Conference and Internet Event
  • Hosted by the Better Medicare Alliance
  • Cosponsored by AMGA, CAPG, NCQA, NEHI, NEHI and Premier
  • April 5 - 7, 2017
  • Onsite at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City, Arlington, VA
  • Online in Your Own Office or Home Live via the Internet with 24/7 Access for Six Months
Phone: (800) 503-0078

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Mark T. Bertolini Chief Executive Officer,
Aetna, Hartford, CT

WASHINGTON DC USA -- ACCOUNTABLE CARE UPDATE NEWS SERVICE™ -- MARCH 6, 2017: The First National Medicare Advantage Summit,, will be held April 5 - 7, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City in Arlington, VA. The conference will be offered both onsite and live and archived for 6 months over the Internet.

David Blumenthal
David Blumenthal, MD, MPP
President, The Commonwealth Fund, Former National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, Former Chief Health Information and Innovation Officer, Partners Healthcare System, Washington, DC
Richard Bringewatt
Richard J. Bringewatt
Co-founder and President, National Health Policy Group, Co-founder and Chair, SNP Alliance, Co-founded and Former President and CEO, National Chronic Care Consortium, Washington, DC
Patricia Brown
Patricia M.C. Brown, JD
Senior Vice President, Managed Care and Population Health, Johns Hopkins Medicine; President, Johns Hopkins HealthCare LLC, Former Assistant Attorney General, Maryland Office of the Attorney General, Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Former Counsel, Maryland Medical Assistance Program, Baltimore, MD
Jim Budzinski
Jim Budzinski, MBA, MHA, CPA
Chief Financial Officer, WellStar Health System, Former Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, St. John Health System, Atlanta, GA
Joseph Damore
Joseph F. Damore, FACHE
Vice President, Population Health Management, Premier Inc., Washington, DC
Susan Dentzer
Susan Dentzer
President and Chief Executive Officer, The Network for Excellence in Health Innovation, Analyst on Health Policy, The NewsHour, Washington, DC
Amy Frankowski, MD
Amy Frankowski, MD
Physician Executive Leader and Senior Medical Director Population Health, Mercy Health — Mercy Health, (Formerly Catholic Health Partners), Cincinnati, OH
Ellie Hollander
Ellie Hollander
President and Chief Executive Officer, Meals on Wheels America, Former Chief Strategy Officer and Executive Vice President of Business Development, Good360, Former Executive Vice President and Chief People Officer, AARP, Washington, DC
Robert Mirsky
Robert Mirsky, MD, MMM
Vice President, Medical Operations and Chief Medical Officer, Medicare, Aetna, New York, NY
Mark Newsom
Mark Newsom, MSc
Vice President, Public Policy Analysis, Humana, Former Director Public Policy, CVS Health, Former Director, Division of Payment Reconciliation, CMS, Washington, DC
Peggy O'Kane
Peggy O’Kane
President, National Committee for Quality Assurance, Washington, DC
Phil Oravetz
Phil Oravetz, MD
Medical Director, Accountable Care, Ochsner Clinic Foundation, Former Senior Medical Director, Mills Peninsula Medical Group, Former Chief Medical Officer, Palo Alto Medical Foundation, New Orleans, LA
Kavita Patel
Kavita Patel, MD
Nonresident Senior Fellow Brookings Institution, Member, Physician-Focused Payment, Model Technical Advisory Committee, Former Director of Policy, The White House, Former Senior Advisor, Senator Edward Kennedy, Washington, DC
Ashok Rai
Ashok Rai, MD
President and Chief Executive Officer, Prevea Health, Green Bay, WI
Thomas Scully
Thomas A. Scully, Esq.
General Partner, Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe, Senior Counsel, Alston & Bird LLP, Former Administrator, CMS, Former President and CEO, Federation of American Hospitals, Washington, DC
Donato Tramuto
Donato Tramuto
Chief Executive Officer, Tivity Health (Silver Sneakers), Former Chief Executive Officer, Healthways, Nashville, TN
Tim Engelhardt
Tim Engelhardt
Director, Medicare-Medicaid Coordination Office, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Former Deputy Director, Long-Term Care Financing, Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Washington, DC
Cara James
Cara James, PhD
Director, Office of Minority Health, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Former Director, Disparities Policy Project and Barbara Jordan Health Policy Scholars Program, Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, Baltimore, MD
Stephen Jenkins
Stephen Z. Jenkins, MPP
Lead, Medicare Advantage Value-Based Insurance Design Model, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, US Department of Health and Human Services, Alexandria, VA
Michael Adelberg
Michael S. Adelberg
Senior Director, FaegreBD Consulting, Former Director, Medicare Advantage Operations, Former Director, Insurance Programs Group, Former Acting Director, Exchange Policy and Operations Group, CMS, Washington, DC
Linda Armstrong
Linda Armstrong
Executive Vice President and Health Insurance Practice Leader DMW Worldwide, Former Vice President Marketing Services, Monumental General Insurance Group (AEGON), Chesterbrook, PA
Derek L. Asay
Derek L. Asay
Senior Director, Government Strategy, Federal Accounts and Quality, Eli Lilly and Company, New York, NY
G. Lawrence Atkins
G. Lawrence Atkins, PhD
Executive Director, Long-Term Quality Alliance, Former Executive Director, US Public Policy, Merck, Former Deputy Staff Director and Republican Staff Director, US Senate Special Committee on Aging, Washington, DC
John Baackes
John Baackes
Chief Executive Officer, LA Care Health Plan, Former President, AmeriHealth Caritas VIP Plans, Former Senior Vice President, Group Health Inc., Former President, Northeast Division, Kaiser Permanente, Los Angeles, CA
Kelli Back
Kelli Back, Esq.
Attorney, Law Offices of Mark S. Joffe, Washington DC
Joe Baker
Joe Baker, JD
President, Medicare Rights Center, Adjunct Professor, New York University School of Law, Former Deputy Secretary, New York Department of Health, New York, NY
Carrie Barker-Settles
Carrie Barker-Settles
Director, Sales and Marketing Services, Gorman Health Group, Former Arizona and Colorado Sales Director, UnitedHeath Group, Denver, CO
Julie Billman
Julie Billman
Vice President of Operational Performance, Gorman Health Group, Former Director of Product and Regulatory Analysis, Capital BlueCross, Former Director of Compliance, Coventry Health Care, Harrisburg, PA
T. Laurence Blosser
T. Laurence Blosser, MD
Corporate Medical Director, Central Ohio Primary Care Physicians, Westerville, OH
Steven Blumberg
Steven Blumberg, MBA
President, Omega Health Strategies, Inc., Former Senior Vice President and Executive Director, Geisinger Health System, AtlantiCare Division, Former VP, Planning and Business Development, Shands Healthcare, Egg Harbor Township, NJ
Felix Bradbury
Felix J. Bradbury, RN, PhD, FACHE
Principal Director Data Science, Accenture, LLC, Former SVP, Medical Management Operations, 5 Star Quality Management and Analytics, Universal Health Care Group, Care1st Health Plan Arizona, ONECare, Houston, TX
Gary Capistrant
Gary Capistrant, MA
Chief Policy Officer, American Telemedicine Association, Former Staff Director, State Medicaid Directors Association, Former Health Legislative Assistant, Rep. Jim Corman, Washington, DC
Joyce Chan
Joyce Chan
Vice President, Population Health Strategy, Healthfirst, New York, NY
Gordon Chen
Gordon Chen, MD
Chief Medical Officer, ChenMed, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Robb Cohen
Robb Cohen, MBA
Former Chief Executive Officer, Advanced Health Collaborative, Former Chief Government Affairs Officer, XLHealth, Baltimore, MD
Donald Crane
Donald H. Crane, JD
President and Chief Executive Officer, CAPG, Los Angeles, CA
Daniel Dawes
Daniel E. Dawes, JD
Executive Director, Government Relations, Policy and External Affairs, Morehouse School of Medicine, Former Health Law and Policy Advisor, Health, Education, Labor & Pensions Committee, United States Senate, Atlanta, GA
Lynn Dong
Lynn F. Dong, FSA, MAAA
Principal and Consulting Actuary, Milliman, Inc., Seattle, WA
Robert Dubois
Robert W. Dubois, MD, PhD
Chief Science Officer, National Pharmaceutical Council, Washington, DC
A. Mark Fendrick
A. Mark Fendrick, MD
Professor, Division of General Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine and Department of Health Management, Policy Director, Center for Value-Based Insurance Design, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Helaine Fingold
Helaine I. Fingold, Esq.
Senior Counsel, Health Care and Life Sciences Practice, Epstein Becker Green, Former Team Lead on MA Applications and Contracts, Former Senior Technical/Policy Lead, Rates & Benefits Branch, CCIIO, CMS, Baltimore, MD
Doug Fulton
Doug Fulton
Vice President, Government Quality, Highmark, Inc.
Jane Galvin
Jane Galvin
Director, Regulatory Affairs, Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, Washington DC
John Gorman
John Gorman
Founder and Executive Chairman, Gorman Health Group, Former Assistant to the Director, Office of Managed Care, HCFA, Washington, DC
James Gutman
James Gutman
Former Vice President and Managing Editor, Atlantic Information Services, Former Editor, Medicare Advantage News, Laurel, MD
Jonathan Harding
Jonathan Harding, MD
Chief Medical Officer for Senior Products, Tufts Health Plan, Boston, MA
Tara O'Neill Hayes
Tara O’Neill Hayes, MPP
Health Care Policy Analyst, American Action Forum, Legislative Assistant, Congressman Tom Rice, Congressman Tim Scott and Congressman Gresham Barrett, US House of Representatives, Washington, DC
Chip Howard
Chip Howard
Market Vice President and Payment Innovation Leader, Humana, Former Director, Accountable Care Organizations, WellPoint, Former Director, Provider Contracting Performance and Cost Analytics, Kaiser Permanente, Louisville, KY
Amy Nguyen Howell
Amy Nguyen Howell, MD
Chief Medical Officer, CAPG, Family Physician, Playa Vista Medical Center, Former Chief Medical Officer, Easy Choice Health Plan, Los Angeles, CA
Thomas Hutchinson
Thomas E. Hutchinson, MPA
Strategic Advisor, EBG Advisors, Former Director, Medicare Plan Payment Group, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, US Department of Health and Human Services, Baltimore, MD
Charro Knight-Lilly
Charro Knight-Lilly
Chief Sales Officer, Gorman Health Group, Washington DC
Christopher Kunkel
Christopher Kunkel, PhD, FSA, MAAA
Consulting Actuary, Milliman, Inc., Seattle, WA
John Lovelace
John Lovelace, MS
President, Government Programs and Individual Advantage, UPMC Health Plan, Pittsburgh, PA
Richard Manning
Richard Manning
Senior Vice President, Enterprise Clinic Operations, WellMed Medical Management, San Antonio, TX
Mara McDermott
Mara McDermott
Vice President of Federal Affairs, CAPG, Washington, DC
Timothy McNeill
Timothy McNeill, RN, MPH
Director of Clinical Integration, YMCA, USA, Washington, DC
Richard Miller
Richard Miller
Senior Vice President, Payer Relations and Contract Development, Deputy Chief Financial Officer, Business Strategy, Northwell Health, New York, NY
Steve Miller
Steve Miller, MD, MBA
Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Express Scripts, Former Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
Andrew Mueller
Andrew C. Mueller, FSA, MAAA
Consulting Actuary, Milliman, Milwaukee, WI
Margaret Murray
Margaret A. Murray, MPA
Founding Chief Executive Officer, Association for Community Affiliated Plans, Former Medicaid Director, State of New Jersey, Washington, DC
Tricia Neuman
Tricia Neuman
Senior Vice President, Director, Program on Medicare Policy, Director, Project on Medicare’s Future, Kaiser Family Foundation, Washington, DC
Seemin Pasha
Seemin Pasha
Vice President, External Affairs, Alliance of Community Health Plans, Former Director of Policy and Communications, Families USA, Washington, DC
Bradley Piper
Bradley J. Piper, FSA, MAAA
Principal and Consulting Actuary, Milliman, Milwaukee, WI
Gary Puckrein
Gary A. Puckrein, PhD
President and Chief Executive Officer, National Minority Quality Forum, Executive Director, Alliance of Minority Medical Associations, Washington, DC
Nilsa Lennig Rudisill
Nilsa Lennig Rudisill
Vice President of Sales & Marketing Services, Gorman Health Group, Former Vice President, Marketing, Arcadian Health Plan, Orlando, FL
Jaewon Ryu
Jaewon Ryu, MD, JD
Executive Vice President, Chief Medical Officer, Geisinger Health System, Former President of Integrated Care Delivery, Humana, Danville, PA
Lois Simon
Lois Simon, MPH
Executive Vice President, Policy and Programs, Seniorlink, Founder and Principal, Simon Solutions LLC, Former Co-Founder and President, Commonwealth Care Alliance, Former VP for Care Delivery Systems, Neighborhood Health Plan, Boston, MA
Melissa Smith
Melissa Smith
Vice President, Stars, Gorman Health Group, Former Director, Medicare Star Operations, Cigna-HealthSpring, Former Associate Director, Financial/Research Administration, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN
Michelle Kitchman Strollo
Michelle K. Strollo, DrPH, MHS
Vice President, Health Care Department, NORC, Former Director, Eligibility and Enrollment, Policy and Operations Division, CCIIO, CMS, Washington, DC
Arati Swadi
Arati Swadi, MBA
Senior Director of Risk Adjustment Products, Inovalon, Bowie, MD
Christie Teigland
Christie Teigland, PhD
Vice President, Advanced Analytics, Avalere Health, Washington, DC
Matt Timm
Matt Timm, FSA, MAAA
Consulting Actuary, Milliman, Brookfield, WI
Molly Turco
Molly T. Turco, MPH
Director of Policy and Research, Better Medicare Alliance, Washington, DC
Helene Weinraub
Helene Weinraub, MPH
Vice President, UPMC Health Plan, President, W Squared Health: Medicare Strategic Consultants, Former Senior Vice President Senior Products, Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, Pittsburgh, PA
Steven Wood
Steven Wood, MPP
Managing Partner, Clear View Solutions, Former Senior Vice President, Universal American, Former Senior Vice President and Managing Principal, OptumInsight, Chicago, IL
Ghita Worcester
Ghita Worcester
Senior Vice President Public Affairs and Marketing, UCare Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
Allison Yudt
Allison Yudt
Chief of Staff, Populytics, Inc., Director of Value-Based Contracts, Lehigh Valley Health Network, Allentown, PA

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Allyson Y. Schwartz

President and Chief Executive Officer, Better Medicare Alliance, Former Member (D/PA) US House of Representatives, Washington, DC

Donald W. Fisher, PhD, CAE

President and Chief Executive Officer, American Medical Group Association, Alexandria, VA


  • Trump Administration Keynote
  • Congressional Leadership Keynote
  • Hill Legislative Action on mA and How Chronic Care
  • MA Politics and Policy under the new Administration and Congress
  • 2018 Final Rate Notice and Changes to Come
  • MA Care Innovations
  • Social Determinants of Health and Advancing Quality in MA
  • Physician Organizations Collaborating with Health Systems to Make MA Work
  • Integrating Medical Care with Community-Based Partnerships in MA
  • How MA Wellness Programs Can Increase Member Engagement
  • Provider-Sponsored MA Plans, Managing Risk Assumption
  • Health Plan CEO Keynote

  • MA Star-Rating Changes
  • MA Value-Based Insurance Design (VBID) Pilot Program
  • Payor-Providers on Shared Savings and Value-Based Purchasing
  • MA Plans Initiatives to Improve the Lives of Low Income Beneficiaries
  • MA Provider Network Adequacy
  • MA Employer Group Waiver Plans (EGWPs)
  • CAPG Compendium of Alternative Payment Models
  • Technologies and Business Solutions to Drive Engagement and Improve Outcomes
  • MA Strategies to Reducing Health Disparities and Advance Health Equity
  • Encounter Data System for MA Risk-Adjustment
  • Entering into SNP and D-SNP Market
  • Risk Adjustment and Risk Assumption Managing Duals
  • CMS's RADV program, RAC contracting and MA Program Audit Trends
  • MA Rewards and Incentives Programs for Plan Members
  • MACRA and Medicare Advantage Synergies
  • Consumer Perspective: Key Decision Making Factors and Simplifying Complexity
  • Quality Measures and Improving Quality through Strategic PCP Partnerships
  • What can Medicare Advantage Plans do to Optimize Medication Use



Accounting Professionals: Approved for up to 16.0 NASBA CPE credits.

Physicians: Approved for up to 16.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

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The Medicare Advantage Summit is now offering a limited number of partial and full Tuition Scholarships to qualifying representatives of local, state and federal government, consumer advocate organizations, safety net providers, academics, students and health services research organizations.

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Simply register, travel to the conference city and attend in person.

Pros: subject matter immersion; professional networking opportunities; faculty interaction

Watch the conference in live streaming video over the Internet and at your convenience at any time 24/7 for the six months following the event.

The archived conference includes speaker videos and coordinated PowerPoint presentations.

Pros: Live digital feed and 24/7 Internet access for next six months; Accessible in office, at home or anywhere worldwide with Internet access; Avoid travel expense and hassle; No time away from the office


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For sponsorship and exhibit information, contact Justin Sorensen, Exhibit Manager, at (206) 452-0609 phone, (206) 319-5303 fax, or