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Princeton Conference XIX (2012)


MAY 22-24, 2012

The 19th Princeton Conference was held at The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in Princeton, NJ on May 22-24, 2012. The discussion focused on how states are addressing health reform in the context of ongoing fiscal and economic challenges. Presentations from nationally recognized experts discussed how states are coping and what approaches they are using to address cost, quality, and access, including barriers and possible opportunities presented by the Medicaid conundrum, high cost beneficiaries, and the role of federal and state regulations.

Agenda and Speaker Biographies

Princeton Conference XIX Agenda

Conference Report

Princeton Conference XIX Report


Coordinating Care for Medicare-Medicaid Enrollees
Melanie Bella
Director, Medicare-Medicaid Coordination Office
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

High-Cost Beneficiaries: What Can States Do?: A Skeptic’s Observations

Bruce Vladeck, Ph.D.
Senior Advisor
Nexera, Inc.

Maryland All-Payer Hospital Rate Setting: Regulation vs. Market Power

Joseph Antos, Ph.D.

Wilson H. Taylor Scholar in Health Care and Retirement Policy
American Enterprise Institute

Medicaid: Current and Future Challenges

Stephen Fitton

Medicaid Director
State of Michigan

Medicaid: Current and Future Challenges

Kathleen Gifford, JD

Health Management Associates

Medicaid: Current and Future Challenges

Chad Westover
Vice President, State Sponsored Business
Wellpoint, Inc.

Payment Reform and Cost Control in Massachusetts: Where Are We Now?

Robert Mechanic

Executive Director

The Health Industry Forum

Improving Care and Managing Costs: Team-Based Care for the Chronically Ill

Cathy Schoen
Senior Vice President for Policy, Research, and Evaluation
The Commonwealth Fund

Presentation to Princeton Conference

Anya Rader Wallack, Ph.D.

Green Mountain Care Board    

New York’s Actions for Improving Quality, Improving Health and Reducing Costs

Ann Monroe

President, Community Health Foundation of Western & Central New York
Member, New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Medicaid Redesign Team

How Are States Progressing in Setting Up State-Based Exchanges?

Jay Himmelstein, M.D.

Director, New England States Collaborative for Insurance Exchange Systems
University of Massachusetts Medical School 

Progress of the States

Jon Kingsdale, Ph.D.

Managing Director
Wakely Consulting Group 

Challenges in State-Based Exchange Implementation

Jennifer Kent

Health Management Associates 

Churning, Eligibility Determination, and Exchanges Under the ACA

Stan Dorn, J.D.

Senior Fellow
Urban Institute 

Presentation For Princeton Conference

Dan Crippen, Ph.D.

Executive Director

National Governors Association

States’ Barriers to Innovation

Ann Torregrossa, J.D.

Executive Director, Pennsylvania Health Funders Collaborative
Former Director of Pennsylvania Governor's Office of Health Care Reform 

Public Private Innovation in Health Reform in Minnesota: Addressing Barriers

Sanne Magnan, M.D., Ph.D.

President & CEO

Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement

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