Pressing on with Health Reform In Turbulent Times: Medicaid, Homelessness, and Charting a Path Forward

Wednesday, June 21, 2017: 8:30 AM-4:30 PM
Independence DE (Grand Hyatt Washington)
Major policy changes are happening across all sectors of federal government. Top among these changes are efforts to change current federal law and alter how Medicaid is financed and delivered. The HCH community has rapidly changed in recent years as many states expanded Medicaid, redesigned their health care systems, and/or better integrated housing and health care programs. During an uncertain environment, we continue our work to provide needed health care services while also expanding high-quality systems of care for vulnerable populations.  

This PCI will feature health care industry experts who will provide an assessment of the current Congressional and Administrative landscape to understand what has already happened and what is on the horizon, and offer state Medicaid director perspectives. Leaders from the HCH community will discuss how these changes will impact homeless health care providers and consumers, as well as the importance of continuing practice transformation and demonstrating value for the services provided. Finally, participants will focus on identifying the path forward to preserve health coverage and provide high-quality, value-based health care for vulnerable populations.

Barbara DiPietro, PhD (Senior Director of Policy, National Health Care for the Homeless Council)
Kevin Lindamood, MSW (President & CEO, Health Care for the Homeless, Baltimore)
Frances Isbell, MA (CEO, Health Care for the Homeless Houston)
Karen Batia, Ph.D (Principal, Health Management Associates)
Bobby Watts, MPH, MS, CPH (CEO, National Health Care for the Homeless Council)
Hannah Katch (Senior Policy Analyst, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities)
Shannon McMahon (Deputy Secretary, Health Care Financing, Maryland Department of Health and Hygiene and Board of Directors, National Association of Medicaid Directors)
Barry Bock, RN (CEO, Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program)