Event Date/Time: Jun 13, 2007 End Date/Time: Jun 15, 2007
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State Medicaid programs are undergoing fundamental transition. States are reshaping their Medicaid programs and their entire health systems by developing new models of providing benefits. The federal government continues to place Medicaid reform at the top of its agenda as it seeks broader cost savings. With the advent of the new Medicare prescription drug benefit, states must maneuver real-time challenges in managing their beneficiaries' health, while adjusting to the benefit's new financial requirements for states. These changes affect all health care stakeholders who must develop new policy and commercial strategies in response to the new evolution in Medicaid.

Join national thought leaders for the National Medicaid Congress, www.MedicaidCongress.com, June 13 - 15, 2007, in Washington, DC. This engaging three-day session will address critical questions about emerging Medicaid reform models, the expanded role of Medicaid managed care, new federal and state strategies to manage costs, the impact of the Medicare prescription drug benefit, and the future of Medicaid long-term care.

Learning Objectives
To identify the leading state reform models that will drive the national Medicaid reform debate
To analyze the leading factors driving Medicaid costs and the leading options for reform from the perspectives of Congress, CMS, states, and the federal Medicaid Commission
To assess the impact of the Medicare prescription drug benefit on dual eligible beneficiaries and state Medicaid programs
To describe the impact of recent federal changes to Medicaid pharmacy reimbursements, cost-sharing, and Medicaid benefit design
To explore emerging state strategies to reduce costs for health care services and to improve quality through health information technology and other initiatives
To examine emerging federal and state strategies to reform Medicaid's long-term care benefits and their impact on service quality and patient care
Who Should Attend
Generic Pharmaceutical Manufacturers
Pharmaceutical Manufacturers
Policy Makers
Health Services Researchers and Academics
Pharmaceutical and Health Care Executives and
Board Members
State Legislators
State Medicaid and Pharmacy Directors
SPAP Directors
Patient Advocates
Medicaid Managed Care Directors
Health Plan, Health System and Physician Organizations
Medical Directors
Purchasers, including Private Employers and Public Purchasers
Pharmacy Benefit Management Companies
Health Plans and Health Insurers
Wholesale, Retail, Mail Order and Internet Pharmacies
Health Care Attorneys and In-house Counsel
Pharmaceutical Consultants
Investment Bankers
Venture Capitalists