Health Equity

Forging a Path Toward Integrated Care for Dually Eligible Individuals

Penn LDI Conference

8:00a.m. – 12:00p.m. ET July 22, 2024 In-Person Event

Jon M. Huntsman Hall, 8th floor, 3730 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA

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To get the care they need, people who are dually eligible for Medicaid and Medicare have to navigate multiple disjointed systems, often resulting in confusion and frustration as well as delayed or denied care. State and federal policymakers have a renewed commitment to creating a more integrated, patient-centered, cost-efficient system to serve their needs. Join Penn LDI for a half-day in-person conference to highlight and deepen our understanding of peoples’ experiences, the role of health care providers, and how policymakers are working toward fully integrated care for dually eligible beneficiaries.

Conference Agenda

8:00 a.m.


9:00 a.m.

Keynote Address

  • Toyin Ajayi, MD
    CEO, CityBlock Health

9:45 a.m.

  • Aisha Adkins, MPA
  • Sharifa Abu-Hamda
    Independence Care System
  • Dennis Heaphy, MPH, MEd, MDiv
    Massachusetts Disability Policy Consortium
  • Dionne L. Stalling
    Camden Coalition, Rare and Black
  • Carrie Graham, PhD (moderator)
    Center for Health Care Strategies

10:45 a.m.


11:00 a.m.

Panel: State Options for Navigating Fully Integrated Care

States are responsible for running Medicaid programs and for implementing programs, policies, and incentives aimed at fully integrating care for dually eligible individuals. Each state faces unique considerations, tight budgets, and competing priorities impacting their ability to implement integrated care plans. This panel will bring together representatives from several states at different points on the journey to fully integrated care to discuss the challenges and opportunities in doing so.

  • Matt Behrens
    Integrated Care Policy Supervisor, Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services
  • Anastasia Dodson
    Deputy Director, California Department of Health Care Services
  • Kelli Emans
    Integration Unit Manager, Washington Home and Community Services Division
  • Stacie Weeks, JD, MPH
    Administrator, Nevada Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Health Care Financing and Policy
  • Melanie Bella, MBA (moderator)
    Former Director Medicare-Medicaid Coordination Office

12:00 p.m.

Conference Ends

Support for this project provided by The SCAN Foundation and Arnold Ventures.

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