June 6, 2016
The National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare will hold a daylong thought leadership symposium in Boston on June 7 entitled 10K/Day: Medicare's Future as 10,000 Americans Turn 65 Every Day. This symposium will explore the current state of Medicare and Medicaid at their 50-year marks. Experts in the fields of health care, advocacy, economics and aging will discuss the future challenges facing an ever-growing beneficiary population and explore an array of opportunities to meet the needs of the aged and the aging.
Generous funding from major sponsors Tufts Health Plan Foundation and Blue Cross, Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation underscores the importance of this policy forum. Additional sponsors include the National Association for Homecare and Hospice, Better Medicare Alliance, paradyzs + pmdigital, The Data Center, RRDonnelly, Infogroup and Merkle.
Among the topics panelists will address are: the challenges Medicare faces due to health care inflation and the rapidly growing 65+ population, transitioning Medicare to reward value by improving care and lowering costs, the move from volume-based payments in traditional (fee-for-service) Medicare to alternative payment models and how health care issues, especially Medicare and Medicaid, will factor into the 2016 elections. The full agenda is on the National Committee’s website.
Tuesday, June 7th
8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Omni Parker House
Max Richtman, President & CEO, National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare
Senator Tom Harkin (Ret.),Chair, NCSSPM Advisory Board
James Roosevelt, Jr. Vice-Chair, NCPSSM Advisory Board; Advisor to the Board and Senior Management, Tufts Health Plan
Phil Johnston, NCPSSM Advisory Board; President & CEO, Johnston & Associates; Board Chair, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation
The Honorable Debbie Dingell, Member of Congress (D-MI)
Former Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz, President & CEO, Better Medicare Alliance
Dr. Stuart Altman, Sol C. Chaikin Professor of National Health Policy, The Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University
Dr. Michael Chernew, Leonard D. Schaeffer Professor of Health Care Policy & Director, Healthcare Markets and Regulation (HMR) Lab in the Department of Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School
Rosanne DiStefano, Executive Director, Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley
Sarah Emond, Chief Operating Officer, Institute for Clinical and Economic Review
Len Fishman, Director, Gerontology Institute, McCormack Graduate School, University of Massachusetts Boston
Stuart Guterman, Senior Scholar in Residence, AcademyHealth
Val J. Halamandaris, President, National Association for Home Care & Hospice
Dr. Jonathan Harding, Chief Medical Officer for Senior Products, Tufts Health Plan
Dr. Ann Hwang, Director, Center for Consumer Engagement in Health Innovation, Community Catalyst
Dr. Joe Kimura, Chief Medical Officer, Atrius Health
Dr. Annette E. Kussmaul, Associate Regional Administrator, Division of Quality Improvement, Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Celinda Lake, President, Lake Research Partners
Dr. Doris Peter, Director, Health Ratings Center, Consumer Reports
Judith Stein, Executive Director & Attorney, Center for Medicare Advocacy
Dr. David Williams, Florence Sprague Norman and Laura Smart Norman Professor of Public Health, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
There is no cost to attend the Symposium. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.
The National Committee, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization acts in the interests of its membership through advocacy, education, services, grassroots efforts and the leadership of the Board of Directors and professional staff. The work of the National Committee is directed toward developing better-informed citizens and voters.
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