Flexibility and Innovation in Medicaid

12:00 p.m. – 12:10 p.m.                       Welcome and Introductions

  • Sarah J. Dash, MPHpresident and chief executive officer, Alliance for Health Policy (@allhealthpolicy)
  • Rachel Nuzum, MPH, vice president, Federal and State Health Policy, The Commonwealth Fund (@raenuzum)


12:10 p.m. – 12:50 p.m.          Panelist Opening Remarks

  • Calder Lynch, MSHAsenior counselor to the Administrator, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
  • Thomas Barker, J.D., partner and co-chair, Health Care Practice, Foley Hoag, LLP
  • Cynthia Beane, MSW, LCSW, commissioner, West Virginia Bureau for Medical Services (@WV_DHHR)
  • Cindy Gillespie, M.A., director, Arkansas Department of Human Services
  • Leonardo Cuello, J.D., director, Health Policy, National Health Law Program  (@NHeLP_org)


12:50 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.                        Question and Answer Session