Session 1: Medicare 101
Amy Bassano, M.A.
Managing Director of Medicare, Health Management Associates (HMA)
Matt Kazan, MPP
Managing Director, Avalere Health
James E. Matthews, Ph.D.
Executive Director, Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC)
Gretchen Jacobson, Ph.D.
Vice President, Medicare, The Commonwealth Fund
Arielle Mir, MPA
Vice President of Health Care (Complex Care), Arnold Ventures
Session 2: Understanding the Medicare Population and Consumer Affordability
Lindsey Copeland, J.D.
Federal Policy Director, Medicare Rights Center
Tricia Neuman, Sc.D.
Senior Vice President; Director, Program on Medicare Policy, KFF
Eric Roberts, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Health Policy and Management, University of Pittsburgh School of Public Health
Loren Saulsberry, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Health Policy and Health Services Research, The University of Chicago Department of Public Health Sciences
Brandon Wilson, DrPH, MHA
Director, Center for Consumer Engagement in Health Innovation
Session 3: Policy Options to Promote Medicare Sustainability
Adaeze Enekwechi, Ph.D., MPP
Operating Partner, Welsh Carson Anderson & Stowe (WCAS)
Bowen Garrett, Ph.D.
Economist; Senior Fellow, Health Policy Center, Urban Institute
Josh Gordon, Ph.D.
Director of Health Policy, Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget
Harriet Komisar, Ph.D.
Senior Strategy Policy Advisor, Public Policy Institute, American Association of Retired Persons (AARP)
G. William Hoagland
Senior Vice President, Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC)
Experts and Analysts
Joseph Antos, Ph.D., M.A.
Wilson H. Taylor Scholar in Health Care and Retirement Policy, American Enterprise Institute (AEI)
Juliette Cubanski, Ph.D., MPP, MPH
Deputy Director, Program on Medicare Policy, KFF
Robert E. Moffit, Ph.D.
Senior Fellow, Health Policy Studies, The Heritage Foundation
Robert Berenson, M.D.
Institute Fellow, Urban Institute
Cori Uccello, MAAA, FSA, MPP
Senior Health Fellow, American Academy of Actuaries
Christine Aguiar Lynch
Vice President for Medicare and MLTSS Policy, Association for Community Affiliated Plans (ACAP)
Judith Stein, J.D.
Executive Director, Center for Medicare Advocacy
Georgia Burke, J.D.
Directing Attorney, Justice in Aging
Micki Nozaki, MBA
State Director, Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP)
Director, California Health Advocates
Sophia Tripoli, MPH
Director, Health Care Innovation, Families USA
Principal Deputy Administrator & Chief Operating Officer, Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
Senior Policy Analyst, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
Deputy Director for Policy, Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Greg Gierer, MPP
Vice President of Policy and Research, Better Medicare Alliance
Senior Vice President, Office of Policy and Representation, Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA)
Leigh Purvis, MPA
Director, Health Services Research, Public Policy Institute, American Association of Retired Persons (AARP)
Cheryl Wilson, R.N., M.A., LNHA
Chief Executive Officer, St. Paul Senior Services