Third National Medicare Congress
Press Release: Save the Date and Call for Presentation Proposals for the Third Annual National Medicare Congress
  • The Leading Forum on the Future of Medicare
  • Powered by Avalere Health and sponsored by Health Affairs, Harvard Health Policy Review, Inquiry, Milbank Memorial Fund, Duke Health Sector Management, and FDC Reports
  • October 15 -17, 2006
  • L'Enfant Plaza Hotel, Washington, DC
Phone: 800-684-4549

WASHINGTON DC USA -- HEALTHCARE UPDATE NEWS SERVICE(TM) -- JUNE 7, 2006: The Third Annual National Medicare Congress,, which will be held at the L'Enfant Plaza Hotel on October 15 -17, 2006 in Washington, DC, announced today a Call for Presentation Proposals. The Medicare Congress is powered by Avalere Health and sponsored by Health Affairs, Harvard Health Policy Review, Inquiry, Milbank Memorial Fund, Duke Health Sector Management, and FDC Reports.

  • Individuals interested in making presentation proposals for the Third Annual Medicare Congress may submit a proposal by clicking here.
  • To assure consideration, presentation proposals should be submitted by Friday, June 30, 2006.

Medicare is at a critical juncture in its evolution. Market dynamics, policy changes, and public sentiment are likely to shift the Part D landscape. Managed care is on the rise, once again. And, Medicare fee-for-service is being transformed. How will the pharmaceutical and managed care industries respond? How will the patient-physician dynamic change? How will Part D fare in 2007?

Medicare beneficiaries, pharmaceutical companies, managed care organizations (MCOs), pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs), state Medicaid programs, healthcare providers, patient advocacy groups, and research organizations will be influential in shaping the future direction of the drug program and broader changes to the Medicare. Join national thought leaders from each of these sectors for the Third National Medicare Congress, where Medicare's expansion, evolution, and future direction will be explored. This three-day interactive forum will take place October 15 - 17, 2006 at the L'Enfant Plaza Hotel in Washington, DC.

  • Impact of the Drug Benefit on Patient Care
  • Market Based Competition Among Private Plans
  • Medicare Fee for Service Trends
  • Medicare Reimbursement for Part B
  • Dual Eligible and Special Needs Populations
  • Health Information Exchange Initiatives in Medicare
  • The Role of Technology in Improving Quality in Medicare
  • Part D Formularies and Access to Specialty Drugs
  • Policy and Business Operations in Part D: Perspectives from the Hill, State, CMS and Plans
Robert Atlas, MBA
Former President and Chief Operating Officer, Avalere Health LLC
Former Chief Operating Officer, Lewin Group
Washington, DC
John Iglehart
Founding Editor, Health Affairs
National Correspondent, New England Journal of Medicine
Washington, DC
Dan Mendelson
President and Founder, Avalere Health
Former Associate Director for Health, Office of Management and Budget
Washington, DC
Thomas Scully
Senior Counsel, Alston & Bird
Senior Adviser, Welsh, Carson, Anderson and Stowe
Former Administrator, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Department of Health & Human Services
Washington, DC

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