Third National Medicare Congress
Press Release: See Video of Congressman Pete Stark and Former CMS Administrator Tom Scully on the Future of Medicare
  • CD-ROM and Video iPOD of the 2006 Medicare Congress,, October 15 -17, 2006 in Washington, DC Available
  • CD-ROM which includes video and synchronized PowerPoint slides for all plenary sessions and audio and PowerPoint slides for all concurrent sessions
  • Video iPOD preloaded with conference plenary sessions and concurrent sessions audio
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WASHINGTON DC USA -- HEALTHCARE UPDATE NEWS SERVICE(TM) -- NOVEMBER 3, 2006: The Third Annual National Medicare Congress,, which was held at the L'Enfant Plaza Hotel on October 15 -17, 2006 in Washington, DC is pleased to offer streaming video pressntations byCongressman Pete Stark and Former CMS Administrator Tom Scully on the Future of Medicare.

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The National Medicare Congress features the following session on Medicare Part D:

  • Medicare Drug Benefit Primer
  • Beneficiary Experience and Satisfaction with the Medicare Drug Benefit
  • Affordability of the Medicare Drug Benefit
  • The Role of the Private Sector in the Implementation of the Medicare Drug Benefit
  • Business Strategy in the Medicare Market: The Manufacturer Perspective
  • Business Strategy in the Medicare Market: The PBM Perspective
  • Access to Pharmaceuticals in the Medicare Drug Benefit
  • The Evolving Role of States and Medicaid in the Medicare Drug Benefit
  • Evaluation of the Medicare Drug Benefit from the Right and Left
  • Medicare Drug Benefit Marketing and Enrollment
  • Measuring Plan Performance in the Medicare Drug Benefit
  • Marketplace Assessment of Drug Plan Options: PDPs vs. MA-PDs
  • Health Information Technology's Role in Accessing Drugs and Improving Quality
  • Impact of the Medicare Drug Benefit on Long-Term Care Facilities and Their Residents

Joseph R. Antos
Wilson H. Taylor Scholar in Health Care and Retirement Policy
American Enterprise Institute
Washington, DC
David Beier
Senior Vice President, Global Government Affairs, Amgen
Washington, DC
Carolyn Clancy, MD
Director, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Rockville, MD
John Coster, RPh, Ph.D.
Vice President of Policy and Programs
National Association of Chain Drug Stores
Washington, DC
Nancy-Ann DeParle
Partner, CCMP Capital
Former Administrator, Health Care Financing Administration
Washington, DC
Herb Kuhn
Director, Center for Medicare Management
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Baltimore, MD
Michael O. Leavitt (Invited)
Secretary of Health and Human Services
Department of Health and Human Services
Washington, DC
Mark B. McClellan, MD, PhD
Administrator, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Former Commissioner, Food and Drug Administration
Washington, DC
Tricia Neuman, ScD
Vice President and Director, Medicare Policy Project
Kaiser Family Foundation
Washington, DC
Ron Pollack
Founding Executive Director, Families USA
Founder and Chair, Health Assistance Partnership
Washington, DC
John Rother, Esq.
Director of Policy and Strategy, AARP
Former Staff Director and Chief Counsel
Special Committee on Aging
United States Senate
Washington, DC
Julie Rovner
Health Policy Correspondent, National Public Radio
Author, Health Care Politics and Policy A-Z
Special Correspondent, National Journal's Congress Daily
Contributing Editor, Business and Health
Washington, DC
David B. Snow, Jr.
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Medco Health Solutions, Inc.
Franklin Lakes, NJ
Congressman Pete Stark (D-CA)
Ranking Democrat, Health Subcommittee, Ways and Means Committee
United States House of Representatives
Washington, DC
Kathleen Harrington
Director, Office of External Affairs
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Washington, DC
Mark E. Miller, Ph.D.
Executive Director, Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC)
Former Assistant Director of Health and Human Resources, Congressional Budget Office
Former Deputy Director of Health Plans, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Washington, DC

Robert Atlas, MBA
Senior Vice President, Avalere Health LLC, Former President and 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


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

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