Medicaid Enterprise Systems Conference (MESC) 2015


August 12, 2015

August 17-20, Des Moines, IA

The national Medicaid Enterprise Systems Conference (MESC) is an annual meeting for State, Federal and private sector individuals to provide opportunities for the exchange of ideas related to Medicaid systems and heath policy affected by those systems.

Cognosante will be well represented at this year’s conference to be held August 17-20, in Des Moines, IA, with a booth at the exhibit hall, a social event for all attendees, and participation in a number of breakout sessions.

Attending MESC? Please visit us at booth #50-51 or attend the sessions listed below to learn more about how Cognosante and its state partners are changing Medicaid systems for the better.

• State Perspectives for Achieving Compliance with ACA and Improving Provider Enrollment

The Affordable Care Act substantially changed the requirements for screening and enrollment of Medicaid providers…Learn how TennCare’s provider registration solution can serve as a model for other state Medicaid agencies to simplify provider onboarding.

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Tuesday 8/18/2015

9:30 am – 10:30 am

305/306

Ken Dybevik, Cognosante

·   Ann Brisk, CAQH

·   Andria Seip, Iowa

·   Steven A. Smith, Tennessee

·   John Crouse, MAXIMUS

·   Joan Henneberry, Health Management Associates

• Managing the Risk of Innovation

States want innovation in the Health and Human Service Enterprise and many take steps to introduce innovative concepts and models…In this session, we will look at the PACE of innovation in the health care sector, hear from State Medicaid Agencies about best practices and lessons learned and discuss proven processes for managing innovation risk.

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Tuesday 8/18/2015

11:00 am – 12:00 pm

315/316

Karen Gage, Cognosante

·   Dorthy K. Young, PhD, MHSA, Mississippi Division of Medicaid

·   David Gallegos, htms, an Emdeon Company

·   Lorrie Scardino, Blue Tack Consulting

• Arkansas Team Gets Results

This session provides an overview of how an integrated state and contractor PMO team and a staggered implementation schedule is contributing to successful MMIS modular system implementation results where projects are on schedule, on budget, and meeting CMS’ and the State’s system and operations requirements…Learn about Arkansas’ approach and the challenges they experienced while bringing together a high performing team that includes a PMO partner and the three MMIS solution vendors.

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Wednesday 8/19/2015

8:00 am – 9:00 am

317/318

Gwen Williams, Molina Health Care

·   Tim Taylor, Arkansas

·   Debra Herrli, Cognosante

·   Brent Breeding, MMA

·   Steve Grimshaw, Optum

• Building Blocks – The Modular RFP Development Process Decomposed

This presentation will outline the approach taken recently by two states for planning and procuring an integrated MMIS solution based on functional modules that align with the Seven Conditions and Standards…Learn from Indiana and Kansas on how to complete a successful RFP development strategy that spanned multiple technology platforms and multiple modules to create a true Enterprise environment.

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Wednesday 8/19/2015

11:00 am – 12:00 pm

315/316

Michael Collisi,
CSG Government Solutions

·   Christiane Swartz, Kansas

·   Randy Browning, Cognosante

·   Ryan Stout, Indiana

·   Tara Morse, netlogx

• Transforming Health Care in the Real World with Data

Medicaid programs often face a data overload problem…Attendees will experience creative ways to use data to inform business decisions in Medicaid programs.

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Wednesday 8/19/2015

11:00 am – 12:00 pm

305/306

Kimberly Beckendorf, Deloitte

·         Julie Boughn, Cognosante

·         Jeff Burke, Deloitte

• ICD-10 Readiness: Final Planning and Success Story

The ICD-10 compliance date is less than 45 days away. As early as 2010, you’ve communicated, educated, trained, and waited…Join us and be truly ready.

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Wednesday 8/19/2015

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

305/306

Jason Hargrove, GHS, an Emdeon Company

·   Amelia Elam, Arkansas Foundation for Medical Care

·   Tami Harlan, Arkansas

·   Cathy Munn, Cognosante

·   Daniel Sklar, North Highland

·   Joyce Wilson, Georgia Department of Health

·   Rick Zelznak, North Highland

• We’re Live – Now What?

Everyone knows how much work big systems implementations can be and the level of project management resources required to support a successful go-live…This session will offer insights on how states can prepare for life after go-live by building strong in-house capabilities, as well as making good use of operational verification and validation resources.

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Wednesday 8/19/2015

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

317/318

Stephanie Denning, Health Management Associates

·   Derek Lieser, Oklahoma

·   Bruce Dunham, Cognosante

·   Lisa Alger, CSG Government Solutions

·   Michael Collisi, CSG Government Solutions

• Independent Verification and Validation

The role of Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V) is often regarded simply as a service required by Federal regulations to monitor the State Medicaid Agency’s performance on federally funded projects…This session provides a broad perspective including an overview of foundational IV&V terminology, application, approach, and benefits and also explores how Missouri and Rhode Island have worked with their IV&V partners to maximize the value from high-quality IV&V services and tools.

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Wednesday 8/19/2015

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

315/316

Bob Guenther, CSG Government Solutions

·   Laura M. Branstetter, Missouri

·   Debra Legreid, Cognosante

·   Thom Guertin, Rhode Island

·   Robin Chacon, CSG Government Solutions