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Alternatives to Medicaid Managed Care: What is PCCM Anyway?

The conference was held on January 29, 2001 at the Gray Conference Center, University of Hartford, West Hartford, Connecticut. The conference was presented by the Connecticut Health Policy Project and the Agency for Healthcare research and Quality User Liaison Program.

Conference Agenda
8:30 Registration, Breakfast
9:00 Introductory Remarks
9:30 Robert Hurley, Ph.D., Virginia Commonwealth University
"The Changing Face of State Medicaid Managed Care Programs"
11:00 Vernon K. Smith, Ph.D., Health Management Associates
"Primary Care Case Management Across States"
12:15 Lunch
1:15 States' Panel
Francis Finnegan, Jr., MPA, Former Maine Medicaid Director
Peter Rappo, MD, Pediatrician, Massachusetts
Charles Kight, Former Florida PCCM Administrator
Other Presenters TBA
3:15 Connecticut Policymakers on PCCM
Michael Starkowski, Deputy Commissioner, Connecticut Department of Social Services
David Parrella, Director, Medical Administration, Connecticut Department of Social Services
Marc Ryan, Secretary, Connecticut Office of Policy and Management
Senator Toni Harp, Chair, Connecticut Public Health Committee
Ron Preston, Associate Regional Administrator, HCFA, Boston
Connecticut Providers TBA
4:15 Concluding Remarks
Conference Planning Committee
  • Evelyn Barnum, Connecticut Primary Care Association
  • Eva Bunnell, Connecticut Health Policy Project
  • Molly Cole, UConn Health Center, Child and Family Studies
  • Melissa Dempsey, Connecticut Academy of Family Physicians
  • Norma Gyle, Department of Public Health
  • Senator Toni Harp
  • Margaret Morelli, Connecticut State Medical Society
  • David Parrella, Department of Social Services
  • Marc Ryan, Office of Policy and Management
  • Jillian Wood, Connecticut Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics
Conference Sponsors
  • The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
  • The Mohegan Tribe
  • Connecticut Department of Social Services
  • Connecticut Primary Care Association
  • Connecticut State Medical Society
  • Connecticut Medicaid Managed Care Council