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Our Spring Open Forum will be focused on Medicaid Transformation. As you know, this is a major issue for our members and we will be inviting a number of expert speakers. We would also like to invite all the potential bidders for Prepaid Health Plans (PHPs), whether commercial or Provider-Led Entities, to join us.

When: Saturday, April 21, 2018
8:00 AM
Where: Great Wolf Lodge Concord
10175 Weddington Road
Concord, North Carolina  28027
United States
Contact: Kathryn Carroll
(919) 839-1156

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North Carolina Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics

North Carolina Pediatric Society

Saturday, April 21, 2018, Great Wolf Lodge, Concord NC

2018 Spring Open Forum




7:30-8:30                              Breakfast


8:30-9AM                            Welcome, Introductions and Medicaid Waiver Overview, Scott St. Clair, MD, FAAP, President                                 


9AM -9:10                           North Carolina Provider Owned Plans, TBD


9:10 – 9:55                           What is in the RFP? Jay Ludlam, Assistant Secretary for Medicaid Transformation, NCDHHS 


9:55 – 10:05                        Meridian Health Plan, TBD

10:05 – 10:20                      How a CIN Can Help with Administrative Ease, Greg Adams, Blue Ridge Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine

10:20 – 10:30                      UnitedHealthCare, TBD

10:30 – 11:00                      Break/Visit Exhibitors

11:00 – 11:10                      Healthy Blue, Leslie McKinney, MD

11:10 – 12:10                      Panel – What the Waiver Could Mean for….

                         Independent Practices/Partner – Debbie Ainsworth, MD, FAAP, Washington Pediatrics

                         Primary Care – David Tayloe III, MD, FAPP, Coastal Children’s

                         Academic Centers –Charlene Wong, MD, MSHP,FAAP  Duke Margolis Center for Health Policy and Dept. of Pediatrics

                         Subspecialists – Richard Sutherland, MD, FAAP, UNC-Chapel Hill

                         Hospitalists – Stefanie Reed, DO, FAAP, Atrium

                         Moderator – Christine Collins, MSW, The Duke Endowment


12:10 – 12:20                      Wellcare Health Plans

12:20 – 1:50                        Lunch and Visit Exhibitors

1:50 – 2:10                           5 Reasons Pediatrician Can Survive and Thrive in New Medicaid, Christoph Diasio, MD, FAAP,

                                                Sandhills Pediatrics

2:10 – 2:20                           Gateway Health

2:20 – 2:40                           What the Medicaid Waiver Means for Foster Kids, Michael Becketts, Assistant Secretary for Health and Human  Services, NCDHHS

2:40 – 2:50                           Carolina Complete Health, TBD

2:50 – 3:20                           What to Look for in a Good Contract, Heather Skelton, JD Gardner Skelton, PLLC

3:20 – 3:30                           Closing Remarks

3:30 – 4:30                           Extended Networking Hour/Visit potential PHPS