EVENT

Successful Advocacy in Turbulent Times

Thank you so much for attending this year's #StateAdvocacySummit. Your willingness to share your organizations’ priorities, concerns and tactics with advocacy leaders from across the country, and to discuss the challenges and opportunities likely to be part of your upcoming legislative sessions, will go a long way in ensuring that we have an incredibly successful year on behalf of your profession and your patients. 

Presentation slides from the summit are now available on this page (Members only). For individual slide decks, please contact Wendy Holmes, senior staff assistant, Advocacy Resource Center, at [email protected].

Attendees who have specific questions and need assistance contacting the right Advocacy Resource Center attorney should consult the staff directory. Advocacy Resource Center staff is ready to work with you to shape your state laws, regulations and policies.

You can also review and download handouts from each day of the summit. 

Thursday, Jan. 10

State Advocacy Strategy Workshops: Harnessing  the Power of The Physician Voice

Group facilitator: Tyeese L. Gaines, DO, MBA, MA, owner and lead media strategist, Doctor Ty Media LLC

No documents available. For any specific needs, please contact Wendy Holmes at [email protected].

Keynote Address

Keynote speaker: Ashish K. Jha, MD, MPH, director, Harvard Global Health Institute; K.T. Li professor of global health and dean for global strategy, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; professor of medicine, Harvard Medical School

Dr. Jha’s PowerPoint presentation is included in the PDF document. If you would like the slide deck itself, please contact Wendy Holmes at [email protected].

Friday, Jan. 11

2019 State Health Policy Landscape

Presenter: Len Nichols, PhD, director, Center for Health Policy Research and Ethics, and professor of health policy, George Mason University

Dr. Nichols’ PowerPoint presentation is included in the above PDF document. If you would like the slide deck itself, please contact Wendy Holmes at [email protected].

A Conversation With State Regulators: Protecting Patients in a Changing Regulatory Environment

Moderator: Joel Ario, JD, managing director, Manatt Health

A Thousand Cuts and a Thousand Opportunities: How States Can Restore And Improve Access to Care in the Individual Market

Moderator: Sarah Lueck, senior policy analyst, Center for Budget and Policy Priorities

Managing Medicaid Priorities in 2019

Presenter: Matt Salo, executive director, National Association of Medicaid Directors

The Leadership of Regulators in Addressing the Opioid Epidemic

Moderator: Joel Ario, JD, managing director, Manatt Health

Opioids and Correctional Settings

Moderator: Elizabeth Salisbury-Afshar, MD, director, Center for Multi-System Solutions to the Opioid Epidemic, American Institutes for Research

Saturday, Jan. 12

How Do We Navigate the Post-Consolidation World?

Moderator: Deborah Haas-Wilson, PhD, Marilyn Carlson Nelson professor of economics, Smith University, and visiting scholar, University of California, Berkeley

Pharmacy Benefit Managers: What They Do and How Should We Regulate Them?

Presenter: Neeraj Sood, PhD, vice dean for research and director of research, Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics, University of Southern California

Dr. Sood’s PowerPoint presentation is included in the above PDF document. If you would like the slide deck itself, please contact Wendy Holmes at [email protected].

Early Communication and Resolution: A Patient-Focused Approach to Medical Liability Reform

Moderator: Brian Atchinson, president and CEO, Medical Professional Liability Association

 

    AGENDA

    2:00 pm - 2:15 pm
    President's Welcome

    2:15 pm - 5:15 pm
    State Advocacy Strategy Workshops: Harnessing the Power of the Physician Voice

    In this series of hands-on sessions you will learn to craft an effective message to use on social media and in conversations with legislators.

    2:15 pm - 3:15 pm
    Social Media 101

    Learn why you should use social media in your advocacy and how you can expand your reach. You’ll also get tips for avoiding common pitfalls that keep some away from social media.

    3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
    Social Media 201

    How can you attract followers? What kinds of conversations should you start? How do you use hashtags, videos and memes to help spread your message? Learn these tactics and more in this “201” session.

    4:15 pm - 5:15 pm
    How to Craft an Effective Message

    Now that you’ve learned the basics, put your skills to work! In this hands-on session you’ll practice developing your “elevator pitch” and get feedback on it from your colleagues.

    5:15 pm - 5:30 pm
    Break

    5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    Keynote Address

    Keynote speaker: Ashish K. Jha, MD, MPH Director, Harvard Global Health Institute; K. T. Li Professor of Global Health and dean for global strategy, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; professor of medicine, Harvard Medical School

    8:00 am - 8:45 am
    Networking Breakfast

    8:45 am - 12:00 pm
    General Sessions

    8:45 am - 9:00 am
    Welcome and Meeting Kick-off

    9:00 am - 9:45 am
    2019 State Health Policy Landscape

    The prospect of partisan gridlock in Washington will, once again, drive the locus of health policy innovation to the states. This presentation will cover Medicaid expansion and work requirement policies that are in the news.

    9:45 am - 10:45 am
    A Conversation With State Regulators: Protecting Patients in a Changing Regulatory Environment

    Physician advocates will have an opportunity to ask insurance commissioners their burning questions about the individual markets, mental health parity, enforcement of health insurance laws and more.

    10:45 am - 11:00 am
    Break

    11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    A Thousand Cuts and a Thousand Opportunities

    Forum will discuss how states can restore and improve access to care in the individual market.

    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
    Lunch and Federal Update

    Changes are coming in 2019. Hear from the AMA’s team in Washington about the prospects and challenges medicine can expect.

    1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
    General Sessions

    1:30 pm - 2:15 pm
    Managing Medicaid Priorities in 2019

    In this session, you’ll hear how states are responding to Medicaid challenges, including innovations that you can bring home to your state.

    2:15 pm - 3:30 pm
    The Leadership of Regulators in Addressing the Opioid Epidemic

    The AMA, in partnership with Manatt Health and the Colorado and Pennsylvania medical societies, has been working closely with regulators to identify the most promising areas in which to take action. How might this approach apply in your state?

    3:30 pm - 3:45 pm
    Break

    3:45 pm - 5:00 pm
    Opioids and Correctional Settings

    This session will present the evidence base for providing treatment to those who are incarcerated, identify the challenges to implementing legislation and provide strategies.

    7:00 am - 8:00 am
    Networking Breakfast

    8:00 am - 12:00 pm
    General Sessions

    8:00 am - 9:30 am
    How Do We Navigate the Post-consolidation World?

    American health care today is perhaps best characterized by rapid consolidation. What will the post-consolidation world look like and what is at stake for physicians?

    9:30 am - 10:45 am
    Pharmacy Benefit Managers: What Do They Do and How Should We Regulate Them?

    This session will provide a detailed primer on PBMs, including their business practices, to give you the foundation to engage on these issues.

    10:45 am - 11:00 am
    Break

    11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Early Communication and Resolution: A Patient-focused Approach to Medical Liability Reform

    Learn how state legislation can lay the groundwork for a successful communication and resolution program that benefits physicians and patients.

    12:00 pm - 12:00 pm
    Meeting Adjourned

    Boxed lunches will be provided.