2022 Medicaid Conference

2022 Medicaid Conference

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New York Academy of Medicine

1216 5th Avenue

New York, NY 10029

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UHF's annual New York Medicaid Conference, featuring a keynote by Amir Bassiri, NYSDOH Medicaid Director.

About this event

The 2022 Medicaid Conference is a hybrid event: you may attend in person at the New York Academy of Medicine, or online via a Zoom link to be circulated before the event. Both types of ticket are free; please select either in-person or remote, not both. In-person attendees must present proof of vaccination.


Networking Coffee (8:30 - 9:30)

Welcome (9:30 - 9:45)

  • Anthony Shih, MD, President, United Hospital Fund   

Morning Keynote (9:45 - 11:00): State of the State of New York Medicaid 

  • Amir Bassiri, Acting Medicaid Director, Office of Health Insurance Programs, New York State Department of Health 

Break (11:00 - 11:15)  

Morning Panel (11:15 - 12:30): Improving Medicaid through Regional Health Planning

  • Wade Norwood, Chief Executive Officer, Common Ground Health
  • Ann Marie Cook, MPA, Executive Director, Lifespan
  • Laura Gustin, MPH, Executive Director, Systems Integration Project
  • Carol Tegas, Executive Director, Finger Lakes Performing Provider System

Lunch (12:30-1:30)  

Fireside Chat (1:30 - 2:15): Leveraging Community Networks to Address Social Needs

  • Christopher Joseph, Executive Director, EngageWell IPA
  • Lori Andrade, Chief Operations Officer, Health Equity Alliance of Long Island (HEALI) & Health and Welfare Council of Long Island (HWCLI)

Afternoon Panel (2:20 - 3:20): Connecting to Medicaid Prior to Release from the Criminal Legal System

  • Tracie Gardner, Senior Vice President for Policy Advocacy, Legal Action Center 
  • Shira Shavit, MD, Executive Director, Transitions Care Network
  • Jeffrey Coots, JD, MPH, Director, From Punishment to Public Health, John Jay College of Criminal Justice  
  • Patsy Yang, DrPH, Senior Vice President, Correctional Health Services, NYC Health + Hospitals

Closing (3:20 - 3:30)

  • Anthony Shih, MD, President, United Hospital Fund   

This free event is made possible with support from:




If you are interested in helping make this event free and available to all New York Medicaid stakeholders, please consider sponsoring the event or making a donation. For information about sponsoring, or making a donation to support the 2022 Medicaid Conference, click here.

To learn more about this event, please visit UHF's website.

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