Thank you to all who made this event such a success!
The National Voices of Medicare Summit
& Senator Jay Rockefeller Lecture
Medicare in Jeopardy – How Do We Save It?
Wednesday, May 18, 12:30 – 4:30 PM EDT
Via Live Webcast
12:30 EDT – Welcome & Framing the Day: Medicare Status Report
- Judy Stein, Founder/Executive Director, Center for Medicare Advocacy
- Judy Feder, Chair, Center for Medicare Advocacy, Board of Directors
- Tricia Neuman, Sr. V.P. & Director, Medicare Policy, Kaiser Family Foundation
1:00 – Enhancing Medicare for All Beneficiaries
- Moderator: Kata Kertesz, Policy Attorney, Center for Medicare Advocacy
- Frank Lin, Director, Cochlear Center, Hearing & Public Health, Johns Hopkins University
- Linda Niessen, Vice Provost for Oral Health Affairs, Kansas City University
- Gretchen Jacobson, Vice President of Medicare, The Commonwealth Fund
1:50 – Break
2:00 – Voices of Medicare
- Paula Haney, Director of Rehabilitation, St. Joseph Living Center
- Eric Krupa, Attorney, Center for Medicare Advocacy
2:05 – Conversation with Medicare Directors: A Vision for Medicare to Meet Beneficiary Needs
- Moderator: David Lipschutz, Associate Director, Center for Medicare Advocacy
- Meena Seshamani, Director, Center for Medicare, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
- Sean Cavanaugh, Chief Administrative and Performance Officer of Aledade; former Director, Center for Medicare, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
2:50 – Voices of Medicare
- Peter Thomas, Managing Partner, Powers Law
2:55 – Break
3:05 – Sen. Jay Rockefeller Lecture
- Moderator: Judy Feder, Professor of Public Policy, Georgetown University
- Lecturer: E.J. Dionne, Jr., Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution; Syndicated Columnist for Washington Post; Professor, Georgetown University
- Sen. Jay Rockefeller, United States Senator (1984 – 2014)
4:05 – Alfred J. Chiplin Social Justice & Advocacy Award
- Honoree: Wey-Wey Kwok, Senior Attorney, Center for Medicare Advocacy
- Presenter: Ben Belton, Inaugural Alfred J. Chiplin Social Justice & Advocacy Awardee
- Presenter: Judy Stein, Executive Director, Center for Medicare Advocacy
4:25 – Closing Remarks
- Judy Stein, Executive Director, Center for Medicare Advocacy
- Naomi Stanhaus, Program Consultant, RRF Foundation for Aging
- Jeff Wiseman, Development Manager, Center for Medicare Advocacy
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is the National Voices of Medicare Summit?
A: In 2014, the Center for Medicare Advocacy Founder and Executive Director, Judith Stein, created the National Voices of Medicare Summit to present a multifaceted program known for its beneficiary-focused content, the first national conference of its kind. The Summit is widely renowned as a convening of community leaders in advocacy, policy-making, philanthropy, and academia to discuss the best practices, solutions, and opportunities in efforts to advance access to comprehensive Medicare, health equity, and quality health care. All of this is inspired by, and interspersed with, the real experiences and stories of beneficiaries and caretakers.
Past Summits have featured health care and elder justice champions such as Representatives Rosa DeLauro, Joe Courtney, and Debbie Dingell, Alfred Chiplin, Nancy-Ann DeParle, Sarita Gupta, Cathy Hurwit, Chris Jennings, Khelan Bhatia, Philip Marshall, Topher Spiro, and Ben Wikler; former CMS Administrator Bruce Vladeck, and Medicare Directors Jonathan Blum and Sean Cavanaugh.
Q: When is this year’s Summit?
A: The 2022 Summit will take place virtually Wednesday May 18, 2022.
Q: What is the Senator Jay Rockefeller Lecture?
A: Named in honor Senator Jay Rockefeller in recognition of his years of public service, the Rockefeller Lecture has been the centerpiece of the National Voices of Medicare Summit since its inception. Sen. Rockefeller gave the first Lecture and has participated every year since. The lecture provides an opportunity to hear directly from a leading voice in public service with a demonstrated commitment to advancing access to equitable health care and civil rights. Representative John Lewis, Donald Berwick, Judith Feder, Tamera Luzzatto, Wendell Potter, and Senators Sherrod Brown and Chris Murphy have been Rockefeller Lecturers.
Q: What is the Alfred J. Chiplin, Jr., Social Justice & Advocacy Award?
A. Alfred J. (Chip) Chiplin, Jr., the long-time managing attorney of the Center for Medicare Advocacy’s Washington, DC office, was an admired leader in the elder law, disability and health care rights communities. To honor the memory of Chip’s long-term advocacy and commitment to civility and justice for all members of society, the Center for Medicare Advocacy has established this award in his honor. The Alfred J. Chiplin, Jr., Social Justice & Advocacy Award is given annually at the Summit to an individual who works to advance civility in society and social justice for all – as Chip did for decades. Past awardees include Ben Belton, Josephine Kalipeni, Vanessa Hill, and Ashwani Jain. The 2022 Alfred J. Chiplin, Jr., Social Justice & Advocacy Award will be presented to Wey-Wey Kwok.
Q: Who should attend the National Voices of Medicare Summit & Senator Jay Rockefeller Lecture?
A: Staff and volunteers from local and national health care organizations, advocates, attorneys, beneficiaries, caregivers, health care providers, researchers, policymakers, media, and anyone looking to discuss best practices, solutions, and opportunities to improve the quality of life for members of their community.
Q: Are there scholarships available?
A: Yes! Scholarships are available – please contact Jeff Wiseman at JWiseman@MedicareAdvocacy.org.
Q. Are Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits available?
A. This course has been approved for a maximum of 2.7 hours’ credit by the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Commission of Alabama.
It is our understanding that by meeting the CLE standards of the state of Alabama, the Summit will likely also meet the standards in most other states.
A CLE survey will be sent to all attendees after the Summit. We will provide participants who complete this CLE Survey with a packet of materials they can use when applying for CLE credits in other states.
With Gratitude to Our Generous 2022 Sponsors
The Center for Medicare Advocacy gives thanks to all of our generous sponsors whose support makes this year’s Summit possible and successful.
Senator Jay Rockefeller Lecture Sponsor
Friends of the Summit