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The following is a list of speakers currently confirmed to speak at PPLC 2013 on Sept. 18 and 19. Check back often for updates.

Mark Miller, PhD, Executive Director, MedPAC

Dr. Miller is executive director of MedPAC, a nonpartisan federal agency that advises the U.S. Congress on Medicare payment, quality, and access issues. Dr. Miller came to MedPAC in 2002 from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), where he was assistant director of the Health and Human Resources (HHR) Division. Before joining CBO, Dr. Miller was deputy director of health plans at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS, formerly the Health Care Financing Administration), where he was responsible for Medicare private plan policy and operations, quality standards, demonstrations, and beneficiary education. He was previously chief of the Health Financing Branch at the Office of Management and Budget, where his responsibilities included budget and policy analysis related to Medicare, Medicaid, the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP), private health insurance, and CMS's discretionary budget. Earlier, Dr. Miller was a senior research associate at the Urban Institute, where he wrote and published on such issues as Medicare hospital and physician payment systems, geographic variation in the use of health services, beneficiary access to Medicare, and Medicaid managed care. Dr. Miller holds a PhD degree in public policy analysis from the State University of New York at Binghamton.

Ms. Lattimer is the Executive Director of the Case Management Society of America (CMSA) and leads the National Transitions of Care Coalition (NTOCC). At the September conference, Ms. Lattimer will share her insights on changes in managed care, care coordination and the opportunities for home health and hospice agencies. Ms. Lattimer has over thirty years of experience in all areas of the healthcare industry and is a national figure in the advanced care management integration movement. This new model of care supports members and providers alike in attaining care options and assisting consumers in developing healthcare self-managing skills.

Bruce Siegel, MD, MPH. President & CEO. America's Essential Hospitals

Dr. Siegel has an extensive background in health care management, policy and public health. Before joining America's Essential Hospitals, he served as Director of the Center for Health Care Quality and Professor of Health Policy at the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services. He also previously served as president and CEO of two of the largest healthcare systems in the United States and commissioner of health for the state of New Jersey. Dr. Siegel is a leader on quality and equity conducting projects for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Commonwealth Fund, the California Endowment, and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.


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