University of Pittsburgh

The Future of Medicare: A Symposium

November 8, 2012 - 12:30pm4:30pm
University of Pittsburgh School of Law
3900 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA

The Fundamentals of Medicare Law (12:45-1:45)

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William McKendree, Esquire

Mr. McKendree is the Supervisor of APPRISE (Pennsylvania’s State Health Insurance Assistance Program) in Allegheny County. He is responsible for assisting consumers with Medicare, Medicaid, long term care and disability concerns.  In his position with APPRISE, he serves as a preceptor for instructional programs at the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy and School of Law.  Previously, Mr. McKendree served as director for the Western Pennsylvania Center for Aging and was a member of the Pittsburgh law firm of Gabriel and Associates. He teaches classes on Medicare and Health Care Systems at the University of Pittsburgh, Point Park University, and Community College of Allegheny County.

Mark A. Nordenberg Lecture in Law, Medicine & Psychiatry (2:00-3:00)
What is the Future of Medicare?

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Edward F. Lawlor – PhD

Dean and the William E. Gordon Distinguished Professor
George Warren Brown School of Social Work
Director, Institute for Public Health
Washington University in St. Louis

Dean Lawlor researches and writes on access to health care, health care reform, policy analysis, and aging. A national Medicare expert, he is the author of "Redesigning the Medicare Contract: Politics, Markets, and Agency." Dean Lawlor is the founding director of Washington University's Institute for Public Health.  He teaches classes on health care policy and services.  Prior to joining the Brown School he served as Dean at the School of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago from 1998 to 2004. From 1990-1998, he was the director of both the Center for Health Administration Studies and the Graduate Program in Health Administration and Policy at the University of Chicago. He is founding editor of the Public Policy and Aging Report.  For ten years Dr. Lawlor was a member and secretary of the Chicago Board of Health and has served on numerous policy and advisory bodies in the fields of health care and aging.

Panel Discussion (3:15-4:15)

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Jason Manne, Esquire

PA Department of Public Welfare

Jason Manne is a Senior Assistant Counsel in the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare’s Office of General Counsel. He handles a wide variety of litigation related to the Medical Assistance program.  He is past chair of the Allegheny County Bar Association’s Health Law Section, and speaks frequently on Medical Assistance reimbursement issues. Mr. Manne earned his J.D., M.B.A., M.A., and M.H.A. degrees from the University of Pittsburgh.

Judith Black, MD, MHA

Medical Director of Senior Products

Highmark Blue Cross/Blue Shield

Judith Black is Medical Director for Senior Markets at Highmark Blue Cross/Blue Shield.  A practicing geriatrician with 35 years of medical experience, she provides the medical leadership that helps Highmark enhance and coordinate the care of older adults. Dr. Black has been instrumental in developing and implementing senior wellness and prevention programs, including a comprehensive flu immunization campaign and senior fitness programs. Dr. Black serves on the American Geriatric Society’s Health Economics Technology Committee.

John G. Lovelace

President

UPMC for You, Inc.

John Lovelace is President of UPMC for You, a managed care organization that serves Medical Assistance and Medicare Advantage Special Needs Plan recipients.  He is also Vice President for Medicaid Services for the UPMC Insurance Services Division. He oversees the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) of UPMC Health Plan, known as UPMC for Kids, as well as a group of special needs plans that specialize in institutional, chronic conditions, and dual eligible Medicare beneficiaries, and UPMC Health Plan’s Individual Advantage plans.  He is also Chief Program Officer at Community Care Behavioral Health Organization, a behavioral health managed care organization providing behavioral health coverage for Medicaid beneficiaries in 36 Pennsylvania.  Mr. Lovelace holds graduate degrees in Rehabilitation Counseling from the State University of New York at Buffalo, as well as in Information Services from the University of Pittsburgh.

CLE Information

This event is free and open to the public.

This program has been approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for (3) hour of substantive credit. Cost for processing CLE credit is $30 per person, payable in advance or upon entrance to the program.

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