Next Steps in Health Reform 2017

ASLE 2017

Oct. 26-28 at the American University Washington College of Law Tenley Campus

Sponsored by American University Washington College of Law and the American Society of Law, Medicine, and Ethics.

Join leading health law, policy, and economics experts from across the country to discuss the dynamic health care landscape, including:

  • Health care delivery and payment reform, including value-based purchasing, transparency, and drug pricing;

  • Private insurance regulation, including coverage for individuals with pre-existing conditions, tax credits, and essential health benefits;

  • The future of Medicaid and CHIP, including financing and eligibility reform and the evolving federal-state relationship;

  • Responses by states and communities to the changing federal role in health care.

Keynote Speakers


(current as of 8/9/2017)

**Please be advised that this schedule is subject to change**

Thursday, October 26
12:30-1:30 pm Lunch Session
1:45-3:00 pm Plenary Roundtable: Recent Developments in Health Reform
3:30-5:00 pm Concurrent Session 1
  • Session 1A: Health Care Delivery and Payment Reform: Global Payment and Measurement
    Session 1B: The Future of Medicaid and CHIP: Competing Priorities
5:00-6:30 pm Networking Reception
Friday, October 27
9:00-10:30 am Concurrent Session 2
  • Session 2A: Private Insurance: Subsidies, Risk Adjustment, and Adverse Selection
    Session 2B: Health Reform: Implications for Health Equity
10:45-11:30 am "The Future of Health Reform" Sylvia Mathews Burwell, American University President
11:30am-12:15 pm "Getting Health Care Right" Daniel J. Hilferty, President & CEO, Independence Blue Cross
12:30-1:30 pm Lunch Session: "The Future of the Pharmaceutical Marketplace" Rep. Henry A. Waxman and Aaron S. Kesselheim, Harvard Medical School
2:00-3:30 pm Concurrent Session 3
  • Session 3A: Regulating the Nongroup Market: Preexisting Conditions, Health-Status Underwriting, and Essential Health Benefits
    Session 3B: Health Reform: Implications for Hospitals
3:45-5:15 pm Concurrent Session 4
  • Session 4A: Health Care Payment and Delivery Reform: Transparency and Competition
    Session 4B: Medicaid Waivers and Litigation
Saturday, October 28
9:00-10:30 am Concurrent Session 5
  • Session 5A: Medicaid Cost Concerns: Per Capita Caps, Block Grants, and Managed Care
    Session 5B: Comparing the U.S. and Canadian Health Systems: Fact vs. Fiction Roundtable
10:45am-12:15 pm Concurrent Session 6
  • Session 6A: Health Care Delivery and Payment Reform: Value-Based Purchasing, Care Coordination and Provider Incentives
    Session 6B: Health Care Reform: Implications for Public Health
12:30-1:30 pm Lunch Session

All Confirmed Speakers


Abbe R. Gluck, Professor of Law, Director of the Solomon Center for Health Law and Policy

Adalsteinn Brown, Chair of Public Health Policy and Interim Dean, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto

Aditi P. Sen, Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Allison K. Hoffman, Professor of Law, University of Pennsylvania Law School

Arlene S. Bierman, Director, Center for Evidence and Practice Improvement, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, US Dept. of Health and Human Services

Beth Feldpush, Senior Vice President of Policy and Advocacy, America’s Essential Hospitals

Brendan S. Maher, Professor of Law, Director of the Insurance Law Center and Robert D. Paul Scholar, University of Connecticut School of Law

Brietta R. Clark, Associate Dean for Faculty, Professor of Law, and J. Rex Dibble Fellow, Loyola Law School Los Angeles

Camille Nelson, Dean and Professor of Law, American University Washington College of Law

Capri S. Cafaro, Executive in Residence, American University School of Public Affairs

Caroline M. Brown, Partner, Covington and Burling LLP

Clifford E. Barnes, Member, Epstein, Becker & Green, P.C.

Daniel E. Dawes, Executive Director of Health Policy and External Affairs, Principal Investigator, Health Equity Leadership and Exchange Network, Morehouse School of Medicine

Daniel J. Hilferty, President and CEO, Independence Blue Cross

David Cade, CEO, American Health Lawyers Association, former Deputy General Counsel, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Dayna Bowen Matthew, Director, Health Law & Policy Program, Professor of Law, University of Colorado

Edmund F. Haislmaier, Preston A. Wells, Jr. Senior Research Fellow, Heritage Foundation

Elinore F. McCance-Katz, M.D., Ph.D.  SAMHSA - Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Elizabeth G. Taylor, Executive Director, National Health Law Program

Elizabeth McCuskey, Associate Professor of Law, University of Toledo College of Law

Elizabeth Weeks Leonard, J. Alton Hosch Professor of Law, University of Georgia

Erin Fuse Brown, Associate Professor of Law, Georgia State University

Gary Jacobs, Executive Vice President for Strategic Partnerships at CareCentrix, Inc.

Gregory P. Marchildon, Ontario Research Chair in Health Policy and System Design and Professor, Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto

Heather Howard, Lecturer in Public Affairs and Director, Advancing Coverage in States, and State Health and Value Strategies, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University

Henry A. Waxman, Chairman, Waxman Strategies

Jacqueline R. Fox, Associate Professor of Law, University of South Carolina School of Law

Jamie S. King, Professor of Law, Co-Director of the UCSF/UC Hastings Consortium on Science, Law and Health Policy and Executive Editor, The Source on Healthcare Price & Competition, UC Hastings College of Law

Jeanne Lambrew, Senior Fellow, Century Foundation, former Deputy Assistant to the President for Health Policy

Jessica Lind Mantel, Associate Professor of Law, Co-Director; Health Law & Policy Institute, University of Houston Law Center.

Joel Ario, Managing Director, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, former Director, Office of Health Insurance Exchanges, US Dep’t of Health and Human Services

Joel L. Michaels, Partner, McDermott, Will & Emery

John Delaney, Dean, American University Kogod School of Business

John Jacobi, Dorothea Dix Professor of Health Law & Policy, Faculty Director of the Center for Health & Pharmaceutical Law & Policy, Seton Hall University

Joseph R. Antos, Resident Scholar and Wilson H. Taylor Scholar in Health Care and Retirement Policy, American Enterprise Institute

Karen Porter, Associate Professor of Clinical Law, Director, Center for Health, Science, and Public Policy, Brooklyn Law School

Kim Blankenship, Director, Center for Health Risk and Society, American University

Kirk Nahra, Partner, Wiley Rein, LLP, Adjunct Professor, American University Washington College of Law

Lance Gable, Associate Professor of Law, Wayne State School of Law

Lawrence E. Singer, Associate Professor of Law, Associate Dean, Online Learning, and Director, Beazley Institute for Health Law and Policy, Loyola University Chicago School of Law

Leonardo Cuello, Health Policy Director, National Health Law Program

Lindsay F. Wiley, Professor of Law, American University Washington College of Law

Mary Crossley, Professor of Law, University of Pittsburgh School of Law

MaryBeth Musumeci, Associate Director, Program on Medicaid and the Uninsured, Kaiser Family Foundation

Maureen Byrnes, Lead Research Scientist, George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health

Nathan Cortez, Associate Dean for Research, Gerald J. Ford Research Fellow, and the Adelfa Botello Callejo Endowed Professor of Law in Leadership and Latino Studies

Nicole Huberfeld, Professor of Health Law, Ethics & Human Rights, Boston University School of Public Health

Peter Leibold, Chief Advocacy Officer, Ascension Health, former Chief Executive Officer, American Health Lawyers Association

Renée M. Landers, Professor of Law, Suffolk University School of Law

Sara Rosenbaum, Harold and Jane Hirsh Professor of Health Law and Policy, George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health

Sarah J. Dash, President and CEO, Alliance for Health Policy

Sheila Leiber, former Deputy Director of the Civil Division of the US Dept. of Justice

Sidney D. Watson, Jane and Bruce Robert Professor, St. Louis University School of Law

Susan Polan, Associate Executive Director, Public Affairs and Advocacy, American Public Health Association

Sylvia Mathews Burwell, President, American University and former Secretary of Health and Human Services

Taryn Morrissey, Associate Professor, American University School of Public Affairs

Ted Hutchinson, Executive Director, American Society of Law, Medicine, and Ethics

Thomas L. Greaney, Professor of Law, Emeritus, St. Louis Univ. School of Law, Visiting Professor of Law, UC Hastings College of Law

Timothy Stoltzfus Jost, Professor Emeritus, Washington and Lee University School of Law

Timothy Westmoreland, Professor from Practice, Georgetown University Law Center, former Medicaid Director, Health Care Finance Administration

Vicky Wilkins, Interim Dean, American University School of Public Affairs

Wendy E. Parmet, Matthews Distinguished University Professor of Law, Director of the Center for Health Policy and Law and Associate Dean for Interdisciplinary Education and Research Support, Northeastern University School of Law

Wendy Netter Epstein, Visiting Associate Professor of Law, University of Chicago Law School; Faculty Director, Jaharis Health Law Institute, DePaul College of Law

William B. Schultz, Partner, Zuckerman Spaeder, former General Counsel for the Dept. of Health and Human Services LLP

Zack Buck, Assistant Professor, University of Tennessee College of Law