Medicare Advantage Summit 2019

July 22 - 23, 2019

Washington, D.C.

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Keynote Speakers

Congresswoman Allyson SchwartzCongresswoman Allyson Schwartz
President & CEO, Better Medicare Alliance; Co-Chair Medicare Advantage Summit 2019

Allyson Y. Schwartz, a former member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania who served from 2005-2015, is a nationally recognized leader on health care issues. Throughout her professional life she has worked on issues such as affordability, primary care, coordinated care, and increased access to coverage.
Having worked as a health service executive, Schwartz was elected to the Pennsylvania State Senate in 1990, serving 14 years until her election to Congress. In the state Senate, Schwartz was the driving force behind Pennsylvania’s CHIP program, which was a model for the federal CHIP program five years later.

Bruce BroussardBruce Broussard
President & CEO, Humana

Bruce D. Broussard, President and CEO, joined Humana in 2011. Under his leadership, Humana has created an integrated care delivery model centered on improving health outcomes, driving lower costs, enhancing quality, and providing a simple and personalized member experience. With its holistic approach, Humana is dedicated to improving the health of the communities it serves by making it easy for people to achieve their best health.

Megan CallahanMegan Callahan
Vice President of Healthcare, Lyft

Lyft is excited to announce our first Vice President of Healthcare, Megan Callahan. Megan will lead the strategic direction and expansion of Lyft’s healthcare business, spearheading the development of innovative services and technology to better collaborate with our growing base of healthcare partners. Megan brings more than two decades of experience from across the healthcare industry, serving most recently as Chief Strategy Officer at Change Healthcare, and as Senior Vice President of Corporate Strategy & Business Development at McKesson prior to that.

Alex M. Azar Alex M. Azar
HHS Office of the Secretary

Alex M. Azar II was sworn in as the Secretary of Health and Human Services on Jan. 29, 2018. Azar has spent his career working in both the public and private sectors, as an attorney and in senior leadership roles focused on advancing healthcare reform, research and innovation.

From 2001 to 2007, Azar served at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services – first as its General Counsel (2001–2005) and then as Deputy Secretary. During his time as Deputy Secretary, Azar was involved in improving the department’s operations; advancing its emergency preparedness and response capabilities as well as its global health affairs activities; and helping oversee the rollout of the Medicare Part D prescription drug program.


Seema VermaSeema Verma
Administrator, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)

President Trump nominated Seema Verma to be the Administrator for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on November 29, 2016, and she was confirmed by the United States Senate on March 13, 2017. As Administrator of CMS, she oversees one of the largest federal agencies that administers vital healthcare programs to over 100 million Americans. Before becoming CMS Administrator, she was the President, CEO and founder of SVC, Inc., a national health policy consulting company. For over 20 years, Ms. Verma has worked extensively on a variety of policy and strategic projects involving Medicaid, insurance, and public health, working with Governor's offices, State Medicaid agencies, State Health Departments, State Departments of Insurance, as well as the federal government, private companies and foundations.


Address from Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz

Good Morning and Welcome to the 3rd Annual Better Medicare Alliance Medicare Advantage Summit!

Better Medicare Alliance is delighted to host this conference. I want to thank Jerry Penso, President of American Medical Group Association, as Co-Chair of the Summit for his partnership and his leadership in supporting the health care transformation happening today. 
A special thank you to all of our sponsors for their generous support, in particular our platinum sponsors, CVS Health and Lyft. And, I would like to acknowledge the speakers, many representing BMA ally organizations who are with us, most of whom will stay throughout our 2-day conference. Thank you for sharing your experiences and insights. It is why we are all here!