The Montgomery County ACA Leadership Summit

The Coalition recently partnered with Primary Care Coalition and the Department of Health and Human Services Montgomery County, Maryland to host the October 28th event:  "The Montgomery County ACA Leadership Summit:  Healthcare Reform in Action!  Engage. Inform. Implement."  Beginning with opening remarks from Congressman Chris Van Hollen, and Council member George Leventhal, and keynote speaker, Dr. Georges C. Benjamin, The day included other distinguished speakers and key stakeholders in a program designed to engage in meaningful dialog about the evolution of healthcare in our community - particularly as it relates to the underserved. 


The Context of the ACA in Montgomery County

ACA 101: Maryland’s Implementation of Health Care Reform

Consumer Outreach and Enrollment in Montgomery County

Connector Entity: Individual Exchange Break Outs

 1) Enrolling Hard to Reach Populations

2) Enhancing Outreach Encounters

  • Elisa Zygmunt, Director of Projects and Analytics, Benefits Data Trust
  • Wylea Chase, Lead Health navigator, Family Services

3) Connector Entity Coordination and Planning

Keynote Speaker

Overview Presentation

  • Raquel Samson, Director, Primary Care Access, Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Insurance Carriers Panel

  • Andrew Bergman, MD, Medical Director,Amerigroup Maryland
  • Alex Blum, Chief Medical Officer, Evergreen Health Co-Op
  • Mark Puente, President and Chief Executive Officer, Riverside Health

Community Providers Panel

  • Lynda Honberg, Chair, Montgomery Cares Advisory Board
  • Joan Glick, Senior Administrator, Montgomery County School Based Health Centers
  • Raymond Crowel, Chief, Montgomery County Behavioral Health and Crisis Services

Hospital System Panel

  • Annice Cody, Chief Strategy Officer, Holy Cross/Trinity Health
  • Peter Monge, FACHE, President, MedStar Montgomery Medical Center
  • Shawn Donnelly, Director of Patient Access, Suburban Hospital