Complex Care in New Jersey Medicaid: Setting a Vision

3rd Annual GCC Conference

September 19th, 2017  |  The War Memorial, Trenton, NJ

In the midst of a gubernatorial election and tremendous flux at the federal level, the GCC conference offers a powerful opportunity to set a vision for the future of the most medically and socially complex Medicaid patients in the state. By improving the quality and administration of the Medicaid program for New Jersey’s most vulnerable patients, we can produce a more efficient, higher quality system with better outcomes for all beneficiaries of Medicaid, and we can learn lessons that will apply to healthcare more broadly in our state.

Join us in building a strategic vision for system-wide reform. We will offer an assessment of existing and impending federal policy changes to Medicaid and identify programmatic opportunities for improving the administration of Medicaid and delivery of care for complex patients.



Toyin Ajayi, MD, MPhil
Chief Health Officer of Care Lab at Sidewalk Labs, where she is building personalized social care models for patients and communities with complex health and social needs. She is a true leader in designing, implementing, and evaluating clinical interventions to improve the quality, patient-centeredness, and cost of health care delivery in complex and multi-morbid patient populations. Previously, as the Chief Medical Officer at the Commonwealth Care Alliance (CCA) in Boston, MA, Toyin oversaw clinical delivery and clinical operations.



Frederick Isasi, JD, MPH
As Executive Director of Families USA, a leading national health care advocacy organization, Frederick pursues the goal of high-quality, affordable health care for all. In his previous roles, as Health Division Director for the National Governor’s Association Center for Best Practices and as Vice President for Health Policy at the Advisory Board Company, Frederick fought for health care service delivery and payment reform, state employee and retiree health benefits, maternal and child health, prescription drug abuse prevention, and health insurance exchange implementation.


Panel: Programmatic Opportunities for New Jersey

Moderator: Susan Mende, Senior Program Officer, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Michael England, MD: OBGYN, The Pregnancy Recovery Center, Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC

Emily Wang, MD, MAS: Co-Founder, Transitions Clinic Network

Josh Bamberger, MD, MPH: Physician Specialist, San Francisco Dept of Public Health

Renee Levesque, MSW: Care Coordination Manager, Hennepin Health


Panel: NJ Policy Recommendations to Advance Complex Care

Moderator: Cindy Mann, Partner, Manatt Health

Linda Schwimmer: President and CEO, New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute

Heather Howard: Program Director, the State Health Reform Assistance Network, Princeton University

Allison Hamblin: Senior Vice President, Center for Health Care Strategies