Complex Care in New Jersey Medicaid: Setting a Vision

3rd Annual GCC Conference

Josh Bamberger asks a question for Keynote, Frederick Isasi

September 19th, 2017 | Trenton, NJ

With health care reform in and out of the national spotlight and a governor’s race approaching in November, national and state Medicaid experts, policymakers, and community members gathered in Trenton for the third annual Good Care Collaborative conference, Complex Care in New Jersey Medicaid: Setting a Vision. After hearing from panelists about bright spots of innovation across the country and state, the 130 attendees had the chance to write suggestions to the new state administration to advance complex care in New Jersey. 





Toyin Ajayi
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 healthcare 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
As Executive Director of Families USA, a leading national healthcare 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

This panel will highlight models of “good care” from across the nation, developed for the most medically and socially complex patients. We will learn how experts from these models have aligned stakeholders to build support and sustainability plans for these innovative, evidence-based programs.

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

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

Emily Wang: Co-Founder, Transitions Clinic Network

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

Renee Levesque: Care Coordination Manager, Hennepin Health


Panel: NJ Policy Recommendations to Advance Complex Care

This panel will identify specific policy recommendations for advancing quality, outcomes, and efficiencies in the New Jersey Medicaid system for complex care. We will highlight the role of consumers in the advocacy process and how policy reform can support the development and advancement of innovative, evidence-based models of 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

Marilyn Mock: Director of Social Services, Fair Share Housing Development

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