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Join us June 5-7 for MHPA’s inaugural Advocacy Leadership Forum at The Madison Hotel in Washington, D.C.!

MHPA’s premier Advocacy Leadership Forum brings together a diverse group of Medicaid managed care professionals for three days of education, advocacy, and networking with policy experts, Members of Congress, and Administration officials. 

Gain insight into healthcare policy. Elevate legislative priorities. Collaborate with industry colleagues and guarantee that the policy interests of Medicaid-managed care are represented amidst a divisive political climate. 

We know that Medicaid-managed care improves the lives of millions of constituents in states and congressional districts across the country. Unfortunately, federal budget cuts, overreaching legislation, and harmful regulations often threaten the managed care delivery system’s ability to best meet the needs of vulnerable populations. 


MHPA’s Advocacy Leadership Forum is open to MHPA Health Plan Members only. Registration includes admission to the Forum sessions, (2) breakfasts, (1) lunch, refreshment breaks, welcome reception, and bus transportation to Capitol Hill.

Register here


Monday, June 5

10 a.m. - 2 p.m. MHPA Board of Directors meeting (Invitation Only)
Noon - 6 p.m. Registration Open
2 - 2:45 p.m. Welcome to Washington
2:45 - 3:45 pm Meet the Moment: Introducing the Asks
3:45 - 4 p.m. BREAK
4 - 5 p.m. Hill Meeting ‘how to’ - Getting the most out of your meeting!
5 - 5:30 p.m. Team Meetings: Planning for Success!
5:30 - 7 p.m. Welcome Reception

Tuesday, June 6

7 a.m. - 5 p.m. Registration Open
7:30 - 8:30 a.m. Breakfast
8:30 - 9:15 a.m. Medicaid: Perceptions and Messaging
9:15 - 10:15 a.m. Meeting the Medicaid Moment: Policy Deep Dive (Ask 1)
10:15 - 10:30 a.m. BREAK
10:30 - 11 a.m. Congress and the Administration: Opportunities for Advocacy
11 a.m. – Noon Telling the Medicaid Story: Policy Deep Dive (Ask 2)
Noon - 1:10 p.m. Networking & Strategy Lunch
1:10 - 2:10 p.m. Engaging with the Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services
2:10 - 3:10 p.m. Medicaid Redeterminations - Early Lessons
3:10 - 3:30 p.m. BREAK
3:30 - 4:45 p.m. Tying It All Together
4:45 - 5 p.m. Final Team Meetings

Wednesday, June 7

7:30 - 8:30 a.m. Let's Get Ready to Lobby!
8:30 - 8:45 a.m. Bus departs for Capitol Hill
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Hill Meetings with Members of Congress (lunch on own)



MHPA has assembled an impressive array of health care policy experts, scholars, current and former congressional aides, and political strategists from government, nonprofits, and the private sector including the:

  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
  • Chamber Hill Strategies
  • Hart Research
  • House Energy & Commerce Committee
  • Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF)
  • National Association of Medicaid Directors (NAMD)
  • National Association of State Budget Officers (NASBO)
  • National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP)


MHPA’s Advocacy Leadership Forum would not have been possible without the generous support from organizations that appreciate the important role that Medicaid managed care plays in creating healthy communities, supporting state partners, and improving the nation’s health care delivery system. Thank you to the following sponsors:







MHPA’s Advocacy Leadership Forum takes place at The Madison Hotel, located at 1177 15th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 2005. MHPA has contracted with The Madison Hotel to provide attendees with a special discounted rate of $359 per night which expires on May 22, 2023. When making hotel reservations by phone, remember to mention that you are attending the MHPA Advocacy Leadership Forum to ensure that you receive the negotiated room rate. Reservations made after this date will be based on the hotel’s availability and prevailing room rate.

To reserve your room at The Madison Hotel, please click here or call at 877-532-7984.