Legislative Day - Massachusetts!
When: November 22nd, 2019 | 8:00am-12:00pm
Where: Courtyard Marriott
75 Felton Street, Marlborough, MA, 01752
8:00am Registration, Networking & Continental Breakfast
8:30am Opening Remarks
8:35am MGMA Washington Update
- Claire Mansbach, JD, MGMA Government Affairs
9:35am Legislative Update
- Brendan Abel, 2nd degree connection, Legislative Counsel at Massachusetts Medical Society
11:00am Federal Perspective on Health Care: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly
- Alexandria B Calcagno, Director, Advocacy, Government and Community Relations, Massachusetts Medical Society
12:00pm Closing Remarks
About the Session, Federal Perspective on Health Care: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Alex will update attendees on the major issues being discussed on the national agenda impacting physicians, patients and medical practices.
About the Speaker: Alex Calcagno is Director of Advocacy, Government & Community Relations for the Massachusetts Medical Society where she oversees the organizations government relations and research programs. Alex. is responsible for advocating the Medical Society's position before the United States Congress, White House and Executive Agencies.
Prior to coming to the Medical Society, Alex. was Assistant Director of the American Academy of Pediatrics Office of Government Liaison where she lobbied for children’s health care at the national level for a decade. Her first entry into the political arena was as Assistant Press Secretary for United States Representative M. Caldwell Butler.
About the Speaker: As an Associate Director of Government Affairs, Claire represents MGMA in Washington DC on a variety of legislative and regulatory issues important to MGMA members. In this role, she helps inform policy makers of the important role group medical practices have in the healthcare system.
Before joining MGMA, Claire was the Manager of Government and Regulatory Affairs at HIDA, the national trade association for medical-surgical distributors. In her role there, Claire developed and maintained the association's regulatory portfolio through Congressional and agency advocacy.
Claire earned a law degree from Suffolk University Law School and a bachelor's degree in psychology and sociology from Franklin & Marshall College.