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May 14 - 16, 2001
Understanding Coverage and Reimbursement
Washington, DC Transcript

Due to the large size of the meeting transcript file, it has been divided into smaller sections.


May 14th, 2001

Opening Remarks
Dr. James Gordon

Panel I: Overview of Health Care Financing in the United States
Michael O'Grady, Ph.D.
Project Hope, Center for Health Affairs

Panel Discussion

Panel II: Federal Purchasers
John Whyte, M.D.
Health Care Financing Administration

Abby Block, M.A., M.S.W., M.B.A.
U.S. Office of Personnel Management

Panel Discussion

Panel III: State and National Perspectives
Joy Johnson Wilson
National Conference of State Legislatures

Merilyn Francis, R.N., M.P.P.
American Association of Health Plans

Alan Korn, M.D.
Blue Cross Blue Shield Association

Panel Discussion

Panel IV: Employer Perspectives
Tom Sawyer
William M. Mercer, Inc.

Kathleen King
Washington Business Group on Health

Judith MacPherson
CACI International, Inc.

Panel Discussion

Panel V: Health Plan Perspectives
Rick Gallion
Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina

John Kelly, M.D.
Aetna/U.S. Healthcare

John Weeks
The Integrator

Panel Discussion

Panel VI: Special Populations: Minorities, Uninsured, Underinsured
Nathan Stinson, M.D.
Office for Minority Health, DHHS

Doriane Miller, M.D.
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Daniel Hawkins
National Association of Community Health Centers

Panel Discussion

Group Reports and Discussion

Group IA: Access and Barriers to CAM Practices and Products
Julia Scott, Chair

Group IB: Delivery of CAM Practices and Products
Tom Chappell, Chair

May 15th, 2001

Panel VII: Issues and Ideas
Melinna Gianninni
Alternative Link, Inc.

Linda Bedell-Logan
Solutions in Integrative Medicine

Wayne Sickels
Massage Therapist

Panel Discussion

Max Heirich, Ph.D.
University of Michigan

Panel Discussion

Group Reports and Discussion

Group IIB: Federal Agencies, States, and National Organizations
Dr. Conchita Paz, Chair

Group IIA: Coverage and Reimbursement for CAM
George T. DeVries, III, Chair

Meeting Topic II:
CAM: Research Challenges
Panel I: Overview of CAM Research Challenges
David Eisenberg, M.D.
Harvard University

Panel Discussion

Panel II: Foundation Support for CAM Research
M. Bridget Duffy, M.D.
Medtronic Foundation

Doriane C. Miller, M.D.
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Susan Braun
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation

Susan Samueli
Samueli Institute for Information Biology

Panel Discussion

Panel III: Approaches to Evaluating Research Literature
Donald A. Lindberg, M.D.
National Library of Medicine

Douglas B. Kamerow, M.D., M.P.H.
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Brian Berman, M.D.
University of Maryland

Panel Discussion

Panel IV: Concerns about CAM and CAM Research
William M. London, Ed.D, M.P.H.
National Council Against Health Fraud

Simeon Margolis, M.D., Ph.D.
Johns Hopkins University

Arthur P. Grollman, M.D.
State University of New York at Stonybrook

Panel Discussion


May 16th, 2001

Panel V: Research Methodology
John A. Chabot, M.D.
Columbia University

Marcia Angell, M.D.
Editor-in-Chief, Emeritus, New England Journal of Medicine

Jennifer Jacobs, M.D., M.P.H.
American Institute of Homeopathy

B. Alex White, D.D.S., Dr.P.H.
Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research

Bruce Rabin, M.D., Ph.D.
University of Pittsburgh

Panel Discussion

Panel VI: Training of Conventional and CAM Investigators
Nancy Pearson, Ph.D.
National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, NIH

Neal West, Ph.D.
National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Robert H. Blanks, Ph.D.
University of California at Irvine

Russell Phillips, M.D.
Harvard University

Richard Hammerschlag, Ph.D.
Oregon College of Oriental Medicine

Panel Discussion

Panel VII: Publications of Peer-Reviewed CAM Research Results
Edward W. Campion, M.D.
New England Journal of Medicine

Jackie C. Wootton, M.Ed.
Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine

Phil B. Fontanarosa, M.D.
Journal of the American Medical Association

David Riley, M.D.
Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine

Christine Laine, M.D., M.P.H.
Annals of Internal Medicine

Arnold Relman, M.D.
Editor-in-Chief, Emeritus, New England Journal of Medicine

Panel Discussion

Group Reports and Discussion

Group IIIA: CAM Research and Publication
Dr. Tieraona Low Dog, Chair

Group IIIB: CAM Research Methods, Training, and Concerns

Dr. Wayne Jonas, Chair

Public Comment Session:
James Sensenig, American Association of Naturopathic Physicians
Candace Campbell, American Preventive Medical Association
Diane Davis Cole, University of Virginia Cancer Center
Susan Pittman, American Dietetic Association
Audrey Di Maria, Art Therapy Credential Board
Judy Simpson, American Music Therapy Association

Panel Discussion

Nancy Kristine Haller, Feldenkrais Guild of North America
Julie Merrill, National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
Su Liang Ku, Florida Institute for Traditional Chinese Medicine
Sandra Chase, National Center for Homeopathy

Panel Discussion

Edward Owens, National Navel Medical Center
Matt Ward Russell, National Integrative Medicine Council
Carolyn Jones Sabatini, Pharmavite Corporation
Christina Walker, The Shenk Human Energetic Institute
Alan Dumoff, Private Practice

Panel Discussion