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9:00 am
9:01 am

A crop of new health care companies delivers predictably better health outcomes at lower cost than conventional approaches in high value niches of clinical, financial, and administrative risk. Purchasers using a combination of these firms can reasonably expect (often, with guarantees) a 20% reduction in spending in Year 1 and a 40% reduction by Year 3.

This workshop brings together purchasers, benefits advisers, and solutions providers to discuss the dynamics, barriers, and potential within this sector. Topics will include:

  • Identification and vetting of high-performance
  • Scalability and financial guarantees of performance as litmus test issues
  • Why the legacy health care sector has been so resistant to high-performance service offerings
  • Why these high-performance organizations will find one another and come together
  • How "making an offer an employer can't refuse" is the way forward

Workshop Leaders:

Dave Chase
Dave Chase
Institute CEO and Group Cofounder, Health Rosetta; Author: The CEO’s Guide to Restoring the American Dream

David Contorno
David Contorno
President
Lake Norman Benefits

Barry Cross
Barry Cross
Director, Corporate Business Services, Personnel
Michelin

Fred Goldstein
President
Accountable Health, LLC

Scott Haas
Scott Haas
Senior Vice President
USI Insurance Services

Eric Haberichter
Eric Haberichter
Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Access HealthNet

Brian Klepper
Brian Klepper, PhD
Principal
Worksite Health Advisors

Lee Lewis
Lee Lewis
Area Vice President and Managing Director, Innovation Lab Practice
Arthur J. Gallagher

James Millaway
James Millaway
Chief Executive Officer
The Zero Card

Angela Mitchell
Angela Mitchell
Leader, US Health Care Delivery
Intel Corporation

Edward Smith
Edward Smith
Executive Vice President
Hutchinson Traylor

Tom Stoeckle
Tom Stoeckle
Director, Compensation and Benefits
Seattle Children’s Hospital

Richard Sutton
Richard Sutton
Employee Benefits Consultant
RE Sutton & Associates

9:02 am

Attend this workshop and learn the ABC's of the drug contracting process, starting with the manufacturer. Learn how discounts, formularies, and rebates work and take control of your drug spend. Leverage strategies used by the pharma supply chain in your favor rather than the other way around.

  • Learn how pharma brings drugs to market
  • Identify specialty drugs which are the new 'brand'
  • Understand drugs trials and how that data is used today in decision making
  • Gain insight on orphan drugs
  • Examine how organizations like NCCN create guidelines that become practice
  • Find answers to the following questions and more:
    • How can you take control of your contracting process?
    • What can you do differently to bend the cost curve?
    • What does the next generation of outcome-focused contracting look like?

Workshop Leaders:

Pramod John
Pramod John
Chief Executive Officer
Vivio Health

9:03 am

Individual health care risk management programs will inevitably give way to "platforms" that integrate a range of solutions to high value cost drivers and barriers to quality. This advanced session will explore the cumulative quality and cost impacts available when high performance solutions are brought to bear under a single organizational or contractual umbrella.

The first half of this workshop will describe the challenges and results of a collaborative management effort by an on-site clinic company, and a musculoskeletal disorder management company, across several sites. The project relies on advanced analytics, worksite primary care, musculoskeletal management, and other capabilities, and provides a glimpse of the efficiencies and effectiveness readily available to employers willing to genuinely think outside the box. In the second half of the workshop, Adam Russo from The Phia Group, focused on efficient employer health plan management, will detail how to control health plan costs and protect plan assets through:

  • Comprehensive cost containment consulting services
  • Legal expertise
  • Plan document drafting
  • Subrogation and overpayment recovery
  • Reference-based re-pricing
  • Claim negotiation
  • Plan defense

Workshop Leaders:

Mary Delaney
Mary Delaney
Managing Director
Vital Incite

Chad Gray
Chad Gray, PT
Cert. MDT, Chief Executive Officer
Integrated Mechanical Care (IMC)

Igor Kozunov
Igor Kozunov, MBA, MHA
Chief Executive Officer
Wellness For Life Medical, LLC

Adam Russo
Adam Russo, Esq.
Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer
The Phia Group

11:30 am
12:30 pm
12:30 pm

This case-based MasterClass explores the drama and trauma of daily management, including resistance to change. Discuss critical success factors that transform professionals into more effective leaders, who in turn distinguish their organizations as industry frontrunners. Understand pre-conditions for higher productivity and performance – more speed and lower cost – based on theory and practical examples. A unique highlight of the workshop is a case discussion about healthier leadership and our responsibilities to ourselves, to others, and to our change initiatives.

  1. Engage in a provocative case discussion that challenges participants’ decision-making process
  2. Explore several enablers that transform individuals into leaders who create a unique and adaptable competitive advantage
  3. Understand the tie-in between these pre-conditions for change and the ability to successfully launch, lead, and realize value from change initiatives.

This live activity is eligible for 3.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity and 3.0 contact hours through the Florida Board of Nursing, Provider # 50-94.

Workshop Leaders:

David A. Shore
David A. Shore, PhD
Faculty, Harvard University; Former Associate Dean
Harvard University School of Public Health
Distinguished Professor of Innovation and Change
Tianjin University of Finance and Economics (China)

12:30 pm

This workshop explores new models of collaboration that address health system sustainability. Across the world, states and cities face huge health and social care challenges in an environment of increased patient expectations and economic challenges. Solutions require concerted action, imaginative policies, and innovative partnerships harnessing academic, industry, government, health, and social care resources to discover, develop, and deliver accelerated health care innovation. In this workshop, attendees explore, debate, and discuss optimal models of collaboration.

  1. Hear innovative health system and industry perspective
    1. Development of a health innovation district in Greater Manchester, the first fully devolved and integrated health and social care system in the UK
    2. Progress and lessons-learned in forging new strategies and partnerships to tackle local and global challenges of financial sustainability
  2. Industry case study
  3. Open discussion and debate of optimal models of collaboration

This workshop paves the way for a wider European and worldwide perspective on health system sustainability at the World Health Care Congress (Europe) in Manchester, UK on March 5-7, 2019.

Workshop Leaders:

Jackie Oldham
Jackie Oldham
Director Health Innovation
Manchester’s Oxford Road Corridor, UK

12:30 pm

This workshop showcases five high-performance health care organizations that excel in clinical, financial, and administrative risk management. Learn how these organizations deliver improved health outcomes while curbing costs. Examine direct contracting models that are scalable, significantly reducing financial burden while optimizing care delivery.

  • Discuss an approach to allergy management that provides effective, disease-modifying care at half the cost of conventional methods
  • Gain strategies to use a primary care platform to manage downstream risk, drive appropriate care, and more importantly, disrupt inappropriate care
  • Explore a pharmacy benefit management approach that is transparent and delivers 15%-25% below typical PBM cost
  • Assess a claims review process that typically recovers 5%-10% of total health care spend
  • Learn how outpatient surgery centers provide transparent pricing at a fraction of typical cost, and shake up the market in the process

Workshop Leaders:

Anne Hendrickson
Anne Hendrickson
Vice President ,Operations & Marketing Communications
Allergychoices Inc.

Jeff Kessler
Jeff Kessler, MBA, FACHE
President and Director
Allergychoices Inc.

Brian Klepper
Brian Klepper, PhD
Principal
Worksite Health Advisors

James R. Napoli
James R. Napoli
Chief Executive Officer and General Counsel
Medliminal, LLC

Ryan Schmid
Ryan Schmid
Co-Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer
Vera Whole Health

Alex Schuman
Alex Schuman
Journalist, Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Informavore Media

G. Keith Smith
G. Keith Smith, MD
Co-founder
The Surgery Center of Oklahoma

Tom Stoeckle
Tom Stoeckle
Director, Compensation and Benefits
Seattle Children’s Hospital

Danny Toth
Danny Toth
Principal
Timber Ridge Consultants

12:30 pm

Status quo employee benefits agencies produce status quo results: “less bad” annual premium increases. It is time for advisers to start delivering real bottom-line results to employers: lower health care costs with better benefits. Leading benefits advisers are putting their compensation at risk to guarantee bottom-line results and are working with the C-Suite to manage the health care supply chain and lower health care costs.

In this workshop discover proven strategies from Nelson Griswold, the industry’s top innovation consultant, and some of these next gen benefits advisers who are revolutionizing the benefits industry:

  • Learn the three steps to transform into a next-generation benefits firm
  • Discover the success secrets of three Employee Benefit Advisers of the Year who have become next-generation benefits advisers
  • Hear directly from an adviser who in a single year doubled his firm’s revenue organically to $5 Million; another who won 15 straight letters of record for mid-market groups; and one from a small agency who took a 3,000-life group from a Top-3 national broker
  • Discuss proven strategy and lessons-learned:
    • Why taking fees instead of commission is so critical with the C-Suite
    • How to have the conversation with your client about moving to fees
    • Moving to performance-based compensation: How does it work?
    • How to get access to the CEO/CFO and how to speak to them in the language of the C-Suite
    • The two strategies that can take business from almost any Status Quo broker
    • Why self-funding is necessary to lower the cost of health care
    • The two often-fatal mistakes brokers make with self-funding
    • Why “managing the health care supply chain” changes everything in employee benefits
    • What is “supply chain management” and how do you make it work?
    • Five key cost-containment strategies that are guaranteed to lower costs

Workshop Leaders:

Bob Gearhart, Jr.
Bob Gearhart, Jr.
Partner
DCW Group

Nelson L. Griswold
Nelson L. Griswold
President, Bottom Line Solutions, Inc.; Author, DO or DIE: Reinventing Your Benefits Agency for Post-Reform Success

Mick Rodgers
Mick Rodgers
Principal and Managing Partner
Axial Benefits Group

John Sbrocco
John Sbrocco
Founder
Questige Consulting

Trey Taylor
Trey Taylor
Chief Executive Officer
Taylor Insurance Services

12:30 pm
  • Explore a data-driven approach to community health
    • Case study of how a 10-hospital health system and community partners are improving outcomes
      • Discuss the groundwork for a successful partnership
      • Connect individuals with additional means to access both clinical and non-clinical services
    • Understand how the partnership uses a population health approach and leverages data pre- and post-service
      • Use data to understand ROI
      • Develop a long-term follow up program via data
    • Discuss critical data points to collect including common metrics and changes in self-efficacy
      • How do changes indicate the value of the program?
  • Reframing Change: Connecting Systems and Organizational Level Change to Person Centered Holistic Practice
    • Discuss a state government’s approach to incorporating Social Determinants of Health
    • Connect Social Determinants of Health to a framework for organizational and practice change
    • Understand key principles of the Charting the LifeCourse framework and how they can be applied to change efforts
    • Explore how the framework is being used to blend population health and individual health

Workshop Leaders:

Craig Behm
Craig Behm
Senior Director of Marketing and Product Development
Chesapeake Regional Information System for our Patients (CRISP)

Dawnavan S. Davis
Dawnavan S. Davis
Assistant Vice President of Community Health
MedStar Health

Leigh Ann Eagle
Leigh Ann Eagle
Executive Director, Living Well Center of Excellence (LWCE)
Mac, Inc

Sue Lachenmayr
Sue Lachenmayr
State Program Coordinator, Living Well Center of Excellence
MAC, Inc.

Susan Mosier
Susan Mosier, MD, MBA, FACS
Former Secretary, Kansas Department of Health and Environment; Former State Health Officer, Former Medicaid Director
State of Kansas

Michelle (Sheli) Reynolds
Michelle (Sheli) Reynolds
Director of individual Advocacy and Family Support, Institute for Human Development
University of Missouri-Kansas City

Sharon Williams
Sharon Williams
Consultant
National Council on Aging (NCOA)

12:30 pm

Wonder whether your wellness program delivers savings and results? Want to make sure you are choosing programs with the highest impact and best savings? In this workshop, find answers to the above questions and walk away with:

  • Useful, practical tools to discern high-value from hype
  • Scientific methods to assess a vendor’s ROI promises
  • Confidence to make great choices for your wellness programs

Understand population health metrics, how measures work, and the role of measure stewards. Learn from case studies, engage in small group discussions, and gain strategies to maximize savings.

This activity, has been approved for 2.75 HR (General) recertification credit hours toward aPHR™, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi™ and SPHRi™ recertification through HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®). Please make note of the activity ID number on your recertification application form. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute website at www.hrci.org

Workshop Leaders:

Al Lewis
Al Lewis, JD
Chief Executive Officer
Quizzify

Linda K. Riddell
Linda K. Riddell
Population Health Scientist and Independent Validator
Care Innovations™ Validation Institute

12:30 pm

With the global health care market expanding, and health care consuming a growing proportion of the GDP in most countries, discussions about health care are consuming a larger share of popular attention and media coverage. Those responsible for paying for health care, managing its delivery and determining policies to assure quality and outcomes have been caught up in these debates, discussions and public arguments.

Politics and rhetoric aside, there is much that countries, jurisdictions, providers and regions can learn from each other about how best to manage the transition from volume-based, fee-for-service care to value-based health care. Consumers traveling for medical services from one location to another – “medical travelers” – may be paving the way for an international exchange of ideas that will ultimately benefit insurance companies, intermediaries managing care, providers delivering care and governments overseeing health care. The markets have moved faster than the legacy systems which are responsible for funding, managing and delivering healthcare.

This Masterclass provides insights into these topics: Hosted by:

  • Medical travel and tourism market review
  • Employer funded medical travel
  • U.S.providers and medical travel
  • Legal issues: Liability and jurisdiction
  • Marketing medical travel
    

Workshop Leaders:

Keith Pollard
Keith Pollard
Editor in Chief
International Medical Travel Journal

Irving Stackpole
Irving Stackpole
President
Stackpole & Associates

Steve Weiner
Steve Weiner
Partner
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo

12:30 pm

Connect with leading digital health startups that have promising innovations that is expected to have a big impact on the industry at large. Our pitch session consists of 25 vetted startups who will present innovative solutions in digital healthcare.

Hosted by:

3:00 pm
3:30 pm
3:55 pm
Ian Morrison
Ian Morrison
Author, Consultant, and Futurist

4:00 pm
  • Data-driven discussion of how a large employer has radically improved employee health and reversed chronic illness
  • Exploration of a healthy eating program – How has it evolved? What is the next generation?
  • The importance of top-down leadership to create sustainable change
John Mackey
John Mackey
co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Whole Foods Market; Author, The Whole Foods Diet: The Lifesaving Plan for Health and Longevity; Founder, Whole Planet Foundation

4:40 pm
  • Rationale for posting prices and background
  • Categories of buyers: those who care and those who don’t care about cost
  • Industry shortcomings in fulfilling the promise of price transparency
  • Good news of price competition is spreading
G. Keith Smith
G. Keith Smith, MD
Co-founder
The Surgery Center of Oklahoma

5:00 pm
Kenneth Aldridge Jr.
Kenneth Aldridge Jr.
Director, Health Services
Rosen Hotels & Resorts

Ashley Bacot
Ashley Bacot
President
ProvInsure Inc.;
Director, Risk Management
Rosen Hotels & Resorts

Harris Rosen
Harris Rosen
Founder and President
Rosen Hotels & Resorts

5:35 pm

Master of Ceremonies

Ian Morrison
Ian Morrison
Author, Consultant, and Futurist

6:35 pm
7:35 pm
Monday, April 30, 2018
7:00 am
7:20 am
8:10 am
Ceci Connolly
Ceci Connolly
President and Chief Executive Officer
Alliance of Community Health Plans

8:15 am
  • Strategies that meet evolving consumer needs and hold the potential to drastically reduce systemic costs
  • Population health initiatives that emphasize consumer views and feedback to revamp care
  • Connected health – Technology enabling targeted care for costly patients when and where they need it
  • The power of behavior change – Apply feedback and let the consumer lead
Phil Jackson
Phil Jackson
Chief Executive Officer, Health Plan Products
Sutter Health

Paul Kusserow
Paul Kusserow
President and Chief Executive Officer
Amedisys

Karen Springer
Karen Springer
President, Healthcare Operations
Ascension Healthcare

Matt Wallaert
Matt Wallaert
Chief Behavioral Officer
Clover Health

Moderator:

Ceci Connolly
Ceci Connolly
President and Chief Executive Officer
Alliance of Community Health Plans

9:05 am
  • Cross-sector views of persistent and systemic challenges in U.S. health care and how those trickle down and impact individuals
  • Opportunities for business leaders from payer, employer, pharma, and other stakeholder groups to collaborate and realize better outcomes
  • Barriers to aligning incentives around determinants of health
  • Innovation from beyond our borders – replicable examples of excellence
Akram Boutros
Akram Boutros, MD
President and Chief Executive Officer
MetroHealth

Martin Otto
Martin Otto
Current Board of Director and Former Chairman National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS);
Chief Operating Officer
H-E-B

Harold L. Paz
Harold L. Paz, MD
Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer
Aetna

William Shrank
William Shrank, MD
Chief Medical Officer
UPMC Health Plan

Moderator:

Ian Morrison
Ian Morrison
Author, Consultant, and Futurist

10:05 am
10:45 am
10:46 am
  • Understand the benefits of integrating Molecular Markers into a cost-effective and comprehensive evaluation of thyroid nodules
    • Overcome clinical challenges including “indeterminate” results for more streamlined testing and patient care
  • Understand evidence supporting the use of Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) markers applied to indeterminate thyroid cytology
  • Identify which patients are a match for this testing and understand the impact on clinical management and outcomes
  • Understand the cost-effectiveness of NGS applied to thyroid nodule evaluation

Moderator:

Heidi L. Gautier
Heidi L. Gautier
VP of Commercial Operations, Thyroid
Sonic Healthcare USA

Panelists:

Steven Hodak
Steven Hodak, MD
Associate Director: Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism NYU School of Medicine; Endocrinology Section Chief, NYU Langone Medical Center

Bryan McIver
Bryan McIver, MD
Deputy Physician-in-Chief
Moffitt Cancer Center

10:47 am
  • Understand how lowering prescription costs for consumers creates a significant savings opportunity for health plans and employers
    • Explore case study implementation and savings results
  • Understand analytics that simplify pharmacy choices and make costly medication regimens affordable
    • How does the tool integrate with your existing programs?
  • Provide real-time, cost-saving choices to members and employees
  • Customize according to benefit plan; stay in plan, consider tier
  • Explore the impact on member and employee behavior
Michael Rea
Michael Rea
Chief Executive Officer
Rx Savings Solutions

Greg Sweat
Greg Sweat, MD
Chief Medical Officer
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City

10:48 am
  • The growing Medicare Advantage opportunity for US health systems and health plans
  • Why US health systems are entering the market at an unprecedented rate
  • The challenges of winning in MA
  • Key capabilities necessary to succeed
  • Options for entering the MA market
Gene Cronin
Gene Cronin
Vice President
Priority Advantage

Donald Tuitel
Donald Tuitel
Director, Business Development
Priority Advantage

10:49 am
  • Discuss strategies to reduce and control specialty drug costs
  • Ensure safe use of specialty drugs
    • Align dispensing quantity with FDA-approved dosage guidelines
    • Implement prior authorization and step therapy to monitor drug use
  • Leverage cost-effective contracts to minimize unnecessary spend
  • Align medical policies with drug manufacturer requirements to maximize savings
Martino Luu
Martino Luu
Senior Vice President and General Manager
HealthSmart Rx Solutions

10:50 am

The importance of automation in health care has increased dramatically. Despite more demand for value-based care, improved patient outcomes, regulations, global competition, pricing pressure and the need for more precision medicines, the U.S. market is poised for a technology transition that will aid future business; it is already a major contributor to the growth of AI in health care. In this sessions attendees explore critical questions like:

  • Where are we now and what’s next? Gain an in-depth understanding of what AI means in health care.
  • How do we overcome extra challenges including regulatory barriers, interoperability with legacy hospital IT systems, and serious limitations on access to crucial medical data needed to build powerful health-focused algorithms in the first place?
  • How do we move forward and make Artificial Intelligence more scalable and cost-efficient?
Venky Ananth
Venky Ananth
Vice President, Health Care
Infosys

Jay Atkin
Jay Atkin
VP, Medicaid Business/Program Delivery
Aetna Inc.

10:58 am

An increasingly digital marketing environment has brought with it the ability for rapid, unpredicted changes and the need for quick trajectory shifts. See how to use the information you have in a more robust database, or how to get the data you might still need, to prepare contingency plans for swift changes.

  • Leverage clean, comprehensive data to keep marketing campaigns responsive, agile, and ready to adjust in an unpredictable market
  • Evaluate the benefits of utilizing hyper-local consumer segmentation and multiple data sources to drive organizational innovation
  • Review the importance of continued training and conditioning in-house to ensure your team stays flexible
  • Examine what data points have changed since 2017 and why this matters for 2018 and beyond
Kurt Waltenbaugh
Kurt Waltenbaugh
Founder and CEO
Carrot Health, Inc.

10:59 am
11:35 am
11:37 am
  • Understand the value and impact of creating a holistic well-being culture in the workplace
  • Examine the VOI and ROI of addressing physical, social, mental, and community wellness
  • Gain strategies to engage employees and motivate them to take control of their health and wellness
Brooke Brownlow
Brooke Brownlow
Group Vice President, Total Rewards
H-E-B

Martin Otto
Martin Otto
Current Board of Director and Former Chairman National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS);
Chief Operating Officer
H-E-B

11:37 am
  • Learn how a global employer with 5,000 + U.S. employees significantly reduces health care costs with on-site primary care
  • Understand how on-site health care centers can save current and future dollars by delivering the right care, at the right time, and in the right setting
    • Examine benefits including enhanced care delivery, reduced ER visits and hospitalizations, and decreased claims and pharmaceutical costs
  • Build a workplace culture that values and invests in on-site health care for employees and their families
    • Determine what metrics make sense for employers based on their culture, business model, and perceived workforce value
Gale Adcock
Gale Adcock, RN, FNP
Chief Health Officer
SAS Institute

11:37 am
  • Learn about a self-insured employer's solution to improve health care for its U.S. employees
  • Understand important steps to take when building a customized, high-performance accountable care network
  • Gain strategies to collaborate with local providers
    • Design an incentive structure based on quality of care and improved outcomes over a period of time
    • How are these contracting models evolving?
  • Explore the key drivers of success
    • Enhance care coordination for the chronic populations with dedicated teams
    • Implement a concierge approach to guide patients every step of the way and improve patient satisfaction
    • Ensure EHR interoperability across the entire network
    • Develop employer and providers relationships that are built on innovation, collaboration, and trust
    Angela Mitchell
    Angela Mitchell
    Leader, US Health Care Delivery
    Intel Corporation

11:37 am
  • Discuss strategies to move toward value-based care delivery
  • Examine the growing role of TPAs and brokers to meet consumer needs and provide quality care at affordable prices
  • Shift the TPA role from a claims administrator into a full-service consumer engagement entity
    • Enhance TPA value with investments in technology
  • Understand the importance of employer, provider, and TPA partnerships to make data-centric decisions
David Contorno
David Contorno
President
Lake Norman Benefits

Vincent Esposito
Vincent Esposito
Chief Strategy and Business Development Officer
BuffCo Holdings

Lee Lewis
Lee Lewis
Area Vice President and Managing Director, Innovation Lab Practice
Arthur J. Gallagher

Josh Luke
Dr. Josh Luke, PhD
Healthcare Futurist; Faculty, University of Southern California;
Contributor, Forbes; Author, Health-Wealth: Is Healthcare Bankrupting Your Business? 9 Steps to Financial Recovery

Moderator:

Adam Russo
Adam Russo, Esq.
Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer
The Phia Group

11:37 am
  • Strategy to engage top-level financial decision makers
    • How do top advisers engage the CFO or CEO?
  • Learn how advisers engage and build relationships with C-suite executives
    • Birds-eye view into how these critical conversations unfold and value-propositions used
Gary Bender
Gary Bender
Chief Financial Officer
SISD Inc.

Craig Lack
Craig Lack
President
ENERGI

Andy Neary
Andy Neary
Healthcare Strategist
The Olson Group

Tim Olson
Tim Olson
President and Managing Partner
The Olson Group

Brian Tolbert
Brian Tolbert
Principal & Benefits Practice Leader
Bernard Health

11:38 am
  • Who’s in and who’s out?
    • What’s really going on in the medical travel market?
    • Why has it failed to deliver on the early expectations?
    • What does the future hold?
  • Will medical travel ever make it to the mainstream?
    • Is "medical travel" a business, industry and/or sector by any reasonable and agreed-upon definition
    • What are the reasonable limitations to the growth or eventual size of the medical travel markets
    • What are the parameters to be monitored regarding the size or growth of this market
Keith Pollard
Keith Pollard
Editor in Chief
International Medical Travel Journal

Irving Stackpole
Irving Stackpole
President
Stackpole & Associates

11:39 am
  • Understand the benefits and opportunities between the two major self-insurance methods (Carrier vs. TPA)
  • Why does price transparency vary?
  • Discuss alternatives to the traditional PPO model
  • Learn how partnering directly with a health care provider may be a better strategy
  • Gain strategies to optimize your health insurance broker and other advisers
Panelists:
Ray Bowman
Ray Bowman
Senior Vice President, Talent & Development
MarineMax

Bernie Heer
Bernie Heer
Strategist, Ally, Advocate
Frenkel Benefits

Steve Kelly
Steve Kelly
Chief Executive Officer
ELAP Services

Moderator:
Bill Lacy
Bill Lacy
President and Chief Executive Officer
ACHRM

12:20 pm
12:21 pm

* This session is available only to attendees of the Medical Travel Track

  • The changing global landscape in the cross border purchasing of health care services including international trends as well as transactional pillars that remain the same
  • The blurring of the lines between consumer driven “medical tourism” and the role of governments and private sector in purchasing and selling health care services
  • Effective strategies that work for governments and providers are revealed based on practical experience to deliver health care services essential to healthy populations
Graham Elderfield
Graham Elderfield
International Healthcare Consultant
Glenfield Consulting