The 13th Annual World Health Care Congress convenes decision makers from all sectors of health care to catalyze meaningful partnerships and change. In 2016, faculty focus on the impact of mega-mergers and consolidation, navigating ACA implementation, consumer engagement, the shift from FFS to value-based payment, and scalable, innovative care models and technologies that show promise in reducing cost and increasing quality.
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Steve Nolte has more than 30 years of experience in health insurance and managed care. As a consultant, he helped Sutter compile its state application to create Sutter Health Plus, a Health Maintenance Organization (HMO). Now, he serves as its CEO and shares his perspective on how payer-provider partnerships can help deliver meaningful and cost-effective health care services.
Stephen H. Nolte Chief Executive Officer Sutter Health Plus
Consider new business models to effectively operate in a regulated environment
Gain strategies to successfully collaborate with providers and create a win-win situation for both parties
Utilize interactive tools and innovative approaches including the “retail clinic” model to retain members, attract new customers, and improve overall consumer experience
Modify existing plan design to better manage the needs of a diverse population
Discuss new and cost-effective product offerings on the private exchanges to gain competitive advantage over third-party carriers
Navigate policy changes and rapid market consolidation
Gain strategies from providers who are making the leap from FFS to value-based care
Explore care coordination models and their progress
Hear about collaborations and clinical integration that increase negotiating power
Manage and assume responsibility for the quality and total cost of care for populations
Address cultural change – How do you restore joy to the practice of medicine to achieve the Quadruple Aim?
Hear leaders discuss the impacts to-date of ACA implementation
Prepare for the advent of Medicaid managed long-term care
Examine how your organization can address service gaps in behavioral and physical health integration
Explore Medicare and Medicaid integration efforts to provide cost-effective care for duals
Understand opportunities for innovation in Medicaid
Discuss key changes in Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement
Understand top-of-mind concerns for public and commercial payers
Hear about industry partnerships to control cost and increase quality
Understand where your organization's initiatives complement payer and provider strategies
Co-Located Events - Coming Soon!
Join the National Congress for Employer Health Care Strategies
Co-located with the 13th WHCC, the National Congress for Employer Health Care Strategies, to be held April 10-12, includes 3 executive forums: 6th Annual Executive Forum on Voluntary and Ancillary Benefits
10th Executive Forum on On-site Employee Health
Inaugural Employer Forum on Health Care Reform Strategies
These meetings convene HR and benefits professionals to discuss recent trends in employee benefits, cost-effective approaches to provide easily accessible and quality care, and solutions to adapt to the changing ACA environment. Understand how to comply with ADA and ERISA regulations, navigate private exchanges, and offer benefits packages that truly meet employee needs.
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WHCC is one of the best forums, where we can share our industry best practices, data, and innovations without bias. — Emad Rizk, MD, Chief Executive Officer, Accretive Health
I found the conference extremely informative and validating that all in the health care industry are managing the same challenges for transformation. I have also found it beneficial engaging with peers and professional colleagues. After attending the conference, I am very encouraged by the intentionality of health care professionals to improve outcomes and lower costs--all while keeping the patient at the center of overall focus. — Jesse Cureton, Executive Vice President and Chief Consumer Officer, Novant Health
This is my first WHCC. I am extremely impressed with audience, session engagement, and quality of thought leaders. Monocle Health is looking forward to becoming a sponsor next year. — Mike Cadger, Chief Executive Officer, Monocle Health
The sessions have been helpful and insightful in understanding future trends and where to apply our alliances and strategic focus. I'm happy with the quality of the presenters and diversity of background outside of health care. — Jeff Schmalz, Vice President, Womenâ€™s Health, LabCorp
World Congress exceeded all my expectations! — Brian Bogie, Vice President, Marketing, HealthEdge
Lots of great information. — Gina Ryan, Customer Relationship Manager, The Kroger Co.
I have found it an interesting conference because of the diverse viewpoints. Some of the speakers are from fields and industries outside of health care and they bring a very unique perspective. — Philbert Chen, MD, Clinical Instructor, School of Medicine, University of Illinois
I appreciate the diversity of the offerings of topics and speakers. I found the overall conference to be enlightening and thought provoking. — Pam Halvorson, Regional Vice President, Clinic Operations, Trinity Pioneer ACO
This Congress really crystalizes how many people from disparate parts of the health care community are finding ways to combat struggles and answer questions. The large commonality of issues is validating and challenging. One of the best things is the ability to grab so many ideas and bring them home to try out — Jeff Gold, Senior Vice President and Special Counsel, HANYS
The 12th Annual World Health Care Congress was the best conference I attended this year. I look forward to attending next year. — Nebeyou Abebe, Senior Director, Health & Well-being, Sodexo North America
The World Health Care Congress always tops my list of must-go events because it knows the issues and who is the best expert on those issues. They are always better than the other large conferences and give us the most informative content. — William Boyles, CEO and Editor, Interpro Publications
I found there to be a wide variety of education sessions to choose from and it was hard to decide which session to attend because of the plethora of options. I look forward to supporting the WHCC next year! — Sarah Swango, Director of Membership and Development, Medicaid Health Plans of America
Personally, I enjoyed the conference - there were excellent Keynotes and many panels that were quite good and enlightening. — Gregory M. Gurican, RN, CPHQ, CEO & Founder, GMG & Associates LLP
The recent WHCC in DC was a great networking and educational event. It provides a forum for leaders and operators of health care facilities of all sizes to learn about the pressing challenges of the day and to exchange ideas and strategies that are actionable and meaningful to your institution. — Jeffrey N. Hausfeld M.D., M.B.A., F.A.C.S., President, Memory Care Communities of Illinois. LLC;
Managing Director, FMS Financial Solutions; Chairman and Founder -The Society of Physician Entrepreneurs
The World Health Care Congress is an event dedicated to industry professionals and career changers on the business of Health Care. Those in attendance have unique access to leading authorities and decision makers. If you are serious about networking in a pool of strategic thinkers and furthering your understanding of all the various components impacting our Health Care system . . . today, tomorrow and in the immediate future . . . this is a conference you should not miss. — Farren M Baer, Vice President of Education, National Association of Health Underwriters (NAHU)
The 12th Annual World Health Care Congress brought together some of the brightest and most innovative minds in healthcare to inform and educate attendees. Change was the central theme of the discussions, which was fitting since the meeting took place as the country celebrated the 5th anniversary of the Affordable Care Act. — Laura Joszt, MA, assistant managing editor, The American Journal of Managed Care
WHCC 2015, a great conference focused on current topics in the industry. I continue to appreciate this event for providing the right combination of education and networking. The diversity of the attendees, speakers and sponsors (payers, providers, data/analytic solution providers and health systems) promotes a culture of collaboration. — Sharon Kilcarr Chief Managed Care Officer Calloway Laboratories, Inc.
WHCC exceeded my expectations. With so many moving parts itâ€™s good to hear from leaders with different perspectives —Reginald Dennis, Director- Heath Care Support, ROJW
This session provided insight into current actions/ transformations under way along with panel discussions that share views about a topic. Networking opportunities are present and extend individuals in many roles within health care. —Joanne Rusch, Director, Blue Cross Blue Shield
When I come to this conference, I leave with a vision of what the future of healthcare will look like - Oscar healthcare + Rosen Hospital were two glimpes into the future —Janet Poppe, Senior Director, National Accounts, Pacira Pharmaceuticals
Re-invigorated my interest in health care and embrace change! Most grateful for the opportunity. —Nomonde Xonan, Health Attache, Embassy of South Africa
Ideal event to see how industry players are converging to shape health care now and in the future. —Susanne Madden CEO The Verden Group
This is my 3rd year attending the World Health Care Congress and each year it keeps getting better. The speakers are extremely knowledgeable and are definitely forward-thinkers of the health care environment. —Carmen Elliott VP, Payment Policy, American Physical Therapy Association
I enjoyed listening to the many initiatives being implemented by the various health plans, providers and other speakers. —Jackie Addison Vice President, Customer Operations Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
Relevant message for any business. Engaging, humorous, intelligent, articulate. Fabulous! —Angie Dreifuerest, VP of HR/Benefits/MIS, T.A. Solberg Co, Inc.
Couldn't have been better! —Ferris Taylor Chief Strategy Officer Arches Health Plan
It was a pleasure leading a workshop at WHCC. The diversity of participants mirrors the diversity of stakeholders in the health care system. —David A. Shore, PhD, Faculty, Harvard University; Adjunct Professor of Organizational Development and Change, University of Monterrey Business School, Mexico
Wonderful event, enjoyed Washington D.C., speakers were great and I learned a lot of good information for our health plan. —Sue Gorecki, Chief Operation Officer, Children's Community Health Plan
Many conferences speak to current problems, how to fix them, and give little regard to what is on the horizon. This conference gave me not just a hint, but knowledge of what is next, and provided great detail of what has been done by many different entities to be proactive. —Peggy Scherrer, RN, BSN, Compliance Operations Manager, University of California San Francisco
This conference provided an ideal venue to hear from a diverse group of healthcare professionals who are developing innovative ways to transform healthcare. —Kimberlydawn Wisdom, MD, Senior Vice President, Community Health & Equity, Chief Wellness Officer, Henry Ford Health System
April 10 - 13, 2016 • Washington, DC • The Wardman Park Hotel
Connecting and Preparing Leaders for Health Care’s Transformation
About World Congress
World Congress offers unique conferences and events in health care, life sciences and pharmaceutical that are unmatched by any other organizer. Through our educationally focused events, we convene CEOs and senior-level executives from all segments of the health care and life sciences industries to exchange ideas, discuss market trends, and explore solutions to the most pressing challenges facing a variety of roles within these organizations.