8:15 am
Jeff Henderson
Jeff Henderson
Vice President, Head of Market Access and Government Affairs

8:30 am

Calling all health care stakeholders. Join us to hear a firsthand account of CMMI’s current initiatives, future program directions, and the role NQF is playing to ensure that performance measurement lives up to its potential to help organizations achieve the Quadruple Aim in the ever-changing, value-based landscape. Examples of where innovation is happening and lessons learned will be shared from both perspectives. Learn practical considerations that will help you spur the changes you need in multi-payer, value-based arrangements.

Shantanu Agrawal
Shantanu Agrawal, MD, MPhil
President and Chief Executive Officer
National Quality Forum

Sanjay Doddamani
Sanjay Doddamani, MD, MBA
Senior Advisor and Medical Officer
Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services


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

10:00 am

Leading payer organizations lend insight into their goals for value-based contractual partnerships with providers and manufacturers.

  • Explore how payers perceive value and the quality and outcome metrics they want to incentivize for reimbursement
  • Hear examples of the successes and challenges faced as payers, providers, and manufacturers participate in more value-based contracts


John Doyle
John Doyle, PhD
Vice President, Global Healthcare Innovation Lead


Kathryn L. Lueken
Kathryn L. Lueken, MD, MMM, CPE
Associate Vice President, Market/Industry Insights, Chief Medical Organization

Alefiyah Mesiwala
Alefiyah Mesiwala, MD, MPH
Senior Medical Director, Value-based Care and Innovation
UPMC Health Plan

Anthony Nguyen
Anthony Nguyen, MD
Senior Vice President, Population Health Management

11:00 am

Population health leaders from leading organizations engage in a revealing discussion on the challenges and issues they confronted while designing and implementing successful APMs.

  • Discuss favorable market conditions, partnership development, and collaboration strategies
  • Learn why a health system or medical group chose these models, including:
    • Medicare ACO
    • Medicare Advantage
    • Commercial shared-risk arrangements
    • Bundled/Episode-based payments
    • Direct-to-Employer contracting
  • Hear about challenges faced and steps to mitigate issues during implementation
  • Discuss what’s next for the evolution of chosen models


Amy Mullins
Amy Mullins, MD, CPE, FAAFP
Medical Director of Quality and Payment
American Academy of Family Physicians


Derek Novak
Derek Novak, MBA
President, Population Health Services Organization
MercyOne (formerly Mercy ACO)

Gerald Rupp
Gerald Rupp, PhD
Chief Innovation Officer

Devdutta Sangvai
Devdutta Sangvai, MD, MBA
Vice President, Population Health Management
Duke University Health System

Maraya Thorland
Maraya Thorland, MPH
Vice President, Business Development & Performance Management
UNC Health Alliance

12:00 pm
1:15 pm
Juliann Molecavage
Juliann Molecavage, DHA
Associate Vice President, Quality & Primary Care Services

1:30 pm

Spreading infrastructure costs across a broader patient population and developing a unified, payer-agnostic approach to coordinated care ensures success with APMs.

  • Explore which value-based models you should pursue—What suits your organization and aligns with a heightened focus on accountability?
  • Discuss how you restructure your organization to increase enterprise efficiencies in a payer-agnostic approach to value-based care
    • Hear what different population health management frameworks (structure, processes, and technology) look like across organizations
  • Examine how to parlay experience with Medicare into improved relationships and value-based contracts with commercial payers
    • Are payers willing to collaborate and jointly develop a strategy to achieve targeted costs and quality goals?
    • Can agreement about effective communications be reached, i.e. sharing data in a relevant and timely way?


Nicole Bradberry
Nicole Bradberry
Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board
Florida Association of ACOs (FLAACOs)


Dhyan D. Lal
Dhyan D. Lal
Division Vice President, Payer Strategy and Accountable Care, Pacific Northwest Division
CHI Franciscan – a part of CommonSpirit Health

Christina Lewis
Christina Lewis, FACHE, MPH, RN
Executive Director
St. Luke’s Care Network

Frank Shipp
Frank Shipp, FACHE, MBA
Executive Director, Clinically Integrated Network & Population Health
Valley Health System

2:15 pm

It is important to estimate the financial effects of new initiatives and to be able to withstand potential losses in revenue and cash flow when an organization assumes two-sided risk.

  • Assess the risks and rewards of participating in an APM model to justify the investment and necessary changes to workflow
  • Discuss the strategic advantages to realize savings as a physician-led APM or a hospital-led APM and explore what factors determine success or failure in each of these areas:
    • Post-acute costs
    • Admissions
    • Avoided readmissions
  • Examine different organization’s risk financing strategy and why this strategy is used to fund losses
    • Explore risk-sharing arrangements with third parties who specialize in loss
Michael Barrett
Michael Barrett
Founding Board Member, Initial Chairman, and Policy Committee Member

Joseph Vasile
Joseph Vasile, MD, MBA
President and Chief Executive Officer
Greater Rochester Independent Practice Association (GRIPA)

3:00 pm

Shared Session

The kidney care community is collectively effective at driving improvement and achieving savings for a complex, chronically-ill end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patient population.

  • Illustrate the exciting dynamics at play, in particular the President’s Executive Order, and the potential to transform kidney care through specialized high-risk patient, value-based models
  • Examine DaVita’s role in advancing integrated care programs and how ESCOs can serve as a foundation to improve performance in other value-based models
  • Dive into care management strategies and innovations that are effective at driving clinical improvement
  • Discuss the future of kidney care and implications for other value-based programs
Nathan Lohmeyer
Nathan Lohmeyer
Vice President, Integrated Kidney Care and Government Programs

4:15 pm

Pathways to Success is a new direction for the Medicare Shared Savings Program that redesigns participation options and encourages a faster move to performance-based risk.

  • Gain clarity and insight into regulatory changes and how the program has evolved
  • Understand factors to consider when deciding to continue with the program, to take downside risk and at what level, or to exit from the program
    • Weigh pros and cons of participating in the Basic Track and one of its levels, or in the Enhanced Track
  • Hear early adopters’ experiences and how they position themselves for success in the new model
    • Explore how participants are facing the next set of priorities and challenges
James M. Bock
James M. Bock, MD
Chief Medical Officer, HSHS ACO, LLC and Physician Clinical Integration Network, LLC;
Medical Director, HSHS Medical Group—Central Division

Kim Nunnally
Kim Nunnally
Director, Governmental Programs
Novant Health

5:00 pm

These roundtables provide an opportunity to discuss current challenges and opportunities for professionals engaged in value-based contracting and APMs. Attendees choose one of the below topics to address with peers led by a roundtable facilitator.

Bridge the Gap between FFS and PFV

Tiffany Wandy
Tiffany Wandy
Executive Director, Clinically Integrated Network
LifeBridge Health

ACO Pathways to Success

Nicole Bradberry
Nicole Bradberry
Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board
Florida Association of ACOs (FLAACOs)

All other APMs (emerging models, PCMH, bundled/episode payments, payer-provider shared risk)

James M. Bock
James M. Bock, MD
Chief Medical Officer, HSHS ACO, LLC and Physician Clinical Integration Network, LLC;
Medical Director, HSHS Medical Group—Central Division

Medicare Advantage

Kim Nunnally
Kim Nunnally
Director, Governmental Programs
Novant Health