General Sessions

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

The Future of Payment Models: An Exploration of Best Practices
Moderator: Donald W. Fisher, PhD, President and Chief Executive Officer, American Medical Group Association Panelists: Benton Davis, Senior Vice President, Clinical Communities & Networks, Optum; Charles D. Kennedy, MD, Chief Population Health Officer, Healthagen; Tim O’Rourke, Vice President of Provider Development, Humana; and Richard Salmon, MD, PhD, National Medical Director, Performance Measurement and Improvement, Cigna
Our healthcare system is experiencing some of the most significant and far-reaching changes in its history, especially with the proliferation of new reimbursement models. Overall the impetus for these changes is a positive motivator, creating a mandate for accountability and quality to focus on value for patients. However, while positive, these changes will require medical groups and health systems to redesign their operations and processes to prepare for a value-based model of reimbursement. In this interactive panel discussion, we will examine the payer perspective on different models of payment that are driving this change—including commercial ACOs, Medicare Advantage plans, and other value-based payment models—in order to give you the information necessary to position your organization for success.
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to describe different models of payment—including commercial ACOs, Medicare Advantage plans, and value-based payment programs—and related operational changes that will affect medical groups.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Healthcare 2015 and Beyond: What Will Be the Keys to Success?
Moderator: Donald W. Fisher, PhD, CAE, President and Chief Executive Officer, AMGA Panelists: Richard A. Cooper, MHA, Chief Executive Officer, The Everett Clinic; Wyatt Decker, MD, Vice President and Chief Executive Officer, Mayo Clinic—Scottsdale; Charles W. Sorenson, MD, President and Chief Executive O cer, Intermountain Healthcare; and Don L. Wreden, MD, Senior Vice President for Patient Experience, Sutter Health 
The Everett Clinic, Intermountain Healthcare, Mayo Clinic, and Sutter Health are widely recognized as among the preeminent organizations in the healthcare industry today. These groups have helped set the standard for physician leadership, innovative care practices, and award-winning outcomes. At this one-of-a kind discussion, the panelists will engage in a candid conversation and address diffi cult issues, such as what they believe will be the keys to succeeding in this new age of health care, where they are placing their bets and what necessary changes groups must be willing to make in order to keep their doors open for patients in their communities. 
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to discuss challenges and strategies for succeeding clinically and financially in a changing healthcare environment.

Why Employers Need Healthcare Reform to Succeed
Gary Loveman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Caesars Entertainment
Healthcare costs remain the number one cost pressure on U.S. businesses, making it increasingly difficult to provide affordable care to their employees. With the implementation of the Aff ordable Care Act pushing more financial responsibility onto consumers, patients will need to become even more engaged in their healthcare decisions and employers and providers will have to become more involved in helping them make these decisions. In this presentation, Gary Loveman will share how the eff ective collection and use of data can help drive consumer behavior. Additionally, he will draw on his experiences serving on the Health and Retirement Committee of the Business Roundtable, an association of chief executive officers whose members lead U.S. companies with $7.4 trillion in annual revenues and more than 16 million employees, to discuss how the healthcare system should be fixed to benefit the patients and the employers for whom they work, with improved quality and cost savings being the end goal for all.
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to describe how the effective collection and use of data can help drive consumer behavior, and what employers and payers are looking for in the healthcare system.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

The Art of Leadership
Erik Wahl, Artist and Author of Unthink: Rediscover Your Creative Genius
As the healthcare landscape continues to evolve, leaders need to stay ahead of the curve by fostering a steady stream of disruptive strategies creating unexpected solutions. However, disruptive thinking requires a culture of innovative leadership, one that can provide the framework and motivation to generate those strategies and execute those solutions. To thrive in this new era, healthcare leaders need to rethink the habits that have made them successful in the past and challenge the conventional wisdom and industry models that have defi ned their world for so long. Through this inspiring and thought-provoking performance, Erik Wahl will challenge the conventional, and make you wonder, “Why haven’t we ever thought about our business and culture this way before?”
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to describe how to develop a culture of innovative leadership.

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