CBGH Virtual Annual Forum

State-Led Health Reform: Shared Strategies and Lessons

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This is a Virtual event.

Targeted Attendees.  Senior Purchaser Leadership, Benefits Directors and Managers, Healthcare Consultants, Health Plan Account Representatives, Healthcare Vendors, Colorado Legislators, National and State Purchaser Coalitions, Taft-Harley Plan Representatives, Federal, State and County governments and others who purchase healthcare.

Purpose.   Rather than depending upon legislative action at the Federal level, various states across the United States are leading the way in driving effective healthcare reform – both directly and by facilitating proactive employer purchasing as the primary strategy for improving healthcare affordability and quality.  This National Forum, hosted by the Colorado Business Group on Health will feature state and national leaders who are demonstrating progress being made and challenges being faced today.

Overview:  Highlight the efforts of Colorado’s and other States’ efforts to spur better performance across the entire health system.

Keynote Speaker:  Michael Conway, Colorado Insurance Commissioner

AGENDA

DAY 1 – SEPTEMBER 28 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM MST

12:00 PM – WELCOME & OPENING REMARKS
Robert Smith, MBA
Executive Director, CBGH
CEO, The Colorado Purchasing Alliance

Heather Britton
Director of Benefits & Wellness
City and County of Denver

12:20 PM – GOLD SPONSOR AD AND INTRODUCTION OF KEYNOTE SPEAKER

12:30 PM – KEYNOTE ADDRESS

Why States Must Lead… How Colorado Intends To

Michael Conway, Colorado Insurance Commissioner

Gold Sponsor Introduction:

Moderator: Bob Smith, Exec. Director, CBGH & President, The Colorado Purchasing Alliance

1:15 PM SPONSOR AD

1:20 PM SESSION 1 – NATIONAL PERSPECTIVE

The Commonwealth Fund’s Scorecard on State Health System Performance: How States Can Support Market Based Strategies to Reform Healthcare

Sara Collins, PhD (invited)
Vice President, Health Care Coverage & Access
The Commonwealth Fund

2:10 PM GOLD SPONSOR AD

2:15 pm SESSION 2 – CONNECTICUT PERSPECTIVE

State of Connecticut’s Centers of Excellence Program: Utilizing Episodes of Care to Improve Quality

François de Brantes, MBA, MEc
Senior Vice President, Episodes of Care
Signify Health

3:10 pm BREAK & SPONSOR AD

3:15 pm SESSION 3 – MICHIGAN PERSPECTIVE

How a Michigan Hospital System is Leading in Health Reform and Affordability

Ryan Catignani, MBA, PAHM
Vice President, Managed Care & Accountable Care Services
Beaumont Health

4:10 pm SPONSOR AD

4:15 pm SESSION 4 – INDIANA PERSPECTIVE

How Much Do You Pay for Hospital Services? The RAND Hospital Analysis Study

Christopher Whaley, PhD
Policy Researcher
RAND Corporation
Professor
Pardee RAND Graduate School

Gloria Sachdev, PharmD
President & CEO
Employers’ Forum of Indiana

5:10 pm GOLD SPONSOR AD

5:15 pm – 5:30 pm DAY 1 WRAP UP & CHAT

Robert Smith, MBA
Executive Director, CBGH
President, The Colorado Purchasing Alliance

DAY 2 – SEP 29 8:00 AM – 1:30 PM MST

8:00 AM WELCOME & OPENING REMARKS

Robert Smith, MBA
Executive Director
CBGH
President
The Colorado Purchasing Alliance

8:05 AM KEYNOTE SPEAKER

TBA

Introduction by Gold Sponsor

8:25 AM GOLD SPONSOR AD

8:30 AM SESSION 5 – NORTH CAROLINA PERSPECTIVE

North Carolina State Health Plan’s Provider Reimbursement Strategy – Updates and Moving Forward

Dee Jones, MBA
Executive Director, North Carolina State Health Plan

9:25 AM SPONSOR AD

9:30 AM SESSION 6 – NATIONAL PERSPECTIVE

Leveraging State Purchasing Power – What is Happening Across the United States?

Hemi Tewarson, JD, MPH (invited)
Executive Director
National Academy for State Health Policy

10:25 AM SPONSOR AD

10:30 AM SESSION 7 – CALIFORNIA PERSPECTIVE

Guiding Members to High-Value Choices through Reference Pricing and Attacking Waste through Formulary Management

John Stenerson
Deputy Executive Officer, Health Benefits
Self-Insured Schools of California

Tom Cordeiro
President
Integrity Pharmaceutical Advisors

11:20 AM BREAK & SPONSOR AD

11:30 AM SESSION 8 – COLORADO PERSPECTIVE

A Purchaser-Led Approach to Improving Healthcare Value

Robert Smith, MBA
Executive Director, CBGH
President
The Colorado Purchasing Alliance

Julia Hutchins, MPH, MPP
Director, Innovation Lab & Product Development
Emsana Health, Purchasers Business Group on Health

12:10 PM GOLD SPONSOR AD

12:15 PM COLORADO HEALTH PLAN PANEL DISCUSSION

State-Led Health Reform – The Role of the Health Plan

Moderator: Kim Bimestefer, Executive Director
Dept. of Health Care Policy & Financing
State of Colorado

Panelists:

Brigitte Nettesheim
President, Territory Leader, North Central Territory & Joint Venture Markets
Aetna

Charles Ritz
President, Colorado
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield

John Roble
Market President, Mountain States
Cigna

Michael Ramseier (invited)
President
Kaiser Permanente Health Plan of Colorado

Patrick Gordon (invited)
President & CEO
Rocky Mountain Health Plans

Marc Neely
CEO
UnitedHealthcare of Colorado and Wyoming

1:15 PM SPONSOR AD

1:30 PM ADJOURN

Bob Smith
Executive Director, CBGH
President
The Colorado Purchasing Alliance


Sponsorship Opportunities: By sponsoring at the 2020 Annual Forum, you reach an elite gathering of proponents of value-based purchasing, healthcare transparency and payment reform.  Your commitment will support Colorado purchasers and their employees in our mission to collaboratively improve the healthcare value proposition for all Coloradans.

Click here to download the sponsorship packet