Agenda – Medicare Conference 2018

  • Day 1
  • Day 2

Day 1

 Monday, February 26, 2018

9:15AM – 10:00AM

Keynote: Outlook for Medicare Advantage and Dual Eligibles in 2018–2020
John Gorman, Founder, GORMAN HEALTH GROUP

10:00AM – 10:45AM

Address the Challenges of Successful MACRA Implementation
John O’Shea, M.D., Surgeon and Senior Fellow, Center for Health Policy Studies, THE HERITAGE FOUNDATION

10:45AM – 11:15AM

Networking Break

11:15AM – 12:00PM

Bridge the Gap Between Fee-for-Service and Managed Care
Sarah Kramer, M.D., Chief Medical Information Officer, YUMA REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER

12:45PM – 1:45PM


1:45PM – 2:30PM

Examine the Qualities of a Winning ACO with the Right Value-Based Efforts
David E. Swieskowski, M.D., MBA, President, MERCY ACO

2:30PM – 3:15PM

Panel: Evolve the Marketplace With Health Plan-Provider Value-Based Arrangements
Leah Hirsch, Government Relations Director, Medicare, ANTHEM
Scott Sarran, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, Government Programs, BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD OF ILLINOIS

3:15PM – 3:45PM

Networking Break

3:45PM – 4:30PM

Analyze the Skilled Nursing Facility’s Perspective in Managed and Accountable Care for Medicare Populations
Michael Perez-Mesa, Division Director Managed Care, SAVASENIORCARE

4:30PM – 5:15PM

Apply Lessons Learned From Successful IDNs in the “Real World” to Re-Engineering for Value for Medicare Populations
Thomas Graf, Chief Medical Officer and Vice President, HORIZON BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD OF NEW JERSEY

5:15PM – 6:00PM

Medicare 2028: What Will the Next Decade Bring?
Leonard Kirschner, M.D., MPH, former President, AARP; former Director, ARIZONA MEDICAID

Day 2

 Tuesday, February 27, 2018

8:00AM – 8:45AM

Continental Breakfast


Health System-Plan Alignment

9:00AM – 9:45AM

Utilize Data Analytics and Data Mining to Audit With Medicare’s New Payment Models

Paul Belton, Vice President, Corporate Compliance, SHARP HEALTHCARE

9:45AM – 10:30AM

Utilize the EHR to Optimize Physician Documentation and Code Selection

Deann Woods Tate, Director, Coding Effectiveness, BON SECOURS HEALTH SYSTEM, INC.

10:30AM – 11:00AM

Networking Break

11:00AM – 11:45AM

Best Practices in Provider-Payer Collaboration

Jana Perry, Vice President, Sales and Retention, HEALTH ALLIANCE MEDICAL PLANS

Dual Eligible De-fragmentation

9:00AM – 9:45AM

Case Study: BIDCO Partnership With MassHealth to Improve Medicaid/Medicare Populations

Michael Olsen, MBA, Senior Director, Network Strategy and Contracting, BETH ISRAEL DEACONESS CARE ORGANIZATION

10:30AM – 11:00AM

Networking Break


11:45AM – 12:30PM

Analyze Innovations in Healthcare for Succinct Integration and Application for the Member and the Plan
Annamarie Rakes, Director, Quality Improvement and Stars, BLUECROSS BLUESHIELD OF TENNESSEE

12:30PM – 1:30PM


1:30PM – 2:15PM

Develop a Specialized Medicare Advantage Plan for Long-Term Population
Curtis Stubblefield, Director, Value-Based Care, NATIONAL HEALTHCARE CORPORATION

3:00PM – 3:45PM

Uncover Best Practices for Establishing MACRA at Your Organization