National Health Policy Conference

  • March 08 – 09, 2017
  • The Ritz-Carlton, Washington, D.C.
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The Ritz-Carlton, Washington, D.C.

AHIP’s National Health Policy Conference delves deeply into our nation’s top policy priorities as we work together to improve our health care system. Join the conversation.

No Other Conference Delivers Experts and Insights Like AHIP

Learn what’s working now, and what’s on the horizon for our health care system. The agenda will be filled with the expert speakers you want to hear from and the topics you need to know more about. You’ll gain insight into ways to help your organization develop sound solutions to our industry’s most challenging issues.

  • What’s the future of health reform?
  • What’s the view of the top policy priorities on the Hill, from the NAIC, from CMS, and in the States?
  • Innovative ways to help modernize delivery systems
  • Preparing for potential impacts on the cost of care
  • Refining payment reform and benefit design
  • Managing high drug spending

We’re talking about value, innovation, outcomes, and accessibility. We’re talking about successful collaborations that help increase the quality of care.

We’re talking about making health care work. Be a part of the conversation. Register today.

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Add the National Conference on the Individual & Small-Group Markets, March 9-10, to your National Health Policy Conference registration and take advantage of discounted rates.

Perspectives on Policy Priorities

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One size does not fit all

Refining the framework for payment reform and benefit design to improve health care.

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The changing role of health plans

Improving health care: Lessons from business.

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Delivering value-based care

Modernizing the health care delivery system.

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  • March 09
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Looking at our Health Care System: Many Dimensions - All Interconnected

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National Health Policy Conference

March 08
6:45 am
5:15 pm

Registration and Information Desk Open

7:45 am
8:30 am

ACA “Repeal and Replacement”: Navigating Uncertainty in 2017 and Beyond

Breakfast Briefing

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We anticipate that political and policy developments and dynamics in Washington, D.C. and various state capitals will drive marketplace uncertainty for health plans for the foreseeable future. In this session, we will share analysis and perspectives on how health plans can assess a range of policy and market scenarios, and maintain strategic coherence and operational performance in the face of uncertainty.

Anne Phelps

Principal, US Health Care Regulatory Leader

Deloitte & Touche LLP

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Gregory Scott

Vice Chairman and U.S. Leader, Health Plans

Deloitte LLP

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8:45 am
10:00 am

Making Health Care Work

Morning Consult Special Session

Michael Ramlet (Moderator)

Co-Founder and CEO

Morning Consult

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Marilyn Tavenner

President and CEO

America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP)

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Andrew W. Gurman, MD

President

American Medical Association

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Charles N. Kahn III

President and CEO

Federation of American Hospitals

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Darilyn V. Moyer, MD, FACP

Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer

American College of Physicians (ACP)

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10:00 am
10:30 am

The Role of Health Plans in Improving Health Care for Every American

Welcome and Opening Keynote

Marilyn Tavenner

President and CEO

America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP)

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10:30 am
10:50 am

Break with Table Tops

10:50 am
11:30 am

Modernizing the Health Care Delivery System Under Health Care 2.0

General Session

Diane P. Holder

Executive Vice President, UPMC, President, UPMC Insurance Services Division, President and CEO, UPMC Health Plan

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Richard Shinto, MD, MBA

President and Chief Executive Officer

InnovaCare, Inc.

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11:30 am
12:15 pm

2017 Health Policy Priorities: Perspectives from NAIC

General Session

Ted Nickel

President, National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) and Commissioner of Insurance

State of Wisconsin

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Al Redmer, Jr.

Chair, Health Insurance and Managed Care Committee, National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) and Commissioner

Maryland Insurance Administration

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12:15 pm
12:45 pm

Break with Table Tops

12:45 pm
2:00 pm

Health Reform Today, Health Improvement Tomorrow

Luncheon General Session

The Honorable Newt Gingrich

Former Speaker

United States House of Representatives

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2:00 pm
2:30 pm

Dessert Break with Table Tops

2:30 pm
3:15 pm

Improving Health Care: Lessons from Business

General Session

Bill Kramer

Executive Director, Health Policy

Pacific Business Group on Health (PBGH)

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Katie Mahoney

Executive Director, Health Policy

U.S. Chamber of Commerce

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Katy Spangler

Senior Vice President, Health Policy

American Benefits Council

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3:15 pm
4:00 pm

Refining the Framework for Payment Reform and Benefit Design to Improve Health Care

General Session

Michael E. Chernew, PhD

Leonard D. Schaeffer Professor of Health Care Policy and Director, Healthcare Markets and Regulation Lab

Harvard Medical School

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4:00 pm
4:15 pm

Break with Table Tops

4:15 pm
5:15 pm

High Drug Spending: What’s the Policy Prescription?

General Session

Martin A. Makary, MD, MPH

Professor of Surgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine; Professor of Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; Director, Improving Wisely

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Charles J. Fazio, MD, MS

Senior Vice President and Medical Director

HealthPartners, Inc.

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Aaron Kesselheim, MD, JD, MPH

Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Faculty Member, Division of Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics, Department of Medicine

Brigham and Women’s Hospital

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5:15 pm
6:15 pm

Opening Reception with Table Tops

March 09
7:15 am
5:35 pm

Registration and Information Desk Open

7:45 am
8:30 am

RAPS to EDS Transition Collaboration: A Data-Driven Analysis

Breakfast Briefing

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CMS is transitioning the calculation of Medicare Advantage (MA) plan risk scores from the Risk Adjustment Processing System (RAPS), where risk adjustment filter rules are applied by health plans, to the Encounter Data System (EDS), where MA plans submit their member encounter claims and CMS applies the filter logic to identify diagnoses eligible for risk adjustment. This session will present the findings of a research collaboration between industry stakeholders that sought to investigate the revenue neutrality of the change in approach. The study findings show that the transition to the new data submission system could have a significant impact on plan risk scores and reimbursement. Speakers will discuss how plan risk scores differ based on using RAPS versus EDS to identify member diagnoses, the potential impact on plan risk adjusted revenue under the proposed transition scenarios, and the overall impact on risk scores using the blended methodology between RAPS and EDS through the transition period.

Arati Swadi

Senior Director of Product Execution

Inovalon

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Christie Teigland, PhD

Vice President, Advanced Analytics

Avalere

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7:45 am
8:30 am

Biosimilars: Policy and Reimbursement Considerations for a New Market

Breakfast Briefing

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This session will provide an update on the key policy and reimbursement issues in the biosimilar marketplace. Attendees will learn more about recent FDA guidance and hear strategic insights around how the market is shaping up. The speaker will address critical issues including biosimilar naming; interchangeability determinations; state legislative action; reimbursement policy; and the impact of patent litigation on the biosimilar market.

Amanda Forys, MSPH

Director, Reimbursement Policy Insights

Xcenda

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7:45 am
8:30 am

Bundled Payment Models as a Key Business Strategy

Breakfast Briefing

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Over a few short years, bundled payments have gone from a niche payment strategy to a key strategic issue for payers and providers. Medicare has forged the way with bundled payment models, but commercial markets are starting to see movement as well. This payment reform strategy is bringing down costs and improving outcomes, not only in orthopedics but across many high priority clinical areas. This session will explore the state of bundled payments today and where the industry is heading. The speaker will discuss the current Medicare models for bundled payment and the results they are having; the impact increasing commercial engagement with bundled payments will have on the market; and the strategic issues payers and providers face in structuring and managing bundled payment programs.

Dave Terry

CEO & Founder

Archway Health

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8:30 am
9:30 am

2017 Health Policy Priorities: Perspectives from the Hill

General Session

Congressman Kevin Brady

United States House of Representatives

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9:00 am
10:29 am

The Impact of Health Reform on Cost of Care

General Session

David M. Cutler, PhD

Otto Eckstein Professor of Applied Economics

Harvard University

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Douglas Holtz-Eakin

President

American Action Forum

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Gail R. Wilensky, PhD

Senior Fellow

Project HOPE

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Nancy-Ann M. DeParle

Partner and Co-Founder

Consonance Capital Partners

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10:20 am
10:40 am

Break with Table Tops

10:40 am
11:10 am

The Future of Delivery System Reform

General Session

Patrick Conway, MD, MSc

Deputy Administrator for Innovation and Quality Director, Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)

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11:10 am
12:00 pm

2017 Health Policy Priorities in the States: View from the NGA

Closing General Session

Scott Pattison

Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer

National Governors Association (NGA)

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12:00 pm
12:00 pm

National Health Policy Conference Adjourns

1:15 pm
1:15 pm

AHIP’s 2017 National Conference on the Individual and Small Group Markets Begins

Will we see you in D.C.?

Hotel and Travel Information

The Ritz-Carlton
1150 22nd Street NW, Washington, DC 20037

Spring is the time to be in D.C.
The dreary winter season is transitioning to a bright, blooming season in D.C. It’s a terrific setting to plan for the year ahead. Conveniently located, AHIP’s National Health Policy Conference is where you can be a part of the conversation. So sign up for the conference and receive special hotel rates!

As an added bonus, nearby you’ll find plenty of walkable green spaces, D.C.-only attractions like the White House, Cherry Blossoms (possibly!), Smithsonian Museums and the National Mall, and great restaurants for when you need to take a short break from it all.

HOTEL INFORMATION

The Ritz Carlton is sold out and the room block is closed.

RITZ CARLTON CANCELLATION POLICY
All room reservations must be accompanied by a first and last night’s room deposit guaranteed with a major credit card. If a reservation is cancelled within 21-14 days prior to arrival, the individual will forfeit the deposit of the first and last night’s stay. If reservation is cancelled with 13 days prior to arrival, the individual will be charged the entire length of stay.

Hilton Garden Inn, the overflow hotel, the room block is now closed.

HILTON GARDEN INN CANCELLATION POLICY

All room reservations must be secured with a valid credit card. Reservations may be cancelled up to 72 hours prior to arrival without penalty. Reservations cancelled less than 72 hours and up until the day of arrival will be charged one night’s room and tax late cancellation fee.  If attendee does not arrive and does not cancel his/her reservation, then the attendee will be charged one night’s room and tax no show fee.

STILL IN NEED OF HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS

Please refer to the list of hotels provided below that may have rooms available.  These hotels are within a 2-block radius of the Ritz-Carlton Washington, DC.

  • Hilton Garden Inn Washington, DC/Georgetown                   (202) 974-6010
    2201 M St NW, Washington, DC 20037
  • Hyatt Place                                                                                  (202) 838-2222
    2121 M St NW, Washington, DC 20037
  • The Westin Georgetown                                                           (202) 429-0100
    2350 M St NW, Washington, DC 20037
  • Fairmont Washington, DC/Georgetown                                  (202) 429-2400
    2401 M St NW, Washington, DC 20037
  • The St. Gregory Hotel                                                                (202) 530-3600
    2033 M St NW, Washington, DC 20036
  • Washington Marriott Georgetown                                           (202) 872-1500
    1221 22nd St NW, Washington, DC 20037
  • Embassy Suites by Hilton                                                         (202) 857-3388
    1250 22nd St NW, Washington, DC 20037
  • Park Hyatt                                                                                  (202) 789-1234
    1201 24th St NW, Washington, DC 20037
  • Renaissance DuPont Circle Hotel                                           (202) 775-0800
    1143 New Hampshire Ave NW, Washington, DC 20037
  • Best Western Georgetown Hotel & Suites                            (202) 457-0565
    1121 New Hampshire Ave NW, Washington, DC 2003
  • One Washington Circle Hotel                                                (202) 872-1680
    1 Washington Cir NW, Washington, DC 20037

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