March 28-29, 2019
Renaissance Arlington Capital View (Conference Location)
2800 South Potomac Avenue
Arlington, VA 22202
The Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program Carrier Conference will be held on March 28-29, 2019 at the Renaissance Arlington Capital View in Arlington, VA. The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) will address program-wide issues as well as special interest to all types (experience-rated and community-rated) plans in the FEHB program.
7:00 a.m. – 4:45 p.m. Registration
8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast
8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Opening Session
9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Keynote Address
9:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. 2019 Call Letter
This session will cover the Annual FEHB Call Letter
10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Break
10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Innovation in Plan Design and Benefit Management
This session will highlight innovation in plan design, healthcare delivery, and benefit management
11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Aetna’s Strategy to Address the Opioid Epidemic
This session will highlight innovation in response to the opioid epidemic
Session Moderator: Cindy Butler, Deputy Assistant Director, (FEIO), OPM
11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Automated Data Collection (ADC): Sharing of ADC Results
This session will provide an overview of program-wide results from the 2018 ADC
Session Moderator: Cristin Kane, Program Analyst, OPM
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. –2:30 p.m. Genetic and Genomic Testing
This session will highlight key aspects of genetic and genomic testing, tactics health plans can employ to manage genetic testing benefits along with genetic counseling
Session Moderator: Dele Solaru, PharmD, MBA, Chief Pharmacy Officer, OPM
2:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Break
2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. Enhancing the Enrollee Experience
Highlighting OPM initiatives and pertinent updates for FEHB Carriers with a focus on the enrollee experience
Session Moderator: Amber Rhodes, Supervisory Analyst, OPM
3:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. Patient Safety and Population Health
In collaboration with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), focus on population health and patient safety through tobacco cessation efforts and antibiotic stewardship
Session Moderator: Sheila Pinter, Management Analyst, OPM
4:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Summary and Closing for the Day
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Reception
7:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Registration
8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast
8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. AHIP Keynote Speaker
9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Plan Performance Assessment
This session reports out early trend data from the first three years of the Plan Performance Assessment, including early insights. Several FEHB Plans will also discuss their approach to the quality improvement cycle and the plan-wide commitment that leads to their success.
Session Moderator: Ed DeHarde, Assistant Director, FEIO, OPM
10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Break
10:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Audit Resolution
A discussion of common audit findings and effective resolution strategies
Session Moderator: Brittany Brooks, Program Analyst, OPM
11:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Shutdown
This session will provide an overview of the challenges presented by the partial government shutdown, lessons learned, and how OPM and Carriers can use this experience to improve the Program
11:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Conference Wrap-Up
Luxury hotel in Arlington, VA is nestled in the heart of Crystal City’s dining and business district and just 1 mile from DCA.
With luminous design and impressive architecture, our Arlington, VA luxury hotel is completely unique and utterly original.
To book a room at the Renaissance Arlington Capital View – click here or you may call Marriott Reservations at (888) 228-9290. Please identify yourself as an attendee for the AHIP/OPM FEHB Carrier Conference. The AHIP contracted group rate is available to AHIP and OPM conference attendees only.
Single or double occupancy: $264.00 plus 13.25% tax. This rate is available until Wednesday, March 6, 2019 or when the room block has sold out (whichever comes first).
Rooms at this rate are being held for arrival on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 and departure on Friday, March 29, 2019. Space is limited. Reservations are made on a first-come, first-served basis.
Deposit and Cancellations
Hotel reservations must be guaranteed by a valid major credit card that must be supplied at the time of reservation for the first and last night’s room and tax. Cancellations will be accepted by the hotel up to 21 days in advance of guest’s arrival without penalty. Cancellation made 13 days and less prior to arrival will result in forfeit of first and last night’s deposit.