We Invite You To Join Us at our 22nd ANNUAL NATIONAL MEETING 2017

Our Annual National Meeting has gained a reputation for our tradition of timely and actionable education. This meeting provides invaluable insight for professionals leading and interacting with various forms of physician organizations. This year’s meeting will be held in San Antonio, Texas, March 23 - 25, 2017 at the GRAND HYATT Riverwalk. The meeting will highlight the evolution of physician entities, appropriately titled:

“The Return of the Independent Practice”

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Celebrating Twenty Two Years of Health Education!

 Our Annual National Meeting is committed to helping Healthcare professionals, companies & organizations rub shoulders and network with IPA Leaders and Physicians from around the country. Our intensive educational strategy attracts a large percentage of physician attendees. Approximately 50% of annual meeting attendees are physicians, with the remainder of the participants comprised of IPA executives and administrators, health law and healthcare accountants, as well as organization and company leaders working with with IPAs. Because of the intensive educational agenda and the vast networking opportunities, our annual meetings are known to be the:

“The Best Value for Your Health Care Education Dollar.”

Register to ATTEND or EXHIBIT Online Today!

 

 

TIPAAA Annual National Meetings “Target Audience

  • Physicians, medical directors, and physicians working in organizational leadership positions.
  • Health plan professionals working in the areas of provider relations and member-benefit design.
  • IPA, PHO, and MSO administrators.
  • Professionals working in medical services risk management.
  • Executives in physician practice management companies.
  • Individuals responsible for clinical management, financial operations, network development, and provider contracting.
  • General Healthcare Professionals
 

22nd Annual National Meeting Registration Includes:

 A 22nd ANM Registration will give the attendee access to all keynotes, conference sessions, and networking opportunities for each day including:

  • The ANM22 Welcome Event
  • Continental breakfast, morning and afternoon snack breaks & two dinners.
  • Admission to Exhibit Hall and exhibitor networking opportunities
  • All available Speaker presentations in digital file format
  • Full 22nd ANM attendee list in digital file format (distributed on day-3)
  • Meeting productivity materials in digital format
  • Meeting Syllabus and Note taking materials
  • TIPAAA Bag/Tote for Exhibitor/Meeting materials and handouts
  • Full Badge/Lanyard and Accessibility credentials
  • 22nd ANM Executive Dinner access

 

 

GRAND HYATT Riverwalk – San Antonio

 Located a short 8 miles from the San Antonio International Airport, on the banks of the world famous River Walk, and adjacent to the Rivercenter Mall, showcasing upscale dining, entertainment and shopping, the GRAND HYATT Riverwalk is one of San Antonio’s newest & largest hotels boasting premium event space and its close proximity to San Antonio’s Riverwalk, helped make the San Antonio GRAND HYATT Riverwalk our hotel of choice for our 22nd Annual National Meeting in 2017!. Onsite room space is quickly filling up, don’t hesitate to take advantage of the unique advantages accompanied with staying onsite at the GRAND HYATT Riverwalk hotel for our 22nd ANM. Book your stay today, by clicking the link below to make reservations online and or calling the GRAND HYATT directly at the contact number provided below. 600 E. Market Street San Antonio, Texas, USA, 78205

For Reservation Information Call 1.210.224.1234

Or

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EXHIBIT HALL INFO

The 22nd Annual National Meeting Exhibit Hall will feature exhibits and displays from companies and organizations from multiple areas of the Healthcare Industry, allowing 22nd ANM attendees a firsthand look at the leading and upcoming platforms, equipment, software, hardware, network solutions, and services that will shape the healthcare industry in 2017 and beyond.

EXHIBIT HALL HOURS

Thursday March 23rd, 2017 5:45pm-7:15pm

 

Friday (Morning) March 24th, 2017 9:00am-10:00am

 

Friday (Lunch) March 24th, 2017 12:30pm-2:00pm

 

Friday (Evening) March 24th, 2017 6:00pm-7:00pm

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS

Discounted guest room rates of $219.00/night (plus applicable taxes and fees) at the GRAND HYATT Riverwalk Hotel have been arranged for TIPAAA 22nd ANM attendees who book through the GRAND HYATT’s online reservation website via the link below. This lower rate is exclusive to 22nd ANM attendees and can not be used during two days pre and post the 22nd ANM 2016 dates. This booking rate will remain in effect until March 25th, 2017, subject to availability. Early booking is suggested; credit card information is required to confirm all reservations.

Make Your Hotel Reservations Today!

PHONE: 1.201.224.1234

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Hotel Checkin/Checkout Times

CHECK-IN:      4:00PM

CHECK-OUT:  12:00PM

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    9:00AM – 9:15AM

    Welcome Presentation & Agenda Overview

    Speaker:        Al Holloway, MBA, MHAPresident/CEO TIPAAA, Milton, GA 

    9:15AM – 10:00AM 

    Maneuvering the Revenue Cycle Minefield

    Revenue cycle management (RCM)—formerly known as accounts receivable (A/R) management—is no longer identified through a linear process.  This session will illustrate how explosive the RCM landscape has become and why getting paid for services rendered now goes far beyond the historical application of “best practices” within the walls of your billing department or billing service.  This presentation will begin with bringing awareness to the many internal and external factors that create what is described to be the RCM minefield.  It will follow this with examples of how and why cash flow is either interrupted or is inevitably flowing into an A/R abyss.  Such things as hiring the right people, implementing an EHR system, and belonging to best insurance plan networks is not enough if there is not accountability, vigilance, and responsiveness.  This session will challenge TIPAAA’s members to recognize what role they must play in determining the success of their own organizations’ revenue cycle management and provide them with some helpful advices in which to make it happen.

    Speaker:        Frances Burton, Owner, Kaizen RCM Consulting, Louisville, KY

    Moderator:    Evelyn Jones, CEOAllied Physician Services, LLC, Watkinsville, GA

    10:00AM – 10:45AM      

    Building The Ideal Alternative Payment Model

    America’s appetite for momentous change in U.S. healthcare brings tremendous opportunity for independent physicians to organize around care solutions that restore the physician-patient relationship.  For that to happen, Alternative Payment Models like Direct Primary Care, which incorporate the direct pay capacity of public and private payors, must be tailored to the needs of physicians, consumers, and self-insured employers to continuously improve physical and economic health.  There’s a growing network of tech-enabled tools and services available to support more cost-effective, proactive care, too.  Just how we get to restoring the physician-patient relationship relies largely on doing what one can in their circle of influence. We must advocate and actively create market conditions favorable to medical cost transparency and accountable quality.  Physicians may seize great opportunity by applying the lessons of wasteful “fee-for-service” medicine by developing virtually monitored individual care plans guided by evidence-based clinical protocols.  By adopting outcomes-based models of medical care, physicians have the potential to influence local health plan design, become health stewards, drive lower catastrophic insurance rates, reduce waste, and enjoy a better quality of practice/life balance.

    Speaker:        A. Jefferson Ellington, III, CEO, Concentric Health, Inc., Concentric Health Systems, Burlington, NC

    Moderator:    Evelyn Jones, CEO, Allied Physician Services, LLC, Watkinsville, GA

    10:45PM – 11:30AM     

    What Real Predictive Analytics Can Do For You

    Are you tired of hearing all about the promises that analytics companies’ keep making but nothing seems to really materialize? Are you beginning to feel that analytics is just more work for everybody without substantial benefits in return? This session will show you what real predictive analytics, when done in a thoughtful, personalized manner, can do to reduce your burden, to help your patients and employees, and to keep your institution well-rounded both clinically and financially.

    Speaker:       Sriram VishwanathProfessor of Data Science, Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas, Austin and former CEO of Accordion Health Inc.,                          Austin, TX

    Moderator:   Evelyn Jones, CEOAllied Physician Services, LLC, Watkinsville, GA

    11:30AM – 12:00PM

    Physicians in the Cross-Hairs:  The Government’s Increased Focus on Physician Liability in Healthcare Fraud and Abuse Enforcement.

    According to a Department of Justice (DOJ) press release, it obtained nearly $5 billion in settlements and judgments in False Claims Act (FCA) matters in fiscal year 2016.  This represented the third highest annual recovery in FCA history, bringing the fiscal year average to nearly $4 billion since 2009.  According to the DOJ, over half of its 2016 recovery came from the healthcare industry, including drug and device manufacturers, hospitals, nursing homes, and physicians.  Moreover, since 2015, the DOJ has increasing sought enforcement against individual physicians in FCA matters.  This session will discuss the three major enforcement statutes governing the healthcare industry – the FCA, the Stark Law, and the Anti-Kickback Statute – and how physicians can work to avoid becoming the target of government scrutiny in this area.

    Speaker:       Scott R. GrubmanPartner, CHILIVIS, COCHRAN, LARKINS & BEVER LLP, Atlanta, GA

    Moderator:   Evelyn Jones, CEOAllied Physician Services, LLC, Watkinsville, GA

    12:15PM – 1:30PM       

    Lunch on your own

    1:30PM – 2:30PM

    Washington Update: The future of U.S. Healthcare and Health Insurance

    Learn what “replace and repeal” health legislation is developing and how it will affect physician practices.  Get an insider’s perspective from Doug Badger, Sr. Fellow at the Galen Institute and former Chief Healthcare Policy Advisor to the Bush Administration.   Mr. Badger has been working in WDC and with Republicans on health reform for many years.  He expertise and ideas have been instrumental in passing reforms for Medicare, prescription drugs, and Health Savings Accounts.

    Speaker:      Doug Badger, Senior Fellow, Galen Institute, Alexandria, VA

    Moderator:  Ronald Bachman, FSA, MAAA, President & CEO, Healthcare Visions, Inc., Duluth, GA

    2:30PM – 3:15PM

    Strategies to Survive and Thrive – An IPA Case Presentation

    Highlands Physicians, a 1500 provider multi-state IPA, presents its challenges and solutions to thrive in a highly concentrated market where two 800-pound gorilla hospital systems are merging to create a King Kong.  Presenters will address strategies and tactics used to assist the IPA’s members maintain their independence.  Issues discussed will include: Dealing with a Certificate of Public Advantage (COPA) and CON process and politics, Maintaining engagement and support of independent physicians who fear retaliation if the speak in such a market, Countering aggressive hospital system acquisition of independent practices, Importance of the ACO/CIN platform to help protect independent physicians, Serving as the back office of a physician ACO that’s saved CMS $40+ million over a 3-year period while achieving quality of 98+%, Where we go from here (strategic responses to merger approval/denial scenarios).

    Speaker:      A Walter Hankwitz, MBA, FACHE, CMPEKnoxville, TN; Brant Kelch, Executive Director, Highlands Physicians Inc, Kingsport, TN

    Moderator:  Steven Grant, M.D., F.A.C.P., Detroit, MI

    3:15PM - 3:45PM 

    Use of Predictive Analytics in  the long-term, post-acute care management of at risk seniors using a highly accepted senior wearable to avoid unnecessary hospitalizations and reduce cost of care

    SPONSORED BY: PHILIPS Lifeline

    Today, seniors represent 12% of the US Population, yet consume roughly 44% of the entire US healthcare expenditure and 25% of Medicare patients will move into high acuity populations annually. Success under evolving value-based care models requires visibility into at-home patient risk of avoidable hospital admissions so that appropriate and cost effective interventions can be delivered. A study conducted by Partners Healthcare identified the value of combining a highly accepted senior wearable, EHR data and monitoring with a new predictive analytics engine to provide actionable insights that assist clinical caregivers in potentially reducing healthcare costs and improving quality of life benefits to patients. Nick will share how the predictive analytics tool can help enable healthcare professionals manage their patient populations by providing significantly improved, and longitudinal, line of sight into the home for at-risk elderly patients for improved, proactive care management.

    Speaker:      Nick Padula, Vice President, Philips Home Monitoring, Framingham, MA  

    Moderator:  Steve Grant, MD, Vice President, Physician Partnership, Detroit Medical Center, Detroit, MI

    3:45PM – 4:00PM

    Break

    4:00PM – 5:00PM

    IPAs Continue to Encounter Many Issues

    Come hear from IPA CEOs on the positive and not so positive experiences that they have encountered.  These CEOs will outline what happened, how their organization overcame, and the lessons learned.  We all learn from others experiences.  Take advantage of these IPA leaders successes and challenges.

    Speaker:       Brant Kelch, Executive Director, Highlands Physicians Inc, Kingsport, TN

          Patrick Lubitsky, Executive Director, Physicians’ Care Network, Gainesville, FL 

          Mike Repka, Executive Director/CEO, Independent Physicians Network Inc, Milwaukee, WI

          Richard M. Tuten, J.D., President & CEO, Health First Network, Inc., Pensacola, FL

    Moderator:    Richard M. Tuten, J.D., President & CEO, Health First Network, Inc., Pensacola, FL

    5:00PM – 7:30PM

    Exhibitor Network Reception – Dinner

    5:00PM - 7:30PM

    The Future of Value-Based Payment for Independent Primary Care Physicians:

    This session covers the WHO, WHAT, WHERE, WHEN and HOW of Value Based Payment (VBP): WHO is leading the charge for transformation to VBP; WHAT does VBP look like under the current, near-term and future healthcare reform models; WHERE will VBP most likely catch hold; WHEN is the healthcare system likely to transition to VBP (projected timetable) and HOW can IPA independent physicians get prepared for success under VBP.

    Speaker:       Hal Sadowy, President, President, Premier Healthcare Advisors, Carmel, IN

    Moderator:   Steve Grant, MD, Vice President, Physician Partnership, Detroit Medical Center, Detroit, MI

    2:45PM – 3:15PM

    Captives for Capitation Risk: The Inevitability of New Performance Risk Based Contracts

    Medicine is quickly moving towards incentive based compensation and away from pure fee for service.  This is especially so in the Medicare arena, which then inevitably finds its way into the non-Medicare market.  Medicare is moving towards risk based compensation where ACO’s bear some of the risk associated with the patient population in exchange for some of the savings.  Capitated Providers and ACOs will learn about strategies to manage and mitigate the risk of higher than expected utilization or catastrophic claims by using third party reinsurance arrangements and /or captive insurance companies owned by the ACO/IPA.  This presentation will explore, from the doctor’s perspective, risk, money solutions, and new financial models that have been successfully used by other capitated providers. Doctor groups will learn how reinsurance programs/captives can protect the ACO/IPA (and its profits) and how to better handle the ups and down of financial results arising from New Payment Risk models and changes of an IPA’s membership matrix. The captive can also insure unique exposures faced by ACOs/IPAs such as a drop in Star Rating, Medicare Risk Adjustment changes, failure to achieve ACO Benchmarks, Loss of an HMO Contract, Loss of a Key Doctor or Physician Group, and adverse Changes in Payment Methodology from CMS or the HMO.

    Speaker:       Terry Chesser, ARM, Principal and Founder, U.S. Advisors, Inc., Brentwood, TN

                          Stewart Feldman, CEO and Managing Partner, Capstone Associated Services, Ltd., Houston, TX

    Moderator:   Steve Grant, MD, Vice President, Physician Partnership, Detroit Medical Center, Detroit, MI

    3:15PM – 4:15PM

    IPAs Continue to Encounter Many Issues

    Hear from IPA CEOs on the positive and not so positive experiences that they have encountered.  These CEOs will outline what happened, how their organization overcame, and the lessons learned.  Take advantage of the opportunity to learn from the successes and challenges faced by these experienced IPA leaders.

    Speaker:       Brant KelchExecutive Director, Highlands Physicians Inc, Kingsport, TN

                          Patrick Lubitsky, Executive Director, Physicians’ Care Network, Gainesville, FL

                          Richard M. Tuten, J.D., President & CEO, Health First Network, Inc., Pensacola, FL

    Moderator:   Steve Grant, MD, Vice President, Physician Partnership, Detroit Medical Center, Detroit, MI

    4:15PM – 4:30PM

    Break

    4:30PM – 5:15PM

    Risk or Risk Death

    To most providers, risk is a four-letter word. To some the 4 letter word is love, to others it is something else. Risk or Risk Death is a discussion that details how independent IPA’s thrive moving from volume to value based care in Health Care assuming risk. Dr. Berger will explain risk-model and payment for performance strategies now and future.

    Speaker:       Andre Berger, MD, CEO, National ACO, LLC, Beverly Hills, CA

    Moderator:   Connie Richardson, Director of Operations, Arizona State Physician’s Association, Phoenix, AZ 

    5:15PM – 6:00PM

    Polypharmacy and Medication Non-Adherence – potential health hazard for the elderly:

    Poor medication adherence represents a significant source of wasteful health care spending n the US healthcare system and is estimated at more than $310B annually and is attributable to drug-related morbidity with hospital admissions. The causes of non-adherence are complex and systemic, resulting from high out-of-pocket costs, poor care coordination and the failure to account for the patient’s personal circumstances. Medication Adherence has been clinically proven to reduce overall medical costs and reduce the risk of hospital admission. With 42% of US adults age 65 or older taking five or more medications, medication adherence strategies and solutions has an integral role in Connected Health and is a vital part of long-term care management plans. A recent study showed a 53% reduction in emergency room visits after incorporation of a novel medication management solution.

    Speaker:       Mark Howard, Director, Philips Medication Adherence Solutions, Framingham, MA 

    Moderator:   Connie Richardson, Director of Operations, Arizona State Physician’s Association, Phoenix, AZ

    5:15PM – 6:00PM

    Exhibitor Network Reception – Dinner

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    9:00AM – 10:00AM

    Exhibitor Network Reception – Breakfast

    10:00AM – 10:45AM

    Trends Overview: The Shifting Health Policy Landscape

              With a new administration in office, the political landscape in Washington DC looks nothing like the pundits predicted a few short months ago. The concepts of ACA repeal and replace are now in play. But, how will changes to the ACA repeal ultimately affect the health industry and consumers? What other trends will be influencing the health ecosystem? Join Ben Isgur, PwC Health Research Institute Leader, for a conversation on how a second round of healthcare reform will impact the industry.

    Speaker:      Ben Isgur, Director, Health Research Institute, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Dallas, TX

    Moderator:    Connie Richardson, Director of Operations, Arizona State Physician’s Association, Phoenix, AZ

    10:45AM – 11:30PM

    SUPER-SIZE IT!  The Antitrust Perils of the Super IPA, PHO and ACO:

    In the 20 years since the FTC and the Department of Justice issued the Statements of Antitrust Enforcement Policy in Health Care, IPAs have come to know, understand and, for the most part, follow the applicable principles of the Statements.  But now, competing IPAs are affiliating with one another and with hospitals to form “super” organizations.  This session will explore how the antitrust principles of the government’s Statements apply to the Super IPA, PHO and ACO.

    Speaker:       John Wiegand, Antitrust Attorney, Federal Trade Commission, San Francisco, CA

    Moderator:   Connie Richardson, Director of Operations, Arizona State Physician’s Association, Phoenix, AZ

    11:30PM – 12:00PM

    Data, Data Everywhere and Not a Drop to THINK!  How to cope with the increasing demand to become a data driven practice

    What do super computers and artificial intelligence mean for the future of practicing physicians?  How can you keep up with the information revolution? How can you master the discipline of data analytics within your own practice?  Can you use big data or artificial intelligence to improve care, demonstrate cost effectiveness and make money in this new environment?  This session will discuss the challenges and opportunities for physicians in working with data, with an emphasis on high-cost pharmaceutical care.

    Speaker:       Pat Trifunov, CEO, Velocity BioGroup, Philadephia, PA

    Moderator:   Connie Richardson, Director of Operations, Arizona State Physician’s Association, Phoenix, AZ

    12:00PM – 12:30PM

    The Inevitability of New Performance Risk Based Contracts 

    SPONSORED BY: Capstone Associated Services - Captives for Capitation Risk

    Medicine is quickly moving towards incentive based compensation and away from pure fee for service.  This is especially so in the Medicare arena, which then inevitably finds its way into the non-Medicare market.  Medicare is moving towards risk based compensation where ACO’s bear some of the risk associated with the patient population in exchange for some of the savings.  Capitated Providers and ACOs will learn about strategies to manage and mitigate the risk of higher than expected utilization or catastrophic claims by using third party reinsurance arrangements and /or captive insurance companies owned by the ACO/IPA.  This presentation will explore, from the doctor’s perspective, risk, money solutions, and new financial models that have been successfully used by other capitated providers. Doctor groups will learn how reinsurance programs/captives can protect the ACO/IPA (and its profits) and how to better handle the ups and down of financial results arising from New Payment Risk models and changes of an IPA’s membership matrix. The captive can also insure unique exposures faced by ACOs/IPAs such as a drop in Star Rating, Medicare Risk Adjustment changes, failure to achieve ACO Benchmarks, Loss of an HMO Contract, Loss of a Key Doctor or Physician Group, and adverse Changes in Payment Methodology from CMS or the HMO.

    Speaker:       Terry Chesser, ARM, Principal and Founder, U.S. Advisors, Inc., Brentwood, TN

          Stewart Feldman, CEO and Managing Partner, Capstone Associated Services, Ltd., Houston, TX

    Moderator:    Connie Richardson, Director of Operations, Arizona State Physician’s Association, Phoenix, AZ

    12:30PM – 2:00PM   

    Exhibitor Network Reception – Lunch

    2:00PM – 3:00PM      

    UPDATING SESSION – TBA   

    Speaker:        Michael C Burgess, M.D.

    Moderator:    Steven Grant, M.D., F.A.C.P., Detroit, MI

    3:00PM - 3:30PM     

    MACRA – Ready, Set, Go!

    Join us for engaging session to learn how MACRA, the new mandatory Medicare quality payment program, will impact the future bottom line.  Hear how value reimbursement will affect practices and discover value opportunities across the care continuum.  Leave with a vision of next steps.  Participants will hear an overview of MACRA regulations, how MACRA will impact their revenue, and a roadmap for the future of value reimbursement.

    Speaker:        Nancy Babbitt, FACMPEFounder, Transformationist, V2V Management Solutions, Atlanta, GA

    Moderator:    Richard M. Tuten, J.D.President & CEO, Health First Network, Inc., Pensacola, FL

    3:30PM – 4:15PM

    Putting the Green in MACRA; IPA Resources

    How can your IPA help members with MACRA?  Hear from a panel of seasoned IPA executives who will share their challenges and successes helping their members meet MACRA requirements.  Hear how you can optimize resources and be part of the solution.

    Speaker:       Peggy Sheng, COO, CAIPA Coalition of Asian-American IPA, Inc., New York, NY

                          Richard M. Tuten, J.D., President & CEO, Health First Network, Inc., Pensacola, FL

                          Thomas Samuels, CPA, MBA, CFO, Quality Independent Physicians LLC, Louisville, KY

    Moderator:   Nancy Babbitt, FACMPEFounder, Transformationist, V2V Management Solutions, Atlanta, GA

    4:15PM – 4:30PM         

    Break

    4:15PM – 5:00PM

    Revenue Enhancement Opportunties

    SPONSORED BY: PSC Technology Incorporated, MyGenetx, DocDeals

    Today’s environment is always looking for opportunities to improve the bottom line and for ways to enhance the physician’s ability to communicate effectively with their patients.  This session will provide opportunities for attendees to be exposed to some potential solutions to these challenges.

    Speaker:       Steven M. Meyer, MD JDCEO, PSC Technology Incorporated, Sherman Oaks, CA

          James WestCEO, MyGenetx, Franklin, TN

                          John Casson, CEO and Founder, Doc Deals, Atlanta, GA

     Moderator:  Barbara Massey, Director, Provider Relations, Boulder Valley IPA, Boulder, CO

    5:15PM – 5:45PM

    Risk or Risk Death

    SPONSORED BY: National ACO, LLC

    To most providers, risk is a four-letter word. To some the 4 letter word is love, to others it is something else. Risk or Risk Death is a discussion that details how independent IPA’s thrive moving from volume to value based care in Health Care assuming risk. Dr. Berger will explain risk-model and payment for performance strategies now and future.

    Speaker:       Andre Berger, MD, CEO, National ACO, LLC, Beverly Hills, CA  

    Moderator:   Barbara Massey, Director, Provider Relations, Boulder Valley IPA, Boulder, CO

    5:45PM – 6:15PM

    Polypharmacy and Medication Non-Adherence – potential health hazard for the elderly

    SPONSORED BY: Philips Lifeline

    Poor medication adherence represents a significant source of wasteful health care spending n the US healthcare system and is estimated at more than $310B annually and is attributable to drug-related morbidity with hospital admissions. The causes of non-adherence are complex and systemic, resulting from high out-of-pocket costs, poor care coordination and the failure to account for the patient’s personal circumstances. Medication Adherence has been clinically proven to reduce overall medical costs and reduce the risk of hospital admission. With 42% of US adults age 65 or older taking five or more medications, medication adherence strategies and solutions has an integral role in Connected Health and is a vital part of long-term care management plans. A recent study showed a 53% reduction in emergency room visits after incorporation of a novel medication management solution.

    Speaker:       Mark Howard, Director, Philips Medication Adherence Solutions, Framingham, MA

    Moderator:   Richard M. Tuten, J.D., President & CEO, Health First Network, Inc., Pensacola, FL

    6:15PM – 6:45PM

    Patient Engagement Fundamentals

    SPONSORED BY: RoundingWell

    In an era of at-risk payment models, physician groups recognize the increasing importance of meaningful, cost-effective, and sustainable patient engagement.  There are a variety of approaches available in the market to meet this need.  There is also a lot of noise.  What are the drivers or enablers of successful patient engagement initiatives?  What impact will effective patient engagement efforts have on your practice?  Hear the perspectives (and lessons learned) from a healthcare technology company CEO who has focused more than a decade developing solutions to address the challenges and complexities that often accompany patient engagement initiatives.

    Speaker:       John Smithwick, CEO, RoundingWell, Nashville, TN

    Moderator:   Richard M. Tuten, J.D., President & CEO, Health First Network, Inc., Pensacola, FL

    6:45PM – 7:45PM

    Exhibitor Network Reception – Light Dinner

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    9:30AM – 10:15AM

    The Future of Value-Based Payment for Independent Primary Care Physicians 

    This session covers the WHO, WHAT, WHERE, WHEN and HOW of Value Based Payment (VBP): WHO is leading the charge for transformation to VBP; WHAT does VBP look like under the current, near-term and future healthcare reform models; WHERE will VBP most likely catch hold; WHEN is the healthcare system likely to transition to VBP (projected timetable) and HOW can IPA independent physicians get prepared for success under VBP.

    Speaker:       Hal Sadowy, President, Premier Healthcare Advisors, Carmel, IN

    Moderator:   Christ Pavlatos, MD, CEO, PatientMD with Illinois Bone and Joint Institute (IBJI), Lake Forest, IL

    10:15AM – 10:45AM

    UPDATING – TBA

    Healthcare today is individually and community focused.  This session will address the importance of a healthy community, how to effectively go about establishing programs in your communities, and how to engage community members in effective health awareness programs.

    Speaker:      Blair Pickerill, Partner, MOGHI, Louisville, KY

    Moderator:  Christ Pavlatos, MD, CEO, PatientMD with Illinois Bone and Joint Institute (IBJI), Lake Forest, IL

    10:45AM – 11:30PM

    Improved Health Outcomes and Increased Satisfaction: Southcentral Foundation’s Transformation into a Customer-Owned System

    SPONSORED BY: Southcentral Foundation Nuka System of Care

    Southcentral Foundation in Alaska has seen a 36 percent drop in ER visits for patients from 2000 to 2015, a 36 percent drop in the rate of hospital admissions for patients during that same period, and is below the Healthcare Effectiveness Data Information Set (HEDIS) 10th percentile in ER visits per 1,000 member months. This session will cover the whole system transformation which allowed SCF to achieve these results and the two key elements of that transformation—customer-ownership and relationship-based care. The presentation will feature detail about why SCF chose to make the reforms it did, the steps SCF took to implement them, and how SCF dealt with obstacles that arose in the process of reform.

    Speaker:       Melissa K. Merrick, LCSW, MSW, CDC I, Clinical Director of Brief Intervention Services, Behavioral Services Division, Southcentral Foundation’s Nuka                            System of Care, Anchorage, Alaska

                           Dr. Verlyn Corbett, Medical Director, Southcentral Foundation’s Nuka System of Care, Anchorage, Alaska

    Moderator:    Christ Pavlatos, MD, CEO, PatientMD with Illinois Bone and Joint Institute (IBJI), Lake Forest, IL

    11:30AM – 11:45PM

    22nd ANM 2017 Closing Remarks

    Moderator:    Al Holloway, MBA, MHA, President/CEO, Milton, GA

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We take pride in allowing our 22nd ANM attendees to engage with speakers who are leaders and models of success in the Healthcare industry.  Our Annual National meetings speakers are recognized, respected professionals and innovators within the healthcare community who are willing to impart their knowledge, insights, and personal stories to inspire and educate. This years lineup of speakers represent many of the leading companies and organizations innovating in healthcare today and are eager to share their expertise, experience, and leadership with attendees.

Nancy Babbitt

FACMPE, Founder, Transformationist, V2V Management Solutions, Atlanta, GA


Nancy Babbitt began her career in health care in Texas, working in physician billing.  This experience gave her a skillset vital to the physician practice. She then moved to Atlanta,...
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Doug Badger

a former White House and senior U.S. Senate policy adviser and currently a senior fellow with the Galen Institute.


Doug Badger is a former White House and senior U.S. Senate policy adviser and currently a senior fellow with the Galen Institute. As a senior White House adviser to President George...
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Andre Berger, MD

CEO, National ACO, LLC, Beverly Hill, CA


Dr. Andre Berger, a natural leader, is a renowned physician who has been practicing in Beverly Hills and Los Angeles California since 1978. Dr. Berger is at the helm of...
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Frances Burton

Owner, Kaizen RCM Consulting, Louisville, KY


Frances Burton, owner of Kaizen RCM Consulting, has also served as operations manager of Pediatric Associates of Louisville for the past 22 years.  She has 30+ years of experience with...
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Terry Chesser, ARM

Principal and Founder, U.S. Advisors, Inc., Brentwood, TN


Mr. Chesser has dedicated his time to the reinsurance/insurance industry since 1973. As a risk management/insurance major, he understands the importance of sound financial and coverage advice and the favorable...
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Dr. Verlyn Corbett

Medical Director, Southcentral Foundation’s Nuka System of Care, Anchorage, Alaska


Dr. Corbett graduated from the University of Southern California School of Medicine and completed his Family Practice residency at the University of New Mexico in 1992.  He worked for the...
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A. Jefferson Ellington, III

CEO, Concentric Health, Inc., Concentric Health Systems, Burlington, NC


Jeff Ellington, founder and CEO, Concentric Health, brings 30+ years of industry experience in traditional and captive insurance, benefits management, and executive compensation consulting. After watching the healthcare, insurance, and...
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Stewart Feldman

CEO and Managing Partner, Capstone Associated Services, Ltd., Houston, TX


Stewart A. Feldman is chief executive officer and managing partner of Capstone Associated Services, Ltd., one of the largest and among the oldest teams in the captive insurance industry. Capstone...
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Scott R. Grubman

Partner, CHILIVIS, COCHRAN, LARKINS & BEVER LLP, Atlanta, GA


Scott Grubman is a partner with the law firm of Chilivis, Cochran, Larkins & Bever in Atlanta, Georgia.  He focuses his practice on representing healthcare providers of all types and...
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A Walter Hankwitz, MBA, FACHE, CMPE

A Walter Hankwitz, MBA, FACHE, CMPE


Wally Hankwitz is an accomplished healthcare executive. For the last two decades, he has focused on the development, implementation, and operation of physician-led IPA’s, PHO’s and clinically integrated networks focusing most recently...
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Ben Isgur

Director, Health Research Institute, PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP, Dallas, TX


Benjamin Isgur is the director of thought leadership at PwC's Health Research Institute where he leads HRI’s Regulatory Center.  HRI is a dedicated research group that provides new intelligence, perspective,...
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Brant Kelch

Executive Director, Highlands Physicians Inc, Kingsport, TN


Mr. Kelch has been active in the health care sector for more than 30 years beginning as Senior Staff Accountant and Special Assistant to the Controller at Johns Hopkins Hospital....
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Patrick Lubitsky

Executive Director, Physicians' Care Network, Gainesville, FL


Patrick Lubitsky has served as executive director for the Physicians' Care Network IPA since 2012. Prior to joining the IPA Patrick held management positions within both academic and private hospital...
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Melissa K. Merrick, LCSW, MSW, CDCI

Clinical Director of Brief Intervention Services, Behavioral Services Division


Clinical Director of Brief Intervention Services, Behavioral Services Division, Southcentral Foundation’s Nuka System of Care, Anchorage, Alaska Melissa K. Merrick is a licensed clinical social worker and clinical director for Southcentral Foundation...
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Steven M. Meyer, MD JD

CEO, PSC Technology Incorporated, Sherman Oaks, CA


Dr. Meyer is a physician/attorney/finance expert with 40 year of experience in the healthcare sector.  During the past 30 years he has been CEO / Board Member of 23 companies,...
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Nick Padula

Vice President, Philips Lifeline, Philips Healthcare, Home Healthcare Monitoring – North America, Greater New York City Area


Nick Padula is V.P. of Philips Home Monitoring business.  He is a co-creator of Philips’ CareSage, a new predictive analytics engine that enables health systems to better monitor and care...
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Mike Repka

Executive Director, Independent Physicians Network Inc, Milwaukee, WI


Michael Repka is currently the CEO/Executive Director of Independent Physicians Network, Inc. (IPN) a southeastern Wisconsin physician network.  IPN contracts with a variety of commercial, Medicaid and Medicare plans through...
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Hal Sadowy

President, Premier Healthcare Advisors, Carmel, IN


Hal Sadowy, PhD is President and CEO of Balance Accountable Care Network (BACN) DBA Balance ACO, located in New York City, NY. Dr. Sadowy is also President of Premier Healthcare...
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Thomas Samuels

Chief Financial Officer of Quality Independent Physicians, LLC


Thomas Samuels is Chief Financial Officer of Quality Independent Physicians, LLC a MSSP ACO that stated in 2012 with independent primary care physicians.  Tom is a graduate of the University...
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Peggy Sheng, COO, CAIPA

Chief Operating Officer of the Coalition of Asian-American IPA, Inc. (CAIPA)


Peggy Sheng currently serves as the Chief Operating Officer of the Chinese American Independent Practice Association d/b/a Coalition of Asian-American IPA, Inc. (CAIPA).  She joined the physician-member organization in 1995. ...
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Sriram Vishwanath

Professor of Data Science, Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas.


Dr. Sriram Vishwanath is a professor at the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas, Austin as a Professor of Data Science, and the former CEO of Accordion Health Inc. He has over...
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Pat Trifunov

CEO, Velocity BioGroup, Philadephia, PA


Pat is the CEO of the Velocity BioGroup, a strategic consulting and data analytics company. Pat has a degree in pharmacy and has spent 25 years in the biopharmaceutical industry...
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Richard Tuten

President and CEO, Health First Network, Pensacola, FL


Richard has over 30 years experience in health care.  beginning his career as a Respiratory Therapist, he spent several years as an instructor of Respiratory Therapy at Columbus State University...
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James West

CEO, MyGenetx, Franklin, TN


James West is founder and president of MyGenetx Laboratories, LLC, a genetics laboratory in Franklin, Tennessee.  James is a leader in healthcare entrepreneurship having launched other healthcare companies in the...
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John P. Wiegand

Antitrust Attorney, Federal Trade Commission, San Francisco, CA


John P. Wiegand is an attorney in the San Francisco office of the Federal Trade Commission.  He practices antitrust law, primarily in the health care and telecommunications industries.  He has...
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Mark Howard

co-leads the Medication Management Solutions division within Philips Home Monitoring business


Mark Howard co-leads the Medication Management Solutions division within Philips Home Monitoring business.  During his tenure with Philips Healthcare, Mr. Howard has lead several sales team to support healthcare professionals...
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Blair Pickerill

Partner


Blair Pickerill has been in the insurance field for 30 years. He started out at a third party administrator (tpa), Consultants and Administrators, where he held many positions from claims...
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