Healthcare Providers, Policy Makers Hold 'Candid' Talks in D.C.

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Sixteen leading healthcare providers and policy makers gathered here July 12 for an open, honest, and, at times, blunt conversation - facilitated by Lincoln Healthcare Events - about moving healthcare forward on the heels of the Supreme Court's historic ruling on the Affordable Care Act.

Called "Candid Conversations with CEOs," the meeting was hosted by Norwalk, CT-based Lincoln Healthcare Events, an independent producer of healthcare intelligence conferences.

Topics of discussion during the three-hour meeting included:

  •     How the concept of bundled payments is leading to collaboration across provider channels;
  •     The effectiveness of readmissions penalties, and other outcomes metrics;
  •     The role of managed care in a post fee-for-service system;
  •     Better alignment between hospitals and physician groups.

The gathering was a unique, if not rare, opportunity for care providers and policy advisors to engage in an earnest dialogue about which parts of reform are working (and which are not) along with observations, anecdotes and suggestions about the viability of pending and future policy.

Participants included CEOs of acute and post-acute care providers alongside senior staffers representing leading Congress members and the committees responsible for national health policy.

"One goal of 'Candid Conversations' is to bring providers and policy makers together in a forum where self-interested advocacy is in effect removed from the equation," says David Ellis, President of Lincoln Healthcare Events. "It's great to see how productive the dialogue is when everyone focuses on what is good for the entire healthcare system, not just their individual sector."

'Candid Conversations' is the first dedicated policy gathering by Lincoln, whose mission is to advance excellence in leadership, strategy and innovation across healthcare providers, while helping improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the U.S. healthcare system. The company plans to host additional policy gatherings in 2013.

For more information about this or other Lincoln events, contact Meredith Anastasio at (203) 644-1718 or visit

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About Lincoln Healthcare Events
Founded in 1998, Lincoln Healthcare Events is an independent organizer of executive leadership communities in healthcare, offering senior-level executives highly focused venues for understanding strategic trends, sharing best practices and building relationships. The company currently produces seven principle events, including: LTC 100 Leadership & Strategy Conference; LTC & Senior Living LINK; Senior Living 100 Leadership & Strategy Conference; Home Care 100 Leadership & Strategy Conference; Home Care & Hospice LINK; Community Hospital 100 Leadership & Strategy Conference; and HCap Healthcare Services & Capital Conference.

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