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31 industry experts to discuss today’s most compelling bottom-line issues for health care professionals at New Health Insurance Business Models for a Post-Reform World, a two-day conference hosted by Atlantic Information Services on October 4-5 at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, D.C.

AIS’s Health Business Roundtables, October 4-5, Washington DC

AIS’s Health Business Roundtables

Atlantic Information Services, a national leader in health care business news and information, is pleased to announce the full program for the two-day conference New Health Insurance Business Models for a Post-Reform World, October 4-5 at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, D.C.

The conference’s seven thought-provoking Health Business Roundtables — each featuring four industry leaders and two veteran AIS health reporters as moderators — will address today’s most compelling bottom-line issues for health care professionals, from exchanges to dual eligibles to new benefit designs to ACOs and medical homes. Conference participants will be part of the action, with electronic audience polling and question-and-answer periods that conclude each session.

The seven Roundtables are:

  • Insurance Exchange Roundtable — The Rise of Exchanges: How to Succeed in the New State-based and Private Marketplaces, featuring Joel Ario, Former Director of HHS’s Office of Health Insurance Exchanges; Vince Ashton, Health Pass New York; Kevin Kickhaefer, Bloom Health; Kenneth L. Sperling, Aon Hewitt; Jeff Welch, Health Care Service Corporation
  • ACO/Medical Home Roundtable — Succeeding with New Payment Models: ACOs, Medical Homes and Bundled Payments, featuring Philip Gaziano, M.D., Accountable Care Associates; Erik Johnson, Avalere Health; Thomas G. Lundquist, M.D., Mountain States Health Alliance’s Integrated Solutions Health Network and AnewCare ACO; Richard L. Snyder, M.D., Independence Blue Cross
  • Dual Eligible/Medicaid Roundtable — Medicaid Expansion, Dual Eligibles and Basic Health Plans: New Populations, New Programs, New Opportunities, featuring Deborah Bachrach, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP; Robb A. Cohen, M.B.A., XLHealth; John Gorman, Gorman Health Group; Pamela Morris, CareSource
  • State Regulatory Roundtable — Staying Competitive in the Changing State Regulatory Environment, featuring Anne Melissa Dowling, CFA, Deputy Commissioner, Connecticut; Steven Larsen, OptumHealth; formerly Director, CCIIO, CMS (invited); Joseph G. Murphy, Commissioner, Massachusetts Division of Insurance; Sandy Praeger, Commissioner of Insurance, State of Kansas
  • November Elections Roundtable — How the 2012 Election Will Reshape Health Reform Law and Regulation: Three Scenarios, featuring Henry Aaron, Ph.D., The Brookings Institution; Edmund F. Haislmaier, The Heritage Foundation; Robert Laszewski, Health Policy and Strategy Associates; Thomas P. Miller, J.D., American Enterprise Institute
  • Benefit Design Roundtable — Implementing Next-Generation Benefit Designs: Defined Contribution, Self-Funding, Narrow Networks, featuring John Hickman, Alston & Bird; Henry C. Eickelberg, General Dynamics Corporation; Marisa Milton, Marriott International, Inc.; Chantel Sheaks, Buck Consultants
  • Wall Street Roundtable — Forecast from Wall Street: Health Plan Growth Strategies for the Future, featuring Charles Boorady, Credit Suisse Investment Research; Matthew Coffina, Morningstar; Brad Fluegel, Health Evolution Partners; Steve Zaharuk, Moody’s Investors Service

In addition to the roundtable discussions, former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle will offer a provocative look at what’s next for health reform, and former CMS Administrator Tom Scully will outline what health reform would look like under a potential Romney presidency.

Visit http://aishealth.com/roundtable/october2012 for more details and registration information.

About Atlantic Information Services

AIS has been a national leader in health care business news and information for more than 25 years. The firm currently has more than 40,000 readers of Health Plan Week, AIS’s Health Reform Week, Medicare Advantage News, Inside Health Insurance Exchanges, ACO Business News, Drug Benefit News, Specialty Pharmacy News, AIS’s Directory of Health Plans, Health Business Daily and a variety of other print and electronic newsletters, websites, looseleafs, books and reports, databases, webinars and conferences. Its information-packed website at AISHealth.com is a destination for thousands of health care managers each day.

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