National Affordability Summit

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Date(s) - 09/27/2017
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center

Why Does Healthcare Cost So Much… and What Can We Do About It?

Join the Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement for a national summit on what’s behind our rising healthcare costs and what it will take to do something about it.

  • Gain a deeper understanding of what’s driving healthcare costs and the various levers to create the will for the necessary changes in all sectors;
  • Hear ideas for innovation and the role you play in bringing those to reality; and
  • Focus on “how” to leverage healthcare cost information regionally and nationally to enable key stakeholders to work toward achieving affordable healthcare.

Attendees will include healthcare providers, public and private purchasers, national and local payers, patients/consumers, policymakers, community and national thought leaders, and Regional Health Improvement Collaboratives (RHICs) – those on the ground working to transform healthcare – many of which will be accompanied by their key stakeholders.


Welcome & Opening Remarks

  • Marc Bennett, President and CEO, HealthInsight, and NRHI Board Chair

Keynote Address: What’s Driving Healthcare Costs and Its Widespread Impact

Where’s the Money Going?

What Needs to Change? (Panel)

The Oregon Trail to Cost Transparency (Panel)

What Can You Do with the Data You Have? (Panel)

Navigating Cost Transparency – Don’t Go It Alone! (Panel)

The Role of Federal Government in Affordability

For the full agenda, click here.

This event is made possible through funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation


Interested in sponsorship opportunities? Please contact us.


Check out these videos of our speakers addressing some of the key topics of the Summit:

Harold Miller on Cost Drivers