National Employer Summit

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 03/06/2018 - 03/07/2018
6:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Location
Grand Hyatt Seattle


The Role of Employers in Bringing Down the Cost of U.S. Healthcare

In 2016, the average employer provided family healthcare policy cost was $18,142. That’s an increase of 58% since 2006.

Join the HealthDoers Network, the Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement, and local host Washington Health Alliance, on March 6 & 7, 2018 as we convene healthcare leaders and employers to explore the role they can collectively play in bringing down the cost of healthcare. We’ll discuss:

  • Innovative solutions to value-based purchasing, benefit design and incentives, transparency, performance measurement, and policy barriers
  • Solutions to overcome barriers for executing on payment reform
  • How purchasers can lead efforts to advance healthcare affordability
  • National and regional efforts, with an emphasis on how to develop regional partnerships aimed to support collaborative community efforts to meet national purchasers’ needs

We are excited to feature national employer, Boeing, as well as other leaders in this space, to talk about their perspectives on this matter. Attendees will include employers, payers, and healthcare professionals/leaders from all over the U.S. who are interested in finding a solution to this growing problem.

Learn more and register here. – Please note that times listed are in PT.


Program – Download the agenda today!

Objectives

  • Provide innovative solutions to value-based purchasing, benefit design and incentives, transparency, performance measurement, and policy barriers
  • Identify and offer solutions to overcome barriers payment reform
  • Discuss how purchasers can lead efforts to advance healthcare affordability
  • Highlight ways in which local and regional players can help national employers address complex national benefit design needs

Evening Reception

Welcome, Opening Remarks

  • Nancy Giunto, Executive Director, Washington Health Alliance

Why We Must do Something Different, and Do It Now

National Employer Summit

Making It Work: How Purchasers Are Driving Affordability

  • David Grossman, MD, MPH, Senior Associate Medical Director, Market Strategy and Public Policy, Kaiser Permanente Washington
  • Merissa Clyde, Managing Director, Health Benefits Administration, SEIU 775 Benefits Group
  • Glenn D. Steele Jr., MD, PhD, Chairman, xG Health Solutions
  • Moderator – Elizabeth Mitchell, President & CEO, Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement (NRHI)

How Transparency Helps Transformation

Reducing Waste Through Measure Alignment: California Case Study

  • Presenters, TBD

Clinical Waste Reduction

  • Karen Feinstein, President & CEO, Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative
  • Additional Presenter, TBD

Addressing Low-Value Healthcare Services

  • Susie Dade, Deputy Director, Washington Health Alliance

Addressing Waste − Reaction Panel

Moving the Data and Information to Action: Washington Health Alliance Case Study

  • Dan Lessler, MD, CMO, Washington State Health Care Authority
  • David Buchholz, MD, Medical Director, Provider and Customer Engagement, Premera Blue Cross
  • Caroline Whalen, Administrative Officer & Director, Department of Executive Services, King County
  • Moderator – Nancy Giunto, Executive Director, Washington Health Alliance

Designing Effective Benefits for Using the Right Care at the Right Time

  • Trisha Tyler, Pacific Northwest Health Business Leader, Mercer
  • Alex Rule, Northwest Regional Vice President, Sales, Arthur J. Gallagher
  • Moderator – Louise Probst, Executive Director, St. Louis Area Business Health

How Policy Can Support the Move to Value-Based Purchasing

Call to Action, Closing Remarks


Additional Resources

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

Agenda is subject to change.