9:00 am

Morning Workshop and Medical Travel Track Registration

Qualified HR and Benefits professionals are invited to join a complimentary closed-door boot camp followed by one-on-one interactive discussions with high-value solutions providers. Developed by the Validation Institute, CHVP Boot Camp curriculum equips employers with the right set of tools to make cost-effective health care decisions, and WHCC Connect, a two-hour interactive session, connects employers with high-performance solutions providers offering innovative services to meet employee needs. This seminar prepares employers to successfully navigate value-based care, deliver quality care to employees, and significantly reduce health care costs.

The boot camp and WHCC Connect also allow employers who are in the midst of CHVP certification to satisfy their module 10 requirement. Upon completion of this program, participants receive access to online modules to complete the CHVP certification requirements.

9:00 am – 10:00 am - Part I: The Certified Health Value Professionals (CHVP) Boot Camp

This complimentary closed-door boot camp is for HR and Benefits professionals from private and public sector employer organizations with 250 or more employees and is designed to help attendees:

  • Learn how to improve health outcomes while lowering costs
  • Show your CFO how to move health care expenses from a liability to an asset
  • Gain strategies to reduce costs by a minimum of 10% in year 1 and by 40% in Year 5
  • Identify effective risk management solutions to improve employee health

*There is a 15 minute break from 10 – 10:15 am

10:15 am – 12:15 pm - Part II: WHCC Connect

This 2-hour session matches CHVP attendees with high-performance solutions providers in a face-to-face “speed-networking” format. Attendees participate in eight, 10-minute meetings with select solutions providers offering services that help employers drive down costs and improve outcomes.

10:00 am

Executive Morning Workshops A-C and Medical Travel Track

It is important for women executives to acquire the necessary skills to excel professionally and move up the corporate ladder. With the right leadership style and attitude, women will be well-equipped for success and growth at different stages of their career. In this interactive workshop:

  • Discover and Hone Your Leadership Style
    • Discuss leadership strategies – What works and what works for you?
      • Adapt to the changing health care environment
    • Build a robust team
  • Enhance Your Communication Skills
    • Explore effective negotiation strategies
    • Assess what body language impacts vs. detracts: Which mannerisms reflect confidence?
    • Unleash the power of storytelling
      • Develop your narrative to earn your seat at the table
  • Brainstorming Session
    • Address career advancement challenges and discuss solutions
    • Discuss tips to accelerate growth and avoid feeling stagnant
    • Build a network: What is the importance of mentorship?

Workshop Leader

Jill Joseph
Jill Joseph
Board Member
Women in Healthcare, Inc.

Danielle Karavedas
Danielle Karavedas
Board Member
Women in Healthcare, Inc.

Ashley Schmidt
Ashley Schmidt
President and Founder
Women in Healthcare, Inc.

The employee benefits landscape is transforming, and advisers and their firms must evolve to remain relevant, maintain their independence, maximize profitability, and accelerate growth. During this workshop, attendees learn about a new NextGen benefits model to successfully grow your firm while helping employers drive down costs, enhance benefits, and improve employee outcomes.

Attendees discuss:

  • Why the benefits status quo is unsustainable for employers and advisers
  • The three foundations vital to success
  • The four agency growth drivers and strategies to efficiently leverage them

Workshop Leader:

Nelson Griswold
Nelson Griswold
President, Bottom Line Solutions, Inc.;
Author, DO or DIE: Reinventing Your Benefits Agency for Post-Reform Success

For self-insured employers, captives are an effective solution to control rising health care costs. However, forming a captive requires robust planning and a thorough understanding of the inherent risks. In this interactive workshop, learn about the captives market and explore how to form captives that suit your organization’s needs.

  1. What are Captives?
    • Discuss the differences between individual, group captives, and 831b captives
      • Determine which captive is right for you
    • Learn about the benefits, limitations, and risks involved in using captives
    • Understand the wholesale, “ready-made” turnkey market that currently exists
  2. Key Considerations: What You Need to Know
    • Examine the different types of captive structures
      • Consider stop-loss captives for middle- and small-market employers
    • Gain strategies to comply with ERISA regulations
    • Understand tax law developments that may affect captive insurance programs
    • Identify the right TPA to administer claims
      • Ensure the TPA provides high-quality service
  3. Case Study Discussion
    • Learn how several employers utilized a group captive to contain costs and meet employee needs
      • Analyze the benefits of forming employer coalitions to lower medical costs
      • Explore direct contracting for small- and middle-market employers using captives

Workshop Leader:

Wendy J. Dine
Wendy J. Dine
Associate Director, Employee Benefits Practice Leader
SRS, Inc.

Mick Rodgers
Mick Rodgers
Principal and Managing Partner
Axial Benefits Group

  1. Analyze current medical travel trends and what they mean for your business
    • Inbound and outbound medical markets and their unique opportunities
  2. Why medical travel?
    • Discuss benefits to employers, providers, TPAs, and brokers
      • What treatments and procedures should you consider?
    • Identify potential risks involved: Importance of cost-benefit analysis
    • Address top misconceptions and barriers to launching a program
  3. Steps to Implementation
    • Determine pricing structure Gain strategies to avoid legal issues such as ERISA
    • Set standards and expectations for providers and facilitators
      • Develop parameters to evaluate international facilities
    • Explore how to engage and educate employees: Address resistance
  4. Employer Case Study
    • Learn how an employer offers care abroad as a benefit for its employees and significantly improves outcomes and cuts costs
Carlos Arceo
Carlos Arceo
President
Mexican Council for Medical Tourism A.C.

Tom Doney
Tom Doney
President
Cypress Benefit Administrators

Kim Eckelbarger
Kim Eckelbarger
Founder
Tropical Benefits

Tom Garner
Tom Garner
Executive Vice President, Operations and Network Development
SkyMedicus Inc.

Michael Hirsch
Michael Hirsch
Vice President
East Coast Underwriters, LLC

Amy Holcomb
Amy Holcomb
Founder and Chief Executive Officer
SkyMedicus Inc.

Tim Isenhower
Tim Isenhower
Benefits Director
HSM

Rafael Lorenzana
Rafael Lorenzana, DDS
Chairman, El Salvador Medical Tourism Committee
Owner, Lorenzana & Dental Associates

Massimo Manzi
Massimo Manzi
Executive Director
PROMED Costa Rica

Darryl Palmer
Darryl Palmer
Patient Ambassador
SkyMedicus

Mark Wilson
Mark Wilson
Managing Partner
Wesmarc Group

12:00 pm

Afternoon Workshop Registration

12:30 pm

Executive Afternoon Workshops A-G and Medical Travel Track

* There will be a 15-minute networking break from 1:45 pm – 2:00 pm

Radical innovation is a serendipitous result of many employees’ learning from trial and error using simple rules. Any organization that does not change as fast as its environment faces extinction. This workshop demystifies how senior leaders can catalyze an organization to produce, not incremental, but radical improvement and innovation. Core to the workshop are foundational, simple rules that empower self-organized decision making. Attendees assess why methods that served organizations in the past will not serve them in the future – in fact debilitate them – and explore novel, science-backed approaches to leadership including:

  • Core competencies necessary to succeed in a modern and complex organization and an environment where uncertainty abounds
  • Approaches to delegate and distribute authority that empower individuals to make decisions quickly and effectively
  • Steps to master simple, foundational rules and to avoid paralysis by perfection
  • Practice developing an actionable game plan to gain leadership competencies necessary for radical innovation
  • Exploration of actionable, tangible tools and roadmaps for industry game-changing innovation

Workshop Leader

Sunnie Giles
Sunnie Giles, PhD
President, Quantum Leadership Group;
Author, The New Science of Radical Innovation

Failure to identify the right partner can result in ineffective care delivery that provides minimal or no value. In this workshop, discuss novel employer-led direct contracting approaches that significantly reduce costs and ensure quality care.

  • Move away from conventional direct contracting arrangements
    • Understand the characteristics of high-performance provider organizations
    • Collaborate with high-value providers that deliver improved outcomes
      • Discuss evaluation criteria to identify the right provider partner: What are the mandatory questions employers must ask providers?
  • Explore direct contracting arrangements including:
    • Advanced Primary Care Medical Homes
    • Centers of Excellence
    • PBM contracting
  • Gain insight on data infrastructure needs
  • Brainstorm ideas to bring innovation to direct contracting
    • Address barriers
    • What role do TPAs, brokers, and benefits advisers play?

Workshop Leader

Brian Klepper
Brian Klepper, PhD
Principal
Worksite Health Advisors

Space is limited. This workshop ends at 4 pm.

In this case-based leadership masterclass, attendees discuss critical success factors that transform professionals into more effective leaders, who in turn distinguish their organizations as industry frontrunners. Understand pre-conditions for higher productivity and performance – more speed and lower cost–based on theory and practical examples.

  • Engage in a provocative case discussion that challenges participants’ decision-making process
  • Explore several enablers that transform individuals into leaders who create a unique and adaptable competitive advantage
  • Understand the tie-in between these pre-conditions for change and the ability to successfully launch, lead, and realize value from change initiatives

Workshop Leader

David A. Shore
David A. Shore, PhD
Faculty, Harvard University;
Distinguished Professor of Innovation and Change, Tianjin University of Finance and Economics (China)

83% of those who die by suicide have seen a health care provider in the year prior to their death; 40-50% have seen a primary care provider within one month of their death. Across health and behavioral health care settings, there are many opportunities to identify and provide effective care to those at risk for suicide, yet most providers never ask people about their risk, most health care systems are poorly prepared to care for people at risk, and most individuals at risk often go undetected. Suicide prevention must be seen as a core responsibility with a multilevel system view on suicide prevention, including those treating patients who misuse substances. This workshop will highlight Zero Suicide, an innovative and effective model by which health and behavioral health care organizations are changing organizational practices and providing improved care for patients at risk for suicide and overdose.

  1. Top-Down Framework to Transform Suicide Care and Save Lives
    • Understand a system-wide, organizational culture shift to providing safer and more effective suicide care in health and behavioral health care systems
    • Explore staff attitudes and preparedness to work with individuals at risk for suicide
    • Identify data collection and continuous quality improvement opportunities to close gaps in patient care
  2. Implementation of Evidence-Based, Effective Suicide Practices
    • Provide a framework for Zero Suicide implementation
    • Identify engagement strategies and suicide care management plans for patients served by substance use agencies
    • Adapt the Zero Suicide framework to different types of health care systems, settings, and payer organizations

Workshop Leader

Julie Goldstein Grumet
Julie Goldstein Grumet, PhD
Director,
Zero Suicide Institute;
Director of Health and Behavioral Health Initiatives,
Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC)

Becky Stoll
Becky Stoll
Vice President,
Crisis & Disaster Management,
Centerstone

  • Learn how a technologically-advanced workplace may lead to different types of health care roles, challenges, and rewards
    • Discuss competitive technical and soft skills in workplaces that provide support systems, mentorship, and career acceleration networks
    • Explore how educational systems are changing to support the development of new skills
  • Discuss strategies that empower individuals to identify unmet needs in everyday challenges and to innovate potential solutions
    • Hear case studies in entrepreneurship
    • Define a successful investment strategy
    • Create a roadmap to engage investors who can help transform an idea into reality

Workshop Leader

Rebecca Love
Rebecca Love, RN, MSN, ANP
Former Director, Nurse Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Northeastern School of Nursing
Managing Director of US Markets
Ryalto International

Hiyam Nadel
Hiyam Nadel, RN
Ambulatory Director and Director, Center for Innovation in Patient Care Delivery
Massachusetts General Hospital

Actively build solutions to urban health issues in this workshop led by MIT Solve. By 2050, two-thirds of the world’s population will reside in current and yet-to-be-built cities. New enterprises, technology, and innovation that address urban health risks are integral to designing, building, and retrofitting cities that make people of all ages and abilities healthier and happier. MIT’s Solve is identifying the world’s best startups with solutions to the challenge of creating healthy cities. Be part of the process and solution in this hands-on workshop that develops and tests ideas. Resulting ideas will be reviewed by thousands of innovators around the world.

  1. Discuss Barriers and Opportunities around Urban Health with Like-minded Professionals
  2. Form Teams and Develop Solutions for Urban Health Needs
    1. Work with fellow participants in small groups to discuss, create, and refine new solutions to the Healthy Cities Challenge
  3. Prototype Your Solution
    1. Test new ideas to build healthy cities
    2. Submit your solution on Solve’s open innovation platform for global consideration

Workshop Leader

Patrick Diamond
Patrick Diamond
Program Officer, Health Community
MIT Solve

  1. Hospital and health system strategies for outbound and inbound markets
    • Evolve into a high-quality health destination domestically and internationally
    • Innovate to improve the patient experience
      • Adopt a concierge approach to care
      • Leverage telemedicine for real-time communication
    • Discuss best practices to attract new patients
      • Adopt personalized marketing initiatives
      • Build global partnerships
  2. Learn how employers can develop sustainable partnerships with medical travel facilitators, brokers, TPAs, and providers
    • Develop an action plan to create and maintain win-win relationships
  3. Interactive roundtable discussions
    • Discuss successes and missteps
    • Address challenges
Carlos Arceo
Carlos Arceo
President
Mexican Council for Medical Tourism A.C.

Tom Doney
Tom Doney
President
Cypress Benefit Administrators

Kim Eckelbarger
Kim Eckelbarger
Founder
Tropical Benefits

Tom Garner
Tom Garner
Executive Vice President, Operations and Network Development
SkyMedicus Inc.

Michael Hirsch
Michael Hirsch
Vice President
East Coast Underwriters, LLC

Amy Holcomb
Amy Holcomb
Founder and Chief Executive Officer
SkyMedicus Inc.

Tim Isenhower
Tim Isenhower
Benefits Director
HSM

Rafael Lorenzana
Rafael Lorenzana, DDS
Chairman, El Salvador Medical Tourism Committee
Owner, Lorenzana & Dental Associates

Massimo Manzi
Massimo Manzi
Executive Director
PROMED Costa Rica

Darryl Palmer
Darryl Palmer
Patient Ambassador
SkyMedicus

Mark Wilson
Mark Wilson
Managing Partner
Wesmarc Group

3:00 pm

Main Congress Registration

  • An inside look from the only cabinet member to have served both political parties
  • Lessons for leaders on how to navigate health policy while ensuring a climate for innovation in their organizations
David Shulkin
David Shulkin, MD
Chief Innovation Officer,
Sanford Health;
Special Advisor,
ArmadaHealth;
Former Secretary,
US Department of Veterans Affairs

Moderator:

Susan Dentzer
Susan Dentzer
Visiting Fellow
Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy

  • Deliver the right care at the right time in the right setting for the right price
  • Develop centers of excellence and point your population to necessary treatment vs. overtreatment
  • Explore innovative, scalable models that eliminate waste and result in dramatic cost reduction
Amar A. Desai
Amar A. Desai, MD
President
HealthCare Partners

Charles W. Sorenson
Charles W. Sorenson, MD
President Emeritus, Intermountain Healthcare
Founding Director, Intermountain Healthcare Leadership Institute

Lisa Woods
Lisa Woods
Senior Director of U.S. Health Care Benefits,
Walmart

Moderator:

Susan Dentzer
Susan Dentzer
Visiting Fellow
Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy

5:00 pm

Health Value Awards Ceremony

More information coming soon

6:00 pm -
7:00 pm

Networking Reception

After-hours Fireside Chat and Q&A with Andy Fastow, Former Chief Financial Officer of Enron

*This is not a paid engagement

Andy Fastow
Andy Fastow
Former Chief Financial Officer
Enron

Moderator:

Christian Moreno
Christian Moreno
Vice President and Partner
Lockton Dunning Benefits



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