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Spring Leadership Forum 2022

Event Date: 3/21/2022 - 3/24/2022

Event Overview


 

Transforming while performing—how Alliance member health plans are evolving to continue delivering on their missions

During the Spring 2022 Leadership Forum, Alliance member executives come together to dig into tough questions facing regional and provider-sponsored health plans.  The agenda offers important insights on the current policy and regulatory landscape, coupled with broader market intel and the long-term implications for healthcare. We’ll also dig into the challenges we all face when it comes to people and culture. Now more than ever, intentionally building and maintaining unstoppable cultures means the difference between success and failure.  We’ll hear from member health plans that are developing new models for growth – rather than growing in standard market share, new geography or new service lines, Alliance members are leveraging assets differently to generate revenue. We’ll also explore what it will take to achieve radical transparency in pharmacy, and how Alliance member plans can be a meaningful part of that transformation.



What you can expect

  1. Reconnect with your Alliance executive peer network during carefully crafted group experiences, such as the historic Grapevine wine/cider tour and dinner

  2. Engage with a lively panel of futurists and healthcare experts as they observe global forces at work, envision the future of healthcare, and debate how we must reshape our organizations to be a part of that future

  3. Swap war stories with your peers from health plan executive teams across the country and collect the best ideas for workforce management in a post-pandemic world

  4. Attend the Alliance Board of Directors meeting and participate in the discussion regarding latest developments in the HPA’s strategic planning process

  5. Learn how the best brands build unstoppable cultures so that they can create and sustain organizations of enduring greatness


Who should attend

Alliance health plan leaders in the following roles:

  • Chief executive officer
  • Chief medical officer/medical director
  • Chief operating officer
  • Chief financial officer
  • C-level executives
  • Business strategy and development executives
  • Strategy officers and managers

Featured presenters

 

 

Chris Condeluci, JD, LLM

Principal, CC Law & Policy PLLC

Christopher E. Condeluci is principal of CC Law & Policy, a legal and policy practice that focuses on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) and its impact on stakeholders ranging from employers and third-party administrators to health IT companies and hospital/health systems.

Previously, Chris served as Tax and Benefits Counsel to the U.S. Senate Finance Committee. During his time in Congress, Chris participated in the development of portions of the ACA, including the Exchanges, the State insurance market reforms, and all of the taxes enacted under the law.

 

 

 

 

 

Sheryl Connelly

Global Consumer Trends Expert & One of Fast Company's Most Creative People In Business

With the unique ability to translate how consumer and lifestyle trends will affect organizations across industry sectors, Sheryl Connelly outlines how to develop a futuring mindset, to act decisively in high-stakes business environments.

As a corporate futurist for more than a decade, Sheryl is skilled at identifying what’s coming around the corner and the potential influences to customer attitudes and behavioral patterns that directly impact business strategy. The in-house futurist at Ford Motor Company, Sheryl was twice named by Fast Company as one of its “100 Most Creative People in Business,” while TechWeek listed her among its “Top 100 Innovators”. 

Her insights into what’s next help audiences understand how STEEP factors – social, technological, economic, environmental and political trends – will affect business in the short- and long-term.

 


Ginger Hardage

2022 Cathy K. Eddy Health Care Leadership Lecture Speaker

Former Senior Vice President of Culture and Communications
Southwest Airlines

Ginger Hardage retired as Senior Vice President of Culture and Communications at Southwest Airlines after an illustrious 25 years, where she served as a member of the CEO’s executive leadership team.  At Southwest, Ginger led a team of 150 people responsible for building and sustaining the organization’s legendary culture and communications enterprise.

Ginger currently serves as Global Chairman of the Board for Ronald McDonald House Charities. In Dallas, she serves on the board of The Trinity Park Conservancy and was a past president of the Trinity Commons Foundation. 

 


 

 

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COVID Protocols

What to expect: Health and Safety Protocols

The Health Plan Alliance’s hallmark is the unique space we provide for our members and partners to come together and meaningfully connect around the challenges and opportunities your organizations navigate every day. The health and safety of every attendee is our top priority and we are implementing health and safety protocols for our in-person events aimed at protecting all participants. 

These protocols will be updated in response to ongoing guidance from CDC and local health authorities. If you have attended Alliance in-person meetings before, know this experience will be different in many ways – but also rest assured that we remain dedicated to creating unique opportunities to connect, learn and share with your colleagues from across the country.

Please review the Updated Safety protocols HERE

By registering to attend the event you agree and understand these specific risks noted below:

Liability Disclaimer and Release: COVID-19

The novel coronavirus, COVID-19, has been declared a worldwide pandemic.  COVID-19 is reported to be extremely contagious.  The exact methods of spread and contraction are unknown, but the virus is believed to spread from person-to-person, by contact with contaminated objects, and even possibly in the air.  People reportedly can be infected and show no symptoms yet still spread the disease.  COVID-19 is reported to cause serious illness and death. The Health Plan Alliance cannot prevent attendees from becoming exposed to, contracting, or spreading COVID-19 while attending a HPA event or activity.  Any in-person interaction may increase the risk of contracting or spreading COVID-19. 

I agree and understand these specific risks and nonetheless accept them in order to attend this HPA event.  These services are of such value to me that I accept the risk of being exposed to, contracting, and/or spreading COVID-19 in order to participate in person rather than arranging for an alternative method participating or not participating at all.  I further hereby forever release and waive all claims and rights against the Health Plan Alliance in connection with exposure, infection, and/or spread of COVID-19 related to utilizing their services or premises or interacting with their members.  I understand that this release and waiver means I give up my right to bring any claims including for personal injuries, death, disease, property losses, or any other loss that may be released and waived under applicable law, including, but not limited to, claims of negligence, and I understand that this release and waiver prevents me from seeking damages in any way against the Health Plan Alliance, whether such damages are known or unknown, foreseen or unforeseen, or that occur now or in the future. 

I understand that the Health Plan Alliance and the event venue will implement COVID-19 health and safety protocols that align with the most recent guidance released by the CDC and the local health authority.  These protocols will include details regarding code of conduct and safety measures (ie, wearing masks in public spaces, maintaining physical distance during sessions, etc) for all attendees. I understand I will be expected to adhere to these guidelines.

Agenda

Updated February 11, 2022

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MON, MAR 21

 

11:00 am

CSX Workshop: Invitation only

6:00 pm

Welcome reception

 

TUES, MAR 22

 

7:30 am

Networking breakfast

9:00 am

Welcome! Alliance update and look ahead from President Joe Lastinger

10:00 am

Break

10:30 am

The policy and regulatory landscape Provider-sponsored and Regional health plans must navigate

12:00 pm

Networking Luncheon

1:00 pm

Beyond Buzzwords: What will it take to achieve radical transparency in pharmacy?

2:30 pm

Networking break

3:00 pm

Executive Panel: An exploration of new models Alliance leaders are embracing to deliver on their organizations’ missions

4:15 pm

Sessions adjourn

5:15 pm

Transportation to historic wine and beer tasting event

 

WED, MAR 23

 

7:30 am

Networking breakfast

9:00 am

CKE Health Care Leadership Lecture! Unstoppable Cultures: Creating and Sustaining Organizations of Enduring Greatness

10:30 am

Networking Break

10:45 am

Executive Panel: Attracting, retaining, engaging, and developing your workforce in a post-pandemic world

12:00 pm

Networking luncheon

1:00 pm

How big picture shifts will reshape Alliance members’ place in the healthcare industry

2:30 pm

Sessions adjourn

3:00 pm

Board of Directors Meeting

6:00 pm

Networking dinner

 

THUR, MAR 24

 

7:30 am

Networking breakfast

Venue

Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas
4150 North MacArthur Blvd
Irving, TX  75038
972.717.0700

Our hotel room block is sold out!

You can still go online and book a room or call the reservations department at 800.819.5053.

DRESS
Business casual attire is appropriate for the meeting. Remember that the hotel meeting room temperatures vary, so we recommend that you layer clothing to be comfortable in case the room becomes either hot or cold.


GROUND TRANSPORTATION
The hotel is about 7 miles from Dallas/Ft Worth International Airport (DFW) and is approximately a 15 minute drive.  Dallas Love Field (DAL) is 10 miles and is approximately a 20 minute drive. Taxi service is available for an estimated $30 one way. UberX is estimated $17-21. 


DALLAS WEATHER
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Special Events
Historic Grapevine Wine, Beer & Dinner Experience

Historic Grapevine Wine, Beer & Dinner Experience

Choose your own adventure! Board the bus to Messina Hof Winery for a wine tasting or the bus to Wine Fusion for a wine/beer tasting. The two groups will meet at Farina's Winery and Café for a second wine tasting and an authentic Italian dinner.

You'll enjoy stepping back in time as you walk down the charming Main Street in downtown Grapevine. Shop vintage boutiques and find a souvenir or two to bring home.

Documents
3/23/2022

Presentation: The policy and regulatory landscape Provider-sponsored and Regional health plans must navigate
The sweeping policy changes enacted during the final months of President Trump's administration, plus the expansive list of priorities President Biden has named for healthcare at the start of his first term all spell big changes for Alliance members and their partners. We've been slogging through much of it already... interoperability, price transparency, No Surprises...and we've responded to other market-shaking initiatives, such as the SEP for ACA plans and the ongoing pressure to continue the Medicaid expansion. In this session, policy and regulatory experts engage Alliance leaders in a discussion in which we take a step back and examine the broader landscape within which we're operating.

3/23/2022

Presentation: Executive Panel: An exploration of new models Alliance leaders are embracing to deliver on their organizations' missions
Health Plan Alliance members are increasingly thinking outside of the box in terms of how we grow, and how we accomplish our mission to improve health outcomes for the populations we serve. Rather than growing in standard market share, new geography, or new service lines, Alliance plans are more and more looking at ways to utilize our assets to generate revenue. Engage with this panel of executives as we discuss the findings of a recent field study that identified methods of non-traditional growth in our membership. Together we'll dig into what our plans are doing, what's working, and what's not working.

3/23/2022

Presentation: Welcome! Alliance update and look ahead
We're delighted to welcome Alliance members back for our first Value Visit in 2 years. In the kick-off session Alliance president Joe Lastinger takes a moment to acknowledge the tremendous efforts of our members, who have continued delivering on their missions in the face of tremendous adversity. Joe will also update you on the Alliance's work in recent months, and he will share what has our team energized as we look to the road ahead.

3/22/2022

Presentation: Executive Panel: Attracting, retaining, engaging, and developing your workforce in a post-pandemic world
Alliance member health plan leaders have been testing and rolling out new ideas, both big and small, to support their teams throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. From accommodating a virtual a/or hybrid workforce to introducing new employee benefits and professional development opportunities, leaders are thinking differently about how they create an environment within which their employees can do their most vibrant work. In this session Alliance members share their best and brightest concepts so that we all benefit from each other's learnings and efforts.

3/22/2022

Presentation: Beyond Buzzwords: What will it take to achieve radical transparency in pharmacy?
Currently, nearly 80 percent of prescriptions in the U.S. are managed by three PBMs: CVS Caremark, Express Scripts and OptumRx. Transparency is the buzz word of the day, but many believe it is going to take something radical in the pharmacy space to make the movement real and ensure low-cost drugs for consumers. Mark Cuban's new generic drug company's leadership believes they can fundamentally change the way pharmacies operate and challenge the current PBM structures led by a few. Launched in January 2021, this organization decided the only way to get drugs to the people who need them is to build a parallel supply chain where we have control of all the intermediary players and ensure the same level of transparency at every level." Dr. Alex Oshmyansky says the vision is no middlemen, no rebates only available to insurance companies. Everybody gets the same low price for every drug we make. In this session, they describe how they're starting small, building on successes, and their vision

3/22/2022

Presentation: Executive Panel: Attracting, retaining, engaging, and developing your workforce in a post-pandemic world
Alliance member health plan leaders have been testing and rolling out new ideas, both big and small, to support their teams throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. From accommodating a virtual a/or hybrid workforce to introducing new employee benefits and professional development opportunities, leaders are thinking differently about how they create an environment within which their employees can do their most vibrant work. In this session Alliance members share their best and brightest concepts so that we all benefit from each other's learnings and efforts.

3/21/2022

Presentation: Executive Panel: Attracting, retaining, engaging, and developing your workforce in a post-pandemic world
Alliance member health plan leaders have been testing and rolling out new ideas, both big and small, to support their teams throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. From accommodating a virtual a/or hybrid workforce to introducing new employee benefits and professional development opportunities, leaders are thinking differently about how they create an environment within which their employees can do their most vibrant work. In this session Alliance members share their best and brightest concepts so that we all benefit from each other's learnings and efforts.

3/16/2022

Attendee List: Spring Leadership Forum 2022
The Alliance's 2022 Spring Leadership Forum and Board of Directors Meeting: Attendee List

3/16/2022

Agenda: Spring Leadership Forum 2022
The Alliance's 2022 Spring Leadership Forum and Board of Directors Meeting is March 21-24 at the beautiful Four Seasons in Irving, TX. The agenda offers important insights on the current policy and regulatory landscape, coupled with broader market intel and the long-term implications for healthcare. We'll also dig into the challenges we all face when it comes to people and culture. Now more than ever, intentionally building and maintaining unstoppable cultures means the difference between success and failure. We'll hear from member health plans that are developing new models for growth rather than growing in standard market share, new geography or new service lines, Alliance members are leveraging assets differently to generate revenue. We'll also explore what it will take to achieve radical transparency in pharmacy, and how Alliance member plans can be a meaningful part of that transformation.

Attendees

Below is a list of all delegates registered to date for this event

  • Sarah Corkern
  • ALLIANCE GUEST
  • Chief Staff Officer at Parkland Community Health Plan
  • Becky Erbe
  • ALLIANCE GUEST
  • Chief Business Development Officer at hunterAI
  • Paula Turicchi
  • ALLIANCE GUEST
  • Chief Strategy Officer at Parkland Community Health Plan
  • John Wendling
  • ALLIANCE GUEST
  • Chief Executive Officer at Parkland Community Health Plan
  • Marc Ahlquist
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • Vice President of Human Resources at Health Alliance Plan (HAP)
  • Ashley Allen
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • Sr. VP, Chief Strategic Growth and Marketing Officer at AvMed
  • Khuram Arif
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • Chief Medical Officer at Western Health Advantage
  • David Burnett
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • Chief Growth Officer at Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island
  • Bob Bush
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • President and Chief Executive Officer at CommunityCare
  • Jeff Butcher
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer at CommunityCare
  • Karen Carlson
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • Chief Operating Officer at Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island
  • Teresa Chapman
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • Vice President, Human Resources at Santa Clara Family Health Plan
  • Ahmad Chaudhary
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • Director Health Plan Operations at Mary Washington Health Plan
  • Rita Datko
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • Chief Financial Officer at Sharp Health Plan
  • John DeGruttola
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • Sr VP of Marketing and Sales at Sentara Health Plans (Optima)
  • Rebecca Downing
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • Chief Legal Officer at Western Health Advantage
  • Alan Fehlner
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • Chief Financial Officer at SummaCare
  • Michael Genord
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • President & CEO, HAP | President & CEO, HAP Midwest Health Plan at Health Alliance Plan (HAP)
  • Amie Goldman
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • Vice President, Chief Strategy Officer at Quartz Health Solutions
  • Shane Greene
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • Senior Director of Health Plan Operations at Care N' Care Insurance Company, Inc.
  • Chuck Greer
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • Executive Director, Human Resources at CommunityCare
  • Brendan Hodges
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • President/CEO at HealthTeam Advantage
  • James Holland
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • President and CEO at Johns Hopkins HealthCare
  • Patricia Hsing
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • AVP of Core Operations at Texas Children's Health Plan
  • Thomas Janus
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • Chief Medical officer - Mary Washington Medicare Advantage at Mary Washington Health Plan
  • Lori Johnston
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • President at Paramount Health Care
  • Joleen Katula
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • Vice President of Operations at HealthTeam Advantage
  • Charlie Kirksey
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • Chief Operating Officer at Medical Associates Health Plans
  • Alan Lederman
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • Chief Operating Officer at Community Health Plan of Washington
  • Kevin Lewis
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • Chief Executive Officer at Community Health Options
  • Garry Maisel
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • President and Chief Executive Officer at Western Health Advantage
  • Greg McCarthy
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • CEO at Denver Health Medical Plan
  • Mark Mixer
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • Chief Executive Officer at Alliant Health Plans
  • Steven Plocek
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • Vice President of Medicare Sales at Care N' Care Insurance Company, Inc.
  • Penny Ransom
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • Chief Administrative Officer at Network Health
  • Preston Renshaw
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • Chief Medical Officer at Avera Health Plans (DAKOTACARE)
  • James Repp
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • President and COO at AvMed
  • Celeste Richards
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • Chief Operating Officer at Alliant Health Plans
  • Rita Ruecker
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • Chief Financial Officer at Western Health Advantage
  • Gordon Salm
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • Interim Chief Financial Officer at Health Alliance Plan (HAP)
  • Wesley Sanders
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • Chief Financial Officer at Alliant Health Plans
  • Mark Selna
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • President and Chief Executive Officer at Quartz Health Solutions
  • Cary Shames
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • VP and Chief Medical Officer at Sharp Health Plan
  • Paul Sherman
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • Chief Medical Officer at Community Health Plan of Washington
  • Richard Swift
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • President and CEO at Health New England
  • Richard Tugman
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • CEO at Piedmont Community Health Plan
  • Travis Turner
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • SVP & Chief Population Health Officer at Mary Washington Health Plan
  • Kara Dornig
  • PLATINUM SPONSOR
  • VP of Networks - First Health/Cofinity at First Health Network
  • Brian Fehlhaber
  • PLATINUM SPONSOR
  • Vice President Sales & Marketing at Summit Re
  • Andrew Howard
  • PLATINUM SPONSOR
  • National Sales Director at First Health Network
  • Brad Arnold
  • SPEAKER
  • Senior Director at Alvarez & Marsal Healthcare Industry Group
  • Chris Condeluci
  • SPEAKER
  • Principal and Sole Shareholder at CC Law & Policy PLLC
  • Carladenise Edwards
  • SPEAKER
  • EVP, Chief Strategy Officer - Henry Ford Health System at Health Alliance Plan (HAP)
  • Ginger Hardage
  • SPEAKER
  • Former SVP of Culture and Communications at Southwest Airlines
  • Kristina Park
  • SPEAKER
  • Managing Director at Alvarez & Marsal Healthcare Industry Group
  • Stephanie Passino
  • SPEAKER
  • Vice President, Consulting and Operations at Spring Street Exchange
  • David Smith
  • SPEAKER
  • Founder at Third Horizons Strategies
  • Janice Sparks
  • SPEAKER
  • Director of Strategic Consulting at Spring Street Exchange
  • Doris Stein
  • SPEAKER
  • Managing Director at Alvarez & Marsal Healthcare Industry Group
  • Nancy Wise
  • SPEAKER
  • President at Spring Street Exchange
  • Rebecca Ballou
  • SPONSOR
  • Regional Sales Leader at Amplifon Hearing Health Care
  • Darren Bovie
  • SPONSOR
  • Director, Sales at Simplify Healthcare
  • Ray Evans
  • SPONSOR
  • Vice President of Sales at Centauri Health Solutions
  • Deb Jorge
  • SPONSOR
  • VP, Commercial Plans at mPulse Mobile
  • David Lynch
  • SPONSOR
  • Regional Vice President, Sales at Healthmine
  • Sue Powers
  • SPONSOR
  • Cheif Growth Officer at VirtualHealth
  • Mike Sawyer
  • SPONSOR
  • Senior Vice President and Head of Solution Sales at Cotiviti, Inc.
  • Jill Singletary
  • SPONSOR
  • Director Sales, Administrative Services at Advantasure
Speakers