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Fall Leadership Forum 2022

Event Date: 11/1/2022 - 11/4/2022

Event Overview




 

Building trust—with your employees, members, partners, communities, regulators, and policy makers

 

At the 2022 Spring Leadership Forum we touched on the issue of Trust. It plays a part in developing and protecting your organization’s culture and is also foundational to your relationships with your provider partners. It’s invaluable to your brand and indeed is a key differentiator in your positioning as a local, community-based health plan.  You build trust with policy makers and regulators at every level as you seek to serve members across multiple product lines.

The 2022 Fall Forum builds on our exploration of Trust and how Health Plan Alliance member organizations are building it with their employees, members, partners, communities, regulators, and policy makers.  Our timely, health plan-led case studies are complemented by thought-provoking discussions with industry experts and surprising insights from unexpected sources.

Join us this November at the beautiful Bishop’s Lodge to engage with your executive peers in the unique collaboration space for which the Alliance is known.

 



Featured sessions

 


BJ Miller, M.D.

Author of The Beginner's Guide to the End: Practical Advice for Living Life and Facing Death

Dr. BJ Miller is an expert on palliative and end of life care. He is an advocate for a healthcare system that minimizes unnecessary suffering and maximizes quality of life. His first book, The Beginner’s Guide to the End: Practical Advice  for Living Life and Facing Death, is the first ever practical, comprehensive, and compassionate guide to dying — and living fully. An Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Miller is also an attending specialist for the Symptom Management Service of the UCSF Helen Diller Comprehensive Cancer Center, one of the country’s very first outpatient palliative care clinics. Among the various awards received, Dr. Miller won the William Osler Distinguished Teaching Award as well as the AAHPM/Project on Death in America Palliative Medicine Community Leadership Award.


LIVE RECORDING: The Cost of Care

A podcast from Lemonada Media

Fall Leadership Forum attendees will join a live recording of The Cost of Care, a podcast from Lemonada Media. Hosted by healthcare economist David Smith, The Cost of Care centers conversations with patients, medical experts, and policy makers to reveal how the wealthiest nation on earth ended up with one of the most expensive, worst-performing healthcare systems in the world and provide solutions to fix it, together. Join us at the Fall Leadership Forum for a live-recorded episode, featuring a panel of guests whose conversation will seek to elevate critical and important conversations with Alliance members in attendance.  

 



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
  • Government-sponsored healthcare programs executive sponsors
     

 


 

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Registration
ALLIANCE MEMBER
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11/1/2022 for Alliance members attending in-person MEMBER PASS
ALLIANCE GUEST
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11/1/2022 Only for invited guests of the Alliance GUEST PASS
SPONSOR
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11/1/2022 for invited sponsors attending the in-person event SPONSOR PASS
PLATINUM SPONSOR
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11/1/2022 Exclusively for 2022 Platinum sponsors Free
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

Last updated August 9, 2022

 

AGENDA AT A GLANCE


 

Tuesday, NOVEMBER 1

6:00PM

 

Welcome Dinner

 

Wednesday, NOVEMBER 2

8:00

Breakfast

9:00

Welcome!

9:30

Coffee break

9:45

Live Podcast recording: The Cost of Care – How regional healthcare players are evolving their approach to whole person care

11:15

Case study from Presbyterian Health Plan: Embracing new ways of serving members that are more meaningful to them

12:30

Lunch

1:30

CEO Panel: Transformational shifts regional plans are making to stay close to their organizations’ missions

2:45

Break

3:15

Lightbulb moments: HPA execs share their best ideas

4:30

Sessions adjourn

6:00

Networking Dinner

Thursday, NOVEMBER 3

8:00

Breakfast

9:00

Keynote speaker: Dr. BJ Miller on charting a course to well-being together

10:00

Break

10:30

The Innovation Adoption Equation: Removing the guesswork

11:45

Lunch

12:45

Panel discussion: The long-term investments Alliance members are making to make DE&I a reality

1:45

Fireside chat: A new kind of “payvider” and how they’re reimagining patient experiences

2:45

Sessions adjourn

3:15

Board meeting

6:00

Networking Dinner

Friday, NOVEMBBER 4

7:00

Hosted breakfast


TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 1


6:00 PM

 

Welcome Dinner

 

 

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 2


8:00 AM

Breakfast

 

 

9:00 AM

Welcome!

Joe Lastinger, President
Health Plan Alliance

 

Coreen Dicus-Johnson,
President & CEO
Network Health Plan

 

9:30 AM

 

Coffee break

 

9:45 AM

Live Podcast recording: The Cost of Care – How regional healthcare players are evolving their approach to whole person care

Fall Leadership Forum attendees will join a live recording of The Cost of Care, a podcast fromLemonada Media. Hosted by healthcare economist David Smith, The Cost of Care centers conversations with patients, medical experts, and policy makers to reveal how the wealthiest nation on earth ended up with one of the most expensive, worst-performing healthcare systems in the world and provide solutions to fix it, together. Join us at the Fall Leadership Forum for a live-recorded episode, featuring a panel of guests whose conversation will seek to elevate critical and important conversations with Alliance members in attendance.

 

David Smith, Founder
Third Horizon Strategies

 

Leigh Caswell,
Vice President Community Health
Presbyterian Healthcare Services

 

Talya Schwartz, CEO
MetroPlus Health Plan

 

11:15 AM

Case study from Presbyterian Health Plan: Embracing new ways of serving members that are more meaningful to them

Get inspired by Presbyterian’s efforts to improve their MA members’ experience by enhancing access to healthcare with a seamless, unified experience that combines in-person, digital and community engagement. At the center of this effort? The commitment to deepen even further the trusted relationship between Presbyterian and its MA members, plus the broader community. In this session, the VP of MA transformation, Tony Hernandez, shares the discovery work and due diligence already completed, provides an update on the program development and where Presbyterian is investing resources to deliver this exciting new experience for its members. Engage in exploratory conversation regarding how Presbyterian and other Alliance member plans are thinking about whole health and how they are improving the local communities’ access to services they want, when they want them, and how they want them.

 

Tony Hernandez
VP, MA Transformation
Presbyterian Health Plan

 

12:30 PM

Networking Lunch

 

 

1:30 PM

CEO Panel: Transformational shifts regional plans are making to stay close to their organizations’ missions

Lean into a candid discussion with CEOs from Alliance member health plans across the country: How are we continuing to transform to serve our members, maintain strong partnerships, and deliver strong outcomes for all stakeholders? Every organization uniquely approaches these mandates, and our panel of CEOs shares their philosophy and priorities regarding these challenges. Together, we dig into the transformational shifts we’ve made in response to external pressures – from the global pandemic to market activity, member expectations and industry shifts.

Leanne Berge, CEO
Community Health Plan of Washington

 

Kamal Jemmoua, CEO
Prominence Health Plan

 

 

 

2:45 PM

 

Break

 

 

 

3:15 PM

Lightbulb moments: HPA execs share their best ideas

In this fast-paced, facilitated group ideation session, Alliance member health plan leaders share a “lightbulb moment” – a quick overview of their best tactics that have moved the needle on key initiatives. Examples may include effective provider partnership strategies; impactful outreach efforts that have engendered engagement among your member population; workforce management strategies that, once implemented, have improved satisfaction or retention; tactics that have radically reduced costs or managed risk, and more. Walk away with a collection of new ideas to take back to your teams.

 

 

4:30 PM

Sessions adjourn

 

 

6:00PM

 

Networking dinner

 

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 3


 

8:00 AM

Breakfast

 

 

9:00 AM

Keynote: Charting a course to well-being together

Dr. BJ Miller is an expert on palliative and end of life care. He is an advocate for a healthcare system that minimizes unnecessary suffering and maximizes quality of life. His first book,The Beginner’s Guide to the End: Practical Advice for Living Life and Facing Death, is the first ever practical, comprehensive, and compassionate guide to dying — and living fully. An Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Miller is also an attending specialist for the Symptom Management Service of the UCSF Helen Diller Comprehensive Cancer Center, one of the country’s very first outpatient palliative care clinics. Among the various awards received, Dr. Miller won the William Osler Distinguished Teaching Award as well as the AAHPM/Project on Death in America Palliative Medicine Community Leadership Award.

 

BJ Miller, MD
Author ofThe Beginner's Guide to the End: Practical Advice for Living Life and Facing Death

 

 

10:00 AM

Break

 

 

 

10:30 AM

The Innovation Adoption Equation: Removing the guesswork

Our members are at the center of all we do but making that manifest in our innovation framework is easier said than done. “Innovation” as a function can quickly get stalled by other mission-critical needs (NSA and price transparency, anyone?). In this session, product innovation consultant Frances Cairns takes the audience on an exploration of an Aligned Innovation Framework that defines and productizes unmet customer needs, leading to greater engagement, satisfaction and outcomes. We’ll move through the four gates of this framework, from a readiness inventory and unmet need research through design and validation, and into the engineering and mapping that ultimately lead to a MVP, pilot testing, and eventually scale. Attendees will walk away with a fresh perspective on what it takes to truly embed innovation so that it delivers results as consistently as every other mission-critical element you need to leapfrog the competition and stay relevant to your stakeholders.

 

Frances Cairns
Founder and CEO
C\R Strategy Partners

11:45 AM

 

Networking Lunch

 

 

12:45 PM

Panel discussion: The long-term investments Alliance members are making to address diversity, equity and inclusion.

Increasing diversity, equity and inclusion throughout a health plan supports and reflects the core values of an organization working to positively impact health care disparities and economic equity in the local community. During this conversation, we will focus on the creation and implementation of strategies addressing this important initiative, which also focuses on areas such as management of an organization’s workforce and leadership training, diverse supplier base, cultural competency programs, and community engagement.

 

1:45 PM

Fireside chat: A new kind of “payvider” and how they’re reimagining patient experiences

Engage in a candid conversation with this unique panel of well capitalized, risk bearing primary care organizations partnering with Alliance member plans (and their competitors) in value-based programs. Our panel shares their philosophy, business model and views of how healthcare will continue to evolve toward value, and how their relationships with providers and payors will evolve as well.

 

 

Joe Lastinger, President
Health Plan Alliance

 

… leading a Fireside chat with

 

VillageMD

 

Oak Street

2:45 PM

 

Sessions adjourn

 

 

3:15 PM

Health Plan Alliance Board of Directors Meeting

 

 

6:00 PM

Networking dinner

 

 

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4


 

7:00 AM

Hosted breakfast

 

 

 

Venue

Bishop's Lodge 

1297 Bishops Lodge Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87506 
P: 888.741.0480
Website

A legendary landmark, re-imagined: Situated on 317 secluded acres bordering Santa Fe National Forest and just minutes from downtown Santa Fe, Bishop's Lodge is a soulful retreat steeped in heritage.

Settled more than 150 years ago by Bishop Jean Baptiste Lamy, this iconic Santa Fe landmark is steeped in history and just completed a sensitive restoration to preserve its distinctive Southwestern heritage. Consider bringing your family with you! From exploring the trail rides to talking art with artists in residence, Santa Fe is a world of contrasts that beckons to be explored.

Activities available include:

  • Ride and rope from Bishop’s Lodge Stables
  • Mountain bike the Sangre de Cristo Mountain Range
  • Explore miles of scenic hiking trails
  • Express your creative spirit with al fresco art classes
  • Find inspiration during a local art tour
  • Embark on a fly fishing excursion
  • Indulge in chocolate tasting, history and immersion
  • Visit the Santa Fe Raptor Center
  • Soar over the Taos by hot air balloon
  • Gain an artful understanding of Native American life
  • Get centered at the Spa and Turquesa Healing Arts Studio, a wellness retreat dedicated to physical and vibrational healing


The hotel room block expires on October 12, 2022
Our room rate is $395 plus taxes/$20 resort fee. This rate may be available three days prior and three days after our meeting dates, depending on the hotel's availability. You shoul
d call the reservations department at 888.741.0480 and ask for the Health Plan Alliance (Vizient) room rate or click here to book online. There is an initial 2-night deposit at time of booking, and at 14 days prior to arrival the remainder is charged. Should you call after the deadline, you will not be guaranteed to receive our group room rate or the hotel may be sold out. Please note that the group block could sell out before this date.

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
Santa Fe Regional airport is 15 minutes away and is approximately $32-36 for Uber/Lyft. Albuquerque International airport is approximately an hour away and a $77-84 Uber/Lyft.  Valet parking is $15 a day and self parking is complimentary.  Click here for more details.  

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Documents
8/9/2022

Agenda: 2022 Fall Leadership Forum
Join us this November at the beautiful Bishop's Lodge to engage with your executive peers in the unique collaboration space for which the Alliance is known. Explore how Health Plan Alliance member organizations are building trust with their employees, members, partners, communities, regulators, and policy makers. Enjoy timely, health plan-led case studies are complemented by thought-provoking discussions with industry experts and surprising insights from unexpected sources.

Attendees

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

  • Becky Erbe
  • ALLIANCE GUEST
  • Chief Business Development Officer at hunterAI
  • Khuram Arif
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • Chief Medical Officer at Western Health Advantage
  • Matthew Aug
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • President at Cox HealthPlans
  • Leanne Berge
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • Chief Executive Officer at Community Health Plan of Washington
  • Gerald Bradford
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • Chief Financial Officer at Health Alliance Medical Plans
  • Amor Brannin
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • VP, CFO at Presbyterian Health Plan
  • Bob Bush
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • President and Chief Executive Officer at CommunityCare
  • Jeff Butcher
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer at CommunityCare
  • Bruce Butler
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • Chief Executive Officer at Samaritan Health Plans
  • Alex Carter
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • Clinical Advisor for Innovation at Presbyterian Health Plan
  • Rita Datko
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • Chief Financial Officer at Sharp Health Plan
  • Rebecca Downing
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • Chief Legal Officer at Western Health Advantage
  • Ana Eberhard
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • Vice President, Member Experience at AvMed
  • Jeff Fernandez
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • Chief Executive Officer at Ochsner Health Plan
  • Brandon Fryar
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • President at Presbyterian Health Plan
  • Michael Genord
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • President & CEO, HAP | President & CEO, HAP Midwest Health Plan at Health Alliance Plan (HAP)
  • Jon Griffith
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • VP of Operations and Chief Experience Officer at SelectHealth
  • Melissa Hall
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • Vice President, Medicare Operations at Aspire Health Plan
  • Christine Harder
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • Senior Vice President, Provider Network Management at Health Alliance Plan (HAP)
  • Tony Hernandez
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • VP, Medicare Advantage Transformation at Presbyterian Health Plan
  • Brendan Hodges
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • President/CEO at HealthTeam Advantage
  • James Holland
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • President and CEO at Johns Hopkins HealthCare
  • Deanna Homer
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • Chief Pharmacy Officer at HealthTeam Advantage
  • Donna Jennings
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • Vice President, Operations at Ochsner Health Plan
  • Joleen Katula
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • Vice President of Operations at HealthTeam Advantage
  • Zach Keeling
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • CEO, Medical Associates Clinic & Health Plans at Medical Associates Health Plans
  • Scott Kelly
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • COO at Aspire Health Plan
  • Charlie Kirksey
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • Chief Operating Officer at Medical Associates Health Plans
  • Patrick Koltz
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • Chief Operations Officer at Prominence Health Plan
  • Nick Kraft
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • SVP, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer at Capital District Physicians' Health Plan (CDPHP)
  • Alan Lederman
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • Chief Operating Officer at Community Health Plan of Washington
  • Kevin Lewis
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • Chief Executive Officer at Community Health Options
  • Larry Loo
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • Chief Executive Officer at CCHP
  • Garry Maisel
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • President and Chief Executive Officer at Western Health Advantage
  • Peter Marino
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • President and Chief Executive Officer at Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island
  • Greg McCarthy
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • CEO at Denver Health Medical Plan
  • Terry Mills
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • Senior Vice President & Chief Medical Officer at CommunityCare
  • Jill Mitchell
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • Director of Finance at Medical Associates Health Plans
  • Mark Mixer
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • Chief Executive Officer at Alliant Health Plans
  • Jeff Myers
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • President and CEO - Hamilton Health Care System at Alliant Health Plans
  • Elizabeth Priller
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • Director, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging at Quartz Health Solutions
  • Cindy Ramos
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • Health Care Investigator at MetroPlusHealth
  • Penny Ransom
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • Chief Administrative Officer at Network Health
  • Amanda Reed
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • Chief Strategy Officer at Alliant Health Plans
  • Dennis Reese
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • President and CEO at Physicians Health Plan
  • Craig Reich
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • Chief Medical Officer at CCHP
  • Preston Renshaw
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • Chief Medical Officer at Avera Health Plans (DAKOTACARE)
  • 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
  • Executive Financial Consultant at Health Alliance Plan (HAP)
  • Wesley Sanders
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • Chief Financial Officer at Alliant Health Plans
  • Talya Schwartz
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • Chief Executive Officer at MetroPlusHealth
  • Mark Selna
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • President and Chief Executive Officer at Quartz Health Solutions
  • Richard Swift
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • President and CEO at Health New England
  • Mike Treash
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • SVP & COO at Health Alliance Plan (HAP)
  • Richard Tugman
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • CEO at Piedmont Community Health Plan
  • Travis Turner
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • SVP, CEO and CPHO at Mary Washington Health Plan
  • David Weader
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • Associate Chief Legal & Regulatory Affairs Officer at Geisinger Health Plan
  • Ryan Ziemann
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • Chief Financial Officer at Piedmont Community Health Plan
  • Josh Hoover
  • SPONSOR
  • National Business Development Executive at Amplifon Hearing Health Care
  • Glenn Licameli
  • SPONSOR
  • Vice President - Sales at Healthcare Fraud Shield
Speakers