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Spring Leadership Forum 2024

Event Date: 3/25/2024 - 3/28/2024

Event Overview


 

The strategic fundamentals regional payers must operationalize to survive and thrive

The 2024 Spring Leadership Forum takes the very best of the groundbreaking 2023 Fall Forum to the next level. Last October we focused on the major market actors, their motivations and challenges, and their trajectories. This Spring, top health plan executives convene in Dallas to dig into the implications of the market landscape—What strategic imperatives face health plan leaders in 2024 and beyond and how do we close the gap when it comes to execution? This agenda focuses on critical fundamentals for regional payer success in 2024 and beyond.

 


Featured speakers

Safi Bahcall
Author of the International Bestseller, Loonshots

Successful health plans must nurture both their existing lines of business and efforts to create new products in order to succeed. Get ready to be captivated by Safi Bahcall, as he challenges conventional wisdom on group behavior and reveals a surprising new approach to nurturing radical breakthroughs. Safi is a second-generation physicist, biotech entrepreneur, and former public-company CEO, bringing expertise in strategy and innovation to advise CEOs and leadership teams. He has delivered keynote presentations at industry conferences, investor events, leadership retreats, medical meetings, and leading academic institutions worldwide. Safi's book, Loonshots, translated into 21 languages, has been recognized as a best business book of the year by Amazon, Bloomberg, Financial Times, Forbes, Inc., the Washington Post, and more. Attendees will gain valuable insights from Safi on how provider-owned and community-focused plans can innovate, differentiate, and nurture their brands for growth and success.

 

Jonah Berger
Wharton Professor; World-Renowned Expert on Innovation and Change; Best-selling Author

Jonah Berger is a Marketing Professor at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, an internationally bestselling author, and a world-renowned expert on change management, influence, word of mouth, natural language processing, consumer behavior, and how products, ideas, and behaviors catch on. He has published over 50 articles in top-tier academic journals, teaches Wharton’s most popular online course, and popular accounts of his work often appear in places like The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Harvard Business Review. Over a million copies of his books, Contagious, Invisible Influence, and The Catalyst: How to Change Anyone’s Mind are in print in over 35 countries around the world. Berger often keynotes major conferences and events like SXSW and Cannes Lions, advises various early-stage companies, and consults for organizations like Apple, Google, Nike, Amazon, GE, 3M, and The Gates Foundation.

 

 

Nancy Wise
CEO, SpringStreet Exchange

Nancy, founder of Spring Street Exchange, will share the results of a comprehensive study on how provider sponsored health plans develop their near and long-term strategies. This study delves into various aspects such as inputs, stakeholder involvement, processes, and more, providing valuable insights for attendees. In addition to sharing the study findings, Nancy will lead a mini-workshop on connecting near and long-term strategies. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in hands-on activities and discussions, gaining practical knowledge on aligning their strategies for future success. Nancy's expertise and passion for preparing healthcare leaders for the future are evident in her work at Spring Street Exchange. With a focus on mission-aligned approaches, Nancy collaborates with leaders in developing enterprise strategies, working with boards and executives, and creating innovation labs. Her ability to bring structure to complex problems and her commitment to health equity and consumer-centric healthcare drive her work.

 

 

George Kalogeropoulos
CEO, HealthSherpa

Join George Kalogeropoulos, CEO of HealthSherpa, for an insightful session on attracting and enrolling members in ACA individual products. With over 6.1 million people securing affordable healthcare coverage through HealthSherpa's ACA enrollment platform, 32% of all ACA enrollment, HealthSherpa has built the most efficient and streamlined ACA Marketplace in the business. As experts who have worked closely with CMS, they possess deep knowledge of the ACA Marketplace's design and development. Gain insight from George on how to attract and enroll members in ACA individual products and unlock new possibilities for your business in the evolving healthcare landscape.

 


Meeting highlights

  • Competing effectively with “experience” as our core differentiator – how can regional payers maintain our edge when nationals are rapidly developing new capabilities and buying new relationships with more vertical integration?

  • Across the country, HPA member plans are investing heavily in call center capabilities, up to and including investments in Artificial Intelligence to support employee efficiency and accuracy. What will be the call center of the future?

  • Every provider-aligned health plan is feeling the pressure to get even closer to our provider owners and partners. How can we break down barriers faster and with lasting impact?

  • HPA member plans share a critical bragging point: Very high employee engagement and satisfaction. We invest a great deal into our organizational cultures. How do we leverage that investment to empower high performing teams? Successfully translating strategy to execution means we can’t rely on individual heroes – accountability and alignment must be strong at every level of the organization.

  • Networks … designing them, building and optimizing them, managing contract risk, overcoming new credentialing challenges, and executing smart strategies when it comes to wraps and more … is there a different approach to untangling this Gordian knot? 

 


Why attend

Investing the time to connect with your Alliance executive peers at our in-person Leadership Forums consistently pays huge dividends.  The 2024 Spring Forum will be no exception. Register now and secure your room before the room block sells out.  Participants will benefit from the following: 

  1. Gain exclusive access to proprietary content on the competitive landscape for use in your own environmental scans, strategic planning, and board engagement.

  2. Move beyond superficial discussions with the help of carefully crafted sessions and spaces that connect you with your Alliance network of executive peers.

  3. Hear real-world examples of how organizations like yours are seeking to operationalize the strategic fundamentals necessary to meet organizational goals.

  4. Get a timely update from HPA leadership on the organization's 2024 operational plan and key strategic milestones, plus share feedback and provide guidance and insight at the Spring Board Meeting (our board meetings are always open to Alliance member health plan attendees).




Who should attend

The 2024 Spring Leadership Forum is designed as an executive retreat for Alliance member plan CEOs and their top leadership teams. Executives with responsibility for developing, evolving, and communicating your organization’s strategic plan and key milestones and objectives will find this event particularly useful.  We suggest Alliance health plan leaders in the following roles join us!

  • Chief executive officer
  • Chief medical officer/medical director
  • Chief operating officer
  • Chief financial officer
  • Other C-level executives, particularly those with responsibility for strategy development and execution
 

 

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Agenda

A more detailed agenda will be coming soon, below is for you to start making travel plans.

 

Agenda at a Glance


Monday, March 25, 2024

8:00 am - 5:00 pm CT Strategic Leadership Institute (invite only)
8:00 am - 5:00 pm CT MA Stars Accelerator Workshop (invite only)
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm CT     Welcome Reception



Tuesday, March 26, 2024

 7:30 am - 9:00 am CT Breakfast
9:00 am - 4:30 pm CT  General Sessions
 

 Featured speakers include: 

  • Safi Bahcall, Author of Loonshots
  • Nancy Wise, CEO, SpringStreet Exchange
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm CT   Dinner



Wednesday, March 27, 2024

8:00 am - 9:00 am CT Breakfast
9:00 am - 2:00 pm CT    General Sessions
   Featured speakers include: 
  • Jonah Berger, Wharton School professor and internationally bestselling author of Magic Words, Contagious, Invisible Influence, and The Catalyst
  • George Kalogeropoulos, CEO, HealthSherpa
2:30 pm - 5:00 pm CT HPA Board of Directors Meeting (members only)
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm CT Dinner

 

Thursday, March 28, 2024

8:00 am - 9:30 am CT    Breakfast at the Conservatory  in the Crescent for those with later flights
Thursday, August 19, 2021
Venue

Hotel Crescent Court
400 Crescent Court
Dallas, TX  75201
214.871.3200
Reservations 214.612.7671


The hotel room block expires on March 3, 2024
Our room rate is $299 plus taxes/fees. This rate may be available three days prior and three days after our meeting dates, depending on the hotel's availability. You should call the reservations department at 214.612.7671 and ask for the Health Plan Alliance (Vizient) room rate. 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
Rideshare from the Dallas Love Field (DAL) is approximately $25 and a 15 minute drive.  Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) is approximately $45 and a 30 minute drive.  Click here for more details.

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Attendees

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

  • Keri Bloomer
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • Director of Operations at Health Plan Alliance
  • Dennis Bolin
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • Consultant at Health Plan Alliance
  • Bob Bush
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • President and Chief Executive Officer at CommunityCare
  • Jeff Butcher
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • SVP, Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer at Quartz Health Solutions
  • Bruce Butler
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • Chief Executive Officer at Samaritan Health Plans
  • Joe Caldwell
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • Chief Finance Officer at Denver Health Medical Plan
  • Karen Carlson
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • Chief Operating Officer at Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island
  • Jessica Dupont
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • Vice President of Government Programs at Alliant Health Plans
  • Michael Genord
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • President & CEO, HAP | Executive Vice President Henry Ford Health at Health Alliance Plan (HAP)
  • Jon Griffith
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • VP and Chief Operations Officer at SelectHealth
  • Brendan Hodges
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • President/CEO at HealthTeam Advantage
  • Deanna Homer
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • Chief Operations Officer at HealthTeam Advantage
  • John Johnson
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • Chief Operations Officer at Presbyterian Health Plan
  • Joleen Katula
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • Interim Compliance Officer at HealthTeam Advantage
  • Rob Keefe
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • National Director Connected Health at Ochsner Health Plan
  • Michelle Lang
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • Vice President, Operations at CommunityCare
  • Michael Lappin
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • Chief Legal & Strategy Officer at Network Health
  • Alan Lederman
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • Chief Operating Officer at Community Health Plan of Washington
  • Karen Lenard
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • Vice President, Behavioral Health at MetroPlusHealth
  • 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
  • Erin Malone
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • Sr. Director of Client and Provider Services at Alliant Health Plans
  • Peter Marino
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • President and Chief Executive Officer at Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island
  • Terry Mills
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • Senior Vice President & Chief Medical Officer at CommunityCare
  • Mark Mixer
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • Chief Executive Officer at Alliant Health Plans
  • Sean Noone
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • Senior Director of Operations at Health New England
  • Brian O'Grady
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • President, Health Plan Markets at Capital District Physicians' Health Plan (CDPHP)
  • Jake Phillips
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • Senior Director, Business Configuration & Analysis at Quartz Health Solutions
  • Kerri Phipps
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • Senior Director of Risk Adjustment at Alliant Health Plans
  • Natalie Pirkola
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • Vice President, Pharmacy and Population Health at Health Alliance Plan (HAP)
  • Jack Randolph
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • Chief Executive Officer at MediGold
  • Amanda Reed
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • Chief Strategy Officer at Alliant Health Plans
  • Celeste Richards
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • Chief Operating Officer at Alliant Health Plans
  • Blaire Richardson
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • Corporate Quality Director at Western Health Advantage
  • Kevin Ruedinger
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • Pharmacy Manager Clinical/Operations at HealthTeam Advantage
  • Gordon Salm
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • Financial Consultant at Alliant Health Plans
  • Hayley Skinner
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • Director, Population Health Management at Capital District Physicians' Health Plan (CDPHP)
  • Sandy Spitale
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • Chief Clinical Officer – Ochsner Health at Ochsner Health Plan
  • Leslie Sprites
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • Senior Director of Claims at Alliant Health Plans
  • David Stuart
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer at Community Health Options
  • James Troyer
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • Director of Medical Management at Alliant Health Plans
  • Trey White
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • Chief Financial Officer at Alliant Health Plans
  • Trish Winkler
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • Director Health Plan Quality at CHRISTUS Health Plan
  • Dave Zhang
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • VP of IT at Alliant Health Plans
  • Randy Baker
  • PLATINUM SPONSOR
  • Vice President, Sales at Summit Re
  • Brian Fehlhaber
  • PLATINUM SPONSOR
  • Vice President Sales & Marketing at Summit Re
  • David Gallegos
  • PLATINUM SPONSOR
  • SVP Consulting Services at Optum Advisory
  • Benjamin Heck
  • PLATINUM SPONSOR
  • SVP, Optum Advisory at Optum Advisory
  • Jonah Berger
  • SPEAKER
  • Wharton Professor; World-Renowned Expert on Innovation and Change; Best-selling Author at Wharton School
  • Nancy Wise
  • SPEAKER
  • President at Spring Street Exchange
  • Melissa Cellucci
  • SPONSOR
  • National Vice President Health Plan Growth at Omada Health, Inc.
  • Ray Evans
  • SPONSOR
  • Vice President - Healthcare Sales at CoventBridge Group
  • Jordan Hersh
  • SPONSOR
  • Senior Vice President, Channel Distribution at Valenz Health
  • Glenn Licameli
  • SPONSOR
  • Vice President - Sales at Healthcare Fraud Shield
  • Tanya Little
  • SPONSOR
  • Chief Commercial Officer at Vitality Group
  • Kevin Maher
  • SPONSOR
  • Vice President, Client Success at Clearlink Partners
  • Jake Mead
  • SPONSOR
  • Vice President of Sales at NationsBenefits
  • Sue Powers
  • SPONSOR
  • Chief Growth Officer at VirtualHealth
  • Mike Sawyer
  • SPONSOR
  • Senior Vice President and Head of Solution Sales at Cotiviti, Inc.
  • Zach Schaefer
  • SPONSOR
  • VP Sales, Health Plan Market at Zelis Healthcare, LLC
  • Josh Stern
  • SPONSOR
  • Chief Revenue Officer at Vatica Health
  • Peter Urbain
  • SPONSOR
  • Senior Vice President at Simplify Healthcare
Speakers