Spring Leadership Forum 2018

Event Date: 4/3/2018 - 4/6/2018

Event Overview

Evolving strategy
Hosted by: CHRISTUS Health Plan

The word strategy is broad and all encompassing. It could be a growth plan, an operations improvement process, an organizational structure, a financial forecast or all of the above.  In today's quickly evolving market, provider- and independently-owned health plans are also looking for strategies that ensure a sustainable market differentiation, look at our enterprise as a whole and move our organizations into new business and care models.

At this year's meeting, tackle your biggest strategy challenges from all angles:

  • Strategy, disruption and innovation
  • Strategy that fits your organization
  • Strategy and governance
  • Strategy and federal policy
  • Strategy in the context of employer expectations and market demands
  • Strategy in partnership with others
  • Strategy and talent

 

Who should attend

This meeting is only for Health Plan Alliance members or by invitation only.

  • Health plan CEOs and executive leadership teams
  • Leaders from health plans' partnering provider organizations 


Seven reasons you won't want to miss this year's event

  1. Neal Hogan, advisor and change agent for several national and regional health systems, kicks-off the meeting with a thought-provoking presentation on disruption and innovation as a strategy

  2. Jim Hinton, CEO, Baylor Scott & White Health (BSW) will tee-up a panel discussion on the role of governance in strategic planning, imparting his wisdom serving boards while leading the largest not-for-profit health system in Texas, BSW, and Presbyterian Healthcare Services in New Mexico

  3. Nancy Wise from Spring Street Exchange joins us again, this time with strategic planning tools your organization can leverage as consumer/retail/tech companies move into the managed care space

  4. Gain insight into what federal policy changes are on the horizon direct from Ceci Connelly, president and CEO, Alliance of Community Health Plans (ACHP)

  5. David Smith, wiz in the realm of health care payment system economics, is back to share how your organization can leverage its partnerships to innovate and grow

  6. Align your talent strategy with your organization’s strategic goals with best practices from Furst Group, ranked one of the 10 largest executive search firms by Modern Healthcare, and NuBrick Partners, a consulting firm focused on executive placement, development and performance

  7. Meet and greet the new Health Plan Alliance president, Joe Lastinger and celebrate the career of Alliance founder and outgoing president, Cathy K. Eddy at a special event held the evening of Thursday, April 5


Co-located events

Reciprocity Project Fly-in  |  Tuesday, April 3, 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. CT  |  Four Seasons, Las Colinas, TX — REGISTER

Board of Directors Meeting  |  Thursday, April 5, 8:00 - 10:00 a.m. CT  |  Four Seasons, Las Colinas, TX— REGISTER


Thank you to our event sponsors

 


PLATINUM SPONSORS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GOLD SPONSORS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SILVER SPONSORS

 

 

 

 

 

 

BRONZE SPONSORS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Agenda

For a printable, detailed agenda go to the Documents tab above 

AGENDA AT A GLANCE 

Tuesday, April 3

2:00 – 5:00pm Alliance Reciprocity Project
6:00pm Welcome Reception

Wednesday, April 4

8:00 – 8:30am Breakfast
8:30 – 9:00am Welcome and Introductions
9:00 – 10:15am Disruption and Innovation as a Strategy
10:15 – 10:30am Break
10:30 – 12:00pm National Carriers’ Strategies
12:00 – 1:00pm Lunch
1:00 – 2:30 pm The Role of Governance in Strategic Planning
2:30 – 3:00pm Break
3:00 – 4:30pm Strategic Planning for the Rest of Us 
6:00pm Networking Reception

Thursday, April 5

7:30am Breakfast
8:00 – 10:00am Health Plan Alliance Board of Directors Meeting
10:00 – 10:30am Break
10:30 – 12:00pm Federal Policy Update
12:00 – 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 – 2:30pm Strategies That Respond to Employers 
2:30 – 3:00pm Break
3:00 – 4:30pm Strategizing with Partners
6:00pm Cathy Eddy Recognition Dinner

Friday, April 6

8:00 – 8:30am Breakfast
8:30 – 10:00am Ensuring You Have the Talent to Execute Strategy
10:00am Wrap Up and Adjourn

 

Venue

Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas

4150 North MacArthur Blvd
Irving, TX  75038
972.717.0700

The hotel room block expires on March 20, 2018
Our room rate is $260 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 972.717.2499 and ask for the Health Plan Alliance (Vizient) room rate or click here to register online.  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.

In addition, the alternate hotels near the meeting venue is listed below:

Omni Mandalay Hotel

221 E. Las Colinas Boulevard

Irving, TX  75039

972.556.0800

  

Aloft Las Colinas Hotel

122 East John Carpenter Freeway

Irving, TX  75039

866.716.8143

Both hotels provide shuttle service to Four Seasons Hotel.  Please check at the front desk for more information on the shuttle schedule.

 

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. 


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Documents
  • 4/5/2018
  • Presentation: The Employer Perspective - Building a Better Health Care Experience
  • National Business Group on Health shares about key trends in the employer sponsored healthcare market and discusses key insights regarding their employer membership, survey data on delivery system transformation and employer efforts and expectations in engaging with providers to improve the healthcare experience. Presented at the 2018 Spring Leadership Forum at the Four Season Hotel in Las Colinas, TX.
  • 4/5/2018
  • Presentation: Federal Policy Update April 2018
  • ACHP presents their Washington Outlook for 2018. Included are implications of regulatory changes, opportunities for health plans, threats and glimmers of hope. This presentation took place on April 5, 2018 during the Spring Leadership Forum held at the Four Seasons Resort in Las Colinas, TX.
  • 4/5/2018
  • Presentation: The Role of Governance in Strategic Planning
  • Baylor Scott & White discusses how they worked with the system and health plan boards to develop an integrated approach to strategy. This presentation took place on April 5, 2018 during the Spring Leadership Forum held at the Four Seasons Resort in Las Colinas, TX.
  • 4/5/2018
  • Presentation: The Promise of Strategic Aggregation
  • Third Horizon Strategies explores ways to frame partnerships and collaborations that can create improved efficiency within the system. This presentation took place on April 5, 2018 during the Spring Leadership Forum held at the Four Seasons Resort in Las Colinas, TX.
  • 4/4/2018
  • Presentation: Strategic Planning for the Rest of Us
  • Spring Street Exchange reviews the current healthcare environment, uncertainties and risks, and outlines a strategic planning framework for health plans that includes scenario planning. This presentation took place on April 4, 2018 during the Spring Leadership Forum held at the Four Seasons Resort in Las Colinas, TX.
  • 4/4/2018
  • Presentation: Evolving Strategies Among National Carriers
  • Cleveland Research provides an overview of the major national carriers' strategies. Discussed are Aetna, CVS Caremark, Humana, Optum, Blue Cross Blue Shield, and the Amazon, JPM, Berkshire initiative. Presented at the 2018 Spring Leadership Forum at the Four Seasons Hotel in Las Colinas, TX.
Attendees

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

  • Jennifer Brady
  • ALLIANCE GUEST
  • CEO, Carolinas Physician Alliance at Carolinas Physician Alliance
  • Jerry Burgess
  • ALLIANCE GUEST
  • Executive Program Manager at HealthConnect 21
  • Thomas Ebert
  • ALLIANCE GUEST
  • CMO at Fallon Community Health Plan
  • Mason Ellerbe
  • ALLIANCE GUEST
  • Chief Operating Officer at Carolinas Physician Alliance
  • Gaye Fortner
  • ALLIANCE GUEST
  • President & CEO, HealthCare 21 Business Coalition at HealthConnect 21
  • Marty Hauser
  • ALLIANCE GUEST
  • Vice President, Business Development at ExactCare Pharmacy
  • Keith Johnson
  • ALLIANCE GUEST
  • Executive Director, Employer & Value Based Contracting at MyHealth First Network
  • Stephen Adamson
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER HEALTH PLAN/PROVIDER AFFILIATE
  • COO at SummaCare
  • Scott Albosta
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER HEALTH PLAN/PROVIDER AFFILIATE
  • COO at Cook Childrens Health Plan
  • Ashley Allen
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER HEALTH PLAN/PROVIDER AFFILIATE
  • Vice President of Sales, Marketing & Business Development at Health New England
  • Matthew Aug
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER HEALTH PLAN/PROVIDER AFFILIATE
  • President at Cox HealthPlans
  • Amor Brannin
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER HEALTH PLAN/PROVIDER AFFILIATE
  • VP, CFO at Presbyterian Health Plan
  • Joseph Caldwell
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER HEALTH PLAN/PROVIDER AFFILIATE
  • Chief Financial Officer at Alliant Health Plans
  • Melissa Cook
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER HEALTH PLAN/PROVIDER AFFILIATE
  • President & CEO at Sharp Health Plan
  • John Coughlin
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER HEALTH PLAN/PROVIDER AFFILIATE
  • Vice President Informatics & Analytcs at Sentara Health Plans (Optima)
  • Rita Datko
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER HEALTH PLAN/PROVIDER AFFILIATE
  • Chief Financial Officer at Sharp Health Plan
  • Darnell Dent
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER HEALTH PLAN/PROVIDER AFFILIATE
  • President and CEO at FirstCare Health Plans
  • Coreen Dicus-Johnson
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER HEALTH PLAN/PROVIDER AFFILIATE
  • President and CEO at Network Health Plan
  • Pat Driscoll
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER HEALTH PLAN/PROVIDER AFFILIATE
  • Professor, Texas Women's University at Health First, Inc.
  • Cathy Eddy
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER HEALTH PLAN/PROVIDER AFFILIATE
  • Founder at Health Plan Alliance
  • David Engleking
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER HEALTH PLAN/PROVIDER AFFILIATE
  • Medical Director at CHRISTUS Health Plan
  • Sharon Fletcher
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER HEALTH PLAN/PROVIDER AFFILIATE
  • President & CEO at CommunityCare
  • Brandon Fryar
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER HEALTH PLAN/PROVIDER AFFILIATE
  • President at Presbyterian Health Plan
  • Laurie Gianturco
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER HEALTH PLAN/PROVIDER AFFILIATE
  • Vice President and CMO at Health New England
  • Julie Grantz
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER HEALTH PLAN/PROVIDER AFFILIATE
  • Director of IPA Operations at Peoples Health
  • Jody Gross
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER HEALTH PLAN/PROVIDER AFFILIATE
  • Vice President of Operations & Government Programs at Health New England
  • Glenn Hamburg
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER HEALTH PLAN/PROVIDER AFFILIATE
  • Chief Client Services Officer at Western Health Advantage
  • Scott Hancock
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER HEALTH PLAN/PROVIDER AFFILIATE
  • VP of Sales and Operations at Care N' Care Insurance Company, Inc. (Care N Care)
  • Margaret Haney
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER HEALTH PLAN/PROVIDER AFFILIATE
  • Guest at
  • Cynthia Hare
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER HEALTH PLAN/PROVIDER AFFILIATE
  • President at Vizient Southeast
  • Jim Hinton
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER HEALTH PLAN/PROVIDER AFFILIATE
  • President & CEO at Baylor Scott & White Health
  • Brendan Hodges
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER HEALTH PLAN/PROVIDER AFFILIATE
  • President at HealthTeam Advantage
  • Nancy Horstmann
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER HEALTH PLAN/PROVIDER AFFILIATE
  • CEO at CHRISTUS Health Plan
  • Jeff Ingrum
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER HEALTH PLAN/PROVIDER AFFILIATE
  • President and CEO at Scott & White Health Plan
  • Daverick Isaac
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER HEALTH PLAN/PROVIDER AFFILIATE
  • AVP, Finance & Accounting and Acting CFO at FirstCare Health Plans
  • Donald Junt
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER HEALTH PLAN/PROVIDER AFFILIATE
  • VP of Actuarial at CHRISTUS Health Plan
  • Kelley Kaiser
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER HEALTH PLAN/PROVIDER AFFILIATE
  • CEO at Samaritan Health Plans
  • Wendy Karsten
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER HEALTH PLAN/PROVIDER AFFILIATE
  • CEO at Care N' Care Insurance Company, Inc. (Care N Care)
  • Zach Keeling
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER HEALTH PLAN/PROVIDER AFFILIATE
  • Chief Operating Officer at Medical Associates Health Plans
  • Teresa Kline
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER HEALTH PLAN/PROVIDER AFFILIATE
  • President and CEO at Health Alliance Plan
  • Robert Komula
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER HEALTH PLAN/PROVIDER AFFILIATE
  • CFO at Indiana University Health Plans
  • Nancy Lang
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER HEALTH PLAN/PROVIDER AFFILIATE
  • Vice President, Client Solutions and Strategy at Health Integrated
  • Anita Leal
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER HEALTH PLAN/PROVIDER AFFILIATE
  • Chief Administrative Officer at CHRISTUS Health Plan
  • Gary Lenth
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER HEALTH PLAN/PROVIDER AFFILIATE
  • EVP and Chief Medical Officer at Quartz Health Solutions
  • Kevin Lewis
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER HEALTH PLAN/PROVIDER AFFILIATE
  • CEO at Community Health Options
  • Larry Loo
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER HEALTH PLAN/PROVIDER AFFILIATE
  • COO at Chinese Community Health Plan
  • Garry Maisel
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER HEALTH PLAN/PROVIDER AFFILIATE
  • President and Chief Executive Officer at Western Health Advantage
  • Marc Malloy
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER HEALTH PLAN/PROVIDER AFFILIATE
  • President at Healthy State
  • Paul Marchant
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER HEALTH PLAN/PROVIDER AFFILIATE
  • VP Operations at FirstCare Health Plans
  • Peter Marino
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER HEALTH PLAN/PROVIDER AFFILIATE
  • CEO & President at Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island
  • Maura McCaffrey
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER HEALTH PLAN/PROVIDER AFFILIATE
  • President and CEO at Health New England
  • David McDonald
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER HEALTH PLAN/PROVIDER AFFILIATE
  • Group SVP & Executive Officer at Vizient, Inc.
  • Marilee McGuire
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER HEALTH PLAN/PROVIDER AFFILIATE
  • COO at Community Health Plan of Washington
  • Mark Mixer
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER HEALTH PLAN/PROVIDER AFFILIATE
  • Chief Executive Officer at Alliant Health Plans
  • Jeff Myers
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER HEALTH PLAN/PROVIDER AFFILIATE
  • President and CEO at Hamilton Health Care System
  • Greg Pugh
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER HEALTH PLAN/PROVIDER AFFILIATE
  • Sr. Director, Service Development & Chief of Staff at Passport Health Plan
  • Jack Randolph
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER HEALTH PLAN/PROVIDER AFFILIATE
  • CIO, ProMedica at Paramount Health Care
  • Penny Ransom
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER HEALTH PLAN/PROVIDER AFFILIATE
  • Chief Administrative Officer at Network Health Plan
  • Amanda Reed
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER HEALTH PLAN/PROVIDER AFFILIATE
  • Chief Operating Officer at Alliant Health Plans
  • Dennis Reese
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER HEALTH PLAN/PROVIDER AFFILIATE
  • President and CEO at Physicians Health Plan
  • James Repp
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER HEALTH PLAN/PROVIDER AFFILIATE
  • President and COO at AvMed
  • Thomas Risse
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER HEALTH PLAN/PROVIDER AFFILIATE
  • Chief Financial Officer at SelectHealth
  • Gordon Salm
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER HEALTH PLAN/PROVIDER AFFILIATE
  • CFO at Health Alliance Medical Plans
  • Gregory Skemp
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER HEALTH PLAN/PROVIDER AFFILIATE
  • Vice President of Sales - Western Region & Middle Markets at Quartz Health Solutions
  • Nakia Smith
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER HEALTH PLAN/PROVIDER AFFILIATE
  • Director of Gov't Programs & Compliance at Care N' Care Insurance Company, Inc. (Care N Care)
  • Richard Swift
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER HEALTH PLAN/PROVIDER AFFILIATE
  • CFO at Health Alliance Plan
  • John Tallent
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER HEALTH PLAN/PROVIDER AFFILIATE
  • Chief Executive Officer at Medical Associates Health Plans
  • Mary Tournoux
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER HEALTH PLAN/PROVIDER AFFILIATE
  • Former SVP Business Development, Chief Marketing Officer at HAP at
  • Adolfo Valadez
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER HEALTH PLAN/PROVIDER AFFILIATE
  • CMO at FirstCare Health Plans
  • Robert (Bob) Watkins
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER HEALTH PLAN/PROVIDER AFFILIATE
  • President at Cook Childrens Health Plan
  • Paul Zucarelli
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER HEALTH PLAN/PROVIDER AFFILIATE
  • President, CBIZ at Health Plan Alliance
  • Randy Baker
  • PLATINUM/GOLD SPONSOR PASS
  • Vice President, West Region at RBS Re
  • Diana Benli
  • PLATINUM/GOLD SPONSOR PASS
  • VP Government Payer Solutions at Cognizant
  • Johnny Broyles
  • PLATINUM/GOLD SPONSOR PASS
  • Vice President at Summit Re
  • Sohail Djariri
  • PLATINUM/GOLD SPONSOR PASS
  • Vice President, Healthcare Head of Sales at Cognizant
  • Ken Knopp
  • PLATINUM/GOLD SPONSOR PASS
  • Vice President, East Region at RBS Re
  • Scott Machut
  • PLATINUM/GOLD SPONSOR PASS
  • VP, Sales and Account Management, Managed Care Reinsurance at RBS Re
  • Alexander Soria
  • PLATINUM/GOLD SPONSOR PASS
  • Executive Vice President at RBS Re
  • Gregory Tackett
  • PLATINUM/GOLD SPONSOR PASS
  • Vice President, Business Development & Client Engagement at MultiPlan
  • Robert Wood
  • PLATINUM/GOLD SPONSOR PASS
  • Regional Vice President, Sales at Summit Re
  • Ceci Connolly
  • SPEAKER
  • President and CEO at Alliance of Community Health Plans (ACHP)
  • Rob Cottrell
  • SPEAKER
  • Research Associate at Cleveland Research Company
  • Neal Hogan
  • SPEAKER
  • Senior Advisor at BDC Advisors
  • Ellen Kelsay
  • SPEAKER
  • Chief Strategy Officer at National Business Group on Health
  • Rick Koven
  • SPEAKER
  • Consultant at Koven Consulting and Coaching
  • David Smith
  • SPEAKER
  • Founder at Third Horizons Strategies
  • Nancy Wise
  • SPEAKER
  • Managing Partner at Spring Street Exchange
  • Joe Barca
  • SPONSOR
  • National Account Manager at MultiPlan
  • Alexei Beran
  • SPONSOR
  • Director, Strategic Accounts at FlexTech, Inc.
  • Brooks Corbin
  • SPONSOR
  • Co-founder and Chairman at Dynamic Healthcare Systems
  • Jason Davis
  • SPONSOR
  • Business and Product Development Consultant at The Phia Group, LLC
  • Becky Erbe
  • SPONSOR
  • VP Government Solutions at Cognizant
  • David Gallegos
  • SPONSOR
  • SVP Consulting Services at Change Healthcare Consulting
  • Lonnie Hardin
  • SPONSOR
  • Chief Operating Officer at Dynamic Healthcare Systems
  • Kim Hiemenz
  • SPONSOR
  • Principal and Consulting Actuary at Milliman
  • Alexis Levy
  • SPONSOR
  • Managing Director at HealthScape Advisors, LLC
  • Judith Nelson
  • SPONSOR
  • Director, Medicare Advantage Strategy at DST Health Solutions
  • Brad Piper
  • SPONSOR
  • Principal and Consulting Actuary at Milliman
  • Michael Sauls
  • SPONSOR
  • Vice President, National Relationship Executive at DST Health
  • Kim Staloch
  • SPONSOR
  • Vice President, Strategic Channels at DST Pharmacy Solutions
  • Rob Aubrey
  • VIRTUAL ATTENDEE
  • CFO at Cook Childrens Health Plan
  • Kenneth Bernard
  • VIRTUAL ATTENDEE
  • VP of Information Technology at Health New England
  • LuAnn Chen
  • VIRTUAL ATTENDEE
  • Medical Director at Community Health Plan of Washington
  • Allison Hurlock
  • VIRTUAL ATTENDEE
  • Dir. of Med. Mgt at CHRISTUS Health Plan
  • Michael Keeler
  • VIRTUAL ATTENDEE
  • Chief Operating Officer at Health First Health Plans
  • Thomas Klages
  • VIRTUAL ATTENDEE
  • Executive Director, Cooperative Managed Care Services, LLC at HealthConnect 21
  • Vivek Kulkarni
  • VIRTUAL ATTENDEE
  • VP, Strategy & Development at Scott & White Health Plan
  • Alexandra Leopold
  • VIRTUAL ATTENDEE
  • Vice President, Health Plan Solutions at Mission Health
  • Erin Malone
  • VIRTUAL ATTENDEE
  • Director - Customer Care at Alliant Health Plans
  • Sarah Nance
  • VIRTUAL ATTENDEE
  • Experience Designer at Presbyterian Health Plan
  • Celeste Richards
  • VIRTUAL ATTENDEE
  • Vice President - Managed Care at Alliant Health Plans
  • Stephanie Shelton
  • VIRTUAL ATTENDEE
  • Director CCM and CDI at Scott & White Health Plan
  • Michael Sullivan
  • VIRTUAL ATTENDEE
  • Chief Compliance Officer at CHRISTUS Health Plan
Speakers