8:00 a.m.    Registration and breakfast

8:30 a.m.    Welcome and opening remarks
Robert Musslewhite, Chairman and CEO, The Advisory Board Company

8:45 a.m.    Morning keynote address
Alex Hurd, Senior Director, Product Development, Growth, and Payer Innovation—Health & Wellness, Walmart

9:15 a.m.    Plenary session: Update on the ACA Exchanges
Diana Dooley, Secretary, California Health and Human Services Agency
Karen Ignagni, President and CEO, America’s Health Insurance Plans
Timothy Jost, JD, Professor of Law, Washington and Lee University School of Law
Moderator: Piper Su, JD, VP, Health Policy, The Advisory Board Company

  • How are the midterm election results and ongoing legal challenges threatening the future of the public exchanges?
  • Did lessons learned in 2014 improve the 2015 open enrollment process?
  • How are individuals, providers, and health plans navigating the public exchanges?

10:30 a.m.    Networking break

10:45 a.m.    Plenary session: New Era of Private Exchanges and Defined Contribution
John Barkett, Director, Policy Affairs, Exchange Solutions, Towers Watson
Dean Carter, Chief Human Resources Officer, Sears Holdings Corporation
Yvette Fontenot, Partner, Avenue Solutions
Jim Levine, Director, Compensation and Benefits, Church & Dwight
Moderator: David Willis, VP of Health System Strategy and Executive Education, The Advisory Board Company

  • How are private exchanges reshaping the employer-sponsored insurance market?
  • Which sectors will move to private exchanges—and how quickly will employers make the transition?
  • What coverage and care decisions are employees making under defined contribution models?

Noon     Featured guest speakers
Better, Smarter, Healthier
Patrick Conway, MD, Deputy Administrator for Innovation & Quality, CMS Chief Medical Officer
Karen B. DeSalvo, MD, MPH, MSc, National Coordinator for Health Information Technology and Acting Assistant Secretary for Health
Meena Seshamani, MD, PhD, Director, Office of Health Reform at the Department of Health and Human Services
Moderator: Lisa Bielamowicz, MD, Chief Medical Officer and Executive Director, The Advisory Board Company

1:00 p.m.      Networking lunch

1:45 p.m.    Breakout sessions: Adapting to the Retail Insurance Market

Choose from:

Appealing to Price-Sensitive Patients: Provider Perspectives
Ana Lopez-Blazquez, Chief Strategy Officer, Baptist Health South Florida
Scott Muns, Director, Sales Operation and Strategy, Cleveland Clinic
Steve Neorr, SVP and Executive Director, Triad HealthCare Network
Mark Stauder, President and COO, Inova Health System
Moderator: Rob Lazerow, Practice Manager, The Advisory Board Company

  • Is transparency influencing how patients shop for clinical services based on price, quality, and convenience?
  • How are providers translating low unit price and total cost control into competitive advantage?
  • What clinical services face the highest risk of commoditization?

Exploring the Future of Employer-Sponsored Insurance: Employer Perspectives
Adam Ceteznik, Chief Actuary, Providence-Swedish Health Alliance
Joy McGlaun, Director, Health and Labor Policy, The Boeing Company
Katie Mahoney, Executive Director, Health Policy, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Moderator: David Willis, VP of Health System Strategy and Executive Education, The Advisory Board Company

  • Will employers continue to offer traditional benefits, shift to private exchanges, or drop coverage entirely?
  • How quickly are employers shifting financial accountability to employees and providers?
  • What's the outlook for employer-provider partnerships?

Evaluating the Role of Health Plans: Health Plan Perspectives
Julie Barnes, Director, Health Care Policy, Cambia Health Solutions
Max Barry, Head of Enterprise Strategy, Aetna
Roland Lyon, VP, Strategy, Market Expansion & Network Operations, Kaiser Permanente
John Michael O’Brien, PharmD, MPH, VP, Public Policy, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
Robbie Pottharst, VP, Business Development, CareMore Health System
Moderator: Jessica Sweeney-Platt, Managing Director, The Advisory Board Company

  • How are health plans responding to the rise of the retail insurance market and shift to population health?
  • How aggressively are health plans forming narrow networks for exchange products?
  • What's the outlook for payer-provider partnerships?

2:45 p.m.    Networking break

3:00 p.m.    Breakout sessions: Competing for Health Care Consumers

Choose from:

Winning the Market for Convenient Care
Brett Jorgensen, Chairman and CEO, MDVIP
Pete Knox, EVP, Chief Learning and Innovation Officer, Bellin Health
Alan London, MD, VP, Strategic Clinical Partnerships, Walgreen Co.
Mary Langowski, EVP, Strategy, Policy and Market Development, CVS Health
Moderator: Lisa Bielamowicz, MD, Chief Medical Officer and Executive Director, The Advisory Board Company

  • Which disruptive innovators are transforming primary and retail care?
  • How do providers balance demands for convenience and affordability with those for quality and continuity?
  • What is the future of virtual care delivery?

Navigating Narrow Networks
Brian Caveney, MD, JD, MPH, VP and Medical Director, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
Kenny Cole, MD, Associate Chief Medical Officer and VP, Care Delivery, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
Molly Coye, MD, MPH, Chief Innovation Officer, UCLA Health
Terry White, President, BridgeHealth Medical
Moderator: Ben Umansky, Practice Manager, The Advisory Board Company

  • How quickly will narrow networks take hold in markets nationwide?
  • How are consumers choosing a narrow network?
  • Will regulators intervene to prevent overly narrow networks?

Harnessing Data to Engage Consumers
Basit Chaudhry, MD, PhD, Founder and CEO, Tuple Health
Vijay Khanna, EVP, Strategy and Corporate Development, Accolade
Lisa Maki, Co-founder and CEO, PokitDok
Moderator: Aneesh Chopra, MPP, Co-founder and EVP, Hunch Analytics

  • How can organizations empower patients through data and technology?
  • Which providers are effectively analyzing data to better understand and serve their patients?
  • Will mobile apps transform how patients interact with the health care system?

4:00 p.m.    Closing remarks
Rob Lazerow, Practice Manager, The Advisory Board Company

4:30 p.m.    Adjournment