Track I

Track I: Session 1: The Convenience of Retail Healthcare with a Side of the Rare Catastrophic Event – How Today’s Consumers View Healthcare

Despite the aging population, the vast majority of the consumer base is healthy. And healthcare is expensive. This patient cohort needs to be segmented differently than older/chronic/high-risk populations. And targeted benefit structures are needed to engage the younger/healthier in maintaining their health.

Speakers:
Jerry Burgess, Co-founder, Spring Street Exchange
David DiLoreto, MD, MBA, Senior Vice President, GE Healthcare Camden Group
Mark Stryker, VP of Business Development, GuideWell Connect

Track I: Session 2: Close All the Hospitals

A leading health system CEO is on record as saying that his ultimate job is to close every one of his hospitals. Providers now need to be part of an integrated, data-driven system that drives care coordination and rewards consistent patient outcomes. How do we provide only necessary care at the best point of care and still have hospitals available when they are absolutely necessary?

Speakers:
Jerry Burgess, Co-founder, Spring Street Exchange
David DiLoreto, MD, MBA, Senior Vice President, GE Healthcare Camden Group
Mark Stryker, VP of Business Development, GuideWell Connect

Track I: Session 3: Data Not Dinero

Some current thinking believes that carriers need to move away from their role as fiscal intermediaries and become hubs of consumer engagement, provider support, data analytics and health insight delivery. Data pulled from the entire continuum of care not just electronic medical records. The theory is that this type of data aggregation will more clearly point to specific treatment, where that care should be provided and how it can be managed on a real-time basis. How close are we and what needs to change?

Speakers:
Jerry Burgess, Co-founder, Spring Street Exchange
David DiLoreto, MD, MBA, Senior Vice President, GE Healthcare Camden Group
Mark Stryker, VP of Business Development, GuideWell Connect

Track II

Track II: Session 1: Fee Schedule Revision and Reform: Trends and Timing

Stakeholders are driving fee schedule reforms in a number of states. Who are the players? What are the aims? Workers’ compensation providers and networks will provide insight on trends, timing and national impact in Session 1.

Speakers:
Katie Jordan OTD, OTR/L, Associate Chair of Occupational Therapy Clinical Services and Professor of Clinical Occupational Therapy, University of Southern California
Mark Pew, Senior Vice President, PRIUM

Track II: Session 2: Obviating Opioid Abuse

Prescribing systems and regulations that prevent opioid fraud and abuse in the workers’ compensation markets are hot topics in state legislatures and national policy groups. Federal attention to the issue has heightened during the past year and likely will increase with the new administration. Session 2 will examine the current realities and their impact on the workers’ compensation market.

Speakers:
Brian Allen, Vice President of Government Affairs, Optum
Jennifer Flanagan (D-Leominster), Senator, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Track II: Session 3: What’s the Difference? Plenty, Mr. and Ms. Policymaker

Group health policymaking affecting public and private group health systems are creating problems in the workers’ compensation market. Why? Many state legislators and regulators don’t get the differences between the two markets, especially in regard to network adequacy and other standards. Session 3 will focus on challenges to the network model as it exists in the workers’ compensation market nationally and how you can be a more effective advocate to build understanding.

Speakers:
Robert Holden Esq., Senior Vice President, Stateside Associates
Kimberly Rowland, Ph.D., Government Relations, One Call Care Management, Inc.

Track III

Track III: Session 1: A Shorter Distance to Improved Productivity

Session 1 will address how broader access to specialty health services and benefits could effectively reduce lost time and increase productivity in the workplace. This panel discussion led by Sean Sullivan of the Institute for Health & Productivity Management will explore: 

  • Allowing patient choice to alternative therapies and integrative medicine for musculoskeletal injuries -- such as chiropractic versus spinal fusion
  • Facilitating direct access versus referral to physical therapy 
  • Driving expansion of benefit coverage for regular screenings to better identify and treat undiagnosed hearing loss

Speakers:
Robert L. Crocker, MD, Director of Strategic Clinical Planning and Implementation, University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine
Sean Sullivan, JD, Co-founder, President and CEO, Institute for Health and Productivity Management
Rebecca Vogsland PT, DPT, OCS, CMTPT, CSMT, TPS, Physical Therapist, Minneapolis VA Health Care System

Track III: Session 2: Keeping the Comorbidity Monster in Check

Depression, slips and falls (balance issues) and prescription drug abuse – increasingly opioid abuse – are well understood byproducts of specialty health conditions, such as musculoskeletal pain/injuries and untreated hearing loss. This session will examine holistic strategies for recognizing and mitigating the patient suffering and high cost of comorbidities.

Speakers:
Robert L. Crocker, MD, Director of Strategic Clinical Planning and Implementation, University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine
Sean Sullivan, JD, Co-founder, President and CEO, Institute for Health and Productivity Management
Rebecca Vogsland PT, DPT, OCS, CMTPT, CSMT, TPS, Physical Therapist, Minneapolis VA Health Care System

Track III: Session 3: Telemedicine in Specialty Health – The Drivers Behind the Growth

Telemedicine has moved from an interesting high-tech solution to a healthcare treatment game changer. Session 3 brings together a panel of experts to discuss how telemedicine is revolutionizing patient care in audiology, physical medicine, mental/behavioral health and more.

Speakers:
Gary Capistrant, Chief Policy Officer, American Telemedicine Association
Bill Perry, CEO, Tinnitus Treatment Solutions
Tammy Richmond, MS OTR/L, FAOTA, Incoming Chair, ATA Telerehabilitation Special Interest Group






Track Sponsors
Group Health


Workers' Comp


Specialty Health