Press Release: Second National MACRA MIPS/APM Summit Agenda and Brochure Now Available
  • A Hybrid Conference and Internet Event
  • The Leading Forum on MACRA, MIPS, APMs and Other Emerging Value-based Payment Arrangements
  • October 11 - 13, 2017
  • Grand Hyatt, Washington, DC
  • Online In Your Own Office or Home live via the Internet with 24/7 Access for Six Months
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WASHINGTON DC USA -- HEALTHCARE UPDATE NEWS SERVICE™ -- AUGUST 9, 2017: The Second National MACRA MIPS/APM Summit,, will be held on October 11 - 13, 2017 at the Grand Hyatt in Washington, DC. Registrants may attend the event in person or online (live webcast and archived for 6 months).

APM Summit


October 11 - 13, 2017

Grand Hyatt
Washington, DC

In your own office or home live via the Internet with 24/7 access for six months


Susan Dentzer
President and Chief Executive Officer, NEHI (The Network for Excellence in Health Innovation), Analyst on Health Policy, The NewsHour, Former Editor, Health Affairs, Washington, DC

Kate Goodrich, MD
Chief Medical Officer and Director, Center for Clinical Standards and Quality, CMS

Theodore Long, MD, MHS
Senior Medical Officer, Quality Measurement and Value-Based Incentives Group, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Former Medical Director, Rhode Island State Department of Health, Baltimore, MD

John S. O'Shea, MD
Senior Fellow, Center for Health Policy Studies, The Heritage Foundation, Former Senior Health Policy Advisor, Committee on Energy and Commerce, US House of Representatives, Washington, DC

Robert Pearl, MD
Author, Mistreated: Why We Think We're Getting Good Health Care- and Why We're Usually Wrong, Former Chief Executive Officer, The Permanente Medical Group, Oakland, CA

Laura Sessums, MD
Director, Division of Advanced Primary Care, Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation, Former Chief, General Medicine Section, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Baltimore, MD

Andrew M. "Andy" Slavitt, MBA
Senior Advisor, AVIA, Senior Advisor, Bipartisan Policy Center, Former Acting Administrator, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Former CEO, OptumInsight, Washington, DC

Grace Emerson Terrell, MD, MMM, FACP, FACPE
Chief Executive Officer, Envision Genomics, Member, Physician-Focused Payment, Model Technical Advisory Committee, Former President and Chief Executive Officer, Cornerstone Health Care, Huntsville, AL

  • How to Succeed Under MIPS
  • Advanced Issues and Approaches in Developing Advanced Payment Models (APMs)

  • Overview of MACRA MIPS/APM Challenges and Opportunities
  • Which Path to Follow: MIPS, CMS APMs or your own APM Model?
  • Lessons Learned from Advanced APMs
  • MACRA Implications for Health Plans
  • APMs Outside of Medicare: Other Payer Advanced APMs
  • MACRA and Quality
  • Implementing Multiple Payment Models across Common Providers
  • Hospital and Health System Strategies in Responding to MACRA
  • The Politics of MACRA: Will There be Changes in the Future?
  • The Role of MACRA in Public and Private Payment and Delivery Reform

  • Lessons Learned from the First Round of APM Proposals Reviewed by the PTAC
  • Episode-Based Cost Measure Development for the Quality Payment Program
  • Supporting Primary Care: CPC+ and other Primary Care Models
  • What MACRA Means for Employers
  • Transition of Critical Access Hospitals to Value-Based Care
  • APM Models Supporting Specialty Medical Homes for Chronic Disease
  • MACRA's Impact on Patients
  • The Evolving Role of BPCI in MACRA
  • Patient-Centered: the Key to MACRA Success
  • MACRA and Medicare Advantage Alternative Payment Models
  • APM Models Supporting Surgical Care
  • Lessons Learned from the Oncology Care Model
  • Developing APMs to Align Specialty Physicians


Kerin Bess Adelson, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine (Medical Oncology), Yale Cancer Center, Chief Quality Officer and Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven, New Haven, CN

Deirdre Baggot, PhD, MBA, RN
Principal and Bundled Payments, Practice Leader, ECG Management Consultants, Former Expert Reviewer, BPCI Program, Former Lead, ACE Program, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Washington, DC

Michael S. Barr, MD, MBA, MACP
Executive Vice President, NCQA, Former Senior Vice President, Division of Medical Practice, American College of Physicians, Chief Medical Officer, Baltimore Medical System, Inc., Washington, DC

Nick Bluhm, MA, JD
Director, Strategy and Government Policy, Remedy Partners, Litigation Attorney/Health Insurance Specialist, US Department of Health and Human Services, New York, NY

Allison Brennan, MPP
Vice President of Policy, National Association of ACOs, Former Senior Advocacy Advisor, MGMA, Former Director of Eastern US Initiatives, National Patient Advocate Foundation, Washington, DC

Akin Demehin, MPH
Director, Policy, American Hospital Association, Former Administrative Director, Performance Measures, National Quality Forum, Former Administrative Director, Center for Quality and Safety, Massachusetts General Hospital, Washington, DC

Lynn Dong, FSA, MAAA
Principal and Consulting Actuary, Milliman, Inc., Seattle, WA

Colin C. Edgerton MD, FACP
Rheumatologist, Low Country Rheumatology, Articularis Healthcare Group, Inc., Charleston, SC

Shari M. Erickson, MPH
Vice President, Governmental Affairs and Medical Practice, American College of Physicians, Washington, DC

David M. Glaser, JD
Shareholder, Fredrikson & Byron, Minneapolis, MN

Stephanie Glier, MPH
Senior Manager, Consumer Purchasers Alliance, Subject Matter Expert in MACRA/MIPS, Pacific Business Group on Health (PBGH), Former Associate Policy Officer, Commonwealth Fund, San Francisco, CA

Justine Handelman
Vice President, Legislative and Regulatory Policy, Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, Washington, DC

Katy Heneghan
Director, Enterprise Network Strategy, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois, Montana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas, Former Manager, Strategic Partnerships, Improving Health Outcomes, American Medical Association, Former Comprehensive Cancer Program Manager, Rhode Island Department of Health, Chicago, IL

Taylor Hittle
Health Policy Advisor, Congressman Markwayne Mullin, Former Senior Legislative Assistant, Congresswoman Mimi Walters, Former Legislative Assistant, Congressman John R. Carter, Former Staff Assistant, Congressman Michael Burgess, MD, Washington, DC

Edward R. Jones, MD
Counselor, Renal Physician Association, Consultant Medical Director, Fresenius Medical Care, Clinical Professor of Medicine, Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

Deepak A. Kapoor, MD
Chairman and CEO, Integrated Medical Professionals, Health Policy Chairman, LUGPA, Clinical Associate Professor of Urology, Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, NY

Thomas Kloos, MD
President, Atlantic Health System ACO, LLC, Executive Director, Atlantic Management Services Organization, Vice President, Atlantic Health System, Summit, NJ

Lawrence Kosinski, MD, MBA, AGAF, FACG
Managing Partner, Illinois Gastroenterology Group, President, SonarMD, LLC, Community Private Practice Councillor, AGA Governing Board, Elgin, IL

Christopher Kunkel, FSA, MAAA, PhD
Consulting Actuary, Milliman, Inc., Seattle, WA

Kate de Lisle
ACO Research Manager, Leavitt Partners, Salt Lake City, UT

Danielle Lloyd, MPH
Vice President of Policy and Advocacy, Premier Inc., Former Senior Associate Director, American Hospital Association, Former Vice President, California Hospital Association, Washington, DC

Lance Luria, MD, FACP
Chief Medical Officer, Mercy Care Management, Mercy Health, Springfield, MO

Paul Marchetti, MBA
Chief Growth Officer, New Century Health, Vice President, National Care Management Team, Healthagen LLC, Former Head, National Care Management, Aetna Inc., Former Senior Vice President, Network and Medical Cost Management, UnitedHealth Group, Wellesley, MA

R. Shawn Martin
Senior Vice President, Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy, American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), Washington, DC

Mara McDermott
Vice President of Federal Affairs, CAPG, Washington, DC

Robert E. Mechanic, MBA
Senior Fellow, Heller School of Social Policy, and Management Brandeis University, Executive Director, Health Industry Forum, Waltham, MA

David B. Muhlestein, PhD, JD
Vice President, Research, Leavitt Partners, LLC, Salt Lake City, UT

L. Daniel Muldoon, MA
Healthcare Consultant, Milliman, Former Social Science Research Analyst/Health Insurance Specialist, Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation, New York, NY

Joe O'Hara, MBA
Director, Accountable Care Organization Solutions, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield, Former AVP, Health Services, Wellpoint, New York, NY

Kashyap Patel, MD
Managing Partner and Chief Executive Officer, Carolina Blood and Cancer Care, President, South Carolina Oncology Society, Charlotte, NC

Pamela M. Pelizzari, MPH
Healthcare Consultant, Milliman, Former Senior Technical Advisor and Program Lead, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, New York, NY

Anne Phelps, MPP
US Health Care Regulatory Leader, Deloitte LLP, Former Executive Director, National Platform Committee, Former Special Assistant to the President for Domestic Policy (Health) (Bush), Washington, DC

Gabrielle B. Rocque, MD
Assistant Professor, Hematology and Oncology, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Medical Director, Cancer Community Network, UAB Health System, Birmingham, AL

Valinda Rutledge, MBA
Vice President- Public Payor Health Strategy, Care Coordination Institute, Greenville Health System, Former Group Director of Patient Care Model Group and BPCI Lead, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Greenville, SC

Howard Shapiro, PhD
Director of Public Policy, Alliance of Community Health Plans, Former Vice President for Public Policy, American College of Physicians, Washington, DC

Brock Slabach, MPH
Senior Vice President, Member Services, National Rural Health Association, Former Administrator/CEO, Field Memorial Community Hospital, Washington, DC

Erin Smith, JD
Director, Public Policy, Cardinal Health, Former Director, Division of Technical Model Support, and Lead Bundled Payments for Care Improvement (BPCI) initiative, CMMI, Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Washington, DC

Earl P. Steinberg, MD, MPP
Chief Executive Officer, xG Health, Former Vice President Innovation & Dissemination, Geisinger Health System, Former Senior Vice President, Clinical Strategy, Quality & Outcomes, WellPoint, Inc., Columbia, MD

Edith Coakley Stowe, MPA
Senior Manager, Manatt Health, Former Team Lead, Comprehensive Primary Care (CPC) Initiative, Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid services, Washington, DC

Jay Sultan, MA
Vice President, Product Management, TranZform at TriZetto Corporation, Watkinsville, GA

Christopher P. Tompkins, PhD
Director, Institute on Healthcare Systems, Associate Professor, Heller School, for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA

Molly T. Turco, MPH
Director of Policy and Research, Better Medicare Alliance, Washington, DC

Win Whitcomb, MD, MHM
Chief Medical Officer, Remedy Partners, Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Cofounder and Past President, Society of Hospital Medicine, Darien, CT


Donald H. Crane, JD
President and Chief Executive Officer, CAPG, Los Angeles, CA

Barbara L. McAneny, MD
Board-Certified Medical Oncologist / Hematologist, Co-founder and Managing Partner, New Mexico Oncology Hematology Consultants Ltd., President-Elect, American Medical Association, Albuquerque, NM

Harold D. Miller
President and Chief Executive Officer, Center for Healthcare Quality and Payment Reform, Member, Physician-Focused Payment Model Technical Advisory Committee, Pittsburgh, PA

Kavita Patel, MD
Nonresident Senior Fellow Brookings Institution, Member, Physician-Focused Payment Model Technical Advisory Committee, Former Director of Policy, The White House, Former Senior Advisor, Senator Edward Kennedy, Washington, DC



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