Press Release: Thirteenth National Value-Based Payment & Pay for Performance Summit Agenda and Brochure Now Available; Early Bird Registration Ends on January 12, 2018
  • A Hybrid Conference and Internet Event
  • February 28 - March 2, 2018
  • The Leading Forum on Pay for Performance, Value-Based Payment and MACRA
  • Onsite at the Grand Hyatt San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
  • Online in Your Own Office or Home Live via the Internet with 24/7 Access for Six Months
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SAN FRANCISCO, CA USA -- PAYMENT/DELIVERY SYSTEM REFORM UPDATE NEWS SERVICE™ -- DECEMBER 6, 2017: The Thirteenth National Value-Based Payment and Pay for Performance Summit,, will take place February 28 - March 2, 2018 at the Grand Hyatt San Francisco in San Francisco, CA. The Summit will be offered both onsite and live and archived for 6 months over the Internet.

Francois de Brantes at PfP Summit
Francois de Brantes, MBA
Vice President and Director, Center for Payment Innovation, Altarum, Former Program Leader, Health Care Initiatives, GE Corporate Health Care, Newtown, CT
Kate Goodrich at PfP Summit
Kate Goodrich, MD
Chief Medical Officer and Director, Center for Clinical Standards and Quality, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Washington, DC
John Gorman at PfP Summit
John Gorman
Founder & Executive Chairman, Gorman Health Group, Former Assistant to the Director, Office of Managed Care, HCFA, Former Press Secretary and Staff Director, US Representative John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI), Washington, DC
Robert J. Margolis at PfP Summit
Robert J. Margolis, MD
Founder, Robert and Lisa Margolis Family Foundation, Duke-Robert J. Margolis, MD, Center for Health Policy, Former Managing Partner and CEO, HealthCare Partners, Los Angeles, CA
Barbara L. McAneny at PfP Summit
Barbara L. McAneny, MD, FASCO, MACP
Board-Certified Medical Oncologist / Hematologist, Co-founder and Managing Partner, New Mexico Oncology Hematology Consultants Ltd., President-Elect, American Medical Association, Albuquerque, NM
Mark McClellan at PfP Summit
Mark McClellan, MD, PhD
Director, Robert J Margolis Center for Health Policy and Margolis, Professor of Business, Medicine and Health Policy, Duke University, Former CMS Administrator and FDA Commissioner, Washington, DC
Harold D. Miller at PfP Summit
Arnold Milstein, MPH, MD
Clinical Excellence Research Center Director and Professor of Medicine, Center for Advanced Study of the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University, Former Chief Medical Officer, Pacific Business Group on Health, Former National Health Care Thought Leader, William Mercer, San Francisco, CA
Mario Molina at PfP Summit
J. Mario Molina, MD
President, Golden Shore Medical Group, Former President and CEO, Molina Healthcare, Inc., South Pasadena, CA
James C. Robinson at PfP Summit
James C. Robinson, PhD, MPH
Leonard D. Schaeffer Endowed Chair in Health Economics and Policy, Director, Berkeley Center for Health Technology, Division Head, Health Policy and Management, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
Stephen M. Shortell at PfP Summit
Stephen M. Shortell, PhD, MBA, MPH
Blue Cross of California Distinguished Professor of Health Policy and Management, Dean Emeritus, School of Public Health, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
Mark D. Smith at PfP Summit
Mark D. Smith, MD, MBA
Clinical Faculty, University of California, San Francisco, Attending Physician, Positive Health Program for AIDS Care, San Francisco General Hospital, Co-chair, Guiding Committee, Health Care Payment Learning and Action Network, Founding President and CEO, California Health Care Foundation, San Francisco, CA
Arthur M. (Artie) Southam at PfP Summit
Arthur M. (Artie) Southam, MD, MBA
Executive Vice President, Health Plan Operations, Kaiser Permanente, Former Vice Chairman Board of Directors, CHRISTUS Health, Former President and CEO, Health Net, Former CEO, CareAmerica Health Plans, San Francisco, CA
Indu Subaiya at PfP Summit
Indu Subaiya, MD, MBA
Health 2.0 Executive Vice President, HIMSS, Former Co-chairman and CEO, Health 2.0, Los Angeles, CA
  • Redesigning Care Delivery for Success in Value-Based Payment: Steps from A-Z

  • Mark McClellan Keynote Address
  • CMS Keynote: CMS/CMMI Value-Based Care Initiatives Update
  • Payment Reform from a Nat'l Perspective: A View from the CMS/CMMI LAN
  • 2018 Alternative Payment Models: Is the Glass Half Full or Half Empty?
  • The Future for Government Medicare, Medicaid and the ACA Marketplaces
  • The Role of Analytics, Big Data and Technology in Value-Based Care
  • The Role of Health Plans in Value-Based Care
  • The Challenges of Managing Risk and Clinical Quality
  • Case Studies in Health Care Delivery Innovations
  • MACRA Implementation Update
  • Medicare Advantage Update
  • Reference Pricing in Insurance Design
  • What Is Needed for Transformational Performance Improvement
  • Findings of the California Regional Health Care Cost & Quality Atlas

  • Aligning Physicians Incentives in a Value-Based World
  • Primary Care Value-Based Strategies
  • Value-Based Specialty Care
  • Advanced Strategies in MACRA APM Development
  • Provider Directory Utility
  • Standardizing Commercial ACO Performance Measurement
  • Value-Based Payment Across Business Segments
  • Case Studies in Employer-Driven Value-Based Care
  • Pay-for-Performance at Community Behavioral Health
  • Behavioral Health in an Age of Value-Based Care
  • Negotiating Capitation Contracts
  • Multi-Purchaser Collaboration to Advance Value-Based Care
  • Making the Business Case for Value-Based Care
  • Managing Benefits and Care Coordination
  • Incorporating Post-Acute Care into Value-Based Care
  • Improving Quality and Reducing Costs through Post-Acute Care
  • Advanced Strategies in Medicare Advantage/Part D Star Ratings
  • CareMore Health System Case Study
  • Developing High Performing Networks by Reducing Low-Value Care
  • Financial Modeling of Value-Based Payment Arrangements

Todd Allen at PfP Summit
Todd Allen, MD
Assistant Quality Officer, Intermountain Healthcare, Salt Lake City, UT
Deirdre Baggot at PfP Summit
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
Toni J. Brayer at PfP Summit
Toni J. Brayer, MD
Internist, California Pacific Medical Center, Chief Executive Officer, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, San Francisco, CA
Lili Brillstein at PfP Summit
Lili Brillstein, MPH
Director, Episodes of Care, Horizon Healthcare Innovations, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield New Jersey, Member, CMS Advisory Panel on Oncology Bundles, Former Senior Director, Medicare & Retirement, UnitedHealthcare, Newark, NJ
Charlie Brown at PfP Summit
Charlie Brown, MBA
Associate Principal, ECG Management Consultants, Arlington, VA
Megan Burns at PfP Summit
Megan Burns, MPP
Senior Consultant, Bailit Health Purchasing, Boston, MA
Sean Cavanaugh at PfP Summit
Sean Cavanaugh, MD
Chief Administrative and Performance Officer, Aledade, Former Deputy Administrator and Director, Center for Medicare, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Washington, DC
Elizabeth Cherot at PfP Summit
Elizabeth Cherot, MD,MBA
Obstetrician/Gyn, Managing Partner, Brunswick Hills Obstetrics and Gynecology, Whitehouse Station, NJ
Carman A. Ciervo at PfP Summit
Carman A. Ciervo, DO, FACOFP
Executive Vice President and Chief Physician Executive, Jefferson Health New Jersey, Professor of Family Medicine, Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine, Marlton, NJ
Ken Cohen at PfP Summit
Ken Cohen, MD, FACP
Chief Medical Officer, New West Physicians, Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine and University of Colorado School of Pharmacy, Golden, CO
Courtney (MacFarlane) Dalury at PfP Summit
Courtney (MacFarlane) Dalury
Manager, GE Healthcare Partners, Boston, MA
Gerard I. Duprat at PfP Summit
Gerard I. Duprat, MD
Medical Director, Beacon ACO, Vascular and Interventional Radiology, Beacon Medical Group Vascular Interventional Radiology, South Bend, IN
Kerry Easthope at PfP Summit
Kerry Easthope, MBA
Area Finance Officer, Kaiser Permanente; Former Chief Financial Officer, Alameda Hospital; Former Chief Operating Officer, Victor Valley Community Hospital, Walnut Creek, CA
Bill Gil at PfP Summit
Bill Gil, MBA
Chief Executive, Providence Health Network, Southern California, Former CEO, Facey Medical Foundation, Los Angeles, CA
Christopher S. Girod at PfP Summit
Christopher S. Girod, FSA, MAAA
Principal, Consulting Actuary, Millilman, San Diego, CA
Leannette C. Henagan at PfP Summit
Leannette C. Henagan, MSW, DBH
Chief Integration Officer, Partners in Recovery, CEO, Concierge Wellness, LLC, Phoenix, AZ
Jen Johnson at PfP Summit
Jen Johnson, MBA
Managing Director and Head, Professional Service Agreements Division, VMG Health, Dallas, TX
Young Joo at PfP Summit
Young Joo, MS, MA
VP, Clinical Operations, CareMore Health System, Former VP of Medicare Accountable Care, Steward Health Care System, Former Director, Health Care Data Policy and Strategy, MA Division of Health Care Finance and Policy, Los Angeles, CA
Walter Kopp at PfP Summit
Walter Kopp, MSHA
President, Medical Management Services, Inc.; Former Chief Operating Officer, California Pacific Medical Center Physicians Foundation; Former Chief Operating Officer, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation; Former Interim Executive Director, Alta Bates Medical Group, San Francisco, CA
Susanna Kramer at PfP Summit
Susanna Kramer, MA
Program Evaluation Coordinator, Community Behavioral Health, Philadelphia, PA
William E. Kramer at PfP Summit
William E. Kramer, MBA
Executive Director for National Health Policy, Pacific Business Group on Health, San Francisco, CA
Mark Krivopal at PfP Summit
Mark Krivopal, MD, MBA
Vice President, GE Healthcare Partners, Former Vice President & Medical Director, Clinical Integration & Hospital Medicine, Steward Health Care, Boston, MA
David Lansky at PfP Summit
David Lansky, PhD
President and Chief Executive Officer, Pacific Business Group on Health (PBGH), Former Founding President, Foundation for Accountability (FACCT), San Francisco, CA
Suet Lim at PfP Summit
Suet Lim, PhD
Director of Research and Evaluation, Community Behavioral Health, Philadelphia, PA
Mark McAdoo at PfP Summit
Mark McAdoo, MBA
Vice President, Value Based Payment Division, Change Healthcare, Former Vice President, Value Base Payments, McKesson, Former President, CEO and Co-Founder, HealthQX, Philadelphia, PA
Meaghan McCamman at PfP Summit
Meaghan McCamman, MPA
Assistant Director, Policy, California Primary Care Association; Former Director, Program Services, National Rural Health Association, Sacramento, CA
Marc Mertz at PfP Summit
Marc Mertz, MHA
Vice President, GE Healthcare Partners, Former President, Health Check Inc., Los Angeles, CA
Angela Mitchell at PfP Summit
Angela Mitchell
US Healthcare Delivery Systems Manager, Intel Corporation, Portland, OR
Esther M. Moas at PfP Summit
Esther M. Moas, MS, RN
Senior Director of Care Continuum, Mount Sinai Health System, Former Director, Business Development, ArchCare, Executive Director of Certified Services, Premier Home Health Care Services, Inc., New York, NY
David B. Muhlestein at PfP Summit
David B. Muhlestein, PhD, JD
Chief Research Officer, Leavitt Partners, LLC, Salt Lake City, UT
Daniel Parker at PfP Summit
Daniel Parker, CPA
Director, Value-Based Strategy, Beacon Health System, South Bend, IN
Josh Rosenthal at PfP Summit
Josh Rosenthal, PhD
Chief Scientific Officer, RowdMap, Louisville, KY
Jim Ryan at PfP Summit
Jim Ryan, MBA
Manager, ECG Management Consultants, Dallas, TX
Shelley Rouillard at PfP Summit
Shelley Rouillard
Director, California Department of Managed Health Care (DMHC), Former Deputy Director, Managed Risk Medical Insurance Board, Former Program Director Legal Services of Northern California/Health Rights Hotline, Former Chief, Health Policy, California , Public Employees Retirement System, Sacramento, CA
Valinda Rutledge at PfP Summit
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
Scott Sarran at PfP Summit
Scott Sarran, MD
Chief Medical Officer, Government Programs, Health Care Service Corp; Former Vice President and Medical Director, University of Chicago Health System, Chicago, IL
Erin Smith at PfP Summit
Erin Smith, JD
Director of 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
Melissa Newton Smith at PfP Summit
Melissa Newton Smith
Vice President of Stars and Quality Innovations, Gorman Health Group, Former Director, Medicare Star Operations, Cigna-HealthSpring, Former Associate Director, Financial/Research Administration, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN
Ken Steele at PfP Summit
Ken Steele, MHA
Principal, ECG Management Consultants, Former Vice President Managed Care, Catholic Healthcare West (Now Dignity Health), Former President, St. Mary's Medical Center, San Francisco, CA
Mark Stephan at PfP Summit
Mark Stephan, MD, MBA
Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Equality Health Network, Former Chief Medical Officer, Arizona Care Network, Former Vice President of Clinical Integration for Physician Integration, Dignity Health, Phoenix, AZ
Rebecca E. Stewart at PfP Summit
Rebecca E. Stewart, PhD
Post-doctoral Fellow, Center for Mental Health Policy and Services Research, University of Pennsylvania, School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Larry G. Strieff at PfP Summit
Larry G. Strieff, MD
Specialty Medical Director, Hill Physicians Medical Group, San Ramone, CA
Kenneth Tai at PfP Summit
Kenneth Tai, MD
Chief Medical Officer, North East Medical Services, San Francisco, CA
Cassidy Tsay at PfP Summit
Cassidy Tsay, MD, MBA
Vice President Business Development, CAPG, Former Regional Medical Director, Blue Shield California, Former Medical Director, Nautilus Healthcare Management, Los Angeles, CA
Anthony Wehbe at PfP Summit
Anthony Wehbe, DO, MBA, FACOI
Chief Population Health Executive, Jefferson Health New Jersey, Kennedy University Hospital Teaching Attending Physician, Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine, Marlton, NJ
Sally Welborn at PfP Summit
Sally Welborn
Founder and President, Welborn Advisory Services, Board Member, The Leapfrog Group, Former Senior Vice President - Global Benefits, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., San Francisco, CA
Jeff White at PfP Summit
Jeff White, MS, MBA
Director, Global Healthcare and Well Being, The Boeing Company, Former Consultant, Watson Wyatt, Former Consultant, Mercer Human Resource Consulting, Seattle, WA
Dolores Yanagihara at PfP Summit
Dolores Yanagihara, MPH
Vice President, Analytics and Performance Information, Lead, Transition of the California Pay for Performance (P4P) Program to Value Based P4P, Integrated Healthcare Association, Oakland, CA


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

Jeffrey A. Rideout, MD
President and Chief Executive Officer, Integrated Healthcare Association, Oakland, CA



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