2021 ACHP Virtual Symposium The Big Pivot: Reinventing Tomorrow

September 23, 2021

ACHP is hosting its Annual Symposium in Washington, DC September 22-23, 2021. This course will address the following topics through sessions led by guest speakers, our own plans, and discussions. We begin with “Health Care in a Post-COVID World,” hear from leading health experts on how the industry continues to tackle testing, vaccines and a return to normal — as well as the role health plans can and should play amid and following a global pandemic. Speakers: Alice Chen, MD; Made to Save, Josh Sharfstein, M.D.; Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and Adaeze Enekwechi, Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe, moderated by Lisa Simpson, President and CEO Academy Health. In “Tackling Disparities, Improving Health Equity,” Kulleni Gebreyes, Health Equity Institute Director, Deloitte, will give a presentation on the role of health plans in advancing efforts to reduce health disparities and improve health outcomes across diverse populations. Then Ceci Connolly, CEO and President, ACHP, and Greg Adams, CEO, Kaiser Permanente, will present the Inaugural Bernard J. Tyson Health Equity Award. (No AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM awarded for this session.)  

Next, speaker Kristine Bostek, VP PACE Programs, Fallon Health will talk about the “Next Generation Senior Care: The Promise of PACE.” During COVID-19, the PACE program allowed Fallon to live up to its mission of caring for those who need them most, providing valuable lessons on how to best support and care for frail elders in a nursing home alternative setting - now and in the future. In “Navigating the Washington Landscape: From Capitol Hill to the White House,” we will offer two panels. The first, “Capitol Hill Health Priorities Fall 2021,” will allow attendees to gain an understanding of where health priorities fit in the budget reconciliation process currently working through Congress. Senior House and Senate committee staff will map out their health priorities. Speakers: Shawn Bishop, Professional Staff, Senate Finance Committee. Nick Bath, Professional Staff, Senate HELP Committee, Una Lee, Professional Staff, House Energy & Commerce Committee, Amy Hall, Professional Staff, House Ways & Means Committee. Moderator: Michael Bagel, ACHP. The second panel, “President Biden’s 2022 Health Agenda,” will feature Christen Linke Young, Deputy Director, White House Domestic Policy Council, talking about the Biden Administration’s priorities and their strategy for the remainder of this year and into 2022. Moderator: Tricia Guay, ACHP.

We conclude Symposium with “Driving Ease and Affordability in Complex Care Delivery.” Led by speakers Michael Cropp, M.D.; President and CEO, Independent Health, and Brian O'Grady, President, Health Plan Markets, CDPHP, and moderated by Jason Langheier, Founder & CEO, Foodsmart, participants will learn how collaboration on data and strategy can create group insights with Food Care — fulfilling pledges around diabetes and CHF and informing bundles of SDOH care as well as food insecurity, vaccine administration, chronic disease, loneliness and addiction. (No AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM awarded for this session.)  

Target Audience

Participants include Chief Executive Officers, Chief Medical Officers and members of the Board of Directors from ACHP member plans. 

Learning Objectives

 At the conclusion of the meeting, health plan executives will be able to: 

•    Leverage the varying forces affecting the health care environment. 
•    Understand how payer-provider partnerships aid adaptability and crisis management, improve affordability and advance health equity.
•    Motivate patients and physicians to collaborate to improve health outcomes. 
•    Understand how health plans can impact progress on COVID-19. 
•    Take steps to address health disparities across diverse populations.

Additional Information

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 3.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 3.00 Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
09/23/2021 - 10:30am EDT
Event ends: 
09/23/2021 - 3:45pm EDT
Live Virtual Conference

Faculty Listing

Kristine Bostek, MS
Vice President Summit ElderCare & 
Fallon Health Weinberg PACE
Fallon Health Plan
Boston, Massachusetts        

Jason Langheier, MD, MPH
CEO and Founder of Foodsmart
San Francisco, California
Alice T. Chen, MD
Senior Advisor
Made to Save
Washington DC        

Wright L. Lassiter III
President and Chief Executive Officer 
Henry Ford Health System
Detroit, Michigan
Ceci Connolly, BA 
President and Chief Executive Officer 
Alliance of Community Health Plans 
Washington, DC         

Brian G. O'Grady, MBA, BS
President, Health Plan Markets 
Capital District Physicians’ Health Plan
Albany, New York
Michael W. Cropp, MD, MBA 
President and Chief Executive Officer 
Independent Health
Buffalo, New York        

Joshua M. Sharfstein, MD
Practice in Health Policy and Management
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Baltimore, Maryland
Adaeze Enekwechi, PhD, MPP 
Operating Partner
Welsh, Carson, Anderson, Stowe
New York, New York        

Lisa Simpson, MB, MPH, FAAP, B.Ch
President and Chief Executive Officer
Washington, DC
Kulleni Gebreyes, MD, MBA 
Principal, Director of the Deloitte Health Equity Institute, Deloitte
Charlotte, North Carolina        

Michael Bagel, JD
Director of Public Policy
Alliance of Community Health Plans (ACHP)
Washington, DC

Shawn Bishop, MPP
Chief Health Advisor
Senate Finance Committee
U.S. Senate
Washington, DC

Nick Bath, JD
Health Policy Director
Senate HELP Committee Ranking Member Patty Murray, U.S. Senate
Washington, DC

Tricia Guay, MS
Director of Legislative Affairs
Alliance of Community Health Plans (ACHP)
Washington, DC

Amy Hall, MPA
Staff Director
House Ways & Means Committee
U.S. House of Representatives
Washington, DC

Una Lee
Chief Counsel, House Energy and Commerce Committee, U.S. House of Representatives
Washington, DC        

Christen Linke Young, JD
Deputy Director
White House Domestic Policy Council
Washington, DC


Faculty Disclosure
All individuals in a position to control the content of this education activity are required to disclose all relevant financial relationships with any proprietary entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients.

The following relevant financial relationships were disclosed:
•    Adaeze Enekwechi, PhD, MPP, Stockholder-UGH, Maxiumus, Dovel, Evidation
•    Kulleni Gebreyes, MD, MBA, Consultant-Atrium Health, Deloitte Consulting
•    Joshua Sharfstein, MD, Consultant-Sachs Policy Group

No other planners, members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships to disclose.

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the University of Pittsburgh and the Alliance of Community Health Plans. The University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Physician (CME)
The University of Pittsburgh designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other Healthcare Professionals
Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.

Available Credit

  • 3.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 3.00 Attendance
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Please contact Doug Todak by email dtodak@achp.org if you have any questions regarding the ACHP Spring 2021 Virtual Clinical Conference High-Value and Equitable Care for Unique Populations