ACHP 2021 Virtual Fall Clinical Conference: The Big Pivot: Reinventing Tomorrow

September 23, 2021 to September 24, 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

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 3.75 ACPE Pharmacy
    The UPMC Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a Provider of continuing pharmacy education.
  • 3.75 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.
  • 3.75 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 3.75 Attendance
Course opens: 
09/23/2021
Course expires: 
12/31/2021
Event starts: 
09/23/2021 - 1:45pm
Event ends: 
09/24/2021 - 1:20pm
Live Virtual Conference

Faculty Listing

Charis Allenbaugh, MS
Wellness Consultant
PacificSource Health Plan
Eugene, Oregon        

Greg Hanley, FACHE, CPHQ, 
Vice President, Quality Management & Population Health, UCare Health Plan
Minneapolis, Minnesota
        
Stephen Barlow, MD
Senior Medical Director
SelectHealth
Salt Lake City, Utah        

Mark Huth, MD
President and Chief Information Officer
Group Health Cooperative of South Central Washington (GHCSCW)
Madison, Wisconsin
        
Christina Barrington, PharmD
Vice President, Pharmacy Programs
Priority Health
Grand Rapids, Michigan        

Richard McCarthy, MD
Associate Executive Director
Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group
Kaiser Permanente 
Washington, DC

Suzanne Cogan, MBA, BS
Chief Commercial Officer
SPH Analytics
Boston, Massachusetts        

Terry Lee Mills, MD, MMM, CPE, FAAFP
Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer
CommunityCare
Tulsa, Oklahoma
        
Buff Donovan, LMSW, ACSW
Director of Population Health-Behavioral Health, Health Alliance Plan
Detroit, Michigan        

Carl Rorie Alexandrov, BA, LMSW
Vice President, Behavioral Health Operations 
Capital District Physicians’ Health Plan, Inc. 
Albany, New York
        
Mike Franz, MD, DFAACAP, FAPA
Medical Director of Behavioral Health
PacificSource
Eugene, Oregon

Connie Rotar, BA
Director, Care Management 
SSM Health
Madison, Wisconsin

Daniel H. Gillison, Jr.
Chief Executive Officer
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
Arlington, Virginia

April Vogelsang, RN, MS 
Senior Vice President, Chief Clinical Integration Officer, Health Alliance Medical Plans & Carle Health
Urbana-Champagne, Indiana

Puneet Budhiraja
Chief Actuary and Senior Vice President
CDPHP
Albany, New York

Thomas Lee, MD
Chief Medical Officer
Press Ganey Associates
Boston, Massachusetts

Michael Chester 
Director of Pharmacy Services
Security Health Plan
Madison, Wisconsin

Namita (Kumar) Seth Mohta, MD
Director, Serious Illness Care Program
Ariadne Labs 
Boston, Massachusetts

Rachel Colstad
Manager of Provider Network Reimbursement Programs
Dean Health Plan
Madison, Wisconsin

Patti Shea
Director of ACO Clinical Services
Fallon Health Plan
Stoneham, Massachusetts

Meghan Felton, PharmD, BCACP
Director, Health Plan Quality Management
Martin's Point Health Care
Portland, Maine
        
Kiana Moore, MS
Director, Market Strategies
Alliance of Community Health Plans (ACHP)
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:
•    Connie Hwang, MD, ACHP, PCORI Board of Directors
•    Thomas Lee, MD, Press Ganey, CE Speakers Bureau and Stockholder
•    Mike Franz, MD, Cartesian Solutions LLC, Co-Owner

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 3.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Pharmacy (CPE)
This knowledge-based activity provides 3.75 contact hours of continuing pharmacy education credit. 

Nurses and Nurse Practitioners (CNE)
The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 3.75 contact hours.

Other health care 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

  • 3.75 ACPE Pharmacy
    The UPMC Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a Provider of continuing pharmacy education.
  • 3.75 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.
  • 3.75 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 3.75 Attendance
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Please contact Doug Todak by email dtodak@achp.org if you have any questions regarding the ACHP 2021 Virtual Fall Clinical Conference: The Big Pivot: Reinventing Tomorrow.