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Payer Partnership Forum

Jun 12, 2017 - 08:00 AM - Jun 13, 06:15 PM
Westin Boston Waterfront 425 Summer Street Boston, MA 02210,

MA ,
ZIP: 02210
Phone: +1 929 900 1853

Payer Partnership Forum

With the onset of payment reforms, drug pricing and a new presidential administration, there is an increasing need for better alignment between hospitals, payers and life science organizations to facilitate better care, improve health outcomes and lower costs for patients. While many industry professionals can agree that these partnerships are mutually beneficial, the structure and creation of one is foreign, difficult and may seem precarious to many. Establishing trust, organizational discipline, and shared metrics of successes and failures is difficult to accomplish in payer partnerships.

At the Payer Partnership Forum, key industry leaders from payers, providers and other life science organizations convene to discuss the creation and execution of successful and worthwhile partnerships. This event will help professionals eager to engage in payer partnerships build trust and goals in pharma-payer partnerships and provider-payer partnerships alike. Attendees will walk away from the Payer Partnership Forum armed with the knowledge and skills needed to navigate emerging health system affordability challenges; balance value, access and affordability; and encourage medical innovation while still achieving greater cost-efficiency through payer partnerships.

Top Five Reasons to Attend

  1. Uncover best practices to align hospitals and payers to facilitate better care, improve health outcomes and lower costs
  2. Define strategies and resources to share data information from which partnerships create meaningful patient profiles
  3. Address the obstacles and risks of entering into partnerships to initiate safe, successful and mutually beneficial agreements
  4. Compare and contrast the different values that concern payers depending on the type of partnership while defining the metrics used to measure the success of the partnership
  5. Understand the incentives, benefits and goals of entering into payer partnerships

Who Should Attend

This conference is designed for representatives from life science organizations, health systems and payers with responsibilities in the following areas:

  • Payer Strategy and Contracting
  • Value-Based Reimbursement Strategies
  • Payer and Channel Access
  • Patient Services and Pricing
  • Value-Based Payment Initiatives
  • Payer Engagement and Collaboration
  • Physician Alignment and Recruitment
  • Managed Care
  • Patient Access
  • Utilization Management
  • Account Management
  • Patient Support and Assistance
  • HEOR

This conference is also of interest to:

  • Data Management Solution Providers
  • Population Health Management Organizations
  • Rebate and Claims Processing Vendors
  • Product Reimbursement/Market Access Solution Providers

Please contact the event manager Marilyn below for the following:
- For Tickets/Registrations,
- Discounts for registering  5 or more participants.
- If you company requires a price quotation.
Event Manager Contact:

marilyn.b.turner(at) or Contact:  +1 929 900 1853
You can also contact us if you require a visa invitation letter, after ticket purchase.
We can also provide a certificate of completion for this event if required.
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Conference Day One
 Monday, June 12, 2017

8:00AM – 8:45AM

Continental Breakfast
8:45AM – 9:00AM
Chairperson’s Opening Remarks
Pritpal Virdee, Regional Vice President, ANTHEM
9:00AM – 9:45AM

Enable and Incentivize Multi-Sector Collaboration to Drive Value-Focused Health System Transformation
9:45AM – 10:30AM

Examine Why Payers and Providers Aren’t Further Along on the Path to Real Partnership and Collaboration
Jeffrey Gold, Senior Vice President and Special Counsel, HEALTH ASSOCIATION OF NEW YORK STATE
10:30AM – 11:00AM

Networking Break
11:00AM – 11:45AM
Improve Healthcare Through Payer and Community Partnerships
Denise Murray-Leitz, Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President, BAYLESS HEALTHCARE GROUP
11:45AM – 12:30PM

Managing Growth in Medicaid Pharmaceutical Spending
Rep. Jim Dunnigan (R), District 39, Health Reform Task Force, UTAH HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
12:30PM – 1:30PM

1:30PM – 2:15PM
The Myths and Realities of Provider Collaboration
Pritpal Virdee, Regional Vice President, ANTHEM
2:15PM – 3:00PM

Consider if Pharma-Payer and Pharma-Provider Network Partnerships Are a Bridge Too Far
Martin Vandenherik, Associate Director, Market Access T&D, FERRING PHARMACEUTICALS
3:00PM – 3:45PM

Case Studies of Collaboration in an Integrated Health System
Michelle Beozzo Anderson, Pharm.D., Director of Pharmacy Services, DENVER HEALTH MEDICAL PLAN, INC.
3:45PM – 4:15PM

Networking Break
4:15PM – 5:00PM
Examine Value, Access and Affordability to Determine if We Can Really Have It All
Melinda Hanisch, Director, Research Dissemination, Center for Observational and Real World Evidence, MERCK & CO., INC.
5:00PM – 5:45PM

Create Successful Partnerships Through Collaborative Contracting
Mary Stevens, Director, Network Contracts, Compliance, Audit, Provider Relations, BCBS OF MINNESOTA
5:45PM – 6:15PM

Innovations and Disruptions in Behavioral Health
Jonathan Stout, Vice President, Strategy and Business Development, ABLETO
6:15PM – 6:15PM

Day One Concludes
Conference Day Two
 Tuesday, June 13, 2017

8:00AM – 9:00AM

Continental Breakfast
9:00AM – 9:15AM

Chairperson’s Recap of Day One
Gina Guinasso, J.D., Senior Director of Policy and Government Accounts, TAKEDA ONCOLOGY
9:15AM – 10:00AM

Assess How to Develop Collaborative Services as a Specialty Pharmacy to Create a Value Proposition for Payers and Manufacturers
Michael Baldzicki, National Account Executive, BAYER HEALTHCARE
10:00AM – 10:45AM

PANEL: The Future of Biopharmaceutical Financing in the U.S.
Robert Popovian, Pharm.D., M.S., Vice President, US Government Relations, PFIZER
Gina Guinasso, J.D., Senior Director of Policy and Government Accounts, TAKEDA ONCOLOGY
Aria Cohen, Executive Director of Payer Strategy,INTARCIA THERAPEUTICS
10:45AM – 11:15AM

Networking Break
11:15AM – 12:00PM
CASE STUDY: Developing Evidence for Pharma-Payer Partnerships
Jesse Fishman, Scientific and Real World Data Alliances Lead Neurology Patient Value Unit, U.S. Medical Affairs,UCB
12:00PM – 12:45PM

PANEL: Define the Benefits of Limited Network Distribution for Manufacturers and the Requirements to Penetrate the Network as a Specialty Pharmacy
Andrew Capps, MBA, Director, Managed Care, AMBER PHARMACY
Michael Baldzicki, National Account Executive, BAYER HEALTHCARE
Anindita Sinha, Director of Business Insights and U.S. Managed Markets, BAYER HEALTHCARE
12:45PM – 1:45PM

1:45PM – 2:30PM
Achieve Cost Management Through Care Management by Adopting Specialty Pharmacies as a Strategic Partner
Andrew Capps, MBA, Director, Managed Care, AMBER PHARMACY
2:30PM – 3:15PM

CASE STUDY: Examine Manufacturer Partnerships to Determine What Works and What Works Well
Anindita Sinha, Director of Business Insights and U.S. Managed Markets, BAYER HEALTHCARE


9:00AM – 9:15AM

Chairperson’s Recap of Day One
Denise Murray-Leitz, Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President, BAYLESS HEALTHCARE GROUP
9:15AM – 10:00AM

Post-Acute Value Baselining, Benchmarking, Transitioning and Collaborating
Curtis Stubblefield, Director of Value Based Care,NATIONAL HEALTHCARE CORPORATION
10:00AM – 10:45AM

Providers and Payers Working in the Reality of Risk Adjustment
Theresa A. Bissonnette, MBA/HCM, CPHQ, Director of Risk Adjustment and Quality, NORTH TEXAS SPECIALTY PHYSICIANS
10:45AM – 11:15AM

Networking Break
11:15AM – 12:00PM
Review Best Practices for Initiating Partnerships
Matt Staheli, Director of Value-Based Care and Contracting, HCA PHYSICIAN SERVICES GROUP
12:00PM – 12:45PM

Increasing Opportunity for Data Sharing, Transparency and Building Long-term Trust with Providers
Michael Ruiz, Vice President, Provider Relations, UCARE
12:45PM – 1:45PM

1:45PM – 2:30PM
Analyze the Skilled Nursing Facility's Perspective in Managed and Accountable Care
George G. Sauers, Vice President of Managed Care,SAVASENIORCARE
2:30PM – 3:15PM

CASE STUDY: Overcome Past Obstacles to Work Together as Payers and Providers
Michael Kaminsky, Manager, Joint Venture Business Development, AETNA
3:15PM – 3:30PM

Chairperson's Closing Remarks
3:30PM – 3:30PM
Conference Concludes

Speaker Details

Pritpal Virdee
Regional Vice President
Denise Murray-Leitz
Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President

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