Steve Forbes, Chairman and Editor-in-Chief, Forbes Media
Atul Gawande, MD, MPH, Surgeon, Writer, Public Health Researcher
Elliott S. Fisher, MD, MPH, Director of the Dartmouth Institute and the John E. Wennberg Distinguished Professor of Health Policy, Medicine and Community and Family Medicine at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
Mark Miller, PhD, Vice President of Healthcare, The Arnold Foundation
Joining the Discussion:
Sarah Kliff, Senior Policy Correspondent, Vox.com
Melissa Joy Cohen, Staff VP, Payment Innovation Strategy, Anthem
Lewis (Lew) G. Sandy, MD, FACP, Executive Vice President, Clinical Advancement, UnitedHealth Group
How much care is appropriate for ensuring the best possible healthcare outcomes? In this session, we’ll explore efforts and solutions to slow the trajectory of healthcare volume by eliminating inappropriate utilization and fueling solutions for increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of care delivery with value-based payment models. We will discuss ways to accelerate the shift from payments based on volume to payments based on value and ensuring all stakeholder incentives and penalties are aligned with cost, quality, and better health outcomes.
Martin Gaynor, PhD, E. J. Barone University Professor of Economics and Health Policy, Carnegie Mellon University
Excessive spending on healthcare is more than just a question of inappropriate use; prices paid by patients with private insurance and the uninsured frequently greatly exceed actual cost of efficiently providing their care.
In this session, Dr. Gaynor will share his perspective on how consolidation among all types of healthcare providers has contributed to non-competitive prices becoming more common. He will also explore state and federal government roles to address excessive prices for both the insured and uninsured.
Mark Smith, MD, MBA, Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco; Co-chair, Guiding Committee of the Health Care Payment Learning and Action Network
Elisabeth Rosenthal, MD, MA, Editor-in-Chief, Kaiser Health News, Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation
Joining the Discussion:
Carol Raphael, Senior Advisor, Manatt Health Solutions; Board Chair, Long Term Quality Alliance; Former Board Chair, AARP, Inc.
Seth Sternberg, Co-founder & CEO, Honor
In a world of increasing unnecessary utilization and excessive prices, what can patients do to assure healthcare dollars are spent more wisely?
In this session, our panelists will provide key insights about how to motivate and empower patients to make choices that can reduce spending and improve their overall health. Topics including value-based insurance design, fuller transparency for costs and benefits of treatment options and incentives and options for self-care will be covered to highlight how patients can choose more economical treatment options and lower-cost providers.
Sanjay Gupta, MD, Chief Medical Correspondent, CNN
Joseph Smith, MD, PhD, Chief Executive Officer, Reflexion Health
Mark McClellan, MD, PhD, Director and Professor, Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy; Former Administrator, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Andy Slavitt, MBA, Senior Advisor, Bipartisan Policy Center; Former Acting Administrator, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
With its oversight of Medicare and support to state governments in the administration of Medicaid programs, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services plays a critical role in setting the standard for healthcare services and information in America.
Public payers, along with providers, patients, insurers and policymakers will all play a key role in changing the trajectory of the cost of healthcare in America. How can the ideas, innovations and practical policy prescriptions discussed throughout the day shape the path forward?