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Thirteenth Annual Future Care Web Summit
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What are the key health care business issues for 2015 that will impact you and your organization, and how can you best prepare for them? The Thirteenth Annual Future Care Web Summit addresses key trends and also focuses on several important cutting-edge healthcare business topics.

Hear Ben Isgur from PricewaterhouseCoopers Health Research Institute provide insights and perspectives on the top health industry issues for 2015, accompanied by research provided from the Institute.

The Future Care Live Webinar also features Mark Lutes, the Chair of Epstein Becker Green, discussing key healthcare legal, regulatory and policy issues for 2015; and ECG's Benjamin Colton discussing ICD-10 as a strategic enabler in 2015.

What's more, the Future Care Web Summit offer three on-demand video faculty sessions covering topics including public and private health insurance exchanges, ACA plan sponsor compliance, and Medicaid transformation.

Position yourself for 2015 by attending the Thirteenth Annual Future Care Web Summit. The event includes a featured 90 minute live webinar, three additional faculty on-demand video sessions plus supplemental features addressing key business trends and issues for 2015 and beyond.
Webinar Agenda
Thursday, January 22, 2015
1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Eastern (10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Pacific)
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  • 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm  Top Health Industry Issues for 2015 - Benjamin Isgur, Director, Health Research Institute, PricewaterhouseCoopers   
  • 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm  Key Healthcare Legal, Regulatory and Policy Issues for 2015 , by Mark E. Lutes, Chair, Board of Directors; Member of the Firm, Epstein Becker Green
  • 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm  ICD-10 as a Strategic Enabler in 2015 - Benjamin Colton, Senior Manager, Revenue Cycle, ECG Management Consultants, Inc.
On-Demand Sessions & More
On-Demand Video presentations with audio and synchronized slide advancement:
  • Public and Private Exchanges 2015: Enrollment Trends and Outlook - Simeon Schindelman, CEO and Chairman of Bloom Health and Shana Alex Charles, PhD, MPP, Director of Health Insurance Studies and Research Scientist, UCLA Center for Health Policy Research (58 minutes)
  • ACA Plan Sponsor Roadmap for 2015: Current and Upcoming Compliance Challenges - Ashley Gillihan, Counsel, Alston & Bird (60 minutes)
  • Transforming Medicaid: Lessons Learned  - Deborah Bachrach, Partner, Healthcare Industry, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips (24 minutes)
  • Plus other Web Summit features including a Future Care Article Library, and an exclusive Future Care e-poll
Learning Objectives
Participants will be able to:
  • Explore selected health care issues and trends key to the business of health care for 2015 and beyond.
  • Consider the top health industry issues 2015 and their implications.
  • Explore key healthcare legal, regulatory and policy issues for 2015.
  • Ascertain how organizations can take a more strategic approach to ICD-10, as well as provide some tactics on how to prepare for the transition effective October 2015.
  • Receive briefings on key 2015 topics including public and private health insurance exchanges, ACA plan sponsor compliance, and Medicaid transformation.
  • Experience e-learning at the attendees' convenience, with on-demand presentations, article library, and other online Summit features available 24/7.
  • Engage in interactive learning through live webinar providing online question submission, attendee surveys, feedback and opportunity for follow up questions, and networking with attendees, faculty and other professionals through dedicated LinkedIn group.
Who Should Attend
Interested attendees would include:
  • C-Suite Executives, and administrative staff
  • Legal, Government Relations and Regulatory executives and staff
  • Strategic, Planning, and Policy executives and staff
  • Health Reform, Transformation and Innovation executives and staff
  • Medical Directors
  • Sales, Marketing and Business Development executives
  • Operations executives
  • Business Intelligence, Analyst and Research executives and staff
  • Employee Benefit Managers
  • Consultants and other interested parties

Attendees would represent organizations including

  • Health Plans and Insurance Companies
  • Hospitals and Health Systems
  • Pharmaceutical Organizations
  • TPAs and Employers
  • Provider Networks
  • Medical Groups
  • Accountable Care Organizations
  • Associations, Institutes and Research Organizations
  • Government Agencies
  • Care Management Organizations
  • PBMs
  • Solutions Providers and Vendors
  • Financial Institutions
  • Media and other interested organizations
2015 Future Care Web Summit
  Individual Registration Fee: $295. Post Event Materials including videos syncing slides and recorded audio, presentation pdf files, and e-poll survey report: $45 for attendees; $355 for non-attendees after the event.  Register online or download the event brochure.  
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Benjamin Isgur is the Director of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP’s Health Research Institute. As Director, Mr. Isgur develops national and global thought leadership and research initiatives for the firm and clients. HRI is a dedicated research group that provides new intelligence, perspective, and analysis on major health-related business issues. He also consults with healthcare systems, trade associations, and policy groups on strategic planning, and industry intelligence and trends.

Mr. Isgur has worked extensively with health policy and industry associations including, American Hospital Association (AHA), Texas Hospital Association (THA), Indiana Health and Hospital Association (IHHA), Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA), Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA), Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA), Texas Institute of Health Policy Research (TIHPR), and the California Healthcare Foundation (CHCF).

Mr. Isgur has published numerous reports and spoken on health subjects such as, government health policy, workforce strategies, hospital charity care and community benefit, consumerism, and the digital hospital environment. Prior to joining PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP he worked in government relations, legislative and regulatory consulting, and policy analysis in Texas, Washington D.C. and internationally. He received a Master of Public Affairs from the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, University of Texas at Austin and a Bachelor of Arts, Government and Middle Eastern Studies from the University of Texas at Austin.

Mark E. Lutes

Mark E. Lutes
Chair, Board of Directors; Member of the Firm
Epstein Becker Green

Mark E. Lutes is a Member of the Firm in the Health Care and Life Sciences practice of Epstein Becker Green and the Chair of the firm's Board of Directors. Based in Washington, DC, he has practiced with the firm for nearly three decades. Prior to that, he was a legislative adviser to the Federal Trade Commission. He also offers strategic counsel in health policy and on reimbursement strategy through the firm's affiliates EBG Advisors, Inc., and National Health Advisors, LLC.

Mr. Lutes is a leader in the firm's representation of private equity and financial services firms with health care companies in their portfolios. He routinely deploys multidisciplinary teams of attorneys, reimbursement specialists, engineers, and scientists to assess the reimbursement, FDA and other domestic and international regulatory approvals, fraud and abuse compliance, CMS and legislative landscapes and other issues impacting proposed client investments in health care companies. Mr. Lutes combines experience with the corporate aspects of transactions with his deep experience in health care compliance issues to provide clients with practical advice in the negotiation of warranty and indemnification issues and in assessing risk factors in health and life science deals. He has advised on the largest transactions in the health care market including services, pharmaceutical and device companies.

Mr. Lutes is also an experienced antitrust counselor to health care companies contemplating mergers or acquisitions and has facilitated the antitrust clearance of numerous significant hospital mergers. He has managed the defense of high profile healthcare antitrust actions by the FTC.

Mr. Lutes has a deep understanding of managed care markets and regulation. He is consulted by a variety of providers and payors in structuring innovative payment arrangements. Additionally, he counsels on hospital and physician ventures and compliance issues and in the area of information privacy and security. Mr. Lutes has developed privacy and security audit tools which support client compliance needs.

He has been selected for inclusion in Washington, DC Super Lawyers (2007 to 2010, 2013, 2014) and honored by Nightingales as a leading health care antitrust lawyer. He is ranked among the "Leaders in Their Field" by Chambers USA (2010 to 2014).

Mr. Lutes is active in his parish and serves as Chair of the Advisory Board of the Spanish Catholic Center, a social and health services nonprofit. He also serves on the President's Council of Catholic Charities, Archdiocese of Washington, DC, which honored him with The Caritas Award, its highest recognition of volunteers. Mr. Lutes also has over a decade of service in leadership in the Boy Scouts of America organization.

Bemjamin Colton

Benjamin Colton
Senior Manager, Revenue Cycle
ECG Management Consultants, Inc.

Mr. Colton leads ECG’s Revenue Cycle practice He assists healthcare organizations across the country in evaluating, optimizing, and improving their revenue cycle to support enhanced financial performance and operational alignment.

Most recently, Mr. Colton has functioned as the interim director of revenue cycle operations for three different large medical groups. He is also an expert on the operational and regulatory requirements for transitioning from freestanding to provider-based billing designation, and he has helped numerous organizations with this conversion process.

Prior to becoming a member of the firm, Mr. Colton worked with a large, multi-provider clinic, where he helped manage billing operations. While there, he also assisted with the implementation of a new practice management software system and developed the subsequent policies and procedures pertaining to the revenue cycle process.


Simeon Schindelman

Simeon Schindelman
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Bloom Health

With 25 years of industry experience, Simeon is an authority on group health insurance for employers of all sizes. During the last fifteen years he has become a recognized expert in sales and distribution, product strategy, and operations, and has used these tools to lead a series of varied health insurance businesses to historical highs in market share, growth, and profitability. Simeon has done this on national, regional, and local scales, and across all sizes and funding arrangements.

Simeon joined Bloom Heath from Medica Health Plans, where as Senior Vice President of Commercial Markets he launched the insurer’s defined contribution private insurance exchange - My Plan by Medica, powered by Bloom Health - which soon became the largest carrier-sponsored private exchange in the nation. Simeon also developed the industry’s first portfolio of competing ACOs as part of My Plan by Medica.

Previous to Medica, Simeon spent nearly 15 years at UnitedHealth Group, including serving as President of Small Business for UnitedHealthcare and Senior Vice President, UnitedHealth Group. Simeon built his early career upon a foundation of financial and actuarial expertise, holding executive roles at MetraHealth and Travelers. Simeon has a B.A. in Mathematics from Dartmouth College. He is a Boston Red Sox fan and when he’s not working he can be found exercising or spending time with his family.

Shana Alex Lavarreda

Shana Alex Charles, PhD, MPP, Director of Health Insurance Studies
Research Scientist
UCLA Center for Health Policy Research

Shana Alex Charles is a research scientist at the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research. As the Center's director of health insurance studies, she works with numerous projects, including the State of Health Insurance in California (SHIC) project and the California Health Benefits Review Program (CHBRP). The SHIC project acts as a statewide and national resource for health insurance information, creating and disseminating reports, fact sheets, policy briefs and on-demand data estimates. As a member of the cost analysis team with CHBRP, Charles estimates the impact of health insurance benefit mandates pending in the state's legislature. Charles is also an expert on health insurance data from the California Health Interview Survey (CHIS).

Charles's research focuses on discontinuous health insurance, particularly among low-income children, and its impact on access to care, and underinsurance among those with coverage. She also specializes in political issues surrounding health care reform at both the state and the national levels. Her most recent work includes an examination of immigrant children excluded from the health insurance expansions in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010; an evaluation of the availability of job-based coverage following the first wave of the Great Recession; and a new conceptual framework of underinsurance that includes access to care as part of the definition.

Charles received her master's degree in public policy from the UCLA School of Public Affairs and her PhD in health services from the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health.


Ashley Gillihan

Ashley Gillihan, Esq.
Alston & Bird
Ashley Gillihan is counsel in the Atlanta office and a member of the firm's Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation and ERISA Litigation Groups. Mr. Gillihan focuses his practice exclusively on health and welfare employee benefit compliance and litigation issues for employers, health plan administrators and other health and welfare benefit plan service providers. He also has extensive experience assisting financial institutions and insurance companies who serve as Health Savings Account trustees or custodians.

Mr. Gillihan is active in publishing and speaking on various health and welfare benefit plan related topics and serves as a faculty member and/or technical advisor for several health and welfare benefit plan focused organizations.

Ashley is a member of the Employer’s Council on Flexible Compensation (ECFC) Technical Advisory Council and the board of editors for the Benefits and Compensation Law Alert, published by M. Lee Smith Publishers. He was named to the Benefits Committee for the Self-Insurance Institute of America, Inc. and served from 2007-2008. He is also a faculty member for the Institute for Applied Management and Law (IAML), and is the primary author of the Flexible Benefits Answer Book published by Aspen Publishers.

Ashley received his undergraduate degree from Western Kentucky University and his law degree from Samford University’s Cumberland School of Law in 1996. He is a member of the Alabama Bar Association, Tennessee Bar Association and the Georgia Bar Association.


Doborah Bachrach

Deborah Bachrach,
Partner, Healthcare Industry
Manatt, Phelps & Phillips
Deborah Bachrach has more than 25 years of experience in health policy and financing in both the public and private sectors and an extensive background in Medicaid policy and healthcare reform. She works with states, providers, plans and foundations in implementing federal health reform and Medicaid payment and delivery system reforms.

Ms. Bachrach has served as an advisor to the Center for Health Care Strategies, the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC), the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Kaiser Family Foundation as well as state Medicaid agencies, foundations, healthcare providers and other healthcare organizations. She is currently a member of the electronic enrollment workgroup at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Value Incentives Learning Collaborative at the Institute of Medicine. She is an adjunct professor of law at the New York University School of Law, where she teaches a seminar on federal health reform.

Most recently, Ms. Bachrach was the Medicaid Director and Deputy Commissioner of Health for the New York State Department of Health, Office of Health Insurance Programs. In this capacity, she was responsible for coverage, care and payment policies for over 4 million children and adults enrolled in New York’s Medicaid and Child Health Insurance Programs and led reforms to streamline Medicaid’s eligibility and enrollment process and to improve its purchasing strategies.

Ms. Bachrach was a partner at Manatt from 1992 to 2006, serving as co-chair of the Healthcare Practice Group. She provided legislative, regulatory and strategic counsel to academic medical centers, safety net hospitals, community health centers, health plans and other healthcare companies.

Prior to this, Ms. Bachrach served as Vice President, External Affairs, at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center. She also worked for four years as New York State Chief Assistant Attorney General and for three years as Chief of the Civil Rights Bureau in the Office of the New York State Attorney General.

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