Fourteenth Annual Future Care Web Summit

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Fourteenth Annual Future Care Web Summit - 2016
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What are the key health care business issues for 2016 that will impact you and your organization, and how can you best prepare for them? The Fourteenth Annual Future Care Web Summit addresses key trends and also focuses on several important cutting-edge healthcare business topics.

Hear renown national healthcare speaker Paul Keckley from Navigant provide insights and perspectives on the top healthcare trends and issues for 2016.

The Future Care Live Webinar also features Mark Lutes, the Chair of Epstein Becker Green, discussing key healthcare legal, regulatory and policy issues for 2016; and Medspan Research's Robert Kaminsky discussing reference pricing by health plans.

What's more, the Future Care Web Summit offer three on-demand video faculty sessions covering topics including health plan consolidations; another reference pricing session offering additional perspectives; and the evolution of accountable care.

Position yourself for 2016 by attending the Fourteenth 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 2016 and beyond.
Webinar Agenda
Thursday, January 21, 2016
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 Healthcare Trends and Issues for 2016 - Paul H. Keckley, Ph.D., Managing Director, Navigant   
  • 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm  Key Healthcare Legal, Regulatory and Policy Issues for 2016, by Mark E. Lutes, Chair, Board of Directors; Member of the Firm, Epstein Becker Green
  • 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm  Reference Pricing - Coming soon to a health plan near you? - Robert M. Kaminsky, President, MedSpan Research
On-Demand Sessions & More
On-Demand Video presentations with audio and synchronized slide advancement:
  • Health Plan Consolidations: Contracting and Other Implications for Provider Organizations - James P. Donohue, Senior Manager, and Sherry Griffin, Senior Manager, ECG Management Consultants, Inc. (49 minutes)
  • Provider Reference Pricing - Components, Examples and Implications - Leslie Marshburn, Senior Manager, Health Care Group, Kurt Salmon (29 minutes)
  • The Evolution of Accountable Care in 2016 and Beyond - Tomas Mikuckis, Principal, Oliver Wyman  (30 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 high-priority healthcare issues and trends key to the business of health care for 2016 and beyond.
  • Consider the top healthcare issues  for 2016 and their implications.
  • Explore key healthcare legal, regulatory and policy issues for 2016.
  • Ascertain current research, trends and issues relating to reference pricing and health plan implications.
  • Receive briefings on key 2016 topics including health plan consolidations, additional provider reference pricing information, and research on accountable care operations and development.
  • 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
2016 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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Paul H. Keckley, Ph.D.

Paul H. Keckley, Ph.D. Managing Director, Navigant

Paul H. Keckley is a Managing Director in the Navigant Healthcare practice.With nearly 40 years of experience, Paul brings extensive healthcare industry analysis and policy expertise to Navigantís Healthcare leadership team. His primary focus is the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, its intended and unintended consequences, and the likelihood of Health Reform 2.0.

Paul writes a weekly health reform newsletter, Pulse Weekly, and has published three books and more than 250 articles. During the period preceding the passage of the Affordable Care Act, he facilitated sessions between White House Office of Health Reform sessions and major health industry trade groups as private sector input was sought in the legislation.

Dr. Keckley currently serves on the boards of the Ohio State University Medical Center, Healthcare Financial Management Leadership Council, and Lipscomb University College of Pharmacy. He is a member of the Health Executive Network and an adviser to the Bipartisan Policy Center in Washington, D.C.

He served as Executive Director of the Deloitte Center for Health Solutions (2006-2013), executive leadership at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (1998-2006), Chief Executive Officer of PhyCor Management Corporation-the IPA Subsidiary of PhyCor Inc. (1994-1998) and Managing Partner of The Keckley Group, a health care research and policy analysis firm (1974-1994). He served as Independent Chairman of Interdent, a California dental practice management company (1992-1996) and as an Adjunct Professor in the Schools of Medicine, Business and Health Policy at Georgetown University and Vanderbilt University.

Paul is a regular contributor to many news outlets including CNN, Fox News, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, CNBC, Bloomberg, Forbes, and Financial Times, among others.


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.

Robert M. Kaminsky

Robert M. Kaminsky
MedSpan Research
Robert Kaminsky launched MedSpan in 1996 and has grown it into a trusted primary market research firm focused on managed care, hospital and alternate sites of care. Robertís extensive industry knowledge and strategic insight provide significant value to clients as he is intimately involved in study design, implementation and analysis. Robert delivers you a knowledge base built on 25 years of healthcare experience in market research, healthcare consulting and strategic planning.

Prior to founding MedSpan, Robert was Director of Market Research at MediMedia Managed Care. He established the market research division at the firm and grew it into a respected part of the organization. Previously, Robert acted as a healthcare consultant with KPMG Consulting and Tiber Group. He integrated with health systems, hospitals and physicians on mergers and acquisitions, hospital/physician relationships, organizational development and physician practice management issues.

Robert embarked on his healthcare career at Baxter Healthcare, where he gained experience in strategic planning, sales and marketing for medical supplies, devices, pharmaceuticals and home healthcare. One of the businesses Robert ignited was Caremarkís specialty pharmacy services.

Robert is an expert on issues relating to managed care and provides guidance on improving access and reimbursement for manufacturers. He has published numerous articles and speaks frequently in public on various managed care, marketing and strategic issues.

Robert received a B.S. from Princeton University and a M.B.A. from The University of Chicago. At the University of Chicago, he was elected to an honorary society for outstanding academic achievement.


James P. Donohue
James P. Donohue,
Senior Manager,

With nearly 20 years of experience in the healthcare industry, Jim is a trusted advisor to provider organizations looking to improve government and commercial payor reimbursement, enhance revenues, and thrive in a value-based environment.

As a member of ECG's Contracting and Reimbursement practice, Jim has conducted dozens of consulting engagements focusing on managed care contracting, innovative and conventional reimbursement strategies, business operations, and strategic planning. He works closely with hospital and physician leaders to evaluate and execute strategies to project and improve upon their organizations' financial performance, and they trust him to lead their most sensitive negotiations for medical group and hospital agreements.

As the healthcare industry shifts toward value-based delivery systems, Jim's clients rely on his knowledge of evolving payment arrangements such as bundled payments and shared savings, as well as his expertise in assessing the feasibility of developing and implementing clinically integrated provider networks.

Mr. Donohue holds a master of business administration degree, with a concentration in healthcare management, from the Boston University Graduate School of Management and a bachelor of arts degree from Boston University.

Sherry Griffen
Sherry Griffin,
Senior Manager,


ECG clients turn to Sherry for guidance on their most complex healthcare reimbursement and financial challenges. Her career as an executive leading physician groups, hospitals, and health plans has uniquely positioned her to help organizations build common goals and navigate the complexities of payment reform, ACO development, patient-centered medical homes, population health management, and managed care contracting.

With a deep understanding of the perspectives held by diverse stakeholders, Sherry is valued for her ability to facilitate high-stakes discussions and achieve consensus on future direction and collaboration opportunities. Her recommendations have led to accelerated growth, rapid financial turnarounds, and creation of high-performing infrastructure that positions organizations for success under healthcare reform. Sherry identified a $30 million cost-savings opportunity during an engagement focused on consolidation of provider-sponsored health plans and a $6 million improvement in operational efficiencies for a plan with 80,000 indigent covered lives.

Prior to joining ECG, Sherry served as President of Valley Baptist Insurance Company and President and CEO of Texarkana Regional Healthcare Network. Sherry is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and a member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association. She is trained as a Six Sigma change agent and holds a Group I Life and Health Insurance license in the state of Texas. Sherry holds an Executive Management degree from Southern Methodist University and a Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences degree from Texas A&M University.

Leslie Marshburn

Leslie Marshburn
Senior Manager, Health Care Group
Kurt Salmon


Leslie Marshburn is a senior manager in Kurt Salmonís Health Care Group and has almost 10 years of consulting experience with health care organizations. She joined Kurt Salmon upon graduating from Emory University with an MBA focused in healthcare strategy and finance and a masterís in public health (MPH) in health policy and management.

In her time at Kurt Salmon, Leslie has specialized in creating solutions for academic and community clients in the ambulatory arena, organizational structure and alignment, and service line planning with a specific expertise in behavioral health services.

Most recently she has led engagements with UCSF Health, Barnabas Health and several entities within the University of Maryland Medical System.

Tomas Mikuckis

Tomas Mikuckis
Oliver Wyman

Tomas is a Principal in the Health and Life Sciences Group at Oliver Wyman, based in the Boston area. Tomas advises senior executives on consumer engagement and retail strategy, value-based healthcare, organizational transformation, and predictive modeling and risk-based analytical approaches to strategy and decision-making.

Tomas has served with Oliver Wyman since 2006, with prior experience in the Financial Services Group, with a focus on risk management and risk-based capital, credit risk assessment, and portfolio management. Tomas received his degree from Harvard University.

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