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California Healthcare Environment in 2015: A Preview
It will be five years ago this spring that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was signed into law. That milestone legislation has had a huge impact on virtually every facet of healthcare delivery in both California and the rest of the United States.

In 2015, the Golden State is greeted by an improving economy, a continued enrollment of residents in both subsidized private health insurance and Medi-Cal through the Covered California health insurance exchange. But it also faces many challenges, including the need to provide services to millions more insured Californians, an ongoing need to replace and retrofit aging hospitals, continuing increases in the cost of delivering care, demands of labor unions for improved pay and benefits, and many other issues.

Please join us on Friday, January 23, at 10 a.m. Pacific Time as Ron Shinkman, Publisher of Payers & Providers, Steven T. Valentine, President, The Camden Group and Jim Lott, Chief Strategy Officer, Martin Luther King Community Hospital provide expert perspectives on the California Healthcare Environment in 2015.
Learning Objectives
Attendees will learn about:
  • Where Medi-Cal and commercial enrollment stands for 2015 and beyond
  • How providers and payers have prepared and continue to prepare for the influx of patients
  • Updates on hospital openings, upgrades and related projects
  • How pending U.S. Supreme Court rulings may impact healthcare delivery in California
Who Should Attend
Interested attendees would include:
  • C-Suite Executives
  • Hospital Executives
  • Regulatory and Policy Executives and Staff
  • Strategy and Planning Executives and Staff
  • Health Reform, Transformation and Innovation Executives and Staff
  • Sales and Marketing Executives and Staff
  • Business Intelligence and Research Analysts
  • Managed Care Executives and Staff
  • Business Development Executives and Staff
  • Health Benefit Administrators
  • Operations Executives and Staff
  • Product Development and Innovation Executives and Staff
  • Actuarial and Underwriting Executives

Attendees would represent organizations including:

  • Hospitals
  • Health Plans
  • Employers
  • Government
  • Patient Advocacy Organizations
  • Benefit Consultants and Agents
  • Third-Party Administrators
  • Health Insurance Exchanges
  • Provider Networks
  • Government Agencies
  • Specialty Benefit Organizations
  • Solutions Providers
  • Associations, Institutes and Research Organizations
  • Media
California Healthcare Environment in 2015: A Preview 
  Individual Registration Fee: $195. Post-event materials, with video syncing slides and recorded audio, plus presentation pdf file: $45 for attendees; $260 for non-attendees after the event.
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Ron Shinkman
Ron Shinkman
 Payers & Providers

  Ron Shinkman’s founding of Payers & Providers is a culmination of more than 15 years of experience as a healthcare industry journalist and consultant. In addition to editing several influential healthcare publications, he writes an influential weekly column on healthcare finance issues for Fierce Markets.

Mr. Shinkman has also served as West Coast Bureau Chief for Modern Healthcare, and a staff reporter for the Los Angeles Business Journal.

Mr. Shinkman’s work has also appeared in the Los Angeles Times, HealthFax and HealthLeaders. He earned a master’s degree from California State University, Northridge and a bachelor’s degree from UCLA.

Steve Valentine

Steven T. Valentine,
The Camden Group


  Mr. Valentine is president of The Camden Group, one of the nation’s largest healthcare management consulting companies with offices in California, Illinois, New York, Texas, and Massachusetts. With more than 35 years of healthcare consulting experience, he has considerable expertise in the areas of strategic planning, business transactions, mergers, hospital-physician relationships, and governance issues. Mr. Valentine authors the annual “Top 10 Trends in Healthcare” for Trustee and the Governance Institute. He is a nationally recognized author and speaker on healthcare issues. Mr. Valentine is often quoted in Payers and Providers, Modern Healthcare, the Los Angeles Times, and HealthLeaders, as well as other publications. Mr. Valentine is frequently invited to present his assessment of the industry trends and its future outlook throughout the U.S. and on NPR.

Mr. Valentine has directed numerous strategic planning and merger engagements for a wide variety of healthcare organizations. He is a recognized facilitator of hospital board, medical staff, and management retreats. He is the chair of the Orthopaedic Institute for Children’s, Board and Strategy and Finance Committee. Mr. Valentine serves on the Program Advisory Board at the USC School of Policy, Planning and Development. He was on the Board and Finance Committee (1996 – 2012) and chaired the Audit Committee of HealthCare Partners, Ltd., an MSO with approximately $4.2 billion in revenue and also served on the Executive Committee and chaired the Finance Committee of Partners in Care Foundation.

Prior to joining The Camden Group, he was an engagement executive in Ernst & Young’s Health Care Business Advisory Group. His previous experience included senior positions at Amherst Associates, Pacific Health Resources, National Medical Enterprises, and the Health Systems Agency of San Diego and Imperial Counties. He was selected by California Medicine as one of California’s top 100 most influential people in the healthcare field, and he also received a similar honor for Los Angeles County from the Los Angeles Business Journal. He was honored with the USC Health Services Administration Alumni Association Distinguished Graduate Award.

Mr. Valentine earned his bachelor’s degree from San Diego State University and his master’s in public administration and certified in health services administration from the University of Southern California. He also completed the Ernst & Young Management program with the Kellogg School at Northwestern University.

Jim Lott

Jim Lott
Chief Strategy Officer Martin Luther King Community Hospital


  Jim Lott has over 23 years experience working with California's hospital industry to navigate the public policy and regulatory challenges advanced by federal, state and local governments. He has assisted more than 100 hospital executives prepare for the changes ordered by the Affordable Care Act of 2010, and he is a media go-to source on healthcare financing and delivery system issues.

As the chief consultant to the Senate Committee on Health and Human Services in California throughout the '80s, Mr. Lott advised the state legislature on health policy and budget issues for 10 years.

Mr. Lott currently serves on the board of the nonprofit Insure the Uninsured Project in California, and he is the California State Senate appointee to the Citizen's Financial Accountability and Oversight Commission for the state's stem cell research and development program.

He received his MBA degree from the University of Redlands, and he is currently writing his dissertation to receive his doctorate in psychology from the Phillips Graduate Institute.

In addition to healthcare policy development and analysis, which he teaches at the California State University, Long Beach, Mr. Lott specializes in marketing management, media and crisis communications management, organizational and management development, strategic planning, governing board development and executive coaching.
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