California Healthcare Environment in 2012

HealthcareWebSummit: California Healthcare Environment: A Forecast for 2012

Accountable care organizations. The California Health Benefit Exchange. Bundled payments. The last-minute death of premium regulation. Data breaches.

These were some of the events that defined Californiaís healthcare industry during 2011. What will 2012 bring? Join us on Thursday, December 15 at 10 a.m. Pacific when Payers & Providers convenes its last but most significant Web event of this year: The 2012 Healthcare Forecast For California.

This webinar features three of Californiaís most dynamic leaders: Steven T. Valentine, President of The Camden Group; Henry Loubet, chief innovation officer for mega-broker Keenan; and Jim Lott, executive vice president of the Hospital Association of Southern California.

These three visionary healthcare executives will share their predictions for the California healthcare market for 2012 and beyond. Among the topics up for discussion: Will the Affordable Care Act pass legal muster? If not, will that create another opening for single-payer? How is ACO formation moving along? What progress is being made with the next health plan exchange? How will the waiver function?
Learning Objectives
Participants will be able to:
  1. Describe the major trends on the horizon for the next 18 months, and receive a progress report on those currently in play
  2. Have a sense of the evolution of the private sector health industry in California
  3. Understand what pieces of legislation and ballot initiatives will play key roles in 2012
  4. Learn more about the Medicaid waiver
  5. Understand differing perspectives on the CMS proposal for the Medicare shared savings model of accountable care organizations, and the obstacles to its implementation
  6. 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
  • Legal Regulatory and Policy Executives and Staff
  • Healthcare Researchers, Policymakers and Academics
  • Elected officials and members of their Staff
  • Business Development Executives and Staff
  • Strategy and Planning Executives and Staff
  • Marketing and Business Intelligence Staff
  • Communications Executives and Staff
  • Private Equity Firm Executives and Staff
  • Other Interested Parties

Attendees would represent organizations including:

  • Hospitals and Hospital Systems
  • Provider Networks
  • Medical Groups
  • Health Plans and other Payers
  • Community Clinics and other Safety Net Providers
  • Pharmaceutical Organizations
  • Other Providers
  • Associations, Institutes and Research Organizations
  • State and Local Government Agencies
  • Public Policy Makers
  • Media
  • Other Interested Organizations
Individual Registration Fee: $195
. Audio Conference CD-ROM: $40 for attendees; $285 for non-attendees after the event.

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Steven T. Valentine
Steven T. Valentine
The Camden Group
  Steven T. Valentine leads The Camden Group, one of the nationís largest consulting firms to hospitals and physician organizations. An expert in finance, mergers and strategic planning with more than 30 years of advisory experience, Mr. Valentine was an early pioneer in turning around distressed hospitals Ė a service that now enjoys huge nationwide demand.

He also serves on the board of HealthCare Partners, one of Californiaís largest medical groups, on the program advisory board for the University of Southern Californiaís school of policy, planning and development, and on the boards of several prominent healthcare publications.

Mr. Valentine holds a masters degree in health services administration from USC, and a bachelors degree from San Diego State University. He earned certification from the Ernst & Young Management program with the Kellogg School at Northwestern University.

Henry Loubet
Henry Loubet
Chief Strategy Officer

Henry Loubet is Chief Strategy Officer for Keenan & Associates. Mr. Loubet came to Keenan in the spring of 2003. Named in 1997 as one of Californiaís Top 100 Healthcare Executives, Mr. Loubet has considerable accomplishments in executive level managed healthcare, hospital administration, and e-healthcare.

Mr. Loubet has extensive managed healthcare experience with United Healthcare where he served as CEO of their Western Region. Prior to United Healthcare, Mr. Loubet was President of Foundation Health of California. Before that, he was Senior Vice President and Regional Executive of Health Net. In six years, he led the health plan to grow to 500,000 members. Mr. Loubet also served as Vice Chairman/Chief Operating Officer of the early adopter to the online pharmacy industry,, from 2000-2003.

Mr. Loubet serves on a number of the nationís premier healthcare organizations in Board of Director and Advisory Board capacities, as well as non-profit boards. Mr. Loubet holds masterís degrees from University of Pittsburgh and University of San Francisco, and a bachelor's degree from Rider University, New Jersey.


Jim Lott
Jim Lott
Executive Vice President, Hospital Association of Southern California

Jim Lott is the executive vice president of the Hospital Association of Southern California, where he is responsible for health care policy development, advocacy, and association communications for hospitals serving Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino, Riverside, Santa Barbara, and Ventura Counties. He also serves on the L.A. Care Board of Governors, the Claremont University Consortium Board of Overseers, and the board of the Los Angeles Economic Development Corporation.

Prior to his move to Los Angeles, Mr. Lott served a five-year stint as the president and chief executive officer of the Hospital Council of San Diego and Imperial Counties, a trade association representing the hospitals and health systems in the southern-most region of California.

Prior to San Diego, Mr. Lott served for nine years as staff director and chief consultant to the Senate Committee on Health and Human Services of the California Legislature. He also held various administrative, policy development and advocacy positions with the Los Angeles County Health Department over a six-year period.

He holds a masterís of business administration degree from the University of Redlands, and his bachelorís degree from Cal State Los Angeles.

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