Sustained growth in emerging reimbursement models, including accountable care, bundled payments and shared savings will continue to have an impact on innovation within the healthcare industry in 2014 as providers and payors struggle to find more ways to reduce costs within their systems and better manage the care they provide.
The launch of health insurance exchanges, cuts in the Medicare Advantage program and the challenge of meeting the care coordination needs of the dual eligible population will also play a big role in the industry in the coming year.
Listen to pre-conference comments from Catherine Sreckovich and Steven Valentine.
During Healthcare Trends & Forecasts in 2014: A Strategic Planning Session, a 60-minute webinar on October 30, 2013, now available for replay, Steven Valentine, president, The Camden Group, and Catherine Sreckovich, managing director, healthcare, Navigant, provide a roadmap to the key issues, challenges and opportunities for healthcare providers and payors in 2014.
Each year, healthcare executives rely on the strategic advice they receive during this annual Healthcare Trends & Forecasts webinar sponsored by the Healthcare Intelligence Network. This 10th annual, must-attend event highlights:
- The strategic importance of health insurance exchanges for health plans and providers even if they’re not participating in the initial enrollment period;
- The continued emphasis on the patient-centered medical home, accountable care organizations, bundled payments and care management and the need to hold organizations more accountable for costs and outcomes especially in light of the early results from CMS’ Medicare Pioneer program;
- The use of data analytics and the transparency of this data between health plans, providers and employers;
- The changing dynamic of health plans’ product portfolios and how tiered and narrow networks fit into the mix; and
- Other key issues for plans and providers, including the trend toward provider-sponsored health plans, multi-payor collaboratives, the Medicaid expansion, managing the dual eligible population, tracking and reporting medical loss ratios, the growth in the post-acute market and consolidation in the industry.
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You can attend this program right in your office and enjoy significant savings — no travel time or hassle; no hotel expenses. It's so convenient! Invite your staff members to gather around a conference table to listen to the conference.
WHO WILL BENEFIT FROM THIS CONFERENCE?
Presidents/CEOs, CFOs, chief operating officers, vice presidents, medical directors, analysts, business development executives, consultants, directors, executive directors, financial/business managers, marketing executives, principals and strategic planning executives.
ABOUT OUR PANELIST:
Catherine Sreckovich is a Managing Director in the healthcare practice at Navigant Consulting, and has more than 25 years of experience in the healthcare industry.
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Sreckovich has extensive experience working with healthcare payers, providers and managed care organizations in the development and review of healthcare delivery and reimbursement systems, compliance programs, reform options and data analysis and litigation support.
She has worked with health plans, employers and unions in assessing opportunities for improving health insurance benefit design, the analysis and design of cost containment options and the development of specifications for third-party administrators. She has also provided expert testimony in numerous healthcare disputes. She has worked with more than 30 Medicaid programs throughout the country on issues related to program financing and reform, Medicaid benefit design, quality management and cost containment.
Sreckovich graduated with a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Science in Business Analytics from Indiana University.
Steven T. Valentine, MPA, is president of The Camden Group, a national healthcare management consulting company with offices in California, Illinois, New York, 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 financial analysis.
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Valentine was the issue editor and an early pioneer on hospital turnarounds (topics in HealthCare Financing: Financially Troubled Hospitals). He is a nationally recognized author and speaker on healthcare issues.
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 on the editorial board of two publications and a panel expert on another. Additionally, Valentine serves on the Program Advisory Board at the USC School of Policy, Planning and Development; the Advisory Boards of Alliance HealthCare Services, Inc.; and Gerson Lehrman Group’s Council of Healthcare Advisors. He was on the Board and Finance Committee (1996 – 2012) and chaired the Audit Committee of HealthCare Partners, Ltd., an MSO with approximately $2.2 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.
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.