Cost, competition, collaboration and consolidation are continuing to define the healthcare industry this year and into 2015 as the health system continues its transformation from a volume-based to a value-based system.
Healthcare providers and payors have been re-vamping their strategic plans to take advantage of the new opportunities and tackle the challenges.
During Healthcare Trends & Forecasts in 2015: A Strategic Planning Session, a 60-minute webinar on November 13, 2014, now available for replay, Steven Valentine, president, The Camden Group, and Dorothy Moller, consultant, Navigant, provide a roadmap to the key issues, challenges and opportunities for healthcare providers and payors in 2015.
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 11th annual must-attend event covers how health plans can:
- Address product expansion in the year ahead...from pursuing one or multiple lines of business and how to make the paradigm shift to own the healthcare consumer across these multiple lines of business;
- Juggle the creation of multiple lines of business while managing medical loss ratios and risk corridors;
- Achieve value from operational enhancements, including technology and
- Address new competitors by developing narrow network products and through various pricing strategies.
The webinar also covers the key issues facing healthcare providers, including:
- The use of creative partnerships to address marketplace realities, including the launch of Vivity in Southern California;
- Pursuing healthcare consumer access points and aligning incentives to managing patients across the continuum;
- Strategies employed by healthcare providers to reduce non-clinical costs;
- The increasing use of telehealth, e-visits and mobile apps by healthcare providers and consumers and how this will impact the industry; and
- Other key issues for plans and providers, including the trend toward provider-sponsored health plans, multi-payor collaboratives, Medicaid expansion, transparency, population health management, bundled payments, the "retailization" of healthcare, the growth in the post-acute market and consolidation in the industry.
Listen to pre-conference comments from Steven Valentine and Dorothy Moller.
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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, physician practice leaders and strategic planning executives.
ABOUT OUR PANELISTS:
Listen to this pre-conference interview with Steven Valentine:
Which healthcare delivery models have the greatest potential to reduce healthcare costs and improve care quality in 2015.
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.
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.
Listen to this pre-conference interview with Dorothy Moller:
Healthcare payors should consider three key factors before co-locating a case or care manager within points of care.
Dorothy Moller, MBA, is a Managing Director in the Government Healthcare Solutions business unit of Navigant Healthcare. She has nearly 30 years of experience specializing on a wide range of strategic issues from business intelligence and competitive analysis, to market, business and product strategy and design, business and product innovation, and business and operations turnaround and repositioning. She previously led major national practices for both payer and provider strategy and consulted to many of the largest national, regional and local health plans, health systems and service providers.
Ms. Moller's unique expertise is in developing product, delivery and care management solutions for safety net and complex populations and in addressing issues in the intersection between payers and providers.
Prior to re-forming her own consulting practice, Ms. Moller was a senior vice president and private payer market lead for the Lewin Group, Partner with APM-CSC Healthcare, managing executive for the West Coast strategy practice of marchFIRST (the world's largest dot.com consultancy) and associate partner responsible for provider strategy at Accenture. She began her career with the California State Legislature, where she worked as staffer to California State Senator Barry Keene, co-author California’s Knox-Keene HMO Act.
For the last seven years, she has worked as an independent consultant providing services primarily to Blue plans and Medicaid national and regional HMOs. Her primary practice focus has been in delivering services related to their Medicaid and Medicare lines of business. Services included general strategy, operational improvement and implementation, as well as care management and delivery design, innovation and strategy, heavily focused on complex populations.