Day One: Thursday, February 24, 2011

7:00 am – 8:00 am     Breakfast & Registration
8:00 am – 8:15 am     Conference Welcome - Chancellor Michael V. Drake, MD, University of California, Irvine
8:15 am – 4:30 pm     Conference Sessions - Main Auditorium
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm     Reception

Session 1

Forecasts: U.S. Economy, Private Sector Health Care Forecast & Federal Health Care Expenditures

This opening speaker panel will present a national economic forecast, a private sector health care forecast including trends in employee health benefits and costs outlook, and Medicare and Medicaid projections and Federal Budget outlook and forecast.
Session 2

Health Care Reform Under a New Congress

Health Care Reform legislation was passed under very partisan circumstances.  Speakers from both the Republican and Democratic parties will discuss the Congressional debate on enactment of health care reform legislation, it's likely impact, and the outlook for change.

Session 3

Keynote Presentation: “Health Politics of Health Care Reform Under a New Congress"

Norm Ornstein returns for his 14th year in a row to offer his insights on the Washington political landscape. He will present an inside-the-beltway perspective on how the political debate in Washington will impact implementation of health reform legislation.

Session 4

The Impact of Health Care Reform on Medicaid

Health care reform legislation will greatly impact State Medicaid budgets. Many states have joined together to challenge the legality of the legislation. Governor and State perspectives will be presented, as well as a California Medicaid overview and outlook.

Day Two: Friday, February 25, 2011

7:00 am – 8:00 am       Breakfast
8:00 am – 12:30 pm     Conference Sessions in the Main Auditorium
12:15 pm – 1:15 pm     Lunch

Session 5

The Future of Accountable Care Organizations

ACOs may become an important outcome of thehealth care reform legislation. Many providers and insurers across the country are considering forming an ACO. What are the challenges involved in forming an integrated care organization? Will hospitals, physicians, and insurers be able to reorient their care delivery systems so as to be able to coordinate care, improve patient outcomes, while reducing rising medical costs? A variety of perspectives will provide an outlook for ACOs.

Session 6

Strategic Outlook on the Health Care Market – The Market Response to Health Care Reform

Competitive challenges and a strategic outlook will be presented from insurer, hospital and Wall Street perspectives.  Speakers will comment on how key players in the health care market are likely to shift or reorganize under health care reform.