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2018 Health Care Forecast Conference
 

Health Politics and Policies in a Mid-Term Election Year

The 27th annual Health Care Forecast Conference welcomes Keynote Speaker Norm Ornstein, Resident Scholar, American Enterprise, who returns for his 21st year to give us his inside-the-beltway insights on the outlook health care reform. He will address health politics and policies under the new President and in a mid-term election year and how they impact the ongoing debate in Congress over the possible repeal or no repeal of the ACA. Join him and other distinguished speakers from the private sector, the government, think tanks and academia who will share their expert perspectives and insights.

This is an excellent opportunity to participate in an examination of public and private health care trends, and gain insight into how the economics and politics of health care reform will affect one’s business organization and constituents.

norm ornstein

Keynote Speaker

Norman J. Ornstein, PhD
Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute, Television News Commentator








Accreditation

Application has been made for Nurse CEUs and CA Department of Insurance CEUs. Please check back in January for updates.

This conference has been approved for 11 Nurse CEUs and for CA Department of Insurance 11 CEUs.

This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

2017 Event Recap

UCI Welcome Message

UCI Welcome Message

Fair Economic Winds
James E. Glassman, PhD
Senior Economist and Managing Director, JP Morgan Chase & Co.

James E. Glassman

Mercer National Survey of Employer-Sponsored Health Plans 2016
Michael Wilson
Partner, Mercer Health and Benefits

Michael Wilson

The Federal Budget & Health Care Reform
William Hoagland
Senior Vice President, Bipartisan Policy Center

William Hoagland

The ACA is Working—Especially in California
Wendell Primus, PhD
Senior Policy Advisor on Health, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi

Wendell Primus, PhD

Making Health Reform Great Again
Joseph R. Antos, PhD
Wilson H. Taylor Scholar American Enterprise Institute

Joseph R. Antos, PhD

Health Politics and Policies Under a New Presidency
Dean A. Rosen, JD
Partner, Mehlman Castagnetti Rosen & Thomas

Dean A. Rosen, JD

Norman J. Ornstein, PhD
Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute, Television News Commentator

Norman J. Ornstein, PhD

California 2018 Budget: Medi-Cal
Margaret Tatar
Managing Principal, Health Management Associates

Margaret Tatar

Dan Walters
Reporter, Sacramento Bee

Dan Walters

Lessons from Covered California's Experience
Lance Lang, MD
Chief Medical Officer, Covered California

Lance Lang, MD

David Fields
Executive Vice President, Blue Shield of California

David Fields

Frazier Healthcare Partners
Brian Morfitt
General Partner, Frazier Healthcare Partners

Brian Morfitt

Disruptive Data in Healthcare: The Impact on Payers and Providers
Emad Rizk, MD
CEO, Verscend

Emad Rizk, MD

Disruptive Innovation in Health Care: The Role of Behavioral Economics
Anne Weiss
Managing Director, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Anne Weiss

Landmark Health Overview
Eric Van Horn
President, Chief Business Officer, Landmark Health

Eric Van Horn

The New Age of Payer-Provider Partnerships
Josh Michelson
Partner, Oliver Wyman

Josh Michelson

Anna Mathews
Journalist, The Wall Street Journal

Anna Mathews

The Chaos Factor: The 'Price' of Trump?
Sheryl R. Skolnick, PhD
Managing Director, Director US Equity Research, Mizuho Securities USA, Inc.

Sheryl R. Skolnick, PhD

Speakers

Keynote Speaker

Norman J. Ornstein, PhD
Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute

 

Speakers

Richard F. Afable, MD
Former CEO of Hoag Hospital and St. Joseph Hoag Health

Joseph R. Antos, PhD
Wilson H. Taylor Scholar, American Enterprise Institute

Romilla Batra, MD, MBA
Chief Medical Officer, SCAN Health Plan

Jacey Cooper
Assistant Deputy Director, Health Care Delivery Systems, California Depart of Health Care Services

Christopher De Rosa
President, US Commercial Strategy, Cigna

Cindy Ehnes
Senior Vice President, Cope Health Solutions

Richard Gannotta, PhD
Interim CEO, UC Irvine Health

James E. Glassman, PhD
Senior Economist, JP Morgan Chase

G. William Hoagland
Senior Vice President, Bipartisan Policy Center

Mireille Jacobson, PhD
Professor Economics and Public Policy, The Paul Merage School of Business, UC Irvine

Lance Lang, MD
Chief Medical Officer, Covered California

Paul Leon
CEO, Illumination Foundation

Jeff H. Margolis
Chairman and CEO, Welltok, Inc.

Anne McCleod
Senior Vice President Health Policy & Innovation, California Hospital Association

Matt Miller, MD, PhD
Senior Vice President, Landmark Health

Wendell Primus, PhD
Senior Policy Advisor on Health, Office of Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi

Laurel Riek, PhD
Director, Healthcare Robotics Lab, UC San Diego

Dean A. Rosen, JD
Partner, Mehlman Castagnetti Rosen & Thomas

Murray N. Ross, PhD
Vice President, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan

Michael Schrader
CEO, CalOptima

Meena Seshamani, MD, PhD
Former Director, Office of Health Reform, Department of Health and Human Services

Diana R. Shiba, MD
Director of Government Relations, Southern California Permanente Medical Group

Sheryl R. Skolnick, PhD
Executive Vice President, Strategic Relationships, Optum

Eric Spangenberg, PhD
Dean, The Paul Merage School of Business, UC Irvine

Joseph Thompson, MD, MPH
President & CEO Miranda Morris, Executive Director Arkansas Center for Health Improvement

Michael A. Troncoso
Managing Counsel, Health Law and Medical Center Services, University of California

John Vlajkovic
Senior Vice President, Aon


Full disclosure of relevant financial relationships for all those in control of content will be provided at this site prior to the conference.

Program

Thursday, February 22, 2018

7:00 am – 8:00 am Registration and Breakfast Buffet
8:00 am - 8:15 am

Welcomes and Introductions

  • Richard Gannotta, Interim CEO, UCI Health System, University of California, Irvine
  • Eric R. Spangenberg, PhD, Dean, The Paul Merage School of Business, University of California, Irvine
  • Mireille Jacobson, PhD, Professor of Economics and Public Policy, The Paul Merage School Of Business, University of California, Irvine
8:15 am – 10:00 am

Forecasts – US Economic Forecast, Federal Budget, Medicare and Medicaid, Outlook, Private Health Insurance and Employer Outlook

  • James E. Glassman, PhD, Senior Economist, JP Morgan Chase
  • G. William Hoagland, Senior Vice President, Bipartisan Policy Center
  • John Vlajkovic, Senior Vice President, Aon
  • Moderator: Mireille Jacobson, PhD, Professor of Economics and Public Policy, The Paul Merage School of Business, University of California, Irvine
10:00 am – 10:15 pm Coffee Break
10:15 am – 12:15 pm

Federal Health Policy in This Midterm Election Year

  • Joseph R. Antos, PhD, Wilson H. Taylor Scholar, American Enterprise Institute
  • Meena Seshamani, MD, Director, Clinical Performance Improvement - MedStar Health
  • Dean A. Rosen, JD, Partner, Mehlman Castagnetti Rosen & Thomas
  • Wendell Primus, PhD, Senior Policy Advisor on Health, Minority House Leader Nancy Pelosi
  • Moderator: Murray N. Ross, PhD, Vice President, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan
12:15 pm – 1:15 pm Lunch
1:15 pm – 2:30 pm

Keynote Presentation - Health Politics and Policies in a Mid-Term Election Year 

  • Norman J. Ornstein, PhD, Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute
  • Moderator: Romilla Batra, MD, MBA, CMO, SCAN Health Plan
2:30 pm - 2:45 pm Coffee Break
2:45 pm – 4:45 pm

Outlook on States’ Health Care - California and Arkansas

  • Jacey Cooper, Assistant Deputy Director, Health Care Delivery Systems, CA Department of Health Care
  • Lance Lang, MD, CMO, Covered CA
  • Joseph W. Thompson, MD, MPH; President & CEO, Arkansas Center for Health Improvement
  • Michael Schrader, CEO, CalOptima
  • Moderator: Cindy Ehnes, Executive Vice President, Cope Health Solutions
4:45 pm – 5:45 pm Conference Reception 

Friday, February 23, 2018

7:00 am – 8:00 am Breakfast Buffet
8:00 am – 10:00 am

Disruptive Innovations in the Health Care Market

    • Michael A. Troncoso, Managing Counsel for Health Affairs and Technology Law, University of California
    • Paul Leon, CEO and Founder, Illumination Foundation
    • Laurel Riek, PhD, Associate Professor, Computer Science & Engineering, Director, Healthcare Robotics Lab, University of California, San Diego
    • Jeffrey H. Margolis, Chairman and CEO, Welltok, Inc.
    • Moderator: Matt Miller, MD, MBA, Senior Vice President, Landmark Health
10:00 am – 10:15 pm Coffee Break
10:15 am – 12:15 pm

Strategic Outlook on the Health Care Market

  • Diana R. Shiba, MD, Director of Government Relations, Southern California Permanente Medical Group
  • Anne McLeod, Senior Vice President, Health Policy & Innovation, California Hospital Association
  • Christopher De Rosa, President, US Commercial Strategy, Cigna
  • Sheryl R. Skolnick, PhD, Executive Vice President, Strategic Relationships, Optum
  • Moderator: Richard F. Afable, MD, MPH, former CEO Hoag Hospital and St. Joseph Hoag Health
12:15 pm - 12:20 pm Conference Ending Remarks
12:20 pm – 1:15 pm Lunch

Fees

Registration and Fees

Only paid registrations will have a confirmed seat. Reservations by mail must be postmarked no later than February 5, 2018. After this date only online registrations with credit card payment will be accepted based on space availability. Registration fee is per person, includes all sessions, breakfasts, luncheons, coffee breaks, buffet reception, and Conference materials. To register for the conference online, please go to register.merage.uci.edu/Event/2018HCC.

$795 per person – regular registration
$750 per person – two or more from same organization
$725 per person – UC faculty, UC staff, UC alumni, and county, state or
                                federal government employees
$895 per person – all registrations after February 9, 2018

Cancellations and Refunds

All cancellations must be in writing. Cancellation deadline is February 5, 2018. The fee, less a 15% cancellation charge, will be refunded if the written cancellation is received within this deadline. No refunds will be made for written cancellations postmarked after this deadline, but a substitute may be admitted to the Conference. Refunds will be processed after the Conference.

How to Register

Please go to register.merage.uci.edu/Event/2018HCC and register with credit card. For questions or payments by check, please contact Margaret Wong at mwong@uci.edu.

Location

The 2018 Health Care Forecast Conference is held at the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center of the National Academies of Sciences & Engineering, Irvine, California, at 100 Academy Drive, Irvine, CA 92617. (Adjacent to the University of California, Irvine campus.) The telephone number for the Beckman Center is (949) 721-2200.

The conference site is located three miles from the John Wayne Airport in Orange County, California, which is accessible via most major airlines.


Accommodations

A block of rooms will be reserved at the Hyatt Regency Resort, Newport Beach, California, for the nights of Wednesday and Thursday, February 21 and February 22, 2018. 

A block of rooms has been set aside for the conference at the nightly rate of $169. To make a reservation please go to https://aws.passkey.com/go/PAME.

The Hyatt Regency Resort Newport Beach is about three miles from the Beckman Center, and daily transportation via shuttle will be provided.

Hyatt Regency Resort Newport Beach
1107 Jamboree Rd, Newport Beach, CA 92660, USA
T: + 1 949.729.6173  F: + 1 949.759.3253

Sponsors

Principal Benefactor 

  • California HealthCare Foundation

Major Benefactors

  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Cigna
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • MemorialCare Medical Foundation
  • Monarch HealthCare | Part of OptumCare 

Benefactors

  • AON
  • Arch Health Medical Group
  • Bank of America
  • Blue Shield of California

Co-Benefactor

  • Orange County Medical Association

 

About Us

About The Paul Merage School of Business

UC Irvine’s Paul Merage School of Business offers four dynamic MBA programs – plus PhD, specialty masters and undergraduate business degrees – designed to prepare business students to lead in a digitally driven world. Through on-campus and online programs, students acquire the exceptional ability to grow their organizations through strategic innovation, analytical decision-making, digital information technology and collaborative execution. While the Merage School is relatively young, it has quickly grown to rank consistently among the top five percent of all business programs worldwide through exceptional student recruitment, world-class faculty, a strong alumni network and close relationships with both individual business executives and global corporations. 

About the Center for Health Care Management and Policy

The Center for Health Care Management and Policy at The Paul Merage School of Business advances knowledge through research and education while providing forums for dialogue on crucial challenges and concerns facing the nation’s healthcare system today. This interdisciplinary research institute brings together healthcare scholars, policy experts, and industry professionals to share vital information and a range of perspectives on such fundamental issues as quality of care, cost, and access.

A wide range of programs contribute to the debate on national healthcare policy and help leaders in government, business, and nonprofit organizations make better-informed decisions. The Center’s activities build on the Merage School’s health care-oriented educational programs, including its nationally acclaimed Health Care Executive MBA program and its MD/MBA joint degree program. The Center is under the direction of Mireille Jacobson, PhD, Professor of Economics and Public Policy.

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Event Details

Date: 02.22.2018 - 02.23.2018
Time: 07:00 a.m. - 01:00 p.m.
Event Type: Public

Cost

$895

Venue

Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center
100 Academy Drive
Irvine, CA 92617

Organizer

Center for Health Care Management and Policy
Margaret M. Wong
Associate Director
mwong@uci.edu