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2019 Health Care Forecast Conference
 

Health Politics and Policies in a Divided Congress

The 28th annual Health Care Forecast Conference welcomes Keynote Speaker Norm Ornstein, Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute, who returns for his 22nd year to give us his inside-the-beltway insights on the outlook on health care reform. He will address health politics and policies in a divided Congress and how the partisan divide will impact the ongoing debate in Congress over the future of the ACA and the nation’s health care challenges. 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.


Accreditation

This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.

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


 

2019 Conference Videos

Speakers

norm ornstein

Keynote Speaker

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





 

Speakers

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

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

Mollyan Brodie, PhD
Senior Vice President for Executive Operations, Executive Director Public Opinion and Survey Research, Kaiser Family Foundation

Atul Butte, MD, PhD
Chief Data Scientist, University of California Health

Chris De Rosa
President, US Commercial Markets, Cigna

Cindy Ehnes
Esq, Principal, COPE Health Solutions, Former Director CA Dept of Managed Care

Tad Funahaski, MD
Chief Innovation and Transformation Officer, Southern California Kaiser Permanente

Rick Gannotta
CEO, UCI Health System

Darrell J. Gaskin, PhD, MS
William C. and Nancy F. Richardson Professor, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

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

Sam Glick
Partner, Health and Life Sciences, Oliver Wyman

G. William Hoagland
Senior Vice President, Bipartisan Policy Center 

Mireille Jacobson, PhD
Director, Center for Health Care Management and Policy, The Paul Merage School of Business, UC Irvine 

Jamil Jaffer
Principal, Mercer

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

Kristi Martin
Senior Vice President, Waxman Strategies, Former Senior Advisor, Office of Health Reform, HHS

Wendell Primus, PhD
Advisor to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi

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

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

Richard Scheffler, PhD
Professor in Graduate School of Health Economics and Public Policy, University of California, Berkeley, Director, Nicolas C. Petris Center for Healthcare Markets and Consumer Welfare

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

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

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

Sally Welborn
Advisor, Welborn Advisory Services, Former Senior Vice President, Walmart Global Benefits

Larry Wood
Corporate Vice President, Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement, Edwards Lifesciences

Anthony Wright
Executive Director, Health Access California


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

Program

Thursday, February 21, 2019

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

Welcome and Introductions

  • Rick Gannotta, CEO, UCI Health System
  • Eric R. Spangenberg, PhD, Dean, The Paul Merage School of Business, UC, Irvine
  • Mireille Jacobson, PhD, Former Professor and Director, Center for Health Care Management and Policy, The Paul Merage School of Business, UC Irvine
8:15 am – 9:45 am

Forecasts: U.S. Economy, Federal Budget and Private Sector Insurance and Employer Outlook

  • James E. Glassman, PhD, Senior Economist, JP Morgan Chase
  • William Hoagland, Senior Vice President, Bipartisan Policy Center
  • Jamil Jaffer, Principal, Mercer
  • Moderator: Mireille Jacobson, PhD, Former Professor and and Director, Center for Health Care Management and Policy, The Paul Merage School of Business, UC Irvine
9:45 am – 10:05 am Coffee Break
10:05 am – 12:05 pm

Federal Health Legislation Outlook

  • Wendell Primus, PhD, Senior Health and Policy Advisor, Office of the Speaker of the House
  • Joseph Antos, PhD, Wilson H. Taylor Scholar, American Enterprise Institute
  • Kristi Martin, MPA, Senior Vice President, Waxman Strategies, Former Senior Advisor, Office of Health Reform, HHS
  • Dean Rosen, JD, Partner, Mehlman Castagnetti Rosen & Thomas
  • Moderator:  Murray Ross, PhD, Vice President, Kaiser Permanente, Former Executive Director MedPAC
12:05 pm – 1:05 pm Lunch
1:05 pm – 2:35 pm

Keynote Presentation – Health Politics and Policies in a Divided Congress

  • Norman J. Ornstein, PhD, Resident Fellow, AEI, TV Commentator and Author
  • Moderator: Romilla Batra, MD, MBA, CMO Scan Health Plan 
2:35 pm - 2:55 pm Coffee Break
2:55 pm – 4:55 pm

Outlook on States' Health Care – California, Arkansas and Maryland

  • Mollyann Brodie, PhD, Senior Vice President for Executive Operations, Kaiser Family Foundation
  • Joseph Thompson, MD, President & CEO, Arkansas Center for Health Improvement
  • Darrell J. Gaskin, PhD, MS, William C. and Nancy F. Richardson Professor, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • Anthony Wright, Executive Director, Health Access
  • Moderator:  Cindy Ehnes, Esq, Senior Vice President, Cope Health Solutions, Former Director CA Dept of Managed Care
4:55 pm – 5:55 pm Reception 

Friday, February 22, 2019

8:00 am – 10:00 am

Disruptive Innovations in Health Care

  • Rick Gannotta, CEO, UCI Health System
  • Atul Butte, MD, PhD, Chief Data Scientist, University of California Health, (UC Health)
  • Larry Wood, Corporate Vice President, Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement, Edwards Lifesciences
  • Tad Funahashi, MD, Chief Innovation Officer and Asst Regional Medical Director, Kaiser Permanente Southern California 
  • Moderator: Jeff Margolis, Chairman and CEO, Welltok
10:00 am – 10:20 am Coffee Break
10:20 am – 12:20 pm

Strategic Outlook on the Health Care Market

  • Sam Glick, Partner, Health and Life Sciences, Oliver Wyman
  • Richard Scheffler, PhD, Professor in Graduate School of Health Economics and Public Policy, University of California, Berkeley, Director, Nicolas C. Petris Center for Healthcare Markets and Consumer Welfare
  • Sally Welborn, Advisor, Welborn Advisory Services, Former SVP Walmart Global Benefits
  • Sheryl Skolnick, PhD, Executive Vice President, Strategic Relationships, Optum
  • Moderator: Chris De Rosa, President, US Commercial Markets, Cigna
12:20 pm  Conference Final Remarks
12:20 pm – 1:20 pm Lunch

Fees

Registration and Fees

Only paid registrations will have a confirmed seat. Only online registrations with credit card payment will be accepted. Registration fee is per person, includes all sessions, breakfasts, luncheons, coffee breaks, buffet reception, and conference materials. To register for the conference online, please visit register.merage.uci.edu/Event/2019HCC.

$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 8, 2019

Cancellations and Refunds

All cancellations must be in writing. Cancellation deadline is February 8, 2019. 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/2019HCC and register with credit card. For questions or payments by check, please contact Margaret Wong at mwong@uci.edu.

Location

The 2019 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 20 and February 21, 2019. Additional night may be reserved based on availability. Please contact the hotel directly.

The conference at the nightly rate of $169. To make a reservation please go to https://www.hyatt.com/en-US/hotel/california/hyatt-regency-newport-beach/newpo. Rooms must be reserved by February 6, 2019. The room block will close after this date.

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 Healthcare of California
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • MemorialCare
  • Monarch HealthCare | Part of OptumCare
  • SCAN Health Plan
  • UCI Health System

Benefactors

  • AON 
  • Blue Shield of California

Co-Benefactor

  • CalOptima
  • 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.
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Event Details

Date: 02.21.2019 - 02.22.2019
Time: 07:00 a.m. - 01:15 p.m.
Event Type: Public

Cost

$795

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