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2020 Health Care Forecast Conference
 

Health Politics and Policies in a Presidential Election Year

The 29th annual Health Care Forecast Conference welcomes Keynote Speaker Norm Ornstein, Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute, who returns for his 23rd year to give us his inside-the-beltway insights on the outlook for health care reform. He will address health politics and policies in this Presidential election year with a very divided Congress, how impeachment activities in Congress may impact the introduction and passing of health legislation, and the ongoing debate in Congress on health care reform. Our conference will also discuss States' health care challenges, digital innovations in health care, and a strategic outlook on key segments of the health care market. Join Norm Ornstein 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.

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

Speakers

norm ornstein

Keynote Speaker

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





 

Speakers


Rick Afable, MD, MPH
President and Board Chair, MindOC 

Tom Andriola, MS, MBA
Vice Chancellor for Information, Technology and Data, UC Irvine and CIO, UCI Health

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

Anthony Chang, MD, MBA, MPH, MS
Chief Intelligence and Innovation Officer, CHOC

Carmela Coyle
President and Chief Executive Officer, California Hospital Association

Renee Dua, MD
Chief Medical Officer, HEAL

Christine Eibner, PhD
Senior Economist, RAND

Sarah K. Emond, MPP
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Institute for Clinical and Economic Review

Elizabeth Fowler, PhD, JD
Executive Vice President of Programs, Commonwealth Fund

James Glassman, PhD
Senior Economist, JP Morgan Chase

Steven A. N. Goldstein, MD
Vice Chancellor Health Affairs, UC Irvine

Vijay Gurbaxani, PhD
Founding Director, Center for Digital Transformation and Taco Bell Endowed Professor of Business and Computer Science, Paul Merage School of Business, UC Irvine

Liz Hamel
Vice President and Director, Public Opinion and Survey Research, Kaiser Family Foundation

G. William Hoagland
Senior Vice President, Bipartisan Policy Center

Jeffrey Margolis
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Welltok, Inc.

Karen Meador, MD, MBA
Managing Director, BDO Center for Health Care Excellence and Innovation

Elizabeth Mitchell
President and CEO, Pacific Business Group on Health

John O’Brien, MPH, PharmD
Former Senior Advisor to the Secretary for Drug Pricing Reform

Wendell Primus, PhD
Senior Health and Policy Advisor, Office of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi

Emad Rizk, MD
Chairman of the Board, President, and Chief Executive Officer, Cotiviti

Murray N. Ross, PhD
Vice President and Director, Kaiser Permanente Institute for Health Policy

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

Eric R. Spangenberg, PhD
Dean, The Paul Merage School of Business

Kristof Stremikis
Director, Market Analysis and Insight, California Health Care Foundation

Hemi Tewarson, JD
Director of Center for Best Practices' Health Division
National Governors Association


 *Additional speakers invited, confirmation pending

Program

Thursday, February 20, 2020

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

Welcome and Introductions

  • Steven A. N. Goldstein, MD, Vice Chancellor Health Affairs, UC Irvine
8:15 am - 9:45 am

Forecasts: U.S. Economy, Federal Health Care Budget, Medicare/Medicaid, Private Health Insurance Market

  • James Glassman, PhD, Senior Economist, JP Morgan Chase
  • G. William Hoagland, Senior Vice President, Bipartisan Policy Center
  • Liz Hamel, Vice President and Director, Public Opinion and Survey Research, Kaiser Family Foundation
9:45 am - 10:05 am Coffee Break
10:05 am - 12:05 pm

Outlook on Drug Pricing

  • Sarah K. Emond, MPP, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Institute for Clinical and Economic Review
  • Elizabeth Fowler, PhD, JD, Executive Vice President of Programs, Commonwealth Fund
  • Wendell Primus, PhD, Senior Health and Policy Advisor, Office of House Speaker
    Nancy Pelosi
  • John O’Brien, MPH, PharmD, Former Senior Advisor to the Secretary for Drug Pricing Reform
  • Moderator: Murray N. Ross, PhD, Vice President and Director, Kaiser Permanente Institute for Health Policy
12:05 pm - 1:05 pm Lunch
1:05 pm - 2:20 pm

Keynote Presentation – Health Politics and Policies in a Presidential Election Year

  • Norman J. Ornstein, PhD, Resident Scholar, AEI, TV Commentator and Author
  • Moderator: Romilla Batra, MD, MBA, Chief Medical Officer, SCAN Health Plan
2:20 pm - 2:40 pm Coffee Break
2:40 pm - 4:40 pm

Outlook on States’ Health Care and California

  • Rick Afable, MD, MPH, Chief Executive Officer, MindOC
  • Moderator: Kristof Stremikis, Director, Market Analysis and Insight, California Health Care Foundation
4:40 pm - 5:40 pm Reception 

Friday, February 21, 2020

7:00 am - 8:00 am

Breakfast Buffet

8:00 am - 10:00 am

Digital Transformation in Health Care

  • Tom Andriola, MS, MBA, Vice Chancellor for Information, Technology & Data, UC Irvine and CIO, UC Health
  • Emad Rizk, MD, Chairman of the Board, President, and Chief Executive Officer, Cotiviti
  • Anthony Chang, MD, MBA, MPH, MS, Chief Intelligence and Innovation Officer, CHOC
  • Renee Dua, MD, CMO, HEAL
  • Moderator: Vijay Gurbaxani, PhD, Founding Director, Center for Digital Transformation and Taco Bell Endowed Professor of Business and Computer Science, Paul Merage School of Business, UC Irvine
10:00 am - 10:20 am Coffee Break
10:20 am - 12:20 pm

Strategic Outlook on the Health Care Market

  • Carmela Coyle, President and CEO, California Hospital Association
  • Karen Meador, MD, MBA, Managing Director, BDO Center for Health Care Excellence and Innovation
  • Jeffrey Margolis, Chairman and CEO, Welltok, Inc.
  • Sheryl Skolnick, PhD, Executive Vice President, Strategic Relationships, Optum
  • Moderator: Rick Afable, MD, MPH, President and Board Chair, MindOC / BeWell Orange County
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.

$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 7, 2020

Cancellations and Refunds

All cancellations must be in writing. Cancellation deadline is February 7, 2020. 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 this link and register with credit card. For questions or payments by check, please contact Diane Ford at forddm@uci.edu.

Location

The 2020 Health Care Forecast Conference is held at The Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center of the National Academies of Sciences and Engineering which is adjacent to the UC 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 19 and February 20, 2020. The conference nightly rate is $159, group code G-HC20. Additional night may be reserved based on availability; please contact the hotel directly.

To make a reservation, please click here. Rooms must be reserved by February 5, 2020. 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

Flying In

The venue is located just miles from the John Wayne Airport (SNA) in Orange County. The campus is approximately 25 miles from the Long Beach Airport (LGB), 45 miles from the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and 85 miles from the San Diego International Airport (SAN).

Local Activities

Whether you are seeking an adventure or have a passion for the arts, the Orange County area has many sites to explore. To learn more, including seasonal activities, visittheoc.com.

Sponsors

Principal Benefactor 

  • California HealthCare Foundation
  • UCI Health Logo

Major Benefactors

  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Health Net
  • CHOC Children's
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • MemorialCare
  • SCAN Health Plan
  • St. Joseph Health Mission Hospital
  • Cigna Healthcare of California
  • Monarch HealthCare

Co-Benefactor

  • CalOptima
  • Orange County Medical Association
  • Aon

 For sponsorship information, please contact Diane Ford at forddm@uci.edu

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: 02.20.2020 - 02.21.2020
Event Type: Public

Cost

$795

Venue

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

Organizer

Diane Ford
Assistant Director
forddm@uci.edu