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Health Care Cost and Access Challenges Persist

Initial Findings from HSC's 2007 Site Visits



Online registration for this conference is now closed. Walk-in registration is available on a first-come basis.

Conference Agenda

Date and Time: Oct. 4, 2007
8:30 a.m. - noon.
Registration and continental
breakfast at 8:00 a.m.
Location: Grand Hyatt
1000 H Street, NW
Washington, DC (Directions)
Who: Attendees from government, academia and the health care industry.
Cost: There is no cost for this, or any, HSC conference.

Panel One: Physicians and Hospital Trends

Topics will include hospital-physician relations and competition; hospital competitive strategies and service-line competition; and provider-health plan relations.

Moderator: Debbie Draper, Ph.D., HSC Director of Site Visits

Research Presentation: Hoangmai Pham, M.D., M.P.H., HSC Senior Health Researcher

Panelists:

  • Robert Berenson, M.D., the Urban Institute and Senior Consulting HSC Researcher
  • Carmela Coyle, Senior Vice President for Policy, American Hospital Association
  • Don Fisher, Ph.D., President and CEO, American Medical Group Association

Panel Two: Employer and Health Plan Trends

Topics will include health plan consolidation; consumer-directed health plans; prevention and wellness initiatives; and care management innovations.

Moderator: Paul Ginsburg, Ph.D., HSC President

Research Presentation: Jon Christianson, Ph.D., University of Minnesota and Senior Consulting HSC Researcher

Panelists:

  • Karen Ignagni, M.B.A., President and CEO, America's Health Insurance Plans
  • Helen Darling, President, National Business Group on Health
  • Debbie Draper, Ph.D., HSC Director of Site Visits

Panel Three:

Topics will include increasing pressure on safety net providers; rising numbers of uninsured people; access to specialty care; public hospital strategies; and community health center developments.

Moderator: Debbie Draper, Ph.D., HSC Director of Site Visit

Research Presentation: Robert Hurley, Ph.D., Virginia Commonwealth Univeristy and Senior Consultin HSC Researcher

Panelists:

  • Larry Gage, J.D., President, National Association of Public Hospitals
  • Daniel Hawkins, Senior Vice President, National Association of Community Health Centers
  • Laurie Felland, M.S., HSC Health Researcher


 
 

Health Care Cost and Access Challenges Persist: Initial Findings from HSC's 2007 Site Visits

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