2018 Health Care Conference

Disruption | Innovation | Transformation

We’re pleased to present our 23rd annual health care conference, taking place at the Red Rock Casino & Spa in Las Vegas on November 15 and 16, 2018.

Our exclusive conference brings together C-suite and executive teams from across the country to share industry knowledge, best practices, and new ideas.

This year, the conference provides a forum of executives to discuss transformations in healthcare—including new initiatives and success stories, payment reform and risk-sharing opportunities as well as innovative alignment strategies.

During our popular keynote sessions, speakers will provide insight into the value of collaboration, integration, and innovation in a changing market. Topics will include the Trump administration’s effect on the ACA, Medicaid, Medicare, and the financial risks and opportunities that lie ahead.

Registration

Registration now open. Register before June 30 to receive our discounted super-saver rate.

Keynote Speakers


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Dr. Tom Price

Dr. Tom Price, an orthopedic surgeon, is a fierce advocate for a patient-centered health care system that adheres to six key principles: affordability, accessibility, quality, choices, innovation, and responsiveness. Most recently, Dr. Price served as the 23rd secretary of health and human services under the Trump administration. He has devoted his career to advancing the quality of health care in America—both as a physician and policymaker.

A third-generation physician, Dr. Price began a solo medical practice in Atlanta, Georgia, that grew to be one of the largest nonacademic orthopedic practices in the country. He also led as chairman of its board. Along with serving as medical director of the Orthopedic Clinic at Grady Memorial Hospital, Dr. Price was an assistant professor at Emory University School of Medicine.

Dr. Price served four terms in the Georgia State senate, where he was senate minority whip and later the first Republican senate majority leader in Georgia. He was also the US representative for Georgia’s 6th Congressional District from northern suburban Atlanta from 2005 to 2017. In Congress, he was chairman of the House Budget Committee, the House Republican Policy Committee, and the Republican Study Committee.


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Patrick Kennedy

The Honorable Patrick Kennedy served 16 years in the US House of Representatives. A thought leader in the field of mental health, he was the lead sponsor of the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008—legislation that provides mental health treatment to tens-of-millions of Americans.

Representative Kennedy is the cofounder of One Mind for Research, a national coalition seeking new treatments for neurologic and psychiatric brain diseases. He’s also the founder of the Kennedy Forum on Community Mental Health and author or cosponsor of several bills to advance treatment of neurological and psychiatric disorders, including the National Neurotechnology Initiative Act, the Genomics and Personalized Medicine Act, and the COMBAT PTSD Act.

Kennedy founded Advocates for Opioid Recovery with former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and Van Jones, a CNN commentator and former domestic policy advisor to President Barack Obama. He also founded the Congressional Down Syndrome Caucus and the 21st Century Healthcare Caucus, is an honorary advisor to SAM-Smart Approaches to Marijuana, and has received numerous awards for his work.


Moderator


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Susan Dentzer

Susan Dentzer is one of the nation's most respected health and health-policy thought leaders and journalists. As senior policy adviser at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the nation’s largest health care philanthropy, Dentzer works with foundation leaders to improve health care for all Americans. She’s also an on-air analyst for health issues on PBS NewsHour, a frequent commentator on National Public Radio, and former editor in chief of Health Affairs, the nation’s leading journal of health policy.

Dentzer’s an elected member of the Institute of Medicine and the Council on Foreign Relations, a fellow of both the National Academy of Social Insurance and the Hastings Center, and a public trustee of the American Board of Medical Specialties—the not-for-profit organization that oversees board certification standards for the nation’s physicians. She’s also a board member of Research!America, an organization that advocates for increased US investment in biomedical research.

Along with being a policy advisor and thought leader, Dentzer’s a board member for humanitarian organizations such as Overseers of the International Rescue Committee, which provides relief to refugees and displaced persons around the world. She’s served on IRC commissions examining domestic violence against women in West Africa and the conflict surrounding Iraqi refugees in Syria and Jordan.


Sponsors


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Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. is an international insurance brokerage and risk management services firm headquartered in Itasca, Illinois. It has operations in 20 countries and offers client services in 140 countries worldwide through a network of correspondent brokers and consultants. Health care is among 21 industries it serves through separate practice groups. Through its health care practice, it offers risk management solutions for hospitals, physicians, and other organizations and helps them create rewards programs that enable the attraction and retention of top talent.


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Cascadia Capital LLC

Cascadia Capital LLC is an independent investment bank providing middle-market entrepreneurs and family-owned businesses with merger and acquisition advice, capital raising expertise, and strategic advisory services. The firm’s Healthcare & Digital Health team has more than 40 years of collective experience, performing over $1 billion in mergers and acquisitions and finance transactions in the health care sector. For nearly two decades, Cascadia has delivered positive outcomes for its clients through its extensive transaction experience, deep domain expertise, and commitment to building long-term relationships.


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Lancaster Pollard

Lancaster Pollard helps health care, senior living, and housing providers expand and improve their services by delivering a full range of investment banking, mortgage banking, private equity, balance sheet financing, M&A and investment advisory services.


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Foley & Lardner

Foley & Lardner is a national law firm with a deep understanding of the business and legal challenges facing the health care industry. Its HealthCare Industry Team was named Law Firm of the Year—Health Care Law for three of the last four years on the “Best Law Firms” list by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®. The practice was recognized for its ability to provide value-added, pragmatic legal advice in an efficient and cost-effective manner to a broad range of participants in the healthcare industry. The firm provides counsel on a wide range of legal issues, including health care compliance and fraud and abuse matters; physician self-referral and anti-kickback laws; business transactions such as hospital-physician alignment, affiliations, private equity-capital formation transactions, and joint ventures; Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement; and health care finance.


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Union Bank

MUFG Union Bank, N.A., is a full-service bank with offices across the United States that provides a wide spectrum of corporate, commercial, and retail banking and wealth management solutions to meet the needs of its customers. Union Bank also offers an extensive portfolio of value-added solutions, including personal and corporate trust, global custody, transaction banking, and capital markets.