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Event Details

2017 Payment Reform Summit


Dates: October 9-10, 2017

Location: Lancaster Marriott

Registration Deadline: October 02, 2017

Online registration for this program has closed. Please contact HAP Education Services at (717) 561-5270, if you would like to register for this event.

This one-day summit will take a deep dive into the strategic areas that will be critical for hospitals, health systems, and other providers in this environment of pay experimentation and innovation. You’ll get insights from leading experts on the political and economic outlook for health care at this historic moment and gain hands-on knowledge to help your organization navigate value-based payment.

Program Overview

Much of the momentum for health care’s transformation from volume- to value-based care was the result of requirements contained in the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Does the ongoing uncertainty about the future of the ACA have you wondering if your organization should slow down or even pause it efforts toward creating value-based care?

Regardless of the political jockeying in Washington, DC, industry leaders agree that value-based care and alternative payment models are here to stay and are the key to reducing ineffective care, improving quality, and controlling health care spending. Value-based care continues to be embraced by private and public payers, employers, patients, and advocates. 

Hospitals and health systems must continue their forward momentum despite political and policy uncertainty. It will be critical that you strengthen capabilities such as care coordination, health informatics, quality measurement and improvement, and population health management. 

This one-day summit will take a deep dive into the strategic areas that will be critical for hospitals, health systems, and other providers in this environment of pay experimentation and innovation. You’ll get insights from leading experts on the political and economic outlook for health care at this historic moment and gain hands-on knowledge to help your organization navigate value-based payment.


Bronze Sponsors

Program Objectives

  • Analyze the effects likely to have an impact on individuals, employers, and health care providers as a result of the ACA reforms.
  • Describe strategies to effectively prepare and enhance operations under value-based payment
  • Review innovative approaches to align the medical staff in preparation for accountable care organizations (ACO), Bundled Payments, and population health strategies. 
  • Examine the steps to establish successful strategic partnerships with post-acute care organizations


Monday, October 9

3:00 – 4:00 p.m.    Registration / Networking / Exhibits

4:00 – 5:00 p.m.    What Is Next for the Affordable Care Act: Issues and Options for Providers, Payers and Consumers (Combined with Patient Safety and Quality Symposium)
                              Cathy Livingston, Partner, Jones Day, Washington D.C.

5:00 –  6:30 p.m.   Welcome Reception with Sponsors and Poster Presentations

Tuesday, October 10

7:30 – 8:15 a.m.    Light Continental Breakfast and Networking

8:15 a.m.               Welcome and Opening Remarks   

                              Jeffrey W. Bechtel, JD, Senior Vice President, Health Economics and Policy, The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania

                              Michael J. Consuelos, MD, Senior Vice President, Clinical Integration, The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania

8:20 – 9:35 a.m.    Population Health Management—from Strategic Fantasy to Operational Reality
Brian Silverstein, MD, Managing Partner, HC Wisdom

9:35-9:50 a.m.       Break

9:50–10:45 a.m.   BREAKOUT SESSIONS #1
                              ​HAP Regulatory Advocacy Update
                              Jeffrey W. Bechtel, JD, Vice President, Health Economics and Policy, HAP       
                              Physician Alignment in Value-based Care Transition
                              William Oser, MD, Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President for Medical Affairs
                              Jo Surpin, President, Applied Medical Software

10:45–11:00 a.m.   Break

11:00 a.m.– noon   BREAKOUT SESSIONS #2
                               The Brave New World of Risk-based Contracting … How Much Risk is Right?
                               Tim Smith, ASA, MAAA, MS, Axene Health Partners, LLC, Pittsburgh, PA
                               Tackling the ‘Iron Triangle’ with Primary Care Innovation
Member panel who will share how they’ve elevated the role that primary care plays in health system reform.

                               Jodie Bryk, MD, Medical Director, Enhanced Care Program, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

                               Brittany King, MHA, Operations Manager, Mercy Accountable Care, LLC

Noon–1:45 p.m.     Group Luncheon and Speaker (Combined with Patient Safety and Quality Symposium)
                               The New Payer on the Block: Understanding What Makes Today’s Health Care Consumer Tick
                               Ryan Donohue, Corporate Director of Program Development,National Research Corporation

1:45–1:55 p.m.       Break

1:55–3:00 p.m.       Creating High-Value Partnerships Across the Continuum
                               Gordon Phillips, MPS, Consultant, Numerof & Associates, St. Louis, MO
                               Laura Kohler, Program Director, Bundled Payments for Care Improvement, St. Luke’s University Health Network

3:00–4:00 p.m.       Making Value-based Care Work—IBC’s Facilitated Health Network Model
                               Richard Snyder, MD, Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Independence Blue Cross (IBC)
                               Patrick J. Brennan, MD, Chief Medical Officer, University of Pennsylvania Health System
                               Roy Schwartz, VP, Managed Care and Payor Relations, University of Pennsylvania Health System

4:00 p.m.                Adjourn


Registration Information

REGISTRATION FEE* (includes morning and afternoon breaks, evening welcome reception, group luncheon on Thursday, and access to online handout materials)

$299 per person—HAP member hospitals and health systems

$275 per person—if registering THREE OR MORE persons from the same member hospital**

$149 per person—HAP member one day rate for Tuesday, October 10.

** Registrations must be received at the same time for discount to apply.

$499 per person—non-HAP member rate

*Payment of fee required by date of program. 


Early registration is encouraged since space is limited.  


Registrants are responsible for the full fee if cancellations are received after September 22There is a $50 administrative fee on all cancellations. Cancellations must be received in writing.

No refunds will be issued for no-shows. Substitutions are permitted.

Continuing Education Credits

Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by AXIS Medical Education and The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania.  AXIS Medical Education is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Credit Designation for Physicians

AXIS Medical Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Credit Designation for Nursing

AXIS Medical Education designates this continuing nursing education activity for 7.25 contact hours.

Learners are advised that accredited status does not imply endorsement by the provider or ANCC of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with an activity.

AXIS Contact Information

For information about the accreditation of this program please contact AXIS at 954-281-7524 or info@axismeded.org.

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

AXIS Medical Education requires instructors, planners, managers and other individuals and their spouse/life partner who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified conflicts of interest are thoroughly vetted by AXIS for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies mentioned in the materials or used as the basis for content, and appropriateness of patient care recommendations.

The faculty reported the following financial relationships or relationships they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this continuing education activity:

Name of Faculty or Presenter Reported Financial Relationship
Cathy Livingston Nothing to disclose
Brian Silverstein, MD Nothing to disclose
William Oser, MD Pending
Jo Surpin Nothing to disclose
Tim Smith, ASA, MAAA, MS Equity Interest: Axene Health Partners
Jodie Bryk, MD Pending
Brittany King Pending
Ryan Donohue Nothing to disclose
Gordon Phillips, MPS Nothing to disclose
Laura Kohler Pending
Richard Snyder, MD Pending
Patrick J. Brennan, MD Pending
Roy Schwartz Nothing to disclose


The planners and managers reported the following financial relationships or relationships they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this continuing education activity:

Name of Planner/Manager Reported Financial Relationship
Emily Lewis, JD Nothing to disclose
Daneen Schroder, MS Nothing to disclose
Robert G. Shipp III, MRSHSA, RN, NEA-BC Nothing to disclose
Kathryn Slatt, MHA Nothing to disclose
Dee Morgillo, MEd, MT (ASCP), CHCP Nothing to disclose
Ronald Viggiani, MD Nothing to disclose
Holly M. Hampe, D.Sc., RN, MHA, MRM Nothing to disclose



Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of patient conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

Americans with Disabilities Act

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, we will make every reasonable effort to accommodate your request. For any special requests, please contact Marty Kenyon at [717-561-5382 before the meeting dates.

Requirements for credit:  

  • Attend/participate in the educational activity and review all course materials. 
  • Complete the CE Declaration form online by November 10, 2017. Instructions will be provided. If you do not enter the online portal by the above date, you will not be able to retrieve your statement of participation.
  • Upon successful completion of the online form, your statement of completion will be presented to you to print.

ACHE Qualified Education Credit (non-ACHE)

HAP is authorized to award 7.25 hours of pre-approved ACHE qualified education credit (non-ACHE) for this program toward advancement, or recertification in the American College of Healthcare Executives. Participants in this program wishing to have the continuing education hours applied toward ACHE qualified education credit should indicate their attendance when submitting application to the American College of Healthcare Executives for advancement or recertification.

Certified Public Accountants (CPE)

This program has been approved by the State Board of Accountancy for 7.25 continuing education credits in the areas of management and professional skills development. Full attendance at every session is a prerequisite for receiving full continuing education credits. If a participant needs to leave early, his or her continuing education credits will be reduced.

Overnight Accommodations

HAP has reserved a limited block of rooms at the Lancaster Marriott for the evenings of Sunday, October 8, and Monday, October 9. Please call the hotel directly by 5 p.m. on Sunday, September 17, at (888) 850-6146 for overnight accommodations, and reference “PSQPSQA” to access the special rate of $139.00 (single/double/triple/quad), plus applicable occupancy and state taxes. After 5 p.m. on September 17, reservations will be accepted on a space and rate availability basis, and the special rate cannot be guaranteed. You may also wish to make your reservation online at the Lancaster Marriott's website.

PARKING:  Parking fees are not included in the overnight room rate, and must be paid separately upon departure. Parking is available in the Penn Square Parking Garage (38 S. Duke Street) adjacent to the hotel. HAP will provide discounted parking tickets to symposium attendees. Please stop by the HAP registration desk to obtain your discounted parking ticket. If you are an overnight guest, you will receive your discounted parking voucher from front desk staff upon check-in. Without the discounted parking ticket, current on-site parking fees are $2.00 hourly, up to $18.00 daily. Valet parking is available in front of the hotel at a cost of $30.00 daily. Fees are subject to change without notice.  

Click here for a downtown map and information about additional parking locations in the city of Lancaster.  


For registration information, or if you need special accommodations, please contact HAP Education Services at (717) 561-5270.


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