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2018 Value-based Care Summit

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Dates: October 2-3, 2018

Location: Lancaster Marriot at Penn Square

Registration Deadline: September 24, 2018

HAP's 2018 Value-based Care Summit is the place senior-level leaders from Pennsylvania health care organizations convene to exchange ideas, discuss market trends, and explore solutions to pressing challenges facing our health care delivery system.

Program Overview

HAP's 2018 Value-based Care Summit, formly known as the Payment Reform Summit, is the place senior-level leaders from Pennsylvania health care organizations convene to exchange ideas, discuss market trends, and explore solutions to pressing challenges transitioning from a fee for service payment and care delivery system to one based on value.



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Learning Objectives

  • Describe strategies to effectively prepare and enhance operations under value-based care
  • Implement a framework for the cost-quality proposition and learn how to build support for agreed-upon practice protocols 
  • Review innovative approaches to align the medical staff in preparation for accountable care organizations (ACO), bundled payments, and population health strategies
  • Review innovative approaches for transforming health care delivery and payment

Who Should Attend

Executives, physicians, directors or managers from health systems, hospitals, or other health care providers with responsibilities or involvement in payment and care delivery reform; CEOs, CMOs, CFOs, Medical Directors, Finance Directors, and Network Management. This conference will also benefit consultants and technology providers that provide services to health care executives. Health care teams are encouraged to attend!


Tuesday, October 2, 2018

4 p.m.           Registration 
5-                  Welcome Reception (Combined with Patient Safety & Quality Symposium)
6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, October 3, 2018
8 a.m.         Opening Remark
                   Jeffrey W. Bechtel, JD, Senior Vice President, Health Economics and Policy, HAP
8:05 a.m.    Why Value-Based Payment Isn’t Working and How to Fix It: Improving Healthcare Quality and Affordability While Keeping Hospitals                              and Physician Practices Financially Viable
                   Harold D. Miller, President and CEO, Center for Healthcare Quality and Payment Reform
9:20 a.m.    State Update on Pay for Value Initiatives
                   Sally A. Kozak, MHA, RN, Deputy Secretary, Office of Medical Assistance Programs, Department of Rural Health
                   Janice Walters, Chief Operations Officer, Pennsylvania Department of Health
10 a.m.       Break
10:10 a.m.  Breakout Session #1
                   A Bundled Payment Care Initiative Approach to Navigating Heart Failure Patients
                   Heather Peiritsch, MSN, RN, Abington Jefferson Hospital
                   Using Data Analytics to Improve ACO Performance
                   John Harris, Veralon
11 a.m.        Break
11:10 a.m.   Breakout Sessions #2
                    Building Blocks for Success in Alternative Payment Models: Primary Care Transformative Initiatives led by an Accountable      Care Organization to Support High-Quality, Lower Cost Care                                
                    Daniel Bair, MHA, FACHE, Mercy Accountable Care, LLC
                    Providing Seamless Care Through Collaboration
                    Vipul Bhatia, MD, MBA, Wellspan Health
Noon           Group Luncheon (Combined Luncheon with the Patient Safety and Quality Symposium)
12:45 p.m.   Charting the Path to High-Value Care (Combined Session with the Patient Safety & Quality Symposium)
                    Gurpreet Dhaliwal, Professor of Medicine, University of California San Francisco
1:45 p.m.     Break
1:50 p.m.     Global Programs Payment Innovations—Health Plan Perspectives
                    Jeffrey Bechtel, Senior Vice President, Health Economics and Policy, HAP
                    John Bulger, DO, MBA, Chief Medical Officer, Geisinger Health Plan/Population Health
                    Sandra McAnallen, SVP, Clinical Affairs & Quality Performance, UPMC Health Plan
                    Anthony Coletta, MD, Executive Vice President and President of Facilitated Health Network
                    Sean Burns, VP Provider Payment & Network Infrastructure, Highmark Inc.
3:15 p.m.     Closing Remarks
3:20 p.m.     Adjourn

Registration Information

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

$299 per person—HAP member hospitals and health systems

$249 per person—if registering THREE OR MORE persons from the same member hospital**

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

$449 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 24There 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.

Hotel Accommodations

HAP has reserved a limited block of rooms at the Lancaster Marriott for the evenings of Monday, October 2, and Tuesday, October 3. Please call the hotel directly by 5 p.m. on Sunday, September 9, at (888) 850-6146 for overnight accommodations, and reference “HAP Patient Safety” to access the special rate of $145.00 (single/double/triple/quad), plus applicable occupancy and state taxes. After 5 p.m. on September 9, 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.  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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