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Integrated Healthcare/ACOs and Their Impact

 Life Sciences

May 11, 2012
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Bloomington- Cook Medical World Headquarters
750 Daniels Way, Bloomington, IN (Directions)

*Parking will be at BioConvergence on Zenith Drive, just east of Cook.  A shuttle will be provided for guests.

Primary Sponsors
Over the past several years, the concept of a group of healthcare providers working together to oversee care for an assigned population, known as an Accountable Care Organization, has emerged as one of the potential tools to “bend the healthcare cost curve”.   Accountable Care Organizations were included in the recent federal healthcare reform legislation as one of the vehicles to make Medicare more cost effective.  While broad agreement generally exists on the principles of focus on primary care, payments linked to performance and quality improvements, and the use of rigorous and progressively more sophisticated measures to track improvement, many complex details need to be filled in to implement the legislation.  This conference will update attendees on the latest in the associated regulations being issued by HHS, their likely impact, and the current status of ACOs in Indiana. 
8:00am – 8:45am  Registration and Breakfast
8:45am – 9:00amWelcome and Introduction of Opening Keynote Speaker
 Dan Peterson,Vice President of Industry & Government Affairs, Cook Medical
9:00am – 10:00amPresentation- Bending the Cost Curve: Are You Part of the Problem, or Part of the Solution?

Joseph Mott, Vice President Healthcare Transformation, Intermountain Healthcare


10:00am – 10:15amBreak and Networking
10:15am – 11:45amPanel Presentation- Healthcare Providers/ Delivery

Moderator: Kevin Woodhouse, Partner, Ice Miller LLP Presentation


Jay Brehm, Executive Vice President, Regional Chief Financial Officer, 

Franciscan St. Francis Health Presentation


Ben Park, M.D., President and Chief Executive Officer, American Health Network

 John Kansky,Vice President Strategy and Planning, Indiana Health Information Exchange Presentation

Kurt Ellis, Vice President Outpatient Services and Business Development, Columbus Regional Hospital

11:45am – 12:30pmLunch / Networking
12:30pm – 1:30pmKeynote Presentation- Payment Innovation: Strategies to Improve Healthcare Quality & Affordability

IntroductionDr. David Lee, Vice President Provider Engagement & Contracting, Anthem

Presentation: Dr. Samuel R. Nussbaum, Executive Vice President, Clinical Health Policy & Chief Medical Officer, WellPoint Presentation 

1:30pm – 3:00pmPanel Presentation- Life Sciences Industry Panel

Moderator: David Johnson, President, BioCrossroads


Dr. Jim Gardner, Director of Reimbursement, Medical Science Officer, Cook Medical


Kathleen Shoemaker PharmD, Managed Healthcare Services, Eli Lilly & Company  

Joyce Irwin, National Director State Government Affairs, Roche Diagnostics Corporation


Tom Jeffers, Vice President Government Affairs, Hill-Rom

3:00pm – 3:15pmConcluding Comments





George M. Telthorst, Director, Center for the Business of Life Sciences, IU Kelley School of Business 

*A tour of the Cook Medical production facility will be available immediately following the conference.