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Effects of the November 2012 Election on Healthcare Reform

February 8, 2013

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Indianapolis - Fairbanks Hall
340 W. 10th Street, Indianapolis, IN (Directions | Parking

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While placing some limitations on the Medicaid expansion, the Supreme Court’s decision last June left most of the 2010 Affordable Care Act intact. With the Presidential election now behind us and the composition of the House and Senate known, it is a safe assumption that some form of healthcare reform will go into effect in 2014.

What does this mean for the states, insurers, providers and firms across the life sciences industry? This conference will help “shed some light” on upcoming key implementation steps and their ramifications. Government “insiders,” observers and industry professionals will be sharing their thoughts on the next phase in the transformation of the nation’s healthcare system.


8:00 am – 9:00 amRegistration and Breakfast
9:00 am – 9:15 amWelcome and Introduction
 Ron Stiver
Senior Vice President, Engagement and Public Affairs, IU Health
9:15 am – 10:15 amKeynote Presentation-
The Mayans Were Wrong and the World Won't End in 2013 Either!
 Doug Badger
Former Partner, The Nickels Group LLC-Washington D.C.
10:15 am – 10:30 amBreak
10:30 am – 12:00 pmPanel - Expansion of Coverage Next Steps, Challenges & Ramifications
 Moderator: Kevin Woodhouse
Partner, Ice Miller LLP
 Panel Members:
 Charlotte MacBeth
President & CEO MDwise
 Patricia Miller
Indiana Senator & Chair, Indiana Senate Committee on Health & Provider Services
 John Barth
Vice President of Compliance and Regulatory Affairs, Managed Health Services
12:00 pm – 1:30 pmLuncheon Keynote- Implications of Healthcare Reform
 Introduction: Todd Siesky
Director, Corporate Communications, Roche Diagnostics
 Seema Verma
Principal, SVC, Inc., Indiana Health Care Reform Lead
1:30 pm – 3:00 pmAfternoon Panel – Providers and Suppliers Next Steps, Challenges & Ramifications
 Moderator: Neil Pickett
Director Policy Health Research, IU Health
 Panel Members:
 Jay Bonitt
Vice President of Federal Affairs, Eli Lilly & Company
 Doug Leonard
President, Indiana Hospital Association
 Mike Rinebold, Director of Government Relations, Indiana State Medical Association
 Rusty Ring
Vice President of Government Affairs, Roche Diagnostics
3:00 pm – 3:15 pmClosing Remarks
George Telthorst, Director, Center for the Business of Life Sciences, IU Kelley School of Business