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General Sessions

Routes to Tomorrow's Health Care
Successful Models of Accountable Care
IQL 2012 Annual Conference, October 3-5, 2012
Gaylord National Harbor Resort & Conference Center, National Harbor, Maryland (Washington, DC Metro Area)

Thursday, October 4, 2012

8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Routes to Tomorrow's Health Care
Speakers will include AMGA Board Chair Robert Nesse, MD, Chief Executive Officer, Mayo Health System; Donald W. Fisher, Ph.D., CAE, President and Chief Executive Officer, AMGA; and Daniel Kraft, MD, Physician, Scientist, Entrepreneur
This presentation will frame the meeting with a discussion of the current state of accountable care, alternate routes to becoming an ACO, the evolution of value-based care, and the role of technology and data analytics in creating a truly patient- centered healthcare system. Featured speaker Dr. Daniel Kraft, a physician-scientist, inventor, and innovator with over 20 years of experience in clinical practice, biomedical research, and healthcare innovation, will discuss developing technologies and their potential in biomedicine and health care, as well as connected, data-driven, and integrated personalized medicine.

3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Tomorrow's Health Care Today
Moderated by: AMGA Board Chair Elect Robert E. Nesse, M.D., Chief Executive Officer, Mayo Clinic Health System
Panelists: Sheila Johnson, RN, Project Director, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Clinic, and Mai Pham, MD, Director of ACO Activities at the CMS Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovations; Lee Sacks, MD, Chief Executive Officer, Advocate Physician Partners and Scott Sarran, MD, MMM. Chief Medical Officer, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois; and Hal Teitelbaum, MD, MBA, CEO & Managing Partner, Crystal Run Healthcare

America's future healthcare model is already in place at a number of AMGA groups that are transitioning from volume-based care to value-based, accountable care models. A panel of providers, payers, and CMS representatives will discuss their ACO models including the benefits, challenges, and lessons learned to help other medical groups that are forming these partnerships.

Friday, October 5, 2012

10:30 a.m. -12:00 p.m.
General Session:  Election 2012 and Health Care's Future
Tucker Carlson, contributor to FOX News, Editor-in-Chief of the Daily Caller News Site, and Senior Fellow at the Cato Institute, and Mark Shields, Political Analysis Team-Member, PBS NewsHour and Moderator of CNN's Capital Gang.
Healthcare policy continues to be a very hot topic in the nation as the 2012 election approaches.   This presentation will provide up-to-date information on each Party's platform on healthcare reform and allow you the opportunity to have your questions and concerns answered by two of the top political analysts in broadcasting.