The 2022 Healthcare Economics Summit
This year’s summit focuses on current issues in healthcare delivery that have potential to increase quality of care, decrease cost, consumerize care (i.e. empower patients), and leverage current market and technology trends. Emphasis is on topics relevant to current or pending legislation, and include:
- Hospital price transparency, competition and costs; regulations; SAGE analysis
- Direct primary care (DPC); The role of insurance in a DPC world
- Medicare and Medicaid policy: connections to direct pay, HSAs, and market-driven healthcare
- HealthTech: Telehealth, patient data and AI in healthcare
- Drug costs; whitebagging
The format this year includes keynote presentations and panel discussions involving subject matter and policy experts with politicians from both parties. The event begins with networking and a lunch keynote. It is hoped that the summit will produce policy-relevant data, whitepapers, and model legislation.
Event Date: Tuesday, August 9, 2022, 11:00 am-5:00 pm
Venue: Concordia University Wisconsin, CCES Building
Hosts: Concordia University and Rx Think Tank
This Remedium eXchange Think Tank event requires registration and is free; but, a donation of $25 for students or private individuals and $75 (or more*) for those coming from commercial organizations is appreciated.
* $495 Sponsors training for 1 student
All donations go towards funding scholarships for students training as future Healthcare Advocates, via Concordia University’s new Healthcare Advocate continuing education program, offered in partnership with Advocates for Healthcare.
11:00am – 11:30 am: Registration & Networking; Welcome
11:30 am – 12:30 pm: Lunch keynote: Gloria Sachdev, President and CEO, Employers’ Forum of Indiana; SAGE hospital price comparisons. Employers Aligning Payment with the Value of Healthcare Services.
12:30 pm – 1:00 pm: Kurt Mosley, MerrittHawkins. Poverty: health disparities as a cost-driver.
1:15 pm – 2:00 pm: Direct Primary Care & the Role of Insurance
- Suzanne Gehl, MD. Practitioner perspective on DPC and DPC legislation in Wisconsin
- David Balat, Director, Right on Healthcare, Texas Public Policy Foundation
2:00 pm – 2:30 pm: Telehealth: The future of healthcare; AI and data science in healthcare (panel)
- Ngan MacDonald, Chief of Data Operations, Institute for Augmented Intelligence in Medicine at Northwestern Univ.;
- Jim Kaput, CSO & cofounder at Vydiant;
- Britt Gottschak, CEO & founder, Geno.Me
2:45 pm – 3:30 pm: Medicare; Medicaid
- Michael Heifetz, Principal at Infinite Policy Solutions; former WI Medicaid Director under Scott Walker, Medicare and Medicaid policy: Smart Medicare and Medicaid policy.
- Lisa Grabert, Visiting Research Professor at Marquette University; previously, senior aide for Congress on the U.S. House of Representatives’ Ways and Means Committee: Medicare Solvency
3:30 pm – 4:15 pm: Drug prices, access and whitebagging; facilitated by Daniel Sem, President, RxThinkTank
- Naomi Lopez, VP for Healthcare Policy, Goldwater Institute: State laws and regulations that restrict the easy and seamless transfer of prescriptions
Mark Hamm, Director of Pharmacy Oncology, Aurora Healthcare: Whitebagging
- Sen. Mary Felzkowski (R); District 12; Member, Joint Finance Committee & Committee on Insurance. Legislative response & discussion of drug prices and access
4:15 pm – 5:00 pm: Legislative Bootcamp and Issue Discussions
- Brian Williams, Legislative Dir., Benjamin Rush Institute, Legislative Update on Healthcare Delivery Policy
- Leah Vukmir, VP of State Affairs, National Taxpayers Union; Telehealth (e.g. MI HB4356)Legislative response-discussion:
- Rep. David Riemer (D); Assembly District 7; Committee on Health & Committee on Insurance
- Rep. Dan Knodl (R); Assembly District 24; Chair, Government Accountability and Oversight