Preconference sessions focused on critical issues with in-depth presentations, dialogue, and idea exchange.
The all-day Preconference sessions were held Monday, October 3, 8:15 am – 3:30 pm and will focused on the following topics:
Integrated Delivery Systems: Fostering State Policy to Support Delivery System Transformation
Speakers: William Hazel, Nicholas Wolter, Susan Fleischman, MaryAnne Lindeblad, Carolyn Lawson, Chris Wood, Christopher Koller, Amy Compton-Phillips, Jane Beyer, Scott Leitz, Christopher Atchison, Nanette Foster Reilly
States have a tremendous opportunity to foster health care delivery system innovations that can improve health care and mitigate health care costs. This pre-conference brought together state officials and the leaders of high-performing integrated delivery systems for dialogue about delivery models and state health policy strategies for developing effective integrated delivery systems. The goals of this symposium were to help state policy leaders understand what “delivery system reform” really looks like, and to address the interplay between state health policy and delivery system leadership, organization, payment reform, and IT capacity building.
Getting in the Act? The State of State Implementation of Health Care Reform
Speaker: Andrea Routh, Gretel Felton, Rebecca Mendoza, Barbara Hollister, Rene Mollow, Rebecca Pasternik-Ikard, Christine Collins, Elizabeth Cronen, Robin Callahan, Sonya Schwartz, Patricia Boozang, Tricia Leddy
You may not be responsible for implementing health reform—but health reform will affect every aspect of the health care system—and every actor in the system. This one-day preconference provided participants with a broad overview of the federal regulations that establish the framework for implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and of the initial choices states are making within that framework. It also helped participants reap the most benefit from the more in-depth health reform-related sessions in the conference. Discussions explored many aspects of implementation, including coordinating agency planning, Insurance Exchanges, engaging the public, and more!