Population Health Management Summit


Save the Date: May 22-23, 2024

The 2024 Population Health Management Summit will take place May 22-23, 2024. Once more information is available, we will update this page and email all the details. We look forward to seeing you in 2024!​

Conference Agenda

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Education sessions and speakers are still being finalized at this time.

Opening Keynote Speaker - Dr. Mark McClellan

McClellan_Mark_PROMOPIC-682x830.jpgMark McClellan, M.D., PhD, is Director at the Margolis Center for Health Policy at Duke University. He is a physician-economist who focuses on quality and value in health care, including payment reform, real-world evidence and more effective drug and device innovation. Dr. McClellan is at the center of the nation’s efforts to combat the pandemic and the author of a roadmap that details the steps needed for a comprehensive COVID-19 response and safe reopening of our country.

He is former administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and former commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration where he developed and implemented major reforms in health policy. Dr. McClellan is an independent director on the boards of Johnson & Johnson, Cigna, Alignment Healthcare, and PrognomIQ; co-chairs the Guiding Committee for the Health Care Payment Learning and Action Network; and serves as an advisor for Arsenal Capital Group, Blackstone Life Sciences, and MITRE.

Closing Keynote Speaker - Ellen Lukens

Ellen Lukens Headshot.jpgEllen Lukens is the Deputy Director of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMS Innovation Center). In this role, Ms. Lukens leads policy development at the CMS Innovation Center. Ms. Lukens has deep experience both within and outside the government tackling complex health policy issues. Prior to this role, Ellen served as the Group Director of the Policy and Programs Group (PPG) within the CMS Innovation Center, where she led the team that provides cross-cutting support for Center-wide policy and portfolio management, including related to the Advanced Payment Model (APM) portion of the Medicare and Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA). Ms. Lukens also served as the Division Director for Ambulatory Payment models, where she led development of specialty care models, including the Oncology Care Model. Prior to joining CMS, Ms. Lukens led the Provider Practice at Avalere Health. In that role, she worked with hospitals, physician groups, and post-acute care providers on many policy and strategy issues, including developing analytic tools to improve performance and to evaluate participation in CMMI models. Prior to Avalere, Ms. Lukens held policy roles in hospital associations. Ms. Lukens began her health policy career as Presidential Management Fellow at CMS. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University and a Masters in Public Health from the University of Michigan.

Conference Agenda

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Education sessions and speakers are still being finalized at this time.

 ‭(Hidden)‬ Wednesday, December 7

  • 10:30am - 1:00pm
    Registration Opens and Visit with Sponsors

    ​Note: Lunch on your own

  • 1:00pm - 1:15pm
    Welcome and Opening Remarks

    Speaker: Mark Parkinson, President & Chief Executive Officer, AHCA/NCAL

  • 1:15pm - 2:15pm
    General Session - Driving the Conversation: A Look at the Future of Health Care in America

    Speaker: Dr. Mark McClellan, Director, Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy

    Session Description: TBD

  • 2:15pm - 2:30pm
    Break & Marketplace Meet-Ups
  • 2:30pm - 3:45pm
    Breakout Sessions

    Attendees, please choose one session for this time block.

    OPTION 1: One Size Does Not Fit All: Paths to I-SNP Participation

    Speaker(s):Hank Watson, Chief Development Officer, American Health Plans; Rick Grindrod, President and CEO, Provider Partners Health Plan; Marc Hudak, Chief Growth Officer, Longevity Heath Plans; Amy Kaszak, President, Special Needs Plans, AllyAlign Health

    Session Description: Provider Led I-SNPs are a hot topic and in 2021 outpaced the growth of larger insurer I-SNPs. Join this session to hear from experts on the options in the provider led I-SNP space.  It is not all about equity interest, there are several meaningful paths to participation to enhance your organizations future viability and transform care at the bedside.

    OPTION 2: Healthcare Transformation: Why Should Assisted Living Providers Care? PHMS AL Icon.png

    Speaker(s): LaShuan Bethea, Executive Director, NCAL; Dr. Priti Jindal; Chief Medical Officer, Five Star Senior Living; Dave Chensvold, Executive Chairman, HealthCARE of Iowa

    Session Description: Value based care, population health, I-SNPs, the alphabet soup continues; what does this mean for assisted living providers and why should AL providers pay attention.  Whether you know it or not, payors and referral sources are tracking your outcomes. What are the implications and what can you do?

    OPTION 3: Bringing Health Home Models

    Speaker(s): Tom Coble, President/CEO, Elmbrook Management; Kris Hansen, CEO, Western Home Communities

    Session Description: Facility-based care will be shaped, by moving health home, expansion of home and in community services, and value-based reimbursement arrangements. Operating within existing statutory and regulatory parameters and not reliant on PHE waivers, some providers are deploying new models that encompass a continuum of care leveraging the strength and infrastructure of the facility. Join this session to hear of two such models.

    OPTION 4: Tools for Effective and Efficient Network Quality Programming PHMS Network Icon.png

    Speaker(s): Rachel Heilskov, Director of Network Management, AHCA/NCAL Network Members (Panel)

    Session Description: Organizations utilize various tools and programs for their quality initiatives. When partnering together as a network, aligned measures and consistent processes are keys to network success. While Network Participants collectively decide which quality measures are most important to the Network, individual organizations performance is still critical to organization and network success. In this session, attendees will learn about AHCA Member Benefit tools, Long-Term Care Trend Tracker and the Long-Term Care Data Sharing Cooperative, and how these tools and resources can be leveraged in individual facility and network success. Attendees will also gain practical application guidance on ways to improve their required QAPI programs to impact various population health programs.

  • 3:45pm - 4:00pm
    Break & Marketplace Meet-Ups
  • 4:00pm - 5:00pm
    Structured Networking Sessions

    Attendees, please choose one session for this time block.

    OPTION 1: Speed Networking with I-SNP Organizations

    Speakers: Hank Watson, Chief Development Officer, American Health Plans; Rick Grindrod, President and CEO, Provider Partners Health Plan; Marc Hudak, Chief Growth Officer, Longevity Heath Plans; Amy Kaszak, President, Special Needs Plans, AllyAlign Health

    Session Description: Meet and speak with the organizations that are partnering with SNF and AL providers to propel and support provider owned special needs plans.  Ask questions to more fully understand your options for ownership and/or collaboration.

    OPTION 2: Provider Owned Networks

    Speakers: Katie Colgan, Executive Director, Integrated Networks, AHCA/NCAL; Rachel Heilskov, Director of Network Management, AHCA/NCAL

    Session Description: Please join the group if you participate in or have an interest in provider-owned networks, which are advancing opportunities and outcomes for value-based care contracts across multiple states and growing.

    OPTION 3: Opportunities for Independent Owners in Population Health

    Speaker(s): Jill Sumner, Vice President, Population Health Management, AHCA/NCAL

    Session Description: Wondering how you can participate as an smaller provider in the vast ocean of value based care and population health?  This session will discuss challenges and opportunities centric to smaller providers and paths forward.

    OPTION 4: Considerations for Assisted Living in Value Based Care PHMS AL Icon.png

    Speaker(s): LaShuan Bethea, Executive Director, NCAL; Mike Cheek, Senior Vice President, Reimbursement Policy & Market Strategy, AHCA/NCAL

    Session Description: Join your peers for an interactive discussion on assisted living, value based care, and population health management as well as get a better understanding of the sessions focused on assisted living for the next day.

  • 5:00pm - 6:00pm
    Networking Reception

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  • 8:15am - 9:15am
  • 9:15am - 10:30am
    Breakout Sessions

    Attendees, please choose one session for this time block.

    OPTION 1: Hospital at Home: Implications for PAC/LTC Providers

    Speaker(s): Tyler Cromer, Principal, ATI Advisory; Patrick Kneeland, MD, SFHM, Vice President of Medical Affairs, Dispatch Health; Nick Schneeman, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Lifespark

    Session Description: Hospital at Home programs are growing across Medicare, in both FFS and Medicare Advantage, and there has been a lot of attention on the Medicare Acute Hospital Care at Home waiver since CMS announced this flexibility early in the pandemic. Come learn about Medicare Hospital at Home programs, who is participating, and how frequently Medicare beneficiaries are really being served at home. Speakers will share their views on the future for these programs and what hospital at home means for PAC/LTC providers.

    OPTION 2: Value-Based Care Payment Models: Lessons Learned and Predictions for the Next Phase

    Speaker(s): Brian Fuller, CEO, Integrated Care Solutions; Rick Grindrod, President and CEO, Provider Partners Health Plan

    Session Description: After over 12 years of experience, there have been many impacts, behavior changes, new partnerships and lessons learned across the SNF and LTC sector. The roles of SNF and LTC providers have varied from directly bearing the risk to responding to and partnering with health systems, physician practices and conveners who were bearing the risk. Given this experience, the recently released strategy refresh from CMMI and this new healthcare environment, an experienced panel of experts will also offer common themes for the next phase of payment models and predictions for how these may impact SNF and LTC providers going forward.

    OPTION 3: Market Strategies for Assisted Living: Experience from the Field PHMS AL Icon.png
    Speakers: Lynne Katzmann, Founder and CEO, Juniper Communities; Amy Kaszak, President Special Needs Plans, AllyAlign; Jill Sumner, Vice President, Population Health Management, AHCA/NCAL

    Session Description: Consumers have always expressed their strong preference to receive care in their homes.  The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the actualization of care at home services with growth in virtual care, emerging technologies, and value based care.  Presenters will share models and market strategies to succeed in this changing landscape.

    OPTION 4: Using Aggregate Data to Facilitate Meaningful Clinical Change in Practice PHMS Network Icon.png

    Speaker(s): Dr. David Gifford, Chief Medical Officer, AHCA/NCAL

    Session Description: As providers strive to engage in value-based quality models, how must their mindset shift to understand and see the benefits of looking at their group in the aggregate. This session will educate participants on the benefits of aggregate data, and the individual facilities capabilities and responsibilities for improving the aggregate outcomes. These practical approaches can help shape new value-based quality reimbursement models as CMS requires the shift to increase provider accountability. 

  • 10:30am - 10:45am
    Break & Marketplace Meet-Ups
  • 10:45am - 12:00pm
    General Session - Provider Insights on Developing and Implementing Your Organization’s Population Health Strategy

    ​Speakers: Betsy Rust, Plante Moran; Maureen Cahill, Administrator, Spurgeon Manor; Steve Fogg, CFO, Marquis, Shelby Barnes, Nurse Consultant, HealthCARE of Iowa

    Session Description: This session will feature a panel discussion that will explore individual provider organizations approaches to population health. Panelists will share their experiences in evaluating various risk based models of care and provide guidance on how various strategies have impacted their operations and provided financial returns on investment.  

  • 12:00pm - 1:00pm
  • 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Breakout Sessions

    Attendees, please choose one session for this time block.

    OPTION 1: Medicare-Medicaid Integration: Where It’s Been and Where It’s Going

    Speaker(s): Allison Rizer, Principal, ATI Advisory; Lindsay Barnette, Director, Models, Demonstrations & Analysis Group, CMS Medicare-Medicaid Coordination Office; J. Mark Traylor, President, Traylor Porter Healthcare

    Session Description: States, CMS, and Congress continue to advance Medicare-Medicaid integration through rulemaking and proposed legislation. Hear from experts on the rapidly evolving dual eligible policy landscape, including recent state trends, a deep dive on what’s happening in Medicare Advantage and D-SNPs, and the future of the duals demonstration program. Presenters will also discuss the conversations on Capitol Hill to greatly expand the number of states pursuing Medicare-Medicaid integration.

    OPTION 2: Sorting Through the ACO Maze PHMS AL Icon.png

    Speaker(s): Jennifer Boese
    , Director of Health Care Policy & Innovation, CLA (CliftonLarsonAllen), Kendra Fauth-Edwards, Chief Marketing Officer, CarDON & Associates, Inc.

    Session Description: APM. ACO. REACH. MSSP. What do all the acronyms mean, and why should you care anyway? In this session, you’ll learn about one of the primary trends driving all of health care, including SNFs, towards more value-based, alternative payment arrangements, Accountable Care Organizations. Then we’ll take a deeper dive into the two main ACOs models – the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) and REACH – and how they compare to one another on key features. Finally, gain insight into what SNFs must consider when thinking about SNF-ACO partnerships.
    OPTION 3: Primary Care: Do you Own, Contract, or Partner? PHMS AL Icon.png

    Speaker(s): Phil Fogg Jr., CEO/President, Marquis Companies

    Session Description: Primary care is the building block of population health management models. Given its primacy, how do SNF and LTC providers approach engagement with physicians and advance practice professionals. What do you need to consider as you evaluate your options?
    OPTION 4: Elements of Clinical Integration for LTC Providers and Networks PHMS Network Icon.png

    Speaker(s): Rhonda Schechter
    , Managing Associate, Frost Brown Todd; Katie Colgan, Executive Director, Networks, AHCA/NCAL

    Session Description: As CMS requires providers and payers to shift to accountable and value-based quality and reimbursement models, how can providers integrate with one another and ensure they understand and meet the legal requirements of integration? This session will educate participants on the legal elements of clinical and financial integration with examples of how long term and post acute care providers are practically achieving these milestones. Attendees will understand the legal elements, and how to build and meet these elements and requirements through concrete real life examples that prioritize efficiencies and realities of our current industry pressures and challenges such as cost and staffing.

  • 2:00pm - 2:15pm
    Break & Marketplace Meet-Ups
  • 2:15pm - 3:15pm
    Closing General Session - Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation

    Speaker: Ellen Lukens, Deputy Director, Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMS Innovation Center)

    Session Description: Come hear a question and answer session with Deputy Director, Ellen Lukens, about CMS Innovation Center’s broad vision for Population Health including current and future opportunities for LTC/PAC providers to take leadership roles in alternative payment models.

  • 2:45pm - 3:00pm
    Wrap Up and Adjourn

    ​Speaker: Mary Ousley, Chief Strategy Officer, PruittHealth

​Registration & Hotel Information

 ‭(Hidden)‬ Registration

Online Registration ends November 30

​Provider Member
​Provider Non-Member
​Other (Non-members other than Providers, e.g. Health Plan staff, Consultants, and Attorneys)
​AHCA/NCAL State Affiliate Staff
*This registration category is exclusively for executives and staff of AHCA/NCAL affiliate state health organizations. Provider members and non-members must register under their respective categories and rates listed above.
Other Non-member Association and Not For Profit Community Organization

Attendee Eligibility
Participation in this conference is intended for long term care (LTC) member and nonmember providers, AHCA/NCAL state affiliate staff members, health plan staff, health care consultants, attorneys and other nonmember association and not for profit community organizations.  All other attendee types please contact sales@ahca.org to learn how to participate.

Conference Registration Payment
Payment fees for the conference and optional activities can be made by U.S. check, American Express, Visa, or MasterCard. AHCA/NCAL will not process your registration without full payment. To avoid duplicate charges to your credit card, DO NOT mail a copy of your registration form once it has been faxed or posted online.

Registration confirmations will be e-mailed to you via e-mail within 15 days of receipt.

Registration substitutions will be allowed up to two days prior to the conference. Changes and/or substitutions must be made in writing via fax to (202) 898-6302, or e-mail to meetings@ahca.org.

Registration cancellations received on or before November 9, 2022 will be refunded minus a $55.00 administrative fee. Any change or cancellation must be sent via e-mail to meetings@ahca.org. Refunds will be processed within 15 days following the end of the conference. Registration refunds will not be issued after November 9. Refunds, credits, or substitutions will NOT be granted on no-shows or onsite registrations.

Special Accommodations and Dietary Needs
We do our best to include vegan and gluten free option at every meal. If you require special accommodations or have special dietary needs, please contact AHCA/NCAL at meetings@ahca.org before November 30, 2022.

Weather and Conference Attire
The average high temperature for late December in Washington, DC is 48°F, with a low of 30°F. Business-casual attire is suitable for all meetings, sessions, and receptions, but please remember to bring a sweater or jacket for air-conditioned rooms.

 ‭(Hidden)‬ Hotel & Travel Information

Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center
201 Waterfront Street, National Harbor, MD 20745  

Our group block is now closed.
You can make a reservation at the prevailing rate here or by calling call 1-877-491-0468.

Hotel Reservation Cancelations
At the time a hotel reservation is made, one (1) night’s room advance deposit will be charged to the credit card provided. Hotel will not hold any reservations unless secured by this deposit. The deadline to cancel room reservations without penalty is 72 hours prior to the day of arrival, local hotel time.

Cancellations made within 72 hours (or 3 working days) of arrival will forfeit one night’s room and tax. Any changes to the reservation arrival and departure dates past the November 9, 2022 deadline are contingent upon resort availability and at the prevailing rate.

Location and Directions
Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center is located 6.9 miles from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA). Additional airport information is available here.

Daily parking is available for $33 daily plus tax, valet for $54 daily plus tax.

 ‭(Hidden)‬ Health & Safety

We value the health, safety, and well-being of our members and the residents they care for above all else. We have been closely monitoring the evolving situation with COVID-19 and the Delta variant, CDC guidance and local mandates. Based on these factors, the following health and safety protocol updates have been made to the 2021 Population Health Management Summit and the co-located meetings.

All those attending in person will be required to:

  1. Be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. To be considered fully vaccinated, you must be two weeks past your second dose in a 2-dose series (Pfizer or Moderna) or two weeks past a single-dose vaccine (J&J/Janssen).
  2. Wear a mask while in a public, indoor setting during any Committee Meeting or Conference event including all common areas, meeting rooms and event spaces.

Additional information regarding how to provide proof of vaccination is forthcoming. In the meantime, should you have any questions about this policy update, please direct your inquiries to meetings@ahca.org.