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Embracing Healthcare Finance Innovation and Accountability in Spending

By Jack O'Brien  
   September 14, 2020

A free upcoming virtual event features sessions on topics that matter to finance leaders as they navigate the new normal and envision a road map for the future.

In a year marked by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, healthcare finance executives are still analyzing the impact of the virus on the industry.

When it comes to care delivery, spending strategies, and other innovations in the finance segment, there is an opportunity to learn from the past six months and be proactive going forward.

HealthLeaders will host the Healthcare Finance NOW Summit on September 29, a free virtual event that runs from 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. EDT and features sessions on topics that matter to finance leaders as they navigate the new normal and envision a road map for the future.

You can register for the Healthcare Finance NOW Summit by following this link.

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Below are previews of both the opening and closing keynote presentations:

Opening keynote: Accountability in Health Care Delivery and Spending in the Wake of COVID

Speaker: Elizabeth Mitchell, CEO of the Pacific Business Group on Health

Session description: "We're at an inflection point: The current environment has created opportunity to make fundamental shifts in the healthcare system we’ve long known are needed. Meaningfully addressing healthcare delivery, spending and affordability has become an urgent need in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and a top priority for this country’s largest private corporations and public healthcare purchasers."

"In this session, Elizabeth Mitchell will outline the large employer/healthcare purchaser perspective on the need for payment reform, the actions they’re eyeing to make change and the role of all actors in the healthcare sector."

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Closing keynote: Innovation in Healthcare Finance: Lessons from California

Speaker: Dr. Micah Weinberg, CEO of CA Fwd

Session description: "California has been on the leading edge of health finance innovation from Medicaid expansion and reform to augmenting subsidies for its public health insurance exchange. Though it was a leader on integrating care and lowering costs, that leadership position has been slowly slipping over the course of the past two decades."

"What are the lessons from California's experience that are relevant to other states and what should we expect from the nation's most populous state on the future of health finance that is currently suffering a major budget crisis?"

Related: Consolidating California: Concentrated Provider Markets and Rising Prices

Register for the event by following this link.

Jack O'Brien is the finance editor at HealthLeaders, a Simplify Compliance brand.


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