The Path to Value: New Trends, Managing Risk, Addressing Cost, and Improving Outcomes

June 1, 2018 | 7:45 am - 3:30 pm
Four Points Sheraton
1125 Boston-Providence Turnpike
Norwood, MA 02062, USA

Healthcare Financial Management Association

Massachusetts-Rhode Island Chapter


The Path to Value: New Trends, Managing Risk, Addressing Cost, and Improving Outcomes

The health care industry is rapidly changing as new technology and clinical advances improve care and challenge providers and payers to keep up with innovations. At this seminar participants will:

Listen to updates on healthcare reform and legislative activities from Capitol Hill to Beacon Hill;

Learn effective coding and denials management techniques to improve your bottom line;

Hear about the Amazon effect on the healthcare industry; and

Identify new approaches to looking at pharmaceutical costs, utilization, and outcomes. Pre-requisite Requirements: No advanced preparation necessary

Program/Education Committee Chair: Garrett Gillespie, Esq., Boston Medical Center HealthNet Plan

Program Coordinators: Kimberly Carlozzi, PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLC Karen Granoff, Massachusetts Hospital Association


Program Agenda

Online Registration



The Path to Value Friday, June 1, 2018 Four Points Sheraton Hotel 1125 Boston Providence Turnpike, Norwood, MA 02062
7:45–8:15 Registration, Networking and Continental Breakfast
8:15–8:30 Welcome, Introductions, and Chapter Announcements: Rosemary Rotty, President, HFMA MA-RI Chapter
8:30–9:30 Legislative Updates: What’s the Latest from DC? Alex Calcagno, Director, Federal and Community Relations, Massachusetts Medical Society

9:30–10:40 Innovative Approaches to Addressing Pharmaceutical Costs and Utilization Mara Bloom, Executive Director, MGH Cancer Center Patrick Davish, Associate Vice President for Global Market Access, Merck Michael Sherman, MD, Chief Medical Offi cer, Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare Amy Vachon, Director Clinical Pharmacy, Atrius Health
Moderator: Robert Mechanic, Senior Fellow, Brandeis University, Director, The Health Industry Forum

10:40–11:00 Networking Break

11:00–12:00 Keynote: “Alexa: What can Healthcare Expect from Amazon?” David Williams, President, Health Business Group

12:00–12:55 Luncheon and Networking

12:55–1:45 Improving Revenue Integrity through Effective Coding and Denials Management Christy Matheson, Vice President of Coding, Medical Record Associates, LLC
1:45–3:00 Healthcare Reform Efforts in the Commonwealth Roberta Herman, MD, Executive Director, Group Insurance Commission Amy Rosenthal, Executive Director, Health Care for All Eric Weil, MD, Chief Medical Offi cer, Primary Care, Partners Center for Population Health Jean Yang, President, Tufts Health Public Plans
Moderator: Nancy Turnbull, Senior Associate Dean for Professional Education, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
3:00–3:15 Program Wrap-up and Raffl e Drawings Raffl e drawing for Red Sox tickets, gift cards and pass to educational conference courtesy of PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLC, HealthLeads, and the Massachusetts Health and Hospital Association