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Sixth Annual National Policy Conference
Exchanges: Driving a Value Agenda
December 13, 2011 | Four Seasons, Georgetown | Washington, DC
Agenda

8:30 a.m. - WELCOME
Sarah Thomas, Vice President, Public Policy and Communications, National Committee for Quality Assurance

8:35 a.m. - KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Margaret E. O’Kane, President, National Committee for Quality Assurance

8:45 a.m. - PANEL 1: Opportunities to Drive Competition on Quality and Cost
Moderator:
Sarah Thomas, Vice President, Public Policy and Communications, National Committee for Quality Assurance
Keely Cofrin Allen, Director, Office of Health Care Statistics, Utah Department of Health. Click here for the presentation.
Bruce Goldberg, Director, Oregon Health Authority
Darin Gordon, Director and CEO, TennCare. Click here for the presentation.
Steve Larsen, Deputy Administrator and Director, Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

10:00 a.m. - Break

10:15 a.m. - PANEL 2: The New Market: Consumers 
Moderator:
Sarah Scholle, Vice President, Research, National Committee for Quality Assurance
Carol Cronin, Executive Director, Informed Patient Institute. Click here for the presentation.
Lynn Quincy, Senior Policy Analyst, Consumers Union. Click here for the presentation.
Robert Restuccia, Executive Director, Community Catalyst. Click here for the presentation.
Sarah Rosenbaum, Professor, George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services

11:30 a.m. - Lunch Keynote: Sandy Praeger, Kansas Insurance Commissioner

12:45 a.m. - PANEL 3: Health Plans: What Do They Think the Exchange Market Will Look Like?

Moderator: Phyllis Torda, Vice President, Quality Solutions Group, National Committee for Quality Assurance
John Fallon, Senior Vice President, Chief Physician Executive, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts. Click here for the presentation.
John Kaelin, Senior Vice President for Health Reform, United Healthcare. Click here for the presentation.
Mario Molina, President and CEO, Molina Healthcare, Inc.

2:00 p.m. - Health & Behavioral Economics: Katherine Baicker, Professor of Health Economics, Harvard School of Public Health

2:30 p.m. - PANEL 4: The New Market: Small and Large Businesses
Moderator:
Tricia Barrett, Vice President, Product Development, National Committee for Quality Assurance 
Helen Darling, President and CEO, National Business Group on Health. Click here for the presentation.
Bob Graboyes, Senior Healthcare Advisor, National Federation of Independent Business. Click here for the presentation.
William Kramer, Executive Director for National Health Policy, Pacific Business Group on Health. Click here for the presentation.


3:45 p.m. - CLOSING REMARKS
Margaret E. O’Kane, President, National Committee for Quality Assurance
 

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