Getting to Healthcare Value: Finding Common Ground to Increase our Power

This conference featured advocate leaders and national experts with an interest in lowering healthcare costs and increasing quality. The conference was held at the Hotel Monteleone in New Orleans on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 10-11, 2016, with an optional (and fun!) “Test Your Knowledge” game show and dinner on Wednesday evening. 


Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016

Game Show: Test Your Healthcare Value Knowledge


Welcome Dinner


Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016

Welcome and Opening Remarks

David Adler, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Laura MacCleery, Consumers Union

After the Election: What's it Mean for Healthcare Value and Consumer Advocates? (Combined Slides)

David Adler, RWJF (moderator)
Ashley Ridlon, Bipartisan Policy Center
Judy Solomon, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

Getting Consumers Engaged: Can We Make Consumers a Credible Threat on Healthcare Value Issues?
Anthony Wright, California Health Access (moderator)

Chuck Bell, Consumers Union (Slides)
Jonathan Voss, Lake Research Group

How Stepping Stone Issues Can Get Us to Better Healthcare Value (Combined Slides)
  • Network Adequacy & Transparency, Claire McAndrew (Families USA)
    • Network Adequacy Resources Page, Healthcare Value Hub
    • NAIC Network Adequacy Model Act
    • How States Are Improving Consumers’ Access to In-Network Health Care Providers, Families USA 
    • Standards for Health Insurance Provider Networks: Examples from the States, Families USA
    • Improving the Accuracy of Health Insurance Plans’ Provider Directories, Families USA
    • State Regulation of Marketplace Plan Provider Networks, Commonwealth Fund
  • Choosing Wisely/Low-Value Care, Lynne Garner (CT)
    • Choosing Wisely website
    • Consumer Reports & Connecticut Choosing Wisely Collaborative website
    • Choosing Wisely: More Medicine Is Not Always Better, Consumer Reports
    • Connecticut Choosing Wisely Collaborative website
  • Certificate of Need/Freestanding EDs, Debra Judy (CO)
  • Price Transparency/Justification, Matthew Celentano (MD)

Friday, Nov. 11, 2016

Community Health Interventions for High-Cost, High-Need Patients: A Triple Play?

Hannah Katch, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (moderator)
Melinda Abrams, Commonwealth Fund (Slides)
Sinsi Hernández-Cancio, Families USA (Slides)
Deborah Riddick, Camden Coalition (Slides)

A Fresh and Provocative Look at Provider Payment Reform

Lynn Quincy, Healthcare Value Hub (moderator)
Andi Mullen, Community Catalyst (Slides)
Robert Berenson, Urban Institute (Slides)


Conference Knowledge Wall

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