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2018 Spring Health Care Summit

April 6 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am

$60 – $119.00
THE 2017 FALL PBN HEALTH CARE Summit drew over 250 attendees Thursday morning.

When:  April 6th, 2018
Place:   Providence Marriott, 1 Orms Street
Time:    8:00 – 11:00 am

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$60 per person/ $65 at the door/includes breakfast

The initial efforts to ‘Repeal & Replace’ fell short. Couple that with President Trump’s directive to cut subsidies and the recent tax law change to repeal the individual insurance mandate, and the future of health care still remains a mystery.

PBN’s 2018 Spring Health Care Summit will include a panel of health care experts and business leaders who will bring attendees up to date on the latest news and expectations.

  • What are the implications with the repeal of the health insurance individual mandate?
  • Prescription costs on the rise – how can they be contained?
  • Powerhouse mergers – CVS & Aetna, not to mention the Amazon-Berkshire Hathaway-JPMorgan Chase initiative. What does this mean for health care in general and will we actually see lower cost, managed health care?
  • Will the latest regulations promulgated by the Health Insurance Commissioner start to move the cost curve in the state? If not, how long will it take for them to have an impact, if at all?
  • The Opioid Crisis has been declared a nationwide public health emergency. What else can the government and state do? What is the impact on employers?
  • The Trump administration appears to be pulling back from key Medicare and Medicaid goals previously set forth. If this is true, is real reform in this area likely?
  • National initiatives to reduce paperwork for physicians can dramatically change the way care is paid for at the primary care level. What are these initiatives and will they be put into play anytime soon?
  • Innovation & technology and the impact to the Health Care Industry
  • Population Health – How are providers meeting the health care needs of the community?
  • Can other options such as self-insurance, consumer driven health plans, level-funding plans and wellness incentive plans affect change? Can short-term and association health care plans possibly take off?
  • Are Accountable Care Organizations (ACO’s) meeting their goals? And what is their future with the new administration?

    Panelists Include:
  • Dr. Gus Manocchia, Chief Medical Officer, Blue Cross Blue Shield of RI
  • Dr. Peter Hollmann, Chief Medical Officer, Brown Medicine
  • Al Charbonneau, Executive Director, RI Business Group on Health
  • Stephen Farrell, CEO, UnitedHealthcare
  • Marie Ganim, RI Health Insurance Commissioner
  • Dr. Claire Levesque, Chief Medical Officer for Commercial Products, Tufts Health Plan
  • Joan Kwiatkowski, CEO, CareLink and PACE Organization of RI
  • Dr. Martin Serota, Chief Medical Officer, Prospect CharterCARE Health Partners
  • Dr. Alan Kurose, CEO, Coastal Medical
  • David Burnett, acting Chief Operating Officer, Neighborhood Health Plan of RI


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Partner Sponsors

NEIGHBROHOOD HEALTH PLAN of Rhode Island raised its rates this year, but the nonprofit’s frugal strategies kept its prices the lowest on HealthSource RI.






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1 Orms Street
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