2015 NYHPA Annual Conference

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Thursday, November 19th, 2015 at 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

NYHPA 2015 Conference

We hope you were able to join us at the 2015 Annual Conference. We hosted more than 200 people who were in attendance on November 19th at the Albany Marriott Hotel as well as 40 exhibitors who were there to share new products and ideas.

If you weren’t there, here are some highlights from the conference. Thanks to all who made the day a success, and we hope to see everyone at the NYHPA 2016 Annual Conference!

Welcome - 2015 NYHPA Conference
Paul F. Macielak, Esq., NYHPA President & CEO, and Robert R. Hinckley, NYHPA Chairperson/Board of Directors, Senior VP Strategy and Communications, Chief Strategy Officer, Capital District Physicians’ Health Plan.

“How Good is Our ‘Triple Aim’?”

Alan R. Weil

We were pleased to have Alan R. Weil present the Keynote Address this year. Mr. Weil is the Editor-in-Chief of Health Affairs, a multidisciplinary peer-reviewed journal dedicated to the serious exploration of domestic and international health policy and system change and is the nation’s leading journal at the intersection of health, health care and policy.

Opening Remarks

Howard A. Zucker, MD, JD, Commissioner, New York State Department of Health

Howard A. Zucker, MD, JD, Commissioner, New York State Department of Health

Luncheon Speaker

Cultivating New “Social Skills:” Harnessing Social Media for Health Plan Transformation

Mandi Bishop, Analytics Practice Lead, Dell Health Plan Innovation & Consulting

Mandi Bishop - 2015 NYHPA Conference

Dealing with DSRIP and SHIP: Plan Approaches to Payment Reform

Moderator: Laurel Pickering, MPH, President and CEO, Northeast Business Group on Health
Panelists: Denise V. Gonick, Esq., President and CEO, MVP Health Care; DeWayne Hiebert, Executive Director, Strategy and Operations, Aetna Accountable Care Solutions, East Region; Pat Wang, CEO, Healthfirst

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Customer Centric Care: Creating Consumer Value in the Health Plan Setting

Moderator: Peter Newell, Director, Health Insurance Project, United Hospital Fund
Panelists: Brett Edelson, Vice President, Product, UnitedHealthcare; Edward Segel, Vice President, Product, Oscar Health Insurance

2015 NYHPA Conference

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A big THANK YOU to our Sponsors and Exhibitors for making the 2015 NYHPA Annual Conference a HUGE success! All sponsor and exhibitor spots were sold out for this year and unfortunately, for that reason, we had to turn some away.

Conference Sponsors and Exhibitors

Diamond Sponsors

Pre-Conference Reception Sponsor—Beacon Health Strategies

Pre-Conference Dinner Sponsor and Conference Tote Bag—Magellan Health Services

Conference Breakfast Sponsor—Premier Home Health Care Services, Inc.

Conference Luncheon Sponsor—CareCentrix

Platinum Exhibitors

Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC)

eClinical Works

Envolve (sponsor of Beverage Center #2)

The Execu-Search Group



Gold Exhibitors

Alkermes, Inc.



Health Information Designs

Indivior Inc.

MedImpact Healthcare Systems, Inc.



ProCare Rx



ZOLL Services, LLC

Silver Exhibitors



Avanti Health Care Services (sponsor of Beverage Center #1)


Healthcare Financial, Inc. (sponsor of the Conference Folder)

HealthPlex, Inc.

LDR Spine

LIBERTY Dental Plan

Lumara Health

Merck Inc.

Mom’s Meals Nourish Care

MTM, Inc.


Quest Analytics



Superior Vision

2015 Conference Program Cover

The Challenge of Change: Health Plan Innovation in a New Health Care Marketplace

“Welcome to the New York Health Plan Association’s (HPA) 2015 Annual Conference, “The Challenge of Change: Health Plan Innovation in a New Health Care Marketplace.” Today’s conference will highlight some of the most innovative approaches health plans in New York have taken to advance quality of care and efficiency for their members. From pioneering payment reform strategies and consumer engagement initiatives, health plans have been challenged to realign how health care is delivered and paid for. Today’s speakers will share their insights into the challenges and opportunities health plans face, how they are tackling these situations, and what they have learned so far. Our goal is that attendees will discover how these lessons might apply in their own companies as well as how they could enhance collaborative efforts across the health care system.”

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