HPA’s 2019 Annual Conference was held at a new venue this year—the Albany Capital Center—located at 55 Eagle Street in downtown Albany, New York, with hotel and parking next door to the Center.
At this year’s conference we examined the challenge of rising costs and solutions to make health care more affordable for New Yorker’s. Panels featuring national and local experts examined:
⇒ The underlying factors behind rising health care spending, their impact on efforts to expand health coverage, and approaches to rein in costs;
⇒ The impact of payment reform efforts on cost and quality; and
⇒ How purchasers and providers are confronting rising costs and the changing dynamics of the marketplace.
Keynote Speaker Kenneth Thorpe, PhD., Chair of the Department of Health Policy and Management at Emory University, discussed the costs, challenges and implications of implementing a single payer system, its impact on health care, and what it means for patients, providers, health plans, employers and policymakers.