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Tuesday, November 16th, 2021 - Thursday, November 18th, 2021

We hope you were able to join us at the 2016 NYHPA Annual Conference. We hosted more than 200 people who were in attendance on November 17th at the Troy Hilton Garden Inn as well as 40 exhibitors who were there to share new products and ideas.

Health plans continue to change significantly in order to adapt to ongoing changes in the health care marketplace. Recent catch phrases in health care include “value based,” “price transparency,” and “quality centric.” Defining these buzz words and understanding exactly what they mean—and what it all means in terms of our health care delivery system—was the focus of last year’s New York Health Plan Association Annual Conference.

We took a look at some of the innovative ways health plans in New York and across the country are responding to the need to be accountable for quality, access and performance. We examined trends that encourage consumers to choose lower cost, high quality providers and to promote competition based on the value of care. And we discussed the challenges to achieving these objectives as well as the rewards they can provide.

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 2017 Annual Conference!


 

Ian Morrison—Author, Consultant, Futurist.

Ian Morrison shared his perspective on the future of the healthcare market place and what the 2016 elections mean for health care. Ian is an internationally known author, consultant, and futurist specializing in long-term forecasting and planning with particular emphasis on health care and the changing business environment. He has written, lectured, and consulted on a wide variety of forecasting, strategy, and health care topics for government, industry, and a variety of nonprofit organizations in North America, Europe, and Asia. He has spoken to a range of audiences from the boards of Fortune 500 companies to the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences in Beijing. Ian has worked with more than 100 Fortune 500 companies in health care, manufacturing, information technology, and financial services. He is a frequent commentator on the future for television, radio, and the print media.


 

Sponsors & Exhibitors

HPA thanks the following sponsors and exhibitors for their support of the 2018 Annual Conference!

Diamond

Premier Home Health Services

 

Platinum

Inovalon, Inc.

LIBERTY Dental Plan

 

Gold

Beacon Health Options

Optum

 

Silver

Alkermes, Inc.

Call9

CSRA

eClinicalWorks

HealthCrowd

Healthplex., Inc.

LinguaLinx, Inc.

Magellan Health

ODH Solutions

Otsuka America Pharmaceuticals

Shire

Bronze

Ambry Genetics

Braeburn Pharmaceuticals

ForaCare, Inc.

Healthcare Financial, Inc.

Health Information Designs

HeartFlow

MTM, Inc.

Navitus Health Solutions

ProCare Rx

Sun Pharmaceuticals

The Medicines Company

Valence Health

 

Basic

Alexander Infusion

AMAG Pharmaceuticals

American HealthCare

Availity

EnvisionRx

Medical Consultants Network

MedScope Americal Corp

Mom’s Meals NourishCare

National Vision Administrators

Pulselight, Inc.

Relypsa

Sunovion

2017 NYHPA Conference program What's next for healthcare policy?On Thursday, November 16th more than 250 health care professionals joined us at the Hilton Garden Inn, Troy, NY, for a dynamic one day event, The State of Healthcare: What’s Next for Healthcare Policy.

Keynote Speaker Avik Roy, President of the Foundation for Research and Equal Opportunity and an Opinion Editor at  Forbes, and a passionate believer in the conservative case for universal coverage, the idea that markets and competition can bring quality health care to every American, provided a thought provoking presentation.  The Panel discussion on the shifting landscape on health policy included Paul Francis of the Governor’s office, joined by United Hospital Fund’s Peter Newell and PwC health industries expert James MacNeil. Bill Hammond, health director at the Empire Center, was moderator.

 

 Keynote Address

To obtain a copy of Avik Roy’s presentation “The Future of Healthcare Reform in Washington and Albany,” contact Arlene Halpert

Lunch Speaker

To download a copy of Edward S. Fishman’s presentation, “Wall Street Perspectives on Managed Care,” CLICK HERE

Panel: The Shifting Landscape of Health Policy in New York State

To download a copy of James H. McNeil’s presentation, CLICK HERE

To download a copy of Peter Newell’s presentation, CLICK HERE


 

Sponsorship & Exhibitors

HPA thanks the following sponsors and exhibitors for their support of the 2017 Annual Conference!

Diamond

Navitus Health Solutions

Beacon Health Options

 

Platinum

Healow Insights

Inovolon

LIBERTY Dental

 

Gold

Alkermes

HealthCrowd

 

Silver

Agadia

Call9 Emergency Medical

Health Management Associates

Healthplex, Inc.

Magellan Health

New York eHealth Collaborative

Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc.

Magellan Health

Otsuka America Pharmaceuticals

Shire

Trividia Health

Bronze

3M Health Information Systems

340B Exchange

Dynamic Healthcare Systems

EnvisionRx

Envolve (Centene Corporation)

ForaCare, Inc.

Healthify

HMS

MedImpact

Merck & Co. Inc.

MTM, Inc. (Medical Transportation Management)

National Vision Administrators (NVA)

NTT DATA Healthcare Staffing Services

PerformRx, LLC

ProCare Rx

Quest Analytics

Sun Pharmaceuticals

TESARO

TransUnion

 

Basic

Altruista Health Inc.

Availity

Bayer

BioReference Laboratories, Inc.

InSight Telepsychiatry

Mom’s Meals/NourishCare

ODH, Inc.

Oncology Analytis

Premier Home Health Care Services

Sunovion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Truven Health Analytics, IBM Watson Health

On Thursday, November 14th and 15th, 2018 the New York Health Plan Association held its Annual Conference at the Hilton Garden Inn, Troy, New York!

Over 250 people attended this year’s program “Decision 2018: The Intersection of Health Care Policy and Politics.” The program examined what impact the mid-term elections will have on national health policy and how it may affect New York’s efforts to expand health coverage, reform the delivery system and contain health care costs.

Panel discussions focused on what are some of the factors contributing to rising health care costs, potential approaches at the state level for containing costs, and how the elections will impact different segments of the health care marketplace in New York. Futurist Jim Carroll provided insights into the major scientific, technological, consumer and social trends that will allow for some very dramatic changes in how health care is delivered.

 

Jim Carroll

Futurist – Trends – Innovation Expert

“Healthcare 2025—The Transformative Trends That Will Define Our Future”

Everyone in a leadership position in the health care system knows that the challenges are substantial and immense. A rapid increase in lifestyle disease, skills shortages, the acceleration of science and medical device technology, combined with cutbacks in funding and resources. That’s why innovation has quickly come to be one of the top issues that senior health care executives and medical professionals are focused on. There is a realization that there is an urgent need to challenge the very philosophies upon which the system is built.

Keynote speaker Jim Carroll provided insights into the major scientific, technological, consumer and social trends that will, by the year 2025, allow for some very dramatic changes in the concept of health care delivery. He discussed why innovation is no longer just a fashionable phrase — it’s the critical new leadership focus for executives in the health care sector.

Jim Carroll is an author, columnist, media commentator, and consultant, with a focus on linking future trends to innovation and creativity, and has been named by BusinessWeek as one of four leading sources for insight on innovation and creativity.  He has a 20-year track record in providing direct, independent guidance to a huge, diverse global client base, combined with a previous professional financial background, including 12 years with the world’s largest professional services firm. Jim is recognized worldwide as a “thought leader” and authority on: global trends; rapid business model change; business model disruption in a period of economic uncertainty; and the necessity for fast paced innovation.

HPA thanks the following sponsors and exhibitors for their support of the 2018 Annual Conference!

Diamond

Beacon Health Options

Dialyze Direct

Zipara

 

Platinum

LIBERTY Dental

 

Gold

AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals

PerformRx

 

Silver

3M Health Information Systems

Agadia

Beacon LBS

Call9 Emergency Medical

Health Management Associates

Healthplex, Inc.

New York eHealth Collaborative

Trividia Health

Bronze

Convey Health Solutions

DentaQuest

Happify Health

Magellan Health

Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc.

ProgenyHealth

TESARO

United Concierge Medicine

 

Basic

Altruista Health Inc.

Healthcare Quality Strategies, Inc.

MedHok

MedImpact Healthcare Systems, Inc.

Merck & Co., Inc.

MTM, Inc. (Medical Transportation Management)

Mom’s Meals NourishCare

Navitus Health Solutions

NYSARC Trust Services

Premier Home Health Care Services

Siena College Research Institute

SUN Pharmaceuticals

Conference Information

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.

 


Kenneth Thorpe, PhD.

Chair of the Department of Health Policy and Management, Emory University

Kenneth Thorpe, Ph.D., is the Robert W. Woodruff Professor and Chair of the Department of Health Policy & Management, in the Rollins School of Public Health of Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia. He is also the executive director of the Emory Institute for Advanced Policy Solutions at Emory University.

As executive director of the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD), Thorpe works with a coalition of over 120 national and state-based organizations consisting of patients, providers, community organizations, business and labor groups, and health policy experts to raise awareness of the negative impact chronic disease has on the nation’s health and economy.

In addition to holding a number of faculty positions, Thorpe was Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health Policy in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services from 1993 to 1995. In this capacity, he coordinated all financial estimates and program impacts of President Clinton’s health care reform proposals for the White House. He also directed the administration’s estimation efforts in dealing with Congressional health care reform proposals during the 103rd and 104th sessions of Congress.

As the executive director of the PFCD and respected health care expert, Thorpe regularly testifies before numerous committees in the U.S. Senate and House on many aspects of health care reform, including disease prevention, wellness and coordination of care.

Thorpe has authored and co-authored over 85 articles, book chapters and books and is a frequent national presenter at health care conferences, television and the media. He has appeared on Nightline with Ted Koppel, NBC News with Tom Brokow, ABC World News Tonight with Peter Jennings, CNN, CNBC and Newshour with Jim Lehrer.

Previous academic positions held by Thorpe include the Vanselow Professor of Health Policy and Director, Institute for Health Services Research at Tulane University; Professor of Health Policy and Administration at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Associate Professor and Director of the Program on Health Care Financing and Insurance at the Harvard University School of Public Health; and Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Public Health at Columbia University. Thorpe has also held Visiting Faculty positions at Pepperdine University and Duke University.

In 1991, Thorpe was awarded the Young Investigator Award presented to the most promising health services researcher in the country under age 40 by the Association for Health Services Research. He also received the Hettleman Award for academic and scholarly research at the University of North Carolina and was provided an “Up and Comers” award by Modern Healthcare.

Thorpe received his Ph.D. from the Rand Graduate School, an M.A. from Duke University and his B.A. from the University of Michigan.

 

We would like to thank our 2019 Sponsors and Exhibitors!

Diamond

United Concierge Medicine

HealthCrowd

 

Platinum

Cognizant Technology Solutions, US Coporation

LIBERTY Dental Plan

 

Gold

Pulse8

PerformRx

 

Silver

Sandata Technologies, LLC

Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc.

NationsHearing

mPulse Mobile

Castlight Health

CarePort Health

Trividia Health

AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals

New York eHealth Collaborative

Mom’s Meals

Healthplex, Inc.

Zipari

Bronze

Vatica Health

Otsuka

MC-Rx

Harmony Biosciences

DrFirst

ProgenyHealth, LLC

3M Health Information Systems

Magellan Health

DentaQuest

 

Basic

WellRight

Xeris Pharmaceuticals

Solstice Dental & Vision

Quest Analytics LLC

Paratek Pharmaceuticals

Medline Industries Inc.

God’s Love We Deliver

Alexion Pharmaceuticals

MTM, Inc.

MedImpact

Sun Pharmaceuticals

2020 NYHPA Conference on November 17, 18 and 19th - LIVE VIRTUAL EVENT

About the Conference

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and uncertainty pertaining to large gatherings, the New York Health Plan Association’s 2020 Annual Conference – Decision 2020: What it Means for the Future of Health Care — will take place over 3 days as a virtual online event.

We invite you to join us as we focus on the November elections and how they will affect health care in New York and across the country. Panels featuring national and local experts will also examine how the public health crisis caused by the coronavirus may change our health care system including its impact on costs, access and affordability, efforts to address the opioid crisis, and an examination of single payer health care.

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

10:45 amDay 1 Welcome and Introductions
11 amUnderstanding Election 2020
12:15 pmWhat Does the Future Hold for Health Care in the Face of COVID-19
1:15 pmWrap Up

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

10 amDay 2 Welcome
10:15 amAddressing the Opioid Crisis
11:30 amState Efforts to Curb Prescription Drug Costs
12:45 pmMaintaining Momentum on Payment Reform in the Midst of a Pandemic
1:45 pmWrap Up

Thursday, November 19, 2020

11 amDay 3 Welcome
11:15 amKeynote Address: Understanding Single Payer: Lessons from the Canadian Health Care System
12:30 pmA View from the Marketplace
1:30 pmWrap Up

Click the image below to view detail, or click here to download the agenda to your computer.

HPA thanks the following sponsors and exhibitors for their support of the 2020 Annual Conference!

Diamond

Pondera (Part of Thomson Reuters)

 

Platinum

Envolve

LIBERTY Dental Plan

Omada Health

 

Silver

AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals

HHAeXchange

Mom’s Meals

Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc.

Sun Pharma

Bronze

Alexion Pharmaceuticals

AveXis

DentaQuest

God’s Love We Deliver

MedImpact

New York eHealth Collaborative

PerformRx

Zelis

2021 NYHPA Conference Banner

About the Conference

The 2021 conference, How Do We Ensure Innovation is Accessible to All, took place as a virtual online event, focusing on the approaches and barriers to ensuring that advances in technology and treatment are available to all individuals. Specific sessions will examine the health care outlook beyond COVID-19, the role of technology post-pandemic, government and marketplace efforts to contain health care costs, and the role of transparency in transforming the health care system.

The conference was held over three days, November 16th through November 18th, 2021.

Conference Agenda

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2021 NYHPA Conference Agenda

HPA thanks the following sponsors and exhibitors for their support of the 2021 Annual Conference!

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