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

This meeting of the NYHPA Government Affairs Committee will be held at the NYHPA offices (see “Venue” at right for location and directions).

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If you have questions regarding this meeting, please contact Kathleen Wallace at 518-462-2293 or send her an email at kwallace@nyhpa.org.

This meeting of the NYHPA Medical Directors Committee will be held via conference call. To join the call, dial 1-800-

To download materials for this meeting, click on the item(s) from the list below:

 

If you have questions regarding this meeting, please contact Kathleen Wallace at 518-462-2293 or send her an email at kwallace@nyhpa.org.

This meeting of the NYHPA Government Programs Committee will be held at the NYHPA offices (see “Venue” at right for location and directions).

To download materials for this meeting, click on the item(s) from the list below:

 

If you have questions regarding this meeting, please contact Kathleen Wallace at 518-462-2293 or send her an email at kwallace@nyhpa.org.

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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