About this Webinar Series

Friday, October 16; 8:00 – 9:30 am ET

Friday, October 23; 8:00 – 9:30 am ET

Friday, October 30; 8:00 – 9:30 am ET

Friday, November 6; 7:30 – 9:00 am ET

It is no surprise that employers across the US are constantly looking for ways to provide their employees with quality care while eliminating unnecessary medical spend. To ensure the delivery of high-value care at reduced costs, it is critical for health care stakeholders – employers, providers, brokers, and payers to collaborate and leverage value-based models that will strengthen transparency and significantly reduce expenses. As a result, health care executives in Connecticut have joined forces to find solutions to today’s pressing challenges and pave a path to value-based care. By leveraging value-based initiatives including Alternative Payment Models, Episode of Care and direct contracting arrangements, and Centers of Excellence networks, the state is working toward improving quality and increasing savings.

Taking place on October 16, 23, 30, and November 6, this four-part webinar series discusses strategies to drive value in the health care delivery system and improve outcomes. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about innovative and proven approaches that are being implemented in Connecticut to provide appropriate care at the most optimal price. Hear perspectives from health care leaders on what it takes to bend the cost curve and transform health care.

This webinar is co-hosted by World Congress and Validation Institute.

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Webinar Agenda

Friday, October 16; 8:00 – 9:30 AM 

Keynote: The Grassroots Movement to Redesign Health Care: Cutting Through the Money Games and Restoring Medicine to its Mission

Marty Makary, MD
New York Times Bestselling Author, The Price We Pay
Professor of Public Policy and Surgeon, Johns Hopkins
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Jeffrey Hogan
Northeast Regional Manager
Rogers Benefit Group
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Friday, October 23; 8:00 – 9:30 AM 

Path to Price Transparency: Examine the RAND Transparency Study and What It Means for CT Purchasers

  • Analyze and discuss findings of the Round 3 RAND Hospital Price Transparency Study
  • Assess the status and role of the All Payer Claims Database (APCD) in promoting price transparency
  • Identify approaches including bundled payment and Reference-Based Pricing arrangements and benefit design modifications to move employees from high-cost, low-value providers to low-cost, high-value providers

John F. Rodis, M.D., M.B.A., FACHE
Founder and President
Arista Health, LLC
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Victoria Veltri, JD, LLM
Executive Director, Office of Health Strategy
State of Connecticut
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Christopher Whaley, PhD
Policy Researcher, RAND Corporation;
Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School
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Jeffrey Hogan
Northeast Regional Manager
Rogers Benefit Group
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Friday, October 30; 8:00 – 9:30 AM 

Movement to Value: Perspectives from CT Payers

  • Hear directly from payers about value-based initiatives being implemented for their members
  • Learn how to effectively leverage technology to deliver accessible and transparent health care
  • Examine value-based arrangements such as Alternative Payment Models (APM)
    • Discuss quality metrics
    • Address obstacles to success

Paul Brant
Vice President, Sales and Account Management
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Duncan Stuart
President, New England Market
Aetna, a CVS Health Company
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Eric Galvin
President, ConnectiCare;
Executive Vice President, Chief Growth Officer, EmblemHealth
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Jeff Langsam, DO
Market Medical Executive
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Theresa Riordan
Regional Vice President, Provider Solutions


Helen Connaughton
Director, Network Operations
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
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Paul Grady
Alera Group
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Friday, November 6; 7:30 – 9:00 AM 

Moving to Value (MTV) Roundup: What’s Next?

  • Hear from sub-committee members on progress around Centers of Excellence, advanced primary care, bundled payments, and quality initiatives
  • Gain insight into the State of CT’s Episode of Care model
  • Discuss objectives and goals for the next 12 months

Francois de Brantes
Senior Vice President, Commercial Business Development
Signify Health
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Karen Gee
Senior Vice President, ProHealth Physicians;
Chief Operating Officer, OptumCare Network of CT
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Paul Grady
Alera Group
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Steve Schutzer, MD
Orthopedic Surgeon, St. Francis Hospital;
Physician Executive, Trinity Health Of New England
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