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Healthcare Executive Roundtable: Improving Care via Innovation in Incentive Payments

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Healthcare Executive Roundtable: Improving Care via Innovation in Incentive Payments

Tuesday, April 2, 2019 | 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET
Edelman | 250 Hudson Street | New York, NY 10013

About the roundtable

This executive roundtable brings together healthcare executives, key opinion leaders, and patient groups from the provider, payer, technology, pharmaceutical, and other sectors for an intimate and collaborative discussion of how innovation in payment incentives can positively impact patient care. Reimbursement reform is a central component of the US healthcare system’s widely discussed shift from volume to value. These payment and reimbursement innovations are driven by both public and private payers. For example, the Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) programs are part of an evolving Medicaid delivery system reform initiative. DSRIP programs provide states with funding that can be used to support healthcare providers - including hospitals, ACOs and Community Partners - to improve how they provide care to Medicaid beneficiaries. The exclusive, limited-attendance roundtable is designed to provide the top thought-leaders with the latest insights to discuss the implementation process, challenges, and opportunities of initiatives such as New York’s Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) Program.

Why Attend?

LEARN what has been the impact of changes in payment and reimbursement incentives? Any unexpected benefits?

UNDERSTAND what is being measured to track success, including ROI? What has been difficult to baseline or track?

DISCUSS how has payment/reimbursement incentives enabled connectivity amongst the ecosystem, especially with providers of social services?

FOCUS on what facets of payment remove should be accelerated, and which are trending toward little to no value?

ACQUIRE knowledge on how has local competition impacted the goals of programs like DSRIP?

DISCUSS if payment reform has had a positive impact on patient engagement or satisfaction?

SHARE knowledge on how New York’s implementation of DSRIP can be used as an example to roll out DSRIP and similar payment reforms in other states? What were the challenges and benefits, and how can we learn from them for future implementation?

UNDERSTAND what the next generation of payment incentives and reimbursement innovations should look like?

Distinguished Speakers

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Dr. Tom Summerfelt, PhD

Vice Chair of the Board of Directors at CHI
President, North American at Convergence CT

Dr. Thomas Summerfelt, Ph.D., is the President, North America at Convergence CT, which works collaboratively with health care providers and life science companies to leverage real-world data within their Global Healthcare Data NetworkTM to improve outcomes for stakeholders across the healthcare ecosystem, especially patients. Prior to this role, Dr. Summerfelt was the Vice President of Research & Innovation at Advocate Health Care. Dr. Summerfelt earned his Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University and focused his doctoral and post-doctoral training on Health Services Research. He has held faculty appointments at Vanderbilt, Michigan State, and University of Chicago. His scholarly work focuses on effectiveness research, program evaluation, and value-based analysis.

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Mr. Loren Trimble, MBA, CPA

Board of Directors at CHI
President, CEO, & Managing Director at AArete

Mr. Loren Trimble, MBA, CPA, is the Founder, CEO, and Managing Director of AArete, a global management consulting firm. His primary focus is setting the strategic direction of the firm and creating and molding AArete’s go to market strategy and execution. In addition to Mr. Trimble’s primary focus, he also plays a significant role in thought leadership for the firm and is at the core of AArete’s Knowledge Management CenterTM. Mr. Trimble lives and breathes every day his passion for excellence with AArete’s personnel and clients. Mr. Trimble has extensive business and operations strategy experience, serving clients globally in the following industries: healthcare- provider, payer and pharmaceutical, as well as higher education, distribution, consumer products, and business services. Specific areas of expertise include strategic cost reduction, revenue optimization, pre- and post-merger valuation and synergy integrations, and advanced data analytics. Before founding AArete, Mr. Trimble was a Managing Director and Strategic Sourcing Practice Lead at Huron Consulting. Before Huron, Mr. Trimble started the Strategic Sourcing services for Arthur Andersen, developing the methodology and refining the approach through numerous client engagements. Mr. Trimble has presented for a number of organizations and authored numerous articles. Mr. Trimble holds a Masters of Business Administration from The University of Chicago and a Bachelor of Accounting from The University of Iowa. Mr. Trimble is a CPA. He is a long term member of Rotary International and the AICPA.


Dr. Steven Landers, MD, MPH

President and Chief Executive Officer at VNA Health Group

Dr. Landers is the President and CEO of the Visiting Nurse Association Health Group, Inc., the nation’s second largest not-for-profit home health care organization servicing New Jersey and Ohio. As a certified family doctor and geriatrician, Dr. Landers places a strong emphasis on house calls to the vulnerable elderly and has a specialized interest in geriatric medicine, home health, hospice and palliative care. 

Dr. Landers is a graduate of the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and the Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health.  Dr. Landers has authored several articles on the role of home care in national publications, including the New England Journal of Medicine and the Journal of the American Medicine.  Dr. Landers most recently joined the Huffington Post as a regular blogger focusing on health policy, family caregivers, and nurses and finding ways to improve quality and value in American health care.

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Mr. John Marchisin

Managing Director at AArete

John Marchisin is a Managing Director with more than 25 years of healthcare provider experience. Based in New York, John provides profit improvement services to a range of healthcare providers, including large academic medical centers, integrated delivery systems, physician practices and specialty hospitals. His work includes non-labor cost reduction, revenue cycle improvements, process improvements and technology implementation services. John has a particular focus on revenue enhancement, patient access and throughput, supply chain management, and population health. A thought leader in technology, John works with clinicians and executives around the country to help prioritize and design performance improvement programs yielding financial, operational, and patient satisfaction benefits. John is a known innovator and driver of change that produces results by communicating to all levels of the organization.

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Ms. Deborah Visconi, MHA

President and Chief Executive Officer at Bergen New Bridge Medical Center

Deborah Visconi is a highly accomplished, innovative, visionary Latina leader with more than 30 years healthcare experience. Deborah has spent her extensive professional career in healthcare. She started as a phlebotomist caring for patients in a NYC public hospital, then became a microbiology technologist, and steadily worked her way through senior leadership roles culminating with her current appointment as President and Chief Executive Officer of the largest hospital in New Jersey. Deborah leads a diverse team of seasoned executives, oversees the day-to-day operations of Bergen New Bridge Medical Center (BNBMC), and has been well connected to her local community in Bergen County for over 25 years. Deborah was named the NJBIZ Healthcare Hero Healthcare Professional of the Year award recipient for 2018. She has been honored by Project Literacy of Greater Bergen County, Inc., and the YWCA Tribute to Women and Industry Award Recipient in 2017. She was also named to Becker’s Hospital Review’s prestigious annual list of 143 women hospital and health system leaders to know and is a 2018 HealthLeaders Prime Movers winner in the Leadership Strategy category.


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Ms. Lynn Hanessian

Board of Directors at CHI
Chief Strategist at Edelman

Ms. Lynn Hanessian is Chief Science Strategist within Edelman’s Health practice, dedicated to science engagement and communication. She brings over 20 years of health and medical communications strategy leadership into every client engagement. Her ability to bring together industry, content and media expertise to galvanize ideas, strategies and programming for clients leads the industry. Lynn’s recent client work has included Merck, Optimer Pharmaceuticals, Jazz Pharmaceuticals, University Hospitals, Otsuka, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, Millennium: The Takeda Oncology Company, and American Medical Association. Prior, Lynn served as chief executive officer of Zeno Group and general manager for the Edelman health team in Chicago. A passionate patient advocate, Hanessian is board member and chair of the research, advocacy and public policy committee for the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America and serves on the President’s Council of the Cancer Support Community. Lynn earned an AB in economics from the University of Chicago.


Mr. Julius Pryor III

Chair of Board of Directors at CHI


Julius Pryor helps companies leverage Diversity & Inclusion to accelerate innovation and drive business results. He’s held executive roles at Johnson & Johnson (J&J), Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE), Russell Athletic, Abbott Labs and Takeda Pharmaceuticals. He was Vice President of Global Diversity at both J&J and Coke. Most recently, Julius served as Head of Innovation, Diversity & Inclusion at biotech leader Genentech. Julius combines a unique vision for the future of D&I, a strong grounding in sales and management, and insights into what works across different industries and sectors. Julius saw the power of diversity to accomplish results during his 26 years of service in the U.S. Navy. He is a U.S. Navy Captain, Surface Warfare Officer and Instructor for the Navy Officer Leadership Development Program. He’s held numerous Navy leadership roles including, Unit Commanding Officer and Fleet Staff Officer. He had the honor of serving on the re-commissioning crew of the historic USS Missouri (BB-63). Julius graduated from Morehouse College and The Williston Northampton School (Easthampton, MA). He sits on the boards of the Andrew Young Center for Global Leadership and the Center for Healthcare Innovation. He is a member of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, having pledged at the legendary Psi Chapter at Morehouse College. Julius is the author of Thriving in a Disruptive World: 6 Critical Concepts for Navigating the 21st Century.





8:00 AM
Registration table opens

Breakfast, & Networking

9:00 AM
Welcoming: Dr. Tom Summerfelt, PhD, Vice Chair of the Board at CHI; President, North America at Convergence CT

9:05 AM
Opening Comments: Mr. Loren Trimble, MBA, Chief Executive Officer at AArete; Board of Directors at CHI

9:10 AM
CEO Keynote: Dr. Steven Landers, MD, MPH, President and Chief Executive Officer at VNA Health Group

9:30 AM
Roundtable Discussion: Co-Moderated by Mr. John Marchisin, Managing Director at AArete and Dr. Tom Summerfelt, PhD, Vice Chair of the Board at CHI; President, North America at Convergence CT

10:30 AM
Coffee Break

10:45 AM
CEO Comments: Ms. Deborah Visconi, MHA, President and Chief Executive Officer at New Bridge Medical Center

11:00 AM
Roundtable Discussion: Co-Moderated by Mr. John Marchisin, Managing Director at AArete and Dr. Tom Summerfelt, PhD, Vice Chair of the Board at CHI; President, North America at Convergence CT

11:50 AM
Recap and Next Steps: Ms. Lynn Hanessian, Chief Strategist at Edelman; Board of Directors at CHI

11:55 AM
Closing Comments: Mr. Julius Pryor III, Author and Expert in Innovation, Diversity & Inclusion; Chair of the Board of Directors at the Center for Healthcare Innovation