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ACHE of Massachusetts Fall Conference 2017
Co-sponsored by the Massachusetts Health
and Hospital Association

The Future of Healthcare in Massachusetts and Beyond:
What should it look like and how do we get there?

Thursday, November 2, 2017
7:00 AM – 12:10 PM
Sheraton Needham, 100 Cabot Street, Needham, MA
(Continental breakfast and lunch included.)

Keynote Speaker

Martha Coakley, Partner, Foley Hoag
and Former Massachusetts Attorney General

The healthcare system in Massachusetts and beyond is moving through a period of unprecedented change and restructuring. The Mass Medicaid program which now covers almost 30 percent of the states populace is bankrupting the state government and next year will be transitioning to a risk based product where most providers will become responsible for the total cost of care and executing on key quality metrics. All of the three major payers are moving to more risk-based products, either with providers bearing the responsibility for managing cost or patients (high deductible plans which now account for 28 percent of commercial  subscribers in the state). And finally, the Accountable Care Act is now in a state of continuous uncertainty under the Trump administration while under Obama it too was moving towards more provider risk. But one thing is for certain, with the baby boomers (80 billion strong) moving into their 70s, 80s and 90s the entire system is moving towards greater and greater insolvency and major restructuring is inevitable.

This panel will explore where we need to go in Massachusetts, a state that has been very successful in covering almost every resident with health insurance and how best to get there to now arrest the cost and quality issues.

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Keynote Speaker

  • Martha Coakley, Partner, Foley Hoag and Former Massachusetts Attorney General

Panel Discussion

  • Moderator: Ellen Zane, CEO Emeritus, Chair of Wellforce, Vice Chair, Board of Trustees, Tufts Medical Center
  • Bruce Auerbach, MD, President and CEO, Sturdy Memorial Hospital
  • Rushika Fernandopulle, MD, Co-founder and CEO, Iora Health and Practicing Physician
  • Matt Klitus, CFO and Chief Strategy Officer, MassHealth
  • Edward Lamb, FACHE, Immediate Past Chairman of the Board of Governors of ACHE, President & CEO, Mount Carmel Health System
  • Christopher Palmieri, President and CEO, Commonwealth Care Alliance 

Speaker Bios

Agenda

7:00 to 7:30 AM Registration, Breakfast and Networking
7:30 to 8:05 AM

Opening Remarks, Service Awards and Annual Meeting

  • Andrea Paciello, FACHE, ACHE of MA President, Executive Director, Teaching & Education, Massachusetts General Hospital
8:05 to 8:30 AM Edward Lamb, FACHE, Immediate Past Chairman of the Board of Governors of ACHE, President & CEO, Mount Carmel Health System
8:30 to 9:10 AM Martha Coakley
9:10 to 9:45 AM Networking Break – VISIT OUR SPONSOR TABLES
9:45 to 11:15 AM Panel Discussion
11:15 AM

Closing Remarks & Special Recognition of Lynn Nicholas, FACHE

Andrea Paciello, FACHE
11:45 AM

Lunch

Investment

$199 ACHE of Massachusetts/ACHE Members and MHA Members
$299 Non-members (Join ACHE to receive the Member Rate.)
*$35 Healthcare Administration Students and those "In Transition"
*Students must be in a full-time Healthcare Administration Master’s Program. A Student ID will be requested upon check-in on conference day.

  • The American College of Healthcare Executives has awarded 1.5 ACHE Face-to-Face Education Credits to this program.

CANCELLATION: To cancel your registration, please notify us in writing no later than one week prior to the event for a refund, less a $25 nonrefundable processing. If a cancellation takes place less than 3 days prior to the event, no refunds will be given; however, you may send a substitute in your place.

Online registration is closed.
You may register at the door and pay with cash or check.

ACHE of Massachusetts Sponsors

InterGlobal Communication Group Lumeris