National Meeting

The Health Policy Institute hosts a national meeting each year in which experts explore how to address the biggest challenges facing our health care system.

2017 Meeting

In the U.S., we waste an estimated one-third of our health care dollars each year. Administrative inefficiency, overuse of tests and procedures, and overpriced drugs add up to about $1 trillion per year in unnecessary costs.

How do we bring those costs down without sacrificing the quality of patient care? The Texas Medical Center Health Policy Institute explored the answers at its annual national meeting Sept. 20, 2017 titled “Reducing the Cost of Health Care: Current Innovations and Future Possibilities.”

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2017 Participants

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Mark McClellan

Director, Duke University Margolis Center for Health Policy;
Former CMS Administrator & FDA Commissioner

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Marilyn Tavenner

President & CEO, America’s Health Insurance Plans;
Former CMS Administrator

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Frederick Isasi

Executive Director, Families USA

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Raymond Scheppach

University of Virginia Professor of Public Policy;
Former Executive Director, National Governors Association

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Cindy Mann

Partner, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips;
Former Deputy CMS Administrator

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George Masi

President & CEO, Harris Health System

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Ken Janda

President & CEO, Community Health Choice

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Robert Morrow

President, Houston and Southeast Market, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas

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Arthur “Tim” Garson

Director, Texas Medical Center Health Policy Institute;
Former Provost, University of Virginia

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Stephen Linder

Associate Director, Texas Medical Center Health Policy Institute;
Director, Institute for Health Policy at The University of Texas School of Public Health

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2017 Presentations

Mark McClellan

The Context For Health Care Delivery Reform

Marilyn Tavenner

Delivery System Reform

Frederick Isasi

Payment Reform: View From The States

Cindy Mann

Managing The Care Managers

George Masi

Reducing The Cost Of Health Care Through Innovation

Ken Janda

Payment Reform: Bundled Payment Pilot & Electronic Connectivity

Robert Morrow

Moving Toward Value-Based Care While Increasing Transparency

Arthur "Tim" Garson

The Texas Medical Center's Consumer & Physician Survey

2017 Agenda

9:00 – 9:15 AM
Welcome
William F. McKeon, President and CEO, Texas Medical Center
9:15 AM – 9:45 AM
Results,  Health Policy Institute Survey
Arthur “Tim” Garson, Jr.
9:45 AM – 11:15 AM
Session 1, Delivery System Reform
Panelists:
Mark McClellan
Marilyn Tavenner
Moderator:
George Masi
11:15 AM – 12:45 PM
Session 2, Payment Reform
Panelists:
Frederick Isasi
Robert Morrow
Raymond Scheppach
Ken Janda
Moderator:
Mark McClellan
12:45 PM – 1:30 PM
Lunch
1:30 PM – 2:45 PM
Session 3, Population Health and Chronic Disease Management
Panelists:
George Masi
Cindy Mann
Arthur “Tim” Garson, Jr.
Moderator:
Stephen Linder
2:45 PM – 3:30 PM
Session 4, What Have We Learned to Take Forward?
Panelists:
All participants
Moderator:
Arthur “Tim” Garson, Jr.