The atmosphere on Beacon Hill and in Washington, D.C. continues to be volatile, creating daily challenges for hospital and healthcare leaders. At this year’s Mid-Winter Leadership Forum, we will take a deep dive into the most pressing legal and regulatory issues for hospital leaders, including Medicaid, healthcare costs, opioids, and current legislative initiatives. We’ll also discuss how telemedicine will change the Massachusetts care delivery landscape and reimbursement system — and how it’s already made an impact in other states. We’ll conclude with a special session with local commentators, Jim Braude and Margery Eagan — always cogent and incisive — speaking about how to keep today’s headlines in perspective.
Welcome & Opening Remarks
Kate Walsh, MHA Board Chair & President & CEO, Boston Medical Center
Andrea Paciello, FACHE, President, ACHE of Massachusetts & Executive Director, Teaching & Education, Massachusetts General Hospital
Special Guest Speaker
Robert A. DeLeo, Speaker of the Massachusetts House of Representatives
9:30 a.m. -10:30 a.m.
Telemedicine: Healthcare's Biggest Game Changer?
Septima Maclaurin, Sr. Business Development Director, E4H Environments for Health Architecture
Heather M. Meyers, MBA , Sr. Program Manager, Digital Health, Innovation & Digital Health Accelerator, Boston Children's Hospital
Rebecca Bialecki, BSN, MSW, Ph.D., V.P., Community Health Initiatives, Heywood Hospital
Anne M. Murphy, Esq., Partner, Hinckley Allen, and former SVP, Rush University Medical Center
10:30 a.m.-11 a.m
11 a.m.- 12:15 p.m.
Healthcare’s Hottest Issues: Taking a Deeper Dive
Moderated by MHA’s President & CEO Steve Walsh, this panel will feature legislators and policy-makers. We’ll look at current legislation, including measures focused on opioids, cost containment, Medicaid, ACOs, and other critical issues challenging hospital leaders.
Robert K. Coughlin, President & CEO, Massachusetts Biotechnology Council
Dr. David Cutler, Ph.D, Otto Eckstein Professor of Applied Economics in the Department of Economics, Harvard University, and Chair, Market Oversight & Transparency Committee, Massachusetts Health Policy Commission
Lora M. Pellegrini, Esq., President and CEO, Massachusetts Association of Health Plans
Daniel Tsai, Assistant Secretary for MassHealth and Medicaid Director, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Executive Office Health & Human Services
1:15 p.m- 2:30 p.m.
Jim Braude & Margery Eagan: Smart Talk on Making Sense of Today's World
Boston’s most dynamic commentating team will provide insights and discussion on local and national topics, including healthcare, politics, and what to expect in 2018.