WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwired - December 09, 2016) - Amid widespread speculation about the future of the Affordable Care Act, Medicare, and other healthcare regulations and programs in the wake of the federal election, the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) has assembled a blue-ribbon panel to discuss the future of health care on Jan. 16, 2017.
The web-based discussion, "Washington Update: What a New Administration Means for Health Plans, Provider Organizations, and Physicians," will feature former Secretary of Health and Human Services Mike Leavitt, founder and chairman of Leavitt Partners, a healthcare intelligence business; and Gail R. Wilensky, Ph.D, an economist and senior fellow at Project HOPE, an international health foundation. Dr. Wilensky previously directed the Medicare and Medicaid programs. The panel will be hosted by Joseph J. Fifer, FHFMA, CPA, President and CEO, HFMA.
"Healthcare leaders have been trying to parse the limited and sometimes conflicting information that is currently available about the new administration's healthcare policy plans," says HFMA President and CEO Joseph J. Fifer. "The timing of this discussion allows our expert panelists to make the best assessment of the policy changes that are likely to occur under the new administration and Congress."
The panel discussion will address the implications of "repeal and replace" or "repeal and delay" of the Affordable Care Act; potential changes to Medicare; payment cuts to hospitals, physicians, and post-acute care providers; and prospects for continued adoption of outcome-based payment models.
The 60-minute web-based discussion will take place on Monday, Jan. 16, 2017, at 3:00 pm ET. It is geared toward the interests of healthcare CEOs, chief financial officers and other finance leaders, physicians and clinical leaders, physician practice executives, and health plan leaders. For more information and to register, visit www.hfma.org/webinars.
As an additional post-election resource, HFMA offers insights on Republican healthcare policy proposals based on a preliminary analysis by healthcare policy experts. Visit www.hfma.org/2016electioninsights to download this resource.
Also, HFMA is once again hosting the annual National Payment Innovation Summit, on Feb. 8-10, 2017, in Dallas, Texas. The Summit is the leading forum on the expansion of healthcare payment approaches, with a special focus on innovative payment designs. HFMA is partnering with the Health Care Incentives Improvement Institute (HCI3) and the Catalyst for Payment Reform to offer this event. For more information or to register, visit www.hfma.org/npis.
With more than 40,000 members, the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) is the nation's premier membership organization for healthcare finance leaders. HFMA builds and supports coalitions with other healthcare associations and industry groups to achieve consensus on solutions for the challenges the U.S. healthcare system faces today. Working with a broad cross-section of stakeholders, HFMA identifies gaps throughout the healthcare delivery system and bridges them through the establishment and sharing of knowledge and best practices. It helps healthcare stakeholders achieve optimal results by creating and providing education, analysis, and practical tools and solutions. The association's mission is to lead the financial management of health care.