You don't want to miss this panel of experts
May 5th 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Transition to Accountable Care
Different perspectives on change
We will hear from a panel of six experts from the healthcare industry who will share with us their perspectives on the ACO and what they are seeing in the market. The panelist will represent views from various areas of health care, including: Payor, Hospital Finance, Medical Director, Patient and Long Term Care and Consulting. After sharing their views the speakers will sit as a a panel for further discussion.
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm - 6 speakers (20 minutes each to share their perspectives)
3:00 pm - 3:15 pm Break
3:15 pm - 4:00 pm Q/A Session
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm Networking / Cocktails & Food
Panel of Experts:
Kevin Boren (CFO) of Essentia Health - Mr. Boren is the Chief financial officer (CFO) and Vice President of Finance for Essentia Health's east region. Headquartered in Duluth, MN, Essentia Health's east region, for which Mr. Boren has financial accountability, includes 7 hospitals and more than 24 clinics located throughout northwest Wisconsin and Northeast Minnesota. Prior to joining Essentia, Mr. Boren was the CFO for Meriter Hospital in Madison, WI, and was previously the director of finance for Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis. Mr. Boren has an undergraduate degree in finance, as well as an MBA in health care administration and strategic management, from the University of Minnesota's Carlson School of Management. Mr. Boren also earned a masters degree in accounting and finance from the London School of Economics in London, UK. Mr. Boren has earned his Fellow status from HFMA and serves as the President of the Wisconsin chapter of HFMA.
Lisa Bjerga Revenue Cycle Director at Lakewood Health System - located in central Minnesota. In her role, Lisa is responsible for hospital and physician revenue cycle as well as the revenue cycle related to the organization's assisted living sites and long term care facility. Lisa began her career at Lakewood Health System in 2008 as the organization's Finance Director prior to moving into her role as Revenue Cycle Director in 2012. In addition to her Revenue Cycle management she also serves as the Chair of Lakewood's Care Coordination committee. Lisa holds an active CPA license and FHFMA designation through HFMA. She is a member of MNCPA, AICPA in addition to serving on the Board of Directors of the Minnesota HFMA chapter. Lisa has a BS in Accounting and an MBA with a healthcare emphasis...
Mike Van Scoy Internist at Essentia Health - , certified in Hospice & Palliative Care Medicine, and a Certified Medical Director with the American Board of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine. He serves as medical director for several ACO programs, including dual-eligible, Medicare Advantage, Medicare Shared Savings, State of MN Medicaid, and commercial contracts. Areas of interest include risk stratification, innovative clinical models, pharmacy care management, documentation and coding, and readmission reduction.
Tanya Bartley Network Navigator for Ridgeview Community Network, an accountable care organization providing local, personalized care at one of the few independent health care systems in Minnesota. She acts as an advocate for nearly 3,000 members, answering questions about the network and services, assisting with choosing a primary care provider, offering information about community agencies, wellness services and much more. She received her B.S. in Kinesiology with a concentration in health promotion and wellness from the University of Texas and has been focused on population health management and efforts to build healthier workforces for the past 24 years. She left Texas in 1995 and hasn't looked back. After a 12-year career in National Accounts with Cigna Healthcare, working all over the country with large national employer groups including Geisinger Health Plan, Disney, DaVita and Safeway, she has stepped off the airplanes to follow her passion to personally help people. Now she makes a difference one person at a time, partnering with more than 300 physicians and nearly 2,000 medical and support staff - focused on delivering coordinated care throughout a five-county area in the southwest metro and beyond.
She lives in Saint Bonifacius, Minn., with husband Pat, little Bartleys Alex and Mackenzie, Goose the golden retriever and Spike the bearded dragon. She can be contacted at email@example.com.
Lisa Spann is the Director of Market & Product Efficiencies for the commercial markets division at Medica. Ms. Spann is responsible for leading development of Medica's ACO product strategy and managing network-based products. In addition, she and her team manage Medica's transparency solutions. Prior to joining Medica in 2007, Ms. Spann held various positions at Fairview Health Services, which included experience in areas of clinic operations, provider contracting, quality measurement and data analysis.Most recently, she was the director of Analysis and Network Management at Fairview Physician Associates.Ms. Spann holds a bachelor of science degree in biology from the University of Minnesota and a master's degree in Healthcare Administration from the University of St. Francis.
Jennifer D. Leazzo, FSA, MAAA, Director, Actuarial Consulting, Optuminsight - The consulting division of Optum. She has over 20 years of experience working in the health insurance industry. She has extensive experience in provider contracting, medical plan design, health cost projections, experience analysis, and strategic planning and forecasting. While at Optum, Jennifer has predominantly worked with provider organizations taking risk from the federal and state governments for Medicare and Medicaid members as well from carriers on Commercial members. This includes providing financial projections for the provider, drill down reporting to find areas to improve results, and communication with Senior Management and regional leadership. She has also worked with payer organizations on projecting the impact of health care reform to enrollment and financials, analyzing the competitiveness and adequacy of premium and provider capitation rates and other reimbursement methodologies. Prior to joining Optum, Jennifer spent 20 years with insurance carriers ranging in size from regional to national. She has extensive experience in evaluating financial terms of provider contracts; selection of ancillary vendors, provider profiling, projecting medical cost trends, network benchmarking, medical plan design, product implementation, narrow provider network design, competitive analysis, book of business pricing, rating tool maintenance, line of business reserving, and strategic planning and forecasting. She was the appointed actuary for a local health plan subsidiary and responsible for their reserve calculations. Jennifer received her Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics and Statistics from the Purdue University. She is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries and a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries.
Bruce Lorenz, Chair