Opening Discussion Topic:
The latest CMS Medicare Advantage stats are in: 35% of Medicare beneficiaries have selected MA plans nationally – in California, over 41% have. And, nationally, 57% of all MA lives are in just five plans (Cigna, Humana, United, Aetna – and Kaiser Permanente); yet in California, Kaiser Permanente is the only “Big 5” plan awarded 5 stars by CMS, for its performance. In fact, in 2018, 83% of all Medicare beneficiaries nationwide in a 5-star plan are in one of Kaiser Permanente’s.
Our Featured Guest Speaker, Agnes Strandberg, SVP of Medicare for Kaiser Permanente,
will share with us the strategy behind How Kaiser Permanente Earns, Defends, and Markets Its Stars from Hawaii to the Northwest (Washington and Oregon), California, Colorado, the Mid-Atlantic (Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC) and the Southeast (Atlanta, GA). The bar is high, and the benefits for Kaiser Permanente’s members – and the plan – are substantial.
During her presentation, we’ll learn how Kaiser:
Go-Round Discussion: What’s Keeping You Up Nights? Issues for Member feedback.
And if we have time, we’ll get your take on San Francisco’s “Safe Injection Site” pilot.
Opportunity for Continuous Learning
Insights into New Market Trends
Honest Advice & Feedback
"Industry Insider" Insights
Lessons from Marketing in Healthcare
Eric Neuner, CEO of Health Coach Institute
Weaving a Stronger Social Safety Net for Infants to Seniors
Al Gilbert, CEO of Felton Institute
Beyond the EHR: Using Technology for Patient Engagement & Data Management
Joshua Newman, MD, Chief Medical Officer for Salesforce
New Approaches for Controlling Healthcare's "Unsustainable" Spending Growth
ABL Member Jack Asher, MD, VP and Chief Medical Officer for Anthem Blue Cross and Jamie Robinson, PhD, is Professor of Health Economics at UC Berkeley
FIELD TRIP: Laguna Honda Hospital & Rehabilitation Center
Giving a Lyft to Healthcare – and Other Helpful New Technologies
Dan Trigub, Regional VP at Lyft-Business
Getting into the Weeds: The Implications of Legalized Marijuana
Paul Armentano, Deputy Director, of NORML, the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
Introducing the Greater Bay Area's Super Provider Network
Joel Criste, CEO, Canopy Health
Meeting Seniors' Social and Economic Needs to Better Health
Maya Altman, CEO, Health Plan of San Mateo and Janet Van Deusen, Manager of the Health Insurance Counseling and Assistance (HICAP) program in Alameda County, at Legal Assistance for Seniors
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