Silicon Valley

Healthcare Leaders CEO Group

2nd Tuesday of the month from | 8:30 – 11:30 am  | Mountain View, CA

Upcoming Meeting

TUESDAY, September 11, 2018

Opening Discussion Topic:

A Healthcare CEO’s Guide to Health Plan 101

Given that the bottom lines of healthcare providers’ and suppliers’ are significantly impacted by their commercial health plan reimbursement, it’s imperative that the leaders of these organizations know the rules that payers are paid to play by.

During our Group Discussion, Jack Asher, MD, will present a quick overview of how funds flow through plans, and the role of a health plan medical director. This will be a great opportunity to bring your questions and hear Jack’s candid answers!

Go-Round Discussion: What’s Keeping You Up Nights? Issues for Member feedback.

Featured ABL Member Presenter:

Jack Asher, MD, COO of Anthem BlueCross’s Commercial Business

Jack provides the quality management for Anthem’s five million commercial members in California, as well as the clinical strategy and insight in support of both fully insured and self-funded large group accounts, and the clinical leadership for small group and individual business lines. Previously, Jack was Cigna’s Northern California Market Medical Executive; and a head and neck surgeon with Permanente Medical Group.


Upcoming Meeting Dates

Oct. 9,   Nov. 13,   &  Dec. 12

Past Discussions & Presenters:

Marketing to Consumer Boomers
Harry Soza, President and CEO of CAREMINDr

Lessons Learned from Turnarounds
Larry Blitz, Director of WIPFLi/HFS Consultants

How IA's Changing Healthcare
Sean Tan, Co-Founder & CEO of AiCare

Everything You Need to Know about Santa Clara County's Healthcare Programs
Member Presenter: Tyler Haskell, Chief of Staff - District 5, County of Santa Clara

Lessons from Moving the "Hospital to the Home"
Member Presenter: Jiang Li, Ph.D., Founder and CEO of VivaLNK,

Hosted by ABL Member Alumnus CHRIS DAWES, CEO

Maneuvering With & Around Industry Giants
Member Presenter: Lisa Cooper, CEO (and Board Consultant) for Santa Cruz Surgery Center

New Trends in Clinical Care
Member Presenters: Jeff Gruer, Executive Director, Business Development at El Camino Hospital & Chuck Young, Founder and CEO of PropelCare

Collaborating to Win in Healthcare
Guest Presenter: Wendy Hitchcock is CEO of Vascular Cures

Lessons Learned in Maximizing Customer Engagement
Member Presenter: Dean Hovey, President and CEO of Comprendo