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ARMS 2017 Consortium Conference

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Belmond Charleston Place

205 Meeting Street

Charleston, SC 29401

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Third Annual Consortium Meeting




OCTOBER 24, 25, & 26, 2017


October 24 – 11:00am to 4pm – Captain’s Choice Golf- Location to be Determined

(Early Registration Required) Box lunches at the course

October 24 – 6:00 to 9:00 PM – Lowcountry Oyster Roast at the Harbour Club

35 Prioleau St, Charleston, SC 29401 (843) 723-9680 – Parking Garage Next Door

October 25 – Symposium Begins - Belmond Charleston Place Hotel – Conference Center – 2nd Floor

6:00am – 6:30am - Networking, Introductions – KEN JOHNSON

7:30 am – 8:00am – Continental Breakfast

8:00am—8:15am – Ken Johnson, CEO, The AIMS Group

Welcome & Consortium Introductions

8:15am – 8:45am – Randy Wright, President, ABMS USA, Inc.

TPA Growth and The Future of Level Premium Markets. What makes ABMS different from all other TPAs?

8:45am – 9:00am - Dean Jones, CIO, The AIMS Group

Formation of a Cost Efficient Private Cloud Platform. SyntheCare, what is it and how does it impact of TPA and HMO market.

9:00am -9:30am – Mike Dendy, CEO, Co-founder AMPS

Future of Claims, AMPS Role in Successful Results of RBR. Why will it be a Game Changer?

9:30am – 10:00am – Dr. William C. Thornbury, Inventor meVisit Application

Advancement of TeleMedicine Technology & Introduction of Institute for TeleMedicine.

10:00am – 10:30am – Coffee Break

10:30am – 11:00am - Karen Frye, Community Counseling Services, Mississippi

TeleMedicine Effects on Behavior Health Outcomes.

11:00am – 11:30pm – Jeff Blankinship, CEO, Surgical Notes

Surgical Funds Private Labeled MasterCard Program for Direction of Care & Health Savings Accounts

11:30am – 12:00 Noon -Tami Eckstein, Optum Bank

ABMS and private label HSA. A special ABMS Portal for employers and employees to use to manage their Health Savings Accounts.

12:00 noon – Lunch Buffett

12:30pm – 1:00pm – Cliff Oxford, Founder, The Oxford Group, Atlanta, GA

Views of the Entrepreneurial Spirit Growth Across America. The Health Care management world needs more entrepreneurs.

1:00pm – 1:30pm – Laurie Jaccard, President, Clinical Intelligence

Data Drives Medical Efficiencies & Creates Cost Saving. How this consortium member can make a difference in our HMO business model.

1:30pm – 2:00pm – Neal Thornbury, COO, meVisit, TJ Community Hospital, KY

Results Driven Tracking of Patient Data Confirming Wellness Management Works.

2:00pm – 2:30pm – Greg Carlton, Managing Member, Acclaim Health Analytics, LLC

Analytic Approach to Population Health Management at Its Best

2:30pm – 3:00pm – Randy Wright, Moderator, Tom McSwain, Nelson Griswold, & Mike Reagan and other brokers to be added

Let the Brokers Speak from NC, SC, FL, TX, GA, VA.

3:00pm – 3:15pm – Refreshment Break

3:15pm – 3:45pm – John Woods, Leading National Expert at Managing ACO’s

What It Takes to Make ACO’s Work & Profitable.

3:45pm – 4:15pm – Dr. Bill Hennessey, Founder of PRATTER

Healthcare Transparency (Webinar)

4:15pm – 4:45pm – Q & A – Ken Johnson, Moderator, Panel Discussion withRandy Wright, Dr. Thornbury, Mike Dendy, Laurie Jaccard, Jeff Blankinship, Kent Thomas, Greg Carlton

Can Technology Really Make a Difference in health care cost savings and better patient medical outcomes?

Meeting Adjourned Until Tomorrow at 7:30am.

October 26 – Symposium Continues - Belmond Charleston Place Hotel – Conference Center – 2nd Floor

7:30 am – 8:00am – Continental Breakfast

8:00am – 8:30am – Jeff Ellington, CEO, DPC Concentric

DPC- What Is It & Who Needs It, & How it's Key to Sustainable Disruption

8:30am – 9:00am - Chris Cortazzo, WellDyneRx Director, Pricing & Proposals

Improving PBM Cost.

9:00am – 9:30am - Jackie Lee, VP, & Partner, Lewis & Ellis Consulting Actuary

ARMS HMO Off-exchange Fully Insured ACA health plans for Advance Community HealthCare of KY.

9:30am -10:00am – Mike Shevlin, Sr. VP, Munich Health NA

Reinsurance Factors – Capital relief using reinsurance for HMOs

10:00am – 10:30am – Terry Chesser, Principal, US Advisors

Health Care Captives, why employers need to have a greater appreciation of using the Captive Reinsurance model to reduce their cost of employee health plan benefits.

10:30am – 10:45am – Coffee Break

10:45am – 11:30am - Sean McDonald, MD, Medical Director, IMAC Regeneration Centers, KY

Pioneering Neurosurgeon committed to developing alternative healthcare solutions in regenerative medicine.

11:30 am – 12:15pm – Ken Johnson, CEO, The AIMS Group

A New Health Care Business Model - A new Paradigm in Health Care Risk Management.

12:15pm – 1:00pm -Lunch & Key Note Speaker - Director Farmer, SC Department of Insurance

Captives Can Be a Great Use of Stop-loss Reinsurance. How is SC dealing with the uncertainties of the ACA issues?

1:00pm – 1:30pm – Ken Johnson, CEO, Moderator, Panel Discussions with Terry Chesser, Jackie Lee, Al Holloway, Neal Thornbury, Dir. Ray Farmer, Michael Shevlin

Without the ACA Solution, where will we be?

1:30pm – 2:00pm – Al Holloway, President & CEO, TIPAAA, Independent Physicians Association

PCP’s Are the Core to Health Plans and better patient health care outcomes

2:00pm – 2:30pm - Ken Johnson, CEO, The AIMS Group

A New Paradigm in Health Care Management, & Parting Remarks.

We will seek to add more key consortium members and to advance the idea that technology will play a bigger role in health care management of the future.

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