2018 Star Ratings Congress

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  • 7:15 Conference Registration & Morning Breakfast
    8:00

    Chairperson's Opening Remarks

    8:15

    How to Effectively Structure your Star Ratings Program for Success

    Jessica Assefa
    Medicare Stars Program Manager
    UCare 

    9:00

    Boosting Your Star Ratings: Using a Quality Incentive Program to Improve Member Outcomes and Provider Engagement

    Bruce Smith, MD, MACP
    Executive Medical Director
    Regence BlueShield of Washington
    Executive Medical Director, Government Programs
    Regence

    9:45 Networking Break & Refreshments
    10:15

    Value of Exchanging Data with Providers to Enhance Star Ratings

    Jed Armstrong
    Director, Data & Analytics
    UnitedHealthcare 

    11:00

    Addressing Social Determinants of Health to Enhance Star Ratings: Improving Quality of Life, Clinical Outcomes and Healthcare Resource Utilization

    Andrew Renda, MD, MPH
    Director, Bold Goal
    Humana 

    11:45

    Engaging Employees to Reach for the Stars: Getting Everyone Involved in Quality

    Judy Hamlin, RN, MS, FNP-C, CCM
    Manager, Quality Assurance
    Universal American
    A WellCare Company 

    12:30

    Luncheon for All Attendees & Speakers

    1:30

    The New Economic Reality for Healthcare Quality Improvement: Value-Based Performance

    Jordan Mauer
    Executive Vice President, Marketing & Member Engagement
    NovuHealth 

    2:15

    Panel Discussion: Examining the Current Healthcare Landscape and its Impact on Star Ratings for Health Plans

    Leah Hirsch
    Senior Director, Government Relations
    Anthem

    Michael Mustard, RPh
    Quality Research Specialist
    Quality Management Department
    Health First Health Plans

    Andrew Renda, MD, MPH
    Director, Bold Goal
    Humana 

    3:15 Networking Break & Refreshments
    3:45

    Developing an Effective Quality Incentive Program to Boost Star Ratings

    Dan Weaver
    Director, Program Management
    Government Business, Quality Improvement
    Highmark 

    4:30

    Enhancing Operational Efficiencies and Integrating Quality Improvement Programs to Boost Star Ratings

    Edward McEachern, MD
    Medicare Medical Director
    PacificSource Health Plans 

    5:15 End of Day One
  • 7:15 Morning Breakfast
    8:00

    Chairperson’s Recap of Day One

    8:15

    Effectively Incentivizing Providers for Optimal Star Performance

    Kathleen Faulk
    General Manager, Government Programs
    Regence 

    9:00

    Develop and Implement a Collaborative Team to Focus on Improving Star Ratings

    Noreen Hurley
    Star Quality Program Manager
    Harvard Pilgrim Health Care 

    9:45 Networking Break & Refreshments
    10:15

    Enhancing Star Ratings: Best Practices for Improving Hospitalization Measures

    Donna Sutton
    Director, Medicare Star Quality
    SCAN Health Plan 

    11:00

    Aligning Population Health Management and Physician Engagement to Boost Quality, Patient Satisfaction and Star Ratings

    David Larsen, RN, MHA
    Director, Quality Improvement
    SelectHealth 

    11:45

    Create Partnerships that Engage the Individual to Improve Quality and Boost Star Ratings

    Ginny Yates
    Senior Director, State Pharmacy Performance
    WellCare Health Plans 

    12:30

    Conference Concludes