Lauren Riplinger, JD, Vice President, Policy & Government Affairs, AHIMA
10:45 am ET – 11:30 am
ADVANCING HEALTHCARE TRANSFORMATION THROUGH IMPROVED PAYMENT AND DELIVERY MODELS
Hear Brad Diephuis, MD, MBA, (invited) Senior Advisor, Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation Center (CMMI) as he discusses the CMS Innovation Center’s new strategy that seeks to achieve equitable outcomes through high-quality, affordable, person-centered-care and how data can play a crucial role to achieve this vision.
11:30 am ET– 12:15 pm
IMPROVING THE PATIENT JOURNEY BY ADVANCING HEALTH EQUITY
AHIMA’s Vice President of Policy & Government Affairs, Lauren Riplinger, JD, moderates a discussion on the opportunities and challenges associated with advancing health equity, including how social determinants of health can play a critical role in improving overall quality of care, population health, and reduce costs. The session will feature Jennifer Stoll, Executive Vice President of External Affairs, OCHIN, Maria Caban Alizondo, PhD, RHIT, FAHIMA, Director, Health Information Management Services, UCLA Medical Center, and Elise Sweeney Anthony, JD Executive Director, Office of Policy, Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (Invited).
12:15 pm ET – 1:00 pm
NAVIGATING PRICE TRANSPARENCY AT THE POINT OF CARE
Join Chantal Worzala, PhD, Principal, Alazro Consulting, as she moderates a panel discussion with Danielle Lloyd, MPH, Senior Vice President, Private Market Innovations and Quality Initiatives, America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), Mark Newsom, MSc, Principal, Health Evaluations, Ellen Montz, MD, Deputy Administrator and Director of the Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (Invited) on a critical policy trend that impacts patients, payers and providers. The drive towards price transparency has the potential to be transformational for the healthcare system with an aim to empower patients by ensuring that they are fully informed regarding the cost of the care that they receive.
1:00 pm ET – 1:30 pm
1:30 pm ET – 2:15 pm
DETAILS REGARDING THIS SESSION ARE FORTHCOMING
2:15 pm ET – 3:00 pm
PREVIEWING THE 2022 ELECTION
AHIMA’s Vice President of Policy & Government Affairs, Lauren Riplinger, JD moderates a discussion with Antonia Ferrier, Chief Strategic Communications Officer, CGCN and Michael Williams, MPA, MBA, Founder and President, The Williams Group, as they preview the 2022 election and its impact on politics and public policy.
3:00 pm ET – 3:15 pm
3:15 pm ET – 4:00 pm
PROTECTING AGAINST FUTURE PUBLIC HEALTH THREATS THROUGH MODERNIZATION
Join Kate McFadyen, MA, AHIMA’s Director of Government Affairs as she moderates a panel discussion with Seth Katz, MPH, RHIA, Vice President of Health Information Management and Revenue Cycle, Truman Medical Centers, Daniel Jernigan, MD, MPH, Deputy Director for Public Health Science and Surveillance, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, (CDC), and Michael Fraser, PhD, MS, CAE, FCPP, Chief Executive Officer, Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO)regarding lessons learned from the Covid-19 public health emergency and ongoing efforts to modernize the nation’s public health data systems and infrastructure to ensure that we are better prepared to respond to future high consequence public health events.
4:00 pm ET – 4:45 pm
ENSURING DATA QUALITY AND INTEGRITY BY IMPROVING PATIENT IDENTIFICATION
Join AHIMA Director of Government Affairs, Kate McFadyen, MA as she moderates a panel discussion with Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) (Invited) and Congressman Mike Kelly (R-PA) (Invited) about ongoing public policy efforts to improve patient identification and matching.
4:45 pm ET – 4:50 pm
Speaker: Tim Keough, MPA, RHIA, FAHIMA, President and Chair, AHIMA Board of Directors
4:50 pm ET – 5:50 pm
OFFICE HOURS: PREPARATION FOR VIRTUAL CAPITOL HILL DAY
Join AHIMA’s Policy & Government Affairs team as they review materials and answer your questions in preparation of meetings with members of Congress and their staff during virtual Capitol Hill Day. (Open to AHIMA members attending Capitol Hill Day only.)
Agenda as of December 13, 2021. All times below are in Eastern Time.
11:00 am – 6:00 pm ET
FOR AHIMA MEMBERS: VIRTUAL CONGRESSIONAL VISITS
Please consult your congressional appointment schedule.