Virginia Chamber of Commerce Health Care Conference: Understanding Cost Drivers in Health Care
AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting: Solving Disparities Through Payment and Delivery System Reform
Eighth National Alternative Payment Model and Accountable Care Organization Summit: Future Directions for APM Development: The Role of P-TAC
14th Annual World Health Care Congress 2017: Health Care Reform: Pros, Cons, and the Path Forward
American Hospital Association 2017 Annual Membership Meeting: Making Health Care More Affordable
Baylor Scott & White Health Clinical Leader Network Conference: Post-Election US Health Policy: What's Next (Maybe?)
n4a Aging Policy Briefing and Capitol Hill Day: What You Need to Know About Medicare Payment Reform
AARP National Policy Council Meeting: Protecting Consumers From Increasing Drug Costs
NAAG Presidential Initiative Summit: Perspectives from the Marketplace
National Governors Association Health Coverage in 2017 and Beyond: Evaluating Potential Policy Changes and Identifying Opportunities to Support States
National Association of Health Underwriters Capitol Conference: Healthcare Reform under the New Administration
Kansas Legislators for KHA & KHI, Kansas City, MO
Dermatology Society of Drugs, Washington D.C.
AHIP National Health Policy Conference – Transforming the Prescription Drug Paradigm, Washington D.C. Go to link.
Robert Woods Johnson Foundation Conference, Baltimore, MD
Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative Briefing, Washington, DC - 2016 Capitol Hill Briefing: PCPCC's Annual Review of the Patient-Centered Medical Home's Impact on Cost and Quality Go to link.
Healthcare Chief Legal Summit, Chicago
October 29, 2015
What Price Should We Pay for Specialty Drugs?
Campaign for Responsible Drug Pricing, Des Moines, IA
What is Driving Health Care Cost Growth and What Can You (or Anyone) Do About It?
Teachers Retirement System of Texas, Austin, TX
What Price Should We Pay for Specialty Drugs?
Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association of America, Washington, DC
Past Present and Potential Futures of the US Health Care System
National Governors’ Association, Medicaid Leadership Institute, Potomac, MD
What Price Should We Pay for Specialty Drugs?
Mid-Atlantic Business Group on Health, Baltimore, MD
Forces Supporting and Resisting (Inevitable) Payment and Delivery Reforms
Harbage Consulting Annual Retreat, San Diego, CA
Why This Time Is Different: The Economics Forcing System Reform
Partnership for Quality Care Annual Meeting, Washington, DC
Why Health Reform Will Not Go Away
Virginia Health Care Association, Hampton Roads, VA
What Price Should We Pay for Specialty Drugs
Alliance for Health Reform, Washington, DC
Health Care Leadership and Community Stewardship: Transitioning for Patient Care to Population Health
Minnesota Hospital Association, Brainerd, MN
Health Reform and Insurance Company Choices Amid the Chaos
Rocky Mountain Health Plans Board Retreat, Grand Junction, CO
Annual Symposium: New Dimensions on Sustainable U.S. Health Spending
With Funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Altarum's Center for Sustainable Health Spending Presents New Dimensions on Sustainable U.S. Health Spending
Précis - With historically slow growth in national health expenditures likely behind us, dormant issues are back in play, including continuing the insurance coverage gains achieved by the Affordable Care Act while avoiding catastrophic long-term fiscal deficits. Coming shortly after the King v. Burwell Supreme Court decision, this fourth Robert Wood Johnson Foundation funded sustainable health spending symposium will provide an update on health spending, discuss pressing healthcare reform issues, analyze associated cost factors and peer into the future regarding health spending trends.
The Altarum Institute’s Center for Sustainable Health Spending annual symposium that took place in Washington, DC on July 21, 2015. It includes presentations by the following speakers (Amy Hall; Elizabeth Jurinka; Jay Sulzmann; Lisa Grabert; Len Nichols; Mark McClellan;) Published on the Aug 3, 2015
June 4, 2015
5th Annual Virginia Health Care Conference
The Virginia Chamber hosts the 5th Annual Virginia Health Care Conference in Richmond, VA
Healthcare in High Gear - A panel of CEOs discuss the sweeping changes and opportunities facing the global healthcare industry.
Moderated by: Dr. Len Nichols, Director, Center for Health Policy Research and Ethics, George Mason University
Panelists: Nancy Agee, CEO, Carilion Clinic, Peter Bernard, CEO, Bon Secours Virginia, David Bernd, CEO, Sentara Healthcare and Pamela Sutton-Wallace, CEO, UVA Medical Center
VAHP Annual Meeting
Dr. Nichols spoke at the VAHP (Virginia Association of Health Plans) 2015 Annual Meeting. This meeting included two days of presentations and discussion on Medicaid and commercial insurance issues and concludes with a meeting of the VAHP Board of Directors
May 19, 2015
Michigan Health Policy Spring Forum
Chutes or Ladders? What Will the Next Move Bring for Michigan's Uninsured?
Why Health Insurance Coverage Expansion is Good for the Economy
Link to Spring Forum web page:
May 7, 2015
Health Reform Beyond the ACA: Which Way From Here?
Health Management Associates 30th Anniversary Retreat
Continuing the Conversation: Opportunities for State Innovation in Health Insurance Programs
As a follow up to the live event on Section 1332 of the Affordable Care Act, MAXIMUS hosted this webinar with a panel of four influential thought leaders, discussing how Section 1332 can be used for innovation in state health insurance programs. John McDonough, Stuart Butler, Grace-Marie Turner and Dr. Len Nichols all presented their perspectives on the options states should be considering for greater flexibility in their programs. The webinar had a good turnout and the feedback has been very positive.
For more click here. MAXIMUS Webinars
April 22, 2015
Stephen, Graduate Research Assistant for the Center for Health Policy, Research and Ethics will be presenting a poster entitled, Globalization and the Resurgence of Pertussis in the United States at the 2015 PHSSR Keeneland Conference. The Keeneland Conference is an annual meeting that brings together researchers, practitioners, and policymakers in Lexington, KY, to discuss ways to improve the nation’s public health system.
April 16, 2015
Health Reform Beyond the ACA: Which Way From Here for Hospitals?
Georgia Hospital Association Trustee Retreat
Dr. Len Nichols participated in a panel discussion at the 2015 National Quality Forum Annual Conference in Washington, DC.
NQF’s “Tackling Costs: The Quality Solution” conference provided a dynamic discussion among 400 national leaders in health and healthcare improvement. A spectrum of individuals committed to healthcare improvement and the insights of thought leaders that help organizations navigate the changing landscape of healthcare affordability and value. To read more click here.
March 19, 2015
Why the ACA should NOT be repealed
The Independent Practice Association of America
March 11, 2015
America’s Health Insurance Plans: What Should be Pay for Specialty Drugs?
Dr. Len Nichols conducted a Virginia Medicaid webinar: Tracking Revenue Flows of the ACA for Virginia
On September 9, 2014 Dr. Len Nichols conducted a Virginia Medicaid webinar, Tracking Revenue Flows of the ACA for Virginia for the Virginia Health Information Network (VHIN).
The VHIN is an online learning community administered by the Virginia Center for Health Innovation. You must join in order to access the webinar, which is free. Creating a profile takes just a few minutes. Once you are logged in to the Network, you can access the webinar page via the “Announcements” section at the top of your member home page, or under “Learn” in the top navigation.
To join click here
Panel Presenting at the Transforming Health System at the Public Health Services Research (PHSR) Interest Group meeting
Dr. Taylor-Clark, Senior Advisor for the Center for Health Policy Research and Ethics, took part on a panel presenting The Transforming Health System at the Public Health Services Research (PHSR) Interest Group meeting in San Diego. PHSR is part of the AcademyHealth Annual Research (ARM) Meeting being held in San Diego.
AcademyHealth’s inaugural National Children’s Health Policy Conference
Dr. Len Nichols served as a panelist at the AcademyHealth’s inaugural National Children’s Health Policy Conference in Washington, DC. Dr. Nichols joined other health policy leaders from across the country as a member of the panel entitled, “Child Health Coverage: What Will the Future Hold?” This panel examined an overview of the latest data on coverage trends, the status of CHIP and Medicaid, and early results from health insurance exchange enrollment.
Some of Dr. Nichols’ ideas were very well received during this session, even being tweeted by @AcademyHealth:
· RT @smithcass: Can we lower cost trajectory? If we don’t, we can’t maintain consensus for universal coverage @LenMNichols #CHPC14
· Be willing to be creative & think about diff ways we can maintain this commitment & make sure our families stay strong @LenMNichols #CHPC14
And, was even rated as one of the Top Influencers of #CHPC14 by Symplur Hashtags @healthhashtags! Other topics discussed and presented at the NCHPC included opportunities and threats to child health insurance, the CHIPRA national evaluation findings, systems of care for children at the state and local level, new research tools and data to inform child health policy, and child health equity. For more information on NCHPC sessions and presentations, check out AcademyHealth’s blog.