Preparing for What’s Next in U.S. Health Reform

May 31, 2017June 2, 2017

  • $4,110

Harvard Longwood Campus, Boston, MA

In the national controversy over the fate of the Affordable Care Act, much is known and much is unknown. Though the future of health insurance coverage for millions of Americans remains unclear, ongoing and future changes to medical care delivery and financing are far more certain. This program will help you know what to expect to prepare you and your organization for the future.
  • —John E. McDonough, DrPH, MPA
  • Program Director, Preparing for What’s Next in U.S. Health Reform

Program Overview

With the results of the 2016 U.S. election, the fate of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and U.S. health reform are unknown. As President Donald Trump and the Republican majority take office in 2017, health care executives will need to anticipate extensive changes in policy and develop a deep understanding of how this will impact their organizations, employees, and patients. As a result, senior health care leaders must look beyond their immediate challenges to build and shape their organizations’ competitive advantages.

Preparing for What’s Next in U.S. Health Reform will offer key lessons involving health reform and policy, focusing on its impact on you as a leader and on your organization. The nation’s leading health policy experts will explain essential lessons from current reform efforts, discuss what to anticipate with the next round of policy innovations under the new national administration, and offer insights to help you thrive in the rapidly evolving health care marketplace.

This program will:

  • Develop your capacity to anticipate and address health policy changes that will impact your organization
  • Enhance your long-term strategic planning abilities by providing progressive insights into the future of health care and health care policy
  • Improve your effectiveness in leading complex health care organizations

World-renowned Harvard faculty who are at the cutting edge of health reform will translate their research and real-world experience into knowledge you can use to position your organization to succeed in our new health care environment. This is a unique opportunity to engage with world-class policy experts and senior leaders from across the health care industry to explore the present and future of U.S. health reform efforts during this time of pivotal change.

This executive education program will examine the implications of health reform across sectors, informing your organization’s strategic and policy planning processes in the years ahead. By attending this program, you will strengthen your understanding of the emerging forces affecting the U.S. health care industry and improve your ability to lead with purpose and vision.

Understand How Health Reform Impacts Your Company

Strategic planning requires an understanding of the forces impacting your industry. By gaining strong insight into the health sector, how it is currently changing, and how it may change in the future, you can more effectively guide your organization’s strategy and planning process.

Because health reform and changing health policy have such a major impact on the health care industry today, it is important for executives across the industry to develop a deep understanding of current and anticipated reforms. Preparing for What’s Next in U.S. Health Reform will provide you with this knowledge, preparing you for upcoming legislation under the new administration and equipping you to develop the appropriate strategies for your organization going forward.

Objectives & Highlights

Learning Objectives

  • Anticipate your agenda needs by learning about the likely shape and direction that health reform will take in 2017 and 2018 with a new President and Congress
  • Reinforce your leadership capacity with in-depth knowledge of current and emerging issues
  • Distinguish the trends, opportunities, and challenges in health care delivery over the next five years
  • Learn how Medicare and Medicaid will evolve and impact the system in the future, helping you to calibrate and steer your organization
  • Understand the uncertain future of health reform and the ACA so that you can develop future strategies for your organization
  • Identify the key measurable outcomes of the U.S. health reform process to date

Key Policy Considerations

With the transition from the ACA to President Trump’s health reform plans, many critical challenges need to be addressed across the span of U.S. health policy. The new national administration will usher in the next generation of health reforms beyond the ACA and a new national reform agenda. This program will explore key policy questions you face today, including:

  • The Private Health Insurance Marketplace–Will President Trump’s plans for health reform impact affordability; where are the health insurance marketplaces headed, and how will markets adapt to mature health reform?
  • Medicare–How will anticipated health reform change Medicare and how will this impact your organization?
  • Medicaid–What will be the trajectory of Medicaid under the new administration and how will this affect Medicaid enrollees’ health?
  • Quality Improvement–How have health reforms impacted health care delivery performance? What will the next generation of quality and system improvement reforms attempt to do? What will happen to the ACA’s initiatives to shift to paying-for-value?
  • Prevention, Wellness, and Public Health–What is the future of population health and wellness initiatives by government and the private sector? How does a focus on population health management change the delivery of medical care services?
  • Public Opinion and the Future of Reform—What is the public opinion regarding current health care policy? How did public opinion of the ACA shape the 2016 national elections? How should we understand public attitudes on current and future reforms?

Credits, Fees, and Logistics

Accommodations

Sheraton Boston Hotel
39 Dalton Street
Boston, MA 02199
United States Phone: 617-236-2000
Hotel Reservations: 800-325-3535
$219/night 14.45% tax, includes internet

To book online: click here

A limited number of rooms have been reserved at a reduced rate until April 30, 2017. These rooms are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please be advised that hotels in the Boston area can sell out very quickly. We recommend making your hotel reservation as soon as you receive registration and payment confirmation. Please mention Preparing for What’s Next in U.S. Health Reformand the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health to receive the special rate.

The Sheraton Hotel is approximately 1.5 miles from the program location. Subway, bus, and taxi services are available in front of the hotel.

Program Check-in

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
FXB Building
651 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
617.432.2100

The program takes place at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, located in the heart of the Harvard Longwood Campus in Boston. Public transportation is also readily available to the city’s many shopping districts, museums, and restaurants.

For directions, please click here.

Continuing Education Credit

This program is accredited by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and offers Continuing Education Units (CEUs)*, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, equivalent to contact hours of education.

*Participants can apply these contact hours toward other professional education credits.  Some of which include CSP, CHMM, NRRPT, etc.

All credit counts are subject to final agenda.

What is Included in the Fee?

  • Continental breakfasts, lunches, and refreshment breaks
  • Comprehensive reference materials in electronic format
  • Continuing Education Credits
  • Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health certificate of participation

Faculty

Current faculty, subject to change.

John E. McDonough, DrPH, MPA

Program Director

Professor of Public Health Practice
Department of Health Policy and Management
Director, Center for Executive and Continuing Professional Education
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Donald M. Berwick, MD, MPP

Faculty

President Emeritus and Senior Fellow
Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI)

Robert J. Blendon, ScD

Faculty

Senior Associate Dean and Richard L. Menschel Professor
Senior Associate Dean for Policy Translation and Leadership Development
Division of Policy Translation and Leadership Development
Richard L. Menschel Professor of Public Health and Professor of Health Policy and Political Analysis
Division of Policy Translation and Leadership Development Department of Health Policy and Management
Harvard. T. H. Chan School of Public Health

Stuart Butler

Faculty

Brookings Institution

David M. Cutler, PhD

Faculty

Otto Eckstein Professor of Applied Economics
Harvard University

Rosemarie Day, MPP

Faculty

President
Day Health Strategies

Arnold M. Epstein, MD, MA

Faculty

Chair and John H. Foster Professor of Health Policy and Management
Harvard. T. H. Chan School of Public Health

Ashish K. Jha, MD, MPH

Faculty

Director
Harvard Global Health Institute
K.T. Li Professor of International Health & Health Policy
Department of Health Policy and Management
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Associate Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Physician
VA Boston Healthcare System

Nancy M. Kane, DBA

Faculty

Professor of Management
Department of Health Policy and Management
Associate Dean for Case-Based Teaching and Learning
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Benjamin Sommers, PhD, MD

Faculty

Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Economics
Department of Health Policy and Management
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Agenda

This agenda may be subject to change.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017
7:45–8:15 am Program Registration
8:15–8:30 am Classroom Technology Orientation
8:30–9:00 am Welcome, Introductions, and Program Overview
9:00–10:30 am McDonough The New Health Reform Landscape
10:30–11:00 am Refreshment Break
11:00 am–12:30 pm Butler The Conservative Landscape
12:30–1:30 pm Lunch
1:30–3:00 pm Sommers Medicaid's Uncertain Future
3:00–3:30 pm Refreshment Break
3:30–5:00 pm Epstein MACRA and Medicare Reform
Thursday, June 1, 2017
8:00–9:00 am Breakfast and Small Group Breakouts
9:00–10:30 am Day Private Health Insurance
10:30–11:00 am Refreshment Break
11:00 am–12:30 pm Cutler The Economic Picture
12:30–1:30 pm Lunch
1:30–3:00 pm Jha The Future of Health System Transformation
3:00–3:30 pm Refreshment Break
3:30–5:00 pm Berwick The Future of the Triple Aim
5:30–6:15 pm Blendon Keynote: Public Attitudes
Friday, June 2, 2017
8:00–9:00 am Breakfast and Small Group Breakouts
9:00–10:30 am Kane Case Study
10:30–11:00 am Refreshment Break
11:00 am–12:30 pm McDonough How to Prepare for the Future
12:30–2:00 pm Adjourn and Box Lunch

Who Should Apply

This program is designed for senior executives and leaders from the US health care industry or those whose business is heavily involved in US health care, including:

  • C-Suite executives, presidents, and executive directors
  • Vice presidents and directors involved in strategy and planning
  • Clinical executives
  • Board members

This program builds on your current knowledge of health policy, health reform, and the Affordable Care Act. It has been designed for executive and leaders who are already familiar with the basics of US health reform and need to convert this knowledge into action. Ideal participants will come from the following organizations:

  • Health care delivery organizations, including hospitals, health systems, health centers, home health organizations, and physician practice organizations;
  • Payers, including insurance companies and other third party payers;
  • Drug or medical device or medical supply manufacturing, including pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device companies;
  • Other industry stakeholders, including senior officials from local, state, or federal government, national foundations and disease groups, professional associations, consulting groups, and lobbying firms; and
  • Other organizations both domestically and internationally with an interest in understanding the results and future of US health reform.

Application and Admission

Admission to the program is competitive and is based on leadership experience, organizational responsibility, and ensuring a beneficial mix of industry representation.

Early application is encouraged. Qualified candidates are admitted on a rolling, space-available basis, and programs often fill early. There is no formal educational requirement, but fluency in written and spoken English is a necessity for the program.