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

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This was an immensely valuable use of time to clarify and reinforce our strategy around the future of health reform. Wholeheartedly recommend this investment in yourself if you’re in any way involved in health care.
  • —Molly Magarik
  • Deputy Cabinet Secretary, Delaware Department of Health and Social Services

Program Overview

In the wake of the 2018 mid-terms and leading up to the high-stakes 2020 elections, much about the fate of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and U.S. health reform is known and much remains unknown.  Under the Trump administration and a divided U.S. Congress, the only certainty in health policy is continuing change—small, medium, and large.

Health care executives need to anticipate policy changes and to develop a deeper understanding of how this will impact organizations, employees, patients and other stakeholders. Senior leaders must look beyond immediate controversies and challenges to build and shape their competitive advantages.

This executive program offers broader perspectives than you can obtain from the media, providing key lessons involving U.S. health reform and policy, focusing on impact on your organization and on you as a leader. Some of the nation’s leading health policy experts will offer essential lessons from current reforms, discuss what policy innovations to anticipate in the mid-term elections aftermath, and help you thrive in our fast-evolving health care marketplace.

This program will:

  • Develop your ability to anticipate and address health policy changes impacting your organization
  • Enhance your long-term strategic planning capability by providing key insights into the future of health care and health policy
  • Improve your effectiveness in leading complex health care organizations

World-known Harvard faculty at health reform’s cutting edge will translate their research and real-world experience for you into knowledge that will position your organization to succeed in today’s health care environment. This is an unrivaled opportunity to engage with world-class policy experts and senior leaders from across the health industry to explore the present and future of U.S. health reform efforts during this volatile time.

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 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 understanding the forces impacting your industry, inside and outside government. By gaining strong insights into the health sector—how it is changing, and how it may change in the future—you can guide your organization’s strategy planning process.

Because health reform and health policy have such major impacts on the health industry, executives must develop deeper 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 current administration and equipping you to develop the appropriate strategies for your organization going forward.

Objectives & Highlights

Learning Objectives

  • Anticipate your agenda needs by understanding the ever-moving shape and direction that health reform will take in 2020-2021 and beyond
  • Reinforce your leadership capacity and role with in-depth knowledge of current and emerging key issues
  • Recognize trends, opportunities, and challenges in health care delivery over the next five years
  • Appreciate ongoing and future uncertainties of health reform and the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to develop new organizational strategies
  • Learn how Medicare, Medicaid, and ACA Exchanges will evolve, to help you steer your organization in smart directions
  • Identify key measurable outcomes from the U.S. health reform process to date

Program Highlights

With the transition to President Trump’s health care plans and in anticipation of the 2020 elections, critical health policy challenges must be addressed. The next generation of national health reforms beyond the ACA already are being developed and tested today. This program will explore key policy questions you face today, including:

  • Private Health Insurance: How will Trump initiatives on Individual Coverage Health Reimbursement Arrangements (ICHRA), short-term policies, association health plans, and other regulatory interventions change the marketplace and impact affordability? What are the latest trends with Health Insurance Exchanges? What hangs in the balance waiting for the 2020 election results?
  • Medicare: How will Congress respond Medicare financial cliff coming in 2026? How will Medicare change in the coming five years and how might this impact your organization?
  • Medicaid:  In Tennessee, Medicaid block grants are back on the table – what’s ahead? Will work requirements happen or get tossed out by the courts?
  • Delivery System Improvement: How are the ACA’s delivery system reforms impacting health care delivery and finance? Is there a “next generation” of quality and system improvements? What is the future of Medicare’s Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS)?
  • Population and Public Health: Is the focus on population health improvement here to stay or just another fad?  How does a population health focus impact medical care service delivery?
  • Public Opinion and the Future of Reform: What does the public think about our alternative health care futures? What beliefs are durable and ephemeral?

 

Credits and Logistics

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.

Accommodations

Continuing Education Credit

All participants will receive a Certificate of Participation upon completion of the program.

Who Should Apply

This program is intended for senior executives and leaders from the U.S. health care industry and those whose business is heavily involved in U.S. health care, including:

  • C-Suite executives, presidents, and executive directors
  • Vice presidents and directors involved in strategy and planning
  • Clinical executives
  • Board members
  • Consultants and academics involved in health system reform
  • Professional association leaders and executives
  • Physicians

This program builds on your current knowledge of health policy, health reform, and the Affordable Care Act. It is designed for executives and leaders already familiar with the basics of U.S. health reform who need to convert knowledge into action. Ideal participants will come from these 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, medical device, and medical supply manufacturers, 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 interested in understanding the present and future of U.S. health reform.

Application and Admission

Admission to the program is competitive and 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.

Local Accommodations

The majority of ECPE programs are held in the Kresge Building at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA. This area is known as the Longwood Medical Area. The Harvard Longwood Campus is home to Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Dental Medicine, and is located 4.5 miles from Harvard Square. There are many options just a short public transit or taxi ride away. Please note that participants are responsible for arranging and paying for their own accommodations. We hope one of the below options will be suitable for you. Please contact the hotels directly for rates, availability, and booking.

By Public Transportation:

Boston Park Plaza Hotel:
Address: 64 Arlington Street, Boston
Phone: 617.426.2000

The Harvard Chan School can be accessed best by public transportation on the Train (Green line, E, Outbound to Brigham Circle).

Boston Sheraton Hotel:
Address: 39 Dalton Street, Boston
Phone: 617.236.2000

The Harvard Chan School can be accessed best by public transportation on either the Train (Green line, E, Outbound to Brigham Circle), or by Bus (39 towards Forest Hills).

Copley Square Hotel:
Address: 47 Huntington Avenue, Boston
Phone: 617.536.9000

The Harvard Chan School can be accessed best by public transportation on either the Train (Green line, E, Outbound to Brigham Circle), or by Bus (39 towards Forest Hills).

Fairmont Copley Plaza:
Address: 138 St. James Avenue, Boston
Phone: 617.267.5300

The Harvard Chan School can be accessed best by public transportation on either the Train (Green line, E, Outbound to Brigham Circle), or by Bus (39 towards Forest Hills).

Hilton Boston Back Bay:
Address: 40 Dalton Street, Boston
Phone: 617.236.1100

The Harvard Chan School can be accessed best by public transportation on either the Train (Green line, E, Outbound to Brigham Circle), or by Bus (39 towards Forest Hills).

Marriott Copley Place:
Address: 110 Huntington Avenue, Boston
Phone: 617.236.5800

The Harvard Chan School can be accessed best by public transportation on either the Train (Green line, E, Outbound to Brigham Circle), or by Bus (39 towards Forest Hills).

The Colonnade Hotel:
Address: 120 Huntington Avenue, Boston
Phone: 617.424.7000

The Harvard Chan School can be accessed best by public transportation on either the Train (Green line, E, Outbound to Brigham Circle), or by Bus (39 towards Forest Hills).

By Taxi:

Holiday Inn- Brookline:
Address: 1200 Beacon Street, Brookline
Phone: 617.277.1200

We recommend using Taxi’s from this location to the onsite programs at the Harvard Chan School.

The Courtyard Marriott Brookline:
Address: 40 Webster Street, Brookline
Phone: 617.734.1393

We recommend using Taxi’s from this location to the onsite programs at the Harvard Chan School.

Walking Distance

The Beech Tree Inn:
Address: 83 Longwood Avenue, Brookline
Phone: 857.267.1783

The programs at the Harvard Chan School are best reached by walking (20 minutes), or by Taxi.

The Bertram Inn:
Address: 92 Sewall Avenue, Brookline
Phone: 617.566.2234

The programs at the Harvard Chan School are best reached by walking (20 minutes), or by Taxi.

The Inn at Longwood Medical:
Address: 342 Longwood Avenue, Boston
Phone: 617.731.4700

The programs at the Harvard Chan School are best reached by walking (10 minutes), or by Taxi.

The Longwood Inn:
Address: 123 Longwood Avenue, Brookline
Phone: 617.566.8615

The programs at the Harvard Chan School are best reached by walking (20 minutes), or by Taxi.

Additional Ideas

Airbnb:

Boston Reservations:
Phone: 781.547.5427

We recommend staying in the Back Bay area for close proximity to the Harvard Chan School programs.

Hostelling International Boston:
Address: 19 Stuart Street, Boston,
Phone: 617.536.9455