Greater  Kansas  City  
Employee  Benefit 
Professionals  Association


2016 Annual Benefits Seminar


7:30 am           Registration, breakfast

8:00 am           The Next Phase in Prescription Drug Management

                        Brandi Kelly, MedTrak Services

      • Recent emerging prescription drug trends
      • Key prescription cost drivers
      • RX Management Strategies

8:50 am           Break

9:00 am           Reference Based Reimbursements

                        Philip J. Valk, Advanced Medical Pricing Solutions

      • Definition of an RBR
      • Pros and cons of an RBR vs. PPO
      • Mechanics of how an RBR works

9:50 am           Break

10:00 am         Telehealth – The Future

                       Jim Plack, Teladoc, Inc.

      • What is Telehealth
        • Market factors creating the need for the service
        • When can it be used
      • Legislative landscape
      • How does a well-run program work
        • Operationally
        • Network Management and Clinical Quality
        • Information and System Security and Reliability
        • Engagement
      • Best practices & lessons learned (case studies)
      • What’s ahead for Telehealth

10:50 am         Break

11:00 am         Accountable Care Organizations (ACO)s       

                       John Stockton, Aetna

  • Welcome and introductions
  • Why Accountable Care?
  • What Are Accountable Care Organizations?
  • How do Accountable Care Organizations differ from Traditional Models?
  • Success of Accountable Care
  • Take Home Messages

11:50 am         Lunch

                  State Requirement to Fund Medicare and Medicaid (ethics)

                         Dan Hawkins, Kansas House of Representatives Insurance Committee

  • EPO Policies
  • Interstate medical Licensure Compact
  • Charitable Healthcare Providers
  • PMB Maximum Allowable Cost Information Center list and Pharmacy
  • Medicaid Expansion


1:30 pm            Seminar ends

Watch this site for additional details.  Five (5) hours of CE credit will be available.

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