Call for Speakers/Save the Date – Spring Conference and Health Plan Summit

Planning is underway for our Spring Conference and Health Plan Summit at the Hilton Richmond Hotel and Spa – Shortpump, March 13-15. This event aims to build opportunity for innovative partnerships between Provider Organizations, Health Plans and Clinical Leaders.

Call for Speakers

We need your expertise and invite submission of content meaningful for such a summit audience. Consider a proposal to share your knowledge or encourage one of your colleagues. Topics of interest are listed with updates from our fall conference feedback surveys.


The following deadlines will support earlier publication of our program agenda, improve member engagement and provide clarity as you contribute your proposals. Submit a Call for Speakers Form today!

  • Oct 17, 2018 – Complete Call for Speakers (CFS) proposal
  • Nov 01, 2018 – Preliminary materials due. In no way do these have to represent final detail, but only serve for our committee to evaluate content as meaningful for members. Send draft PowerPoint slides or .pdf of proposed content to May be submitted when completing the CFS form.
  • Nov 16, 2018 – Selected speakers notified.
  • Dec 10, 2018 – Biographies, final Session Abstract and Learning Objectives due from selected speakers.
  • Jan 10, 2018 – Speakers complete event registration (complimentary) and book hotel within group block (provider-employed speakers receive 1 complimentary night stay transferred from your reservation).
  • Feb 20, 2018 – Final materials due

Proposals including provider-based presenters are given priority. When including case study examples, consider inviting provider to participate as a co-presenter.

Topics of Interest:

  • Medicaid Expansion Updates
  • Strategies for Investing in Innovation
  • Evaluating Physician Financial Performance
  • Building Provider, Community and Health Plan Collaboration
  • Ratings Agency Discussions
  • Revenue Cycle Efficiency Improvement Strategies
  • Identifying Strategic Investment Opportunities in Population Health
  • Health Plan/Provider Contracting, Coordination, and Efficiency Strategies
  • Common Health Plan Challenges Deconstructed for Providers
  • Health Plan Perspectives to Improve Slow/Denied Payments
  • Denials and Payment Variance Management Best Practices
  • Pre-Service/Front End Collections or Pricing Transparency Best Practices (including within Hospital Outpatient Departments)
  • Consumerism in the Revenue Cycle
  • Medical Necessity
  • Prior Authorization and Referral Strategies with Policy and Process
  • Payer Diversification Strategies
  • 340B
  • Provider Based Billing
  • Physician Alignment/Integration and/or Joint Ventures
  • Right-sizing the Business Office
  • Data Governance Best Practices and Standardization
  • Balancing Clinical Quality and Financial Stewardship
  • Controlling Drug and Supply Expenses or Other Successful Cost Cutting Strategies
  • Investment Management
  • Communicating Industry and Financial Information to Clinical, Community and Other Leaders
  • Bundled Payment/Business Outcome Case Studies
  • Impact of Quality Payment Program (MACRA Case Study) and Impact to Provider Finances
  • Accounting Standards – with case study of implementations (ex. FASBs new revenue recognition standard)
  • Accounting issues related to changing payment models (e.g.: bundled payments, value based, risk)
  • Alternative Care Settings and Population Health
  • Medicare and Medicaid Reimbursement Updates (reflecting on entire continuum of provider types, including ACOs, bundled payment initiatives, etc.)
  • Implementing Rolling Forecasting and Budgeting Methods
  • Capturing More of a Patient’s Care Within the Practice, Health System or Network
  • Legislative Updates
  • Emerging Business/Financial Growth Strategies (business planning/financing/marketing/networking/other)
  • ED Technical Coding and Charge Capture
  • Synthetic Advance Refunding and Taxable Financing Options
  • New Technologies, IT Systems and Tech Engagement Models
  • Strategies and Compliance Matters Specific to Physician Practices
  • Other Physician Interest
  • Other Health Plan Interest
  • Intro to Healthcare Finance and Early-Careerist Topics
  • Value Based Contracting/Population Health
  • Managed Care Contracting Tools and Techniques
  • Key Performance Indicators and Dashboard Development Best Practices
  • Tracking Total Cost of Care
  • Cost Reporting Updates
  • General Accounting Updates
  • Physician Contracting and RVUs
  • Performance Improvement Initiatives and Best Practices for Developing Productivity Standards
  • Use of Automation and Technology to Digitally Engage Patients
  • Developing Leadership and Talent for the Future
  • Cost Accounting, Decision Support and Financial Analytics
  • Writing a Solid Business Plan
  • Implementation of Accounting/Financial Forecasting/Long-range Planning Management Tools
  • Tools and Techniques in Variance Analysis and Reporting
  • Tools and Techniques in Capital Evaluation
  • Accounts Receivable Valuation Methodologies
  • Completing Form 990/990T