Medicare Conference

Increase Business Practices to Improve Quality, Member Engagement, and Satisfaction Through Leveraging Healthcare Innovations in Technology and Sales

Austin, TX, United States

After much uncertainty regarding the future of Medicare and the Affordable Care Act, Medicare professionals are back to business as usual - and so is our Medicare Conference.

In 2019, the Medicare Conference once again arms attendees with methods and strategies to improve the quality, ratings, member engagement and health system alignment of your Medicare Advantage and/or Dual Eligibles program. Speakers representing health plans, regulatory agencies, and health systems share their experiences and lessons learned of navigating the Medicare landscape while defining the proven practices that result in improved health outcomes, decreased expenditures, and better ratings.

Top Five Reasons to Attend

  1. Examine the Proposed Rule to streamline necessary MACRA implementation, risk adjustments, and financial changes to remain compliant
  2. Uncover the best model for long-term member retention using the least amount of resources
  3. Decrease risks and costs through health systems and insurance alignment
  4. Meet the beneficiaries in the community or home to encourage patient engagement that results in improved health outcomes and medication adherence
  5. Engage a new generation of Medicare Beneficiaries by implementing technology that opens channels of communication and increases data points

Who Should Attend

This event is ideal for professionals from health systems, health insurance companies, and consultants with responsibilities in the following areas:
  • CMS Compliance
  • Sales/Marketing
  • QRS
  • Star Ratings
  • Patient Management
  • Patient Care
  • New Enrollee Recruitment
  • Social Care Management
  • Dual Eligible Plans
  • Strategy Improvement
  • Medication Management
  • Risk Adjustment


  • Laurence Blosser, M.D., Corporate Medical Director, CENTRAL OHIO PRIMARY CARE
  • Paul Cain, Assistant Vice President, Product, CIGNA
  • Joyce Chan, Vice President, Medicare Product, HEALTHFIRST
  • Norm Chenven, M.D., Founder and CEO, AUSTIN REGIONAL CLINIC
  • John Gorman, Founder and Executive Chairman, GORMAN HEALTH GROUP
  • Leonard Kirschner, Former President, AARP ARIZONA, Former Director, ARIZONA MEDICAID
  • Dr. Sarah Kramer, Chief Medical Information Officer, YUMA REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER
  • Stuart Levine, M.D., MHA, Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine/ Psychiatry, UCLA DAVID GEFFEN SCHOOL OF MEDICINE AND STANFORD UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE, and Physician Chief Strategist, GOOGLE BRAIN
  • Eric Maaske, Senior Vice President Marketing and Client Relations, FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE
  • Paul Malley, President, AGING WITH DIGNITY
  • George N. Miller, Jr., MSHA, FACHE, President/Chief Executive Officer, THE LORETTO HOSPITAL, Former Commissioner, MEDICARE PAYMENT ADVISORY COMMISSION
  • John O'Shea, Surgeon and Senior Fellow, Center for Health Policy Studies, THE HERITAGE FOUNDATION
  • Gregg Pane, Senior Director, Health Care Affairs, ASSOCIATION OF AMERICAN MEDICAL COLLEGES
  • Steve Parker, Executive Director, ASERACARE
  • Susan Polan, Associate Executive Director, Public Affairs and Advocacy, AMERICAN PUBIC HEALTH ASSOCIATION
  • Melissa Smith, Senior Vice President of Sales, Marketing, Strategy and Stars, GORMAN HEALTH GROUP, LLC (GHG)
  • Deann Tate, Director, Coding Effectiveness, BON SECOURS HEALTH SYSTEMS
  • Ari Tulla, Co-founder, BETTERDOCTOR, and Chief Executive Officer, QUEST ANALYTICS
  • Teresa Wagner, Director of Health Literacy, UNT HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER (UNTHSC)


The Driskill Hotel
604 Brazos Street
Austin, TX 78701

The recently revitalized Driskill hotel is a legendary landmark nestled in the heart of vibrant Austin, Texas. Experience the best that the city has to offer within the hotel's stylish and sophisticated walls - including world-class dining and entertainment at its three on-site food and beverage outlets. Located amid bustling 6th street, the upper-upscale, historic hotel is convenient to all of Austin's hot-spots, including the Texas State Capitol, Lady Bird Lake, the convention center, opera, symphony, nightlife and shopping.

To make reservations, please call (512) 439-1234 or (800) 233-1234 and request the negotiated rate for ExL's February Meetings. To make reservations online Click Here

The group rate is available until February 4, 2019. Please book your room early, as rooms available at this rate are limited.
Event details
Organizer : ExL Events
Venue : The Driskill Hotel, Austin, TX, United States
Event type : Conference
Reference : ASDE-19086