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Taking Advantage of New Provider Arrangements

  • September 26, 2017
  • 7:30 AM - 10:00 AM (EDT)
  • Crowne Plaza, 5901 Pfeiffer Road, Cincinnati, OH 45242


  • Three (3) employees in your corporation will receive free registration. Registration for additional members cost $35 each. An invoice will be sent to your corporate administrator for the amount due.
  • You may be required to show Student ID or proof of Full Time enrollment.

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This program is approved for 1.5 hours of General HRCI recertification credit and 1.75 Kentucky Bar Association continuing education credit.
    In 2016, steady migration into lower-cost medical plans contributed to one of the smallest increases in total health benefit cost per employee in decades. However, it remains unclear whether the current trend will continue, considering rapid increases in prescription costs and the market disruption caused by uncertainty about the future of the Affordable Care Act.

This program will focus on how local employers and providers are developing innovative programs and solutions to improve health care value and quality and through personalized programs and services for employees.

One Employer’s Journey
How GE Aviation implemented a cutting-edge program to reduce costs and improve outcomes for knee and hip procedures.
     ·  Benefits Philosophy
     ·  Why a Center of Excellence?
     ·  Evaluation Process
     ·  Implementation
     ·  Next Steps in the Evolution 

Improving Outcomes for Musculoskeletal Treatment: Building a Center of Excellence for Joint and Spine Care and Changing MSK Treatment Patterns
How The Christ Hospital and Airrosti are changing musculoskeletal treatment methods to reduce costs and time away from work

Clinical Bundles
     ·  Why Focus on Orthopedics?
     ·  The Value of Bundling Services for Employers
     ·  The Impact of Musculoskeletal Conditions
     ·  Keys to MSK Cost Management
     ·  Clinical Pathways
     ·  Member Experience

Our Speakers
Joe Harten, JD, CEBS, is a Partner and the Office Business Leader for Mercer’s Charlotte office. He has nearly thirty years of experience in health and welfare benefit consulting. Prior to joining Mercer, Joe served as a senior consultant with Towers Watson and led Deloitte’s Human Capital practice in the Ohio Valley.

Craig Osterhues, Executive for Health Services, joined GE Aviation in 2005 as health care manager. In 2010, GE Aviation loaned Craig to be the executive-on-loan for GE healthymagination’s health care transformation pilot project in Cincinnati. In 2013, he was chosen to lead Aviation’s Global Health Services function, comprising of clinical programs, the HealthAhead wellness initiative, as well as US health care and disability. Craig was recently named to lead GE Aviation’s health care digital strategy.

Tim Cappel serves as the Executive Director of Population Health for The Christ Hospital Health Network headquartered in Cincinnati, OH. In his role, Tim is responsible for advancing population health and value-based initiatives including:

·  bundled product arrangements/Center of Excellence offerings;
      ·  development of the TCH clinically integrated network;
      ·  direct contracting strategies with regional employers; and
      ·  the growth and redesign of the wellness/corporate health solution portfolio of services.

These strategies have propelled The Christ Hospital into the national spotlight as a leader in Center of Excellence/Bundled care arrangements, with over 80 participating clients. In addition, Tim is working to develop payor strategies that position the enterprise for the evolution to pay for value and driving the strategic direction towards narrow networks as a potential exchange strategy.

Derek Curlee, VP of Business Development for Airrosti Rehab Centers, brings ten years of experience in healthcare sales, management, and practice operations. Since 2012, he has led Midwest expansion efforts for Airrosti, a Texas-based healthcare group that reduces costs and recovery times for patients.

Through collaboration with Ohio carriers, brokers, employers, and health systems, Derek focuses on developing and implementing value-based solutions for musculoskeletal claims costs. An Austin native, he received his Bachelor of Science in Industrial Distribution from Texas A&M University.   

Program Details   
7:30 a.m. - 8:20 a.m. Networking, Registration, and Full Breakfast
8:20 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Announcements
8:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Program begins



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