Friday, June 8, 2018, Networking Breakfast
(We're back at the Tower Club!)
Healthcare and Innovation, with special guest Sen. Dick Saslaw
We are on the verge of adopting what has been referred to as the Medicaid expansion in Virginia, something that our Governors have been trying to accomplish since 2014. If adopted, the expansion would bring needed health care to an estimated 300,000 of our fellow Virginians - individuals who are otherwise ineligible for Medicaid but who make up 138% of the federal poverty level. Under the plan passed recently by the House of Delegates, it would do so at virtually no cost to the Commonwealth and would bring in substantial additional federal revenues to address other legislative priorities. The expansion was part of the budget that passed the House of Delegates this year but was held up by the Senate, and currently is the subject of a Special Legislative Session. As Senate Minority Leader, Dick Saslaw is in a unique position to discuss the status of the efforts to adopt the Medicaid expansion.
Since the mid-2000's, we have been moving to pay for the value or quality of health care services provided rather than just the volume of care. This process was put on steroids with the enactment of the ACA. Commentators such as Dr. Atul Gawande have long focused on the use of technology and alternative means of managing health care diseases, especially those of a chronic nature. PackHeatlh is one of those disruptive companies that is seeking to leverage technology to manage these conditions more effectively and efficiently by personalizing health care to the needs of individuals. Mazi Rasulnia, President of PackHealth, will discuss some of the disruptive technologies that health plans and employers are bringing to the workforce and that hold the promise of accomplishing the triple aim of improving the patient experience (including quality and satisfaction) improving population health, and reducing per capita costs.
8000 Towers Crescent Dr
Vienna, VA 22182
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