AHIP/OPM FEHB Carrier Conference

  • March 23 – 24, 2017
  • Arlington, VA
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Arlington, VA

The Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program Carrier Conference will be held on March 23– March 24, 2017 at the Renaissance Arlington Capital View in Arlington, VA. The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) will address program-wide issues as well as special interest to all types (experience-rated and community-rated) plans in the FEHB program.

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  • March 23
  • March 24
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March 23
7:00 am
4:30 pm

Registration

8:00 am
8:45 am

Continental Breakfast

9:00 am
9:45 am

Opening Session

Conference Moderator – Angela Calarco, Branch Chief, Audit Resolution (AR),
Federal Employee Insurance Operations (FEIO), Healthcare and Insurance (HI), OPM

Welcome – Mark Hamelburg, Senior Vice President, Federal Programs, AHIP

Welcome – Kathleen McGettigan, Acting Director, OPM

Keynote – Marilyn Tavenner, President and CEO, AHIP

9:45 am
10:15 am

2017 Call Letter and FEHB Priorities

Alan Spielman, Director, HI, OPM

10:15 am
10:30 am

Break

10:30 am
11:30 am

Mental Health Parity

Moderator:

Dr. Christine Hunter, Chief Medical Officer, OPM

Participants: 

James Schuster, Chief Medical Officer, Behavioral and Medicaid Services, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) Insurance Division

Gary Henschen, Chief Medical Officer – Behavioral Health, Magellan Healthcare

Michael Markowicz, Lead Counsel – Behavioral Health Initiatives, Aetna

Brian Wheelan, Chief Strategy Officer, Beacon Health Options

11:30 am
12:00 pm

Policy Updates

Moderator:

Jodi Cohen, Group Manager, Policy Analysis (PA), Planning & Policy Analysis (PPA), OPM

Participants:

Marguerite Martel, Senior Policy Analyst, PA, PPA, OPM

Rachel Royster, Senior Policy Analyst, PA, PPA, OPM

12:00 pm
1:00 pm

Lunch

1:00 pm
1:45 pm

Operations Updates

Moderator:

Jay Fritz, Chief, Program Analysis and Systems Support (PASS), FEIO, HI, OPM

Participants:

Merle Townley, Chief, Healthcare Program Development and Implementation (HPDI), HI, OPM

Ankur Shukla, Program Analyst, PASS, FEIO, HI, OPM

Greg Wenograd, Senior Web Architect, OPM Web Team

1:45 pm
2:45 pm

Managing Specialty Drugs Across the Medical and Pharmacy Benefit

Moderator:

Dele Solaru, Chief Pharmacy Officer, OPM

Participants:

Alan Lotvin, Executive Vice President – Specialty, CVS Health

David Lassen, Chief Clinical Officer, Prime Therapeutics

Benjamin Slen, Senior Director – Product Management, Express Scripts

Sal Morana, Senior Pharmacy Consultant, Willis Towers Watson

2:45 pm
3:00 pm

Break

3:00 pm
3:45 pm

Comprehensive Diabetes Management

Moderator:

Sheila Pinter, Policy Analyst, PPA, OPM

Participants:

Patricia Shea, Team Lead, National Diabetes Prevention Program

Rebecca Nielsen, Senior Advisor, Leavitt Partners

Michelle (Shelly) Passaretti, Director of Health Management, Geisinger

Richard Dal Col, Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Capital District Physicians Health Plan (CDPHP)

3:45 pm
4:15 pm

Proven Member Engagement Strategies

Moderator:

Ed DeHarde, Deputy Assistant Director, FEIO, HI,OPM

Participants:

Tom Bernatavitz, Senior Vice President of Federal Plans, Aetna

Karen Spruill, Executive Director Member Engagement, Blue Cross Blue Shield Association

4:15 pm
4:30 pm

Summary and Closing for the Day

Laurie Bodenheimer, Deputy Director, HI, OPM

4:30 pm
6:00 pm

Reception

March 24
7:30 am
12:00 pm

Registration

8:00 am
8:30 am

Continental Breakfast

8:30 am
9:00 am

Keynote–Federal Legislative Update

Steve Wojcik, Vice President, Public Policy, National Business Group on Health

9:00 am
9:15 am

Answers to Questions from the First Day

Angela Calarco, Branch Chief, AR, FEIO, HI, OPM

9:15 am
9:30 am

Break

9:30 am
10:15 am

Optimizing Plan Performance in the FEHB Program

Moderator:

Michele Johnson, Senior Program Analyst, HI, OPM

Participants:

Christine Hunter, Chief Medical Officer, OPM

Anthony Tucker, Program Analyst, PA, PPA, OPM

Joseph Kahn, Branch Chief, Systems Support, PASS, FEIO, HI, OPM

Edward DeHarde, Deputy Assistant Director, FEIO, HI, OPM

10:15 am
10:45 am

Overview of Audits & the Resolution Processes

Moderator:

Brittany Brooks, Program Analyst, AR, FEIO, HI, OPM

Participants:

Eric Kruttschnitt, Auditor, AR, FEIO, HI, OPM

Sonja Jefferson, Branch Chief, Health Insurance Group 3 (HIG3), FEIO, HI, OPM

John Hirschmann, Group Chief, Experience-Rated Audits Group (ERAG), Office of the Inspector General (OIG), OPM

10:45 am
11:15 am

Workforce Reports

Moderator:

Jodi Cohen, Group Manager, PA, PPA, OPM

Participants:

Rebecca Kander, Actuary, Office of the Actuaries (OA), PPA, OPM

Lance Harris, Group Manager, Data Analysis (DA), PPA, OPM

Ellen Linehan, Program Analyst, PPA, OPM

Stephanie Westphal, Policy Analyst, Survey Analysis (SA), PPA, OPM

11:15 am
11:45 am

Consumer Perspective

Moderator:

Jodi Cohen, Group Manager, PA, PPA, OPM

Participants:

Taylor Lewis, Statistician, SA, PPA, OPM

Cristin Kane, Program Analyst, PPA, OPM

Lauren Sobek, Personnel Research Psychologist, SA, PPA, OPM

11:45 am
12:00 pm

Conference Wrap-Up

Alan Spielman, Director, HI, OPM

Hotel and Travel Information

Conference Location

Renaissance Arlington Capital View
2800 S Potomac Ave, Arlington, VA 22202

This luxury hotel in Arlington, VA is nestled in the heart of Crystal City's dining and business district and just 1 mile from Ronald Reagan National Airport (DCA).

With luminous design and impressive architecture, our Arlington, VA luxury hotel is completely unique and utterly original.

Hotel Alternative

AHIP’s room block at the Renaissance Arlington Capital View has sold out, but you may consider checking the adjoining Residence Inn Arlington Hotel. Please note AHIP does not have contracted group rates with this hotel.  Make sure to ask about the cancellation policy, so that should something open up at The Residence Inn Arlington, you will not have to pay a cancellation fee.

Add 13% tax to the room rates