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February Education Program

  • February 25, 2016
  • 7:15 AM - 10:00 AM
  • Il Fornaio Cucina Italiana


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February 25 Educational Program
Note Date Change

2 CEs have been approved by the WAOIC.

Value Based Purchasing in Healthcare

Join Mary Kay O'Neill, MD for an educational presentation on the implications of value-based purchasing in health care.

Dr. O'Neill has an extensive background in health care as a provider, a payer and now a consultant. Based in Seattle, Dr. O'Neill has a strong grasp of our marketplace and has worked to enhance quality and affordability of care in our region.

Exploring the dynamics of the change from a fee-for-service to a value-based purchasing arrangement, Dr. O'Neill will provide a stronger understanding of the following:

  1. History of value-based arrangements in healthcare
  2. Developments and innovations that have made value-based purchasing possible
  3. Current models active in the market
  4. Implications for healthcare stakeholders - purchasers, payers, providers and patients
  5. Barriers to implementation

Presenter Dr. Mary Kay O'Neill, Senior Clinical Advisor, Mercer's Total Health Management (THM) practice

In her role, Dr. O'Neill leverages clinical strategy and operations to drive Mercer's value-based care initiatives and provide strategic advice and health care data analysis for clients primarily in the West. Dr. O'Neill has more than 30 years of health care experience. Most recently, she was Chief Medical Director at Coordinated Care in Tacoma, WA, responsible for forming strategic partnerships with community organizations and network partners and developing benefit design and services. Prior to that, she was with Regence BlueShield from 2013 to 2014, CIGNA from 2007 to 2013, and the Washington State Health Care Authority from 2001 to 2007. She graduated from the University of Washington, where she earned an MBA, an MD, and a BS in Biology.

Health Savings Account Update - An Analytical Perspective

Dan Roth and Monica Rundell of OptumHealth will explore the impact Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) have had on the cost and quality of healthcare, and will review recent data to examine these issues.

  • Has it had the desired effect?
  • Is there positive behavior change?
  • Do communication and education make a difference?
  • Do they create other financial obstacles?
  • Do the advantages outweigh the disadvantages for employers? or employees?

Presenter Dan Roth, Vice President, Sales, OptumHealth

Dan brings a wealth of experience from United Healthcare and OptumHealth where he¹s consulted for more than 21 years. With a background in Clinical Psychology, Dan provides a unique perspective on the changing landscape of healthcare, specifically Health Savings Accounts.

Presenter Monica Rundell, National Business Development Manager, Financial Services, OptumHealth

Monica has worked with large, national employers on their health plans for over 25 years. Her experience has given her both a breadth and depth of knowledge that has proven invaluable in analyzing options for employers.


Online registration deadline is February 23.
Register by phone until noon on February 24 at 206-623-8632.
No refunds after February 23.
Members must log in to get the member rate.

Il Fornaio Cucina Italiana
Pacific Place, on level 1, 600 Pine Street, Seattle 98101  •  map

7:15-8:00 am  Registration, Breakfast, WAOIC sign in
8:00-8:50 am  Program
8:50-9:00 am  Break
9:00-9:50 am  Program
9:50-10:00 am  Q&A, WAOIC sign out

$60 members; $85 non-members and guests by registration deadline.
$75 members; $100 non-members and guests after deadline or at door.

Your WAOIC number is required on the sign in / sign out form in order to qualify for CE credits.




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