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September Education Program

  • September 14, 2016
  • 7:15 AM - 10:00 AM
  • Washington Athletic Club


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September Educational Session

September 15, 2016   Note Venue Change to WAC

Join us for breakfast on September 15th as we explore two timely topics - The State of the Washington Exchange and Paying for Value - the HCA's Innovative Purchasing Strategies

2 CEs have been approved by the WAOIC.

The State of the Washington Exchange

Join Phil Dyer, Senior Vice President of Healthcare Management Services at Kibble & Prentice/USI, as he explores the current state of the Washington Exchange.

Phil will:

  • Review the history of the Exchange, both state-based exchanges as well as healthcare.gov,
  • Further clarify what's encompassed within the Exchange, by examining Qualified Health Plans (QHPs), the "Metallics", and Medicaid,
  • Explore the features of the Exchange, like Advance Premium Tax Credits (APTC), and
  • Examine the future of the exchange, specifically ongoing funding and financial and enrollment projections.

Phil is well-known in the region's medical community for his counsel and experience in health care professional liability for hospitals, facilities, and providers. His role on the Washington Health Benefit Exchange Board provides us with a unique opportunity to get a first-hand account of the operations and challenges of our state's Exchange.

Paying for Value

Join Daniel Lessler, MD, MHA, FACP, Chief Medical Officer, and Rachel Quinn, special assistant, from the Washington State Health Care Authority (HCA), as they outline the HCA's innovative purchasing strategies and tools to purchase for value and lower costs.

They will:

  • Review the significant cost drivers behind increasing health care costs,
  • Provide the HCA's perspective and role as a purchaser, convener and policy maker,
  • Explore Healthier Washington - the legislative mandate, SIM grant, and Medicaid waiver,
  • Examine HCA's Value-based Purchasing (VBP) Road Map and Paying for Value strategies, and
  • Review payment models, ongoing communications and broker engagement, as well as alignment with CMS.

Dr. Lessler is the Chief Medical Officer for the Washington State Health Care Authority (HCA), which administers the state's Medicaid program and Public Employees Benefits. Prior to joining the Washington State HCA in May 2013, Dr. Lessler was Professor of Medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine, and Senior Associate Medical Director at Harborview Medical Center. Dr. Lessler has participated in efforts both locally and statewide at improving the quality and cost effectiveness of health care. He has a particular interest in improving preventive and chronic illness care for underserved and vulnerable populations, and the application of Health Information Technology as a means of achieving such improvement.

Rachel Quinn serves as a special assistant for Health Care Policy and Programs in the Policy, Planning and Performance Division, at the Washington State Health Care Authority. In her role as special assistant, Rachel assists with the development of value-based purchasing and payment strategies. Prior to joining HCA in September 2013, she worked as project manager of the Robert Bree Collaborative. Rachel also served for five years as health policy advisor to former King County Executive Ron Sims. She has a dual master's in public health and public policy from the University of Michigan.


Online registration deadline is September 13.
Register by phone until noon on September 14 at 206-623-8632.
No refunds after September 13.
Members must log in to get the member rate.

Washington Athletic Club
1325 6th Ave, Seattle 98101  •  map
Parking is available but not validated

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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