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February Education Program

  • February 02, 2017
  • 7:15 AM - 10:00 AM
  • Washington Athletic Club


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February Educational Program

February 2, 2017

2 CEs have been approved by the WAOIC.

Moving the Market to Paying for Value:
The Washington Health Alliance's View of Value-Based Purchasing, Why It's Important and How We Can Help

This presentation will explore the statewide challenge of moving the market to paying for value. It will include a conversation about models that are currently working to pay for value in Washington State and across the nation as well as barriers to purchasing for value from the perspective of purchasers, payers and providers. Alliance reports that may help move the market to value will be shared, including a description of the practical questions that can be addressed through use of the tools.

  • Brief Introduction to the Washington Health Alliance
  • The Alliance's Perspective on Value-Based Purchasing
  • Models for Value-Based Purchasing
  • A Conversation: Barriers to Purchasing for Value by Stakeholder Group (Employers, Consumers, Health Plans, Providers)
  • How Alliance Reports Can Move the Market to Value

Nancy Giunto, Washington Health Alliance

Since joining the Washington Health Alliance in September 2014, Nancy has overseen the organization's strategic direction as it enters its second decade, including its legislative agenda, continued statewide expansion, and the publication of new reports. Nancy is also responsible for the Alliance's partnership with the Washington State Health Care Authority's Healthier Washington initiative, which includes the development and publication of results for the Washington Common Measure Set on Health Care Quality and Cost.

The Washington Health Alliance, a multi-stakeholder nonprofit, offers objective reporting of progress on measures of health care quality and value, as well as a trusted forum for critical conversations about health care system improvement.

Life After the ACA: What's Next for Employer-Sponsored Health Coverage?

Stoel Rives employee benefits attorney Howard Bye-Torre will discuss the latest developments in the proposed repeal/amendment of the Affordable Care Act, and what these developments may mean to employers and the future of their group health plans.

Howard Bye-Torre, Of Counsel, Stoel Rives LLP

Howard Bye-Torre has been assisting clients with employee benefit matters relating to health, cafeteria, other welfare plans for more than 20 years. Howard advises clients on ERISA, federal health care reform (ACA), HIPAA, COBRA, HITECH, USERRA, Medicare Part D, Medicare Secondary Payer, wellness programs, same-sex marriage and domestic partner issues, mental health parity law, the Americans with Disabilities Act, nondiscrimination rules, federal tax issues, and other state and federal law benefit topics. In addition to his work with ERISA plans, he has extensive experience with governmental and church plans.

Howard is Of Counsel with the firm. Previously, Howard was senior editor at the Employee Benefits Institute of America, Inc. (2007), and equity shareholder with Cox Smith Matthews Incorporated (1985-2007).


Online registration deadline is January 31.
Register by phone until noon on February 1 at 206-623-8632.
No refunds after January 31.
Members must log in to get the member rate.

Washington Athletic ClubNoble Room
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

$65 members; $85 non-members and guests by registration deadline.
$80 members; $100 non-members and guests after deadline or at door.

To qualify for WAOIC CE credits:
You will need to show government-issued photo identification and signature.
Your WAOIC number is required on the sign in / sign out form.




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