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EBPA 2020 Series - February

  • February 06, 2020
  • 7:30 AM - 10:00 AM
  • Washington Athletic Club


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EBPA 2020 Series - February

DATE: February 6, 2020

Thank you to our Program Sponsor 

Approved for two (2) hours of Insurance Credits*

Beyond Health Analytics: How to Make Data Work for You

Jennifer Jones, MSM RD with Springbuk will address analytics.


  • History of data warehousing and data analytics
  • Problem facing employers and advisors today

Health Intelligence

  • What is Health Intelligence
  • How to leverage data and HI

Specific Use Cases and Case Studies

  • Leveraging Health Intelligence
  • Addressing Gaps in Care and High Cost Claimants
  • Addressing Preventive Care Gaps
  • Driving Customized Strategies
  • Developing Surgery Savings Program
  • Addressing Opioid Risk

Washington Health Care Landscape

Melissa Putman and Simon Vismantas with Kaiser Permanente will address legislative issues both from the local as well as national fronts. 

Overview of government Democratic Majorities

  • Review of 2019 session
  • Landmark legislation passed
  • Passage of SB 5526: Cascade Care

Deep dive: 

  • Standardizing plans - reducing individual market out-of-pocket expenses
  • Deep Dive: Public Option - provider reimbursement rates
  • State Commissioned Studies - of policies that may increase affordability an access
  • Balance Billing Ban

What's coming in 2020?

  • ACA revisions
  • Federal Health Care Politics

Jennifer Jones MSM RD, Director of Health Strategy is an experienced healthcare professional with a background in clinical dietetics, wellness programming, and employer health. With over 15 years of experience, Jennifer has worked in various settings including health care systems, occupational health organizations, and a welfare benefits advisory firm.  At Springbuk, Jennifer has turned her focus to population and employer health to achieve a greater impact on health outcomes.  

Melissa Putman, Senior Director of Government Relations and Policy for Kaiser Permanente (formerly Group Health Cooperative). In this role, she leads the policy, advocacy and government relations strategy for the Washington region of Kaiser Permanente. Melissa works across the enterprise to develop policy initiatives that support Kaiser Permanente’s mission of providing high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. 

Simon Vismantas, Senior Regulatory Affairs Consultant, in conjunction with Kaiser Permanente stakeholders, develops policy on key issues of operational and strategic importance. Ensures the coordination of Kaiser Permanente policy positioning and response between state and federal issues especially with regard to regulatory oversight of commercial health insurance, care delivery and government sponsored and subsidized programs. 

Simon reviews, coordinates and formulate organizational responses to regulatory proposals and actions, including communicating regulatory developments and guidance to appropriate business entities and stakeholders inside Kaiser Permanente. 


Date:  February 6, 2020

Location: Washington Athletic Club - 1325 Sixth Avenue, Seattle, WA 

Time:      7:30-8:00 am Registration, Breakfast

               8:00-8:50 am First Presentation 

               8:50-9:00 am Break 

               9:00-9:50 am Second Presentation

               9:50-10:00 am Q&A, WAOIC sign out 

Fees:     $65 members; $85 non-members and guests before February 3

              $80 members; $100 non-members and guests after February 3

Online registration deadline is February 3. If you miss the online registration, call the office 206.653.7259. No refunds or credit for a future meeting can be granted after the deadline.

* NOTE:  This presentation has been approved for two (2) hours of Continuing Education Credit by the Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner.

In order to received these insurance credits YOU MUST be seated for the presentation within 5 minutes of the session beginning.  You are allowed a break, but you must limit your time outside the presentation. The Insurance Credits are for two hours.  NO PARTIAL CREDITS awarded. You cannot sign out early.   

The Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner requires that each producer requesting credits must sign the form with their licensed name and write the time of arrival. Only upon completion of the session, you must initial out and write the time.  




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