PHA Capitol Caucus

Population Health Alliance Capitol Caucus


October 19th 2017, 7:30 am - 3:00 pm (Breakfast and Lunch included)


Top of the Hill Banquet and Conference Center
1 Constitution Ave NE, Washington, DC 20002 (open large map)


The Population Health Alliance Capitol Caucus will bring together Washington D.C. policymakers and key stakeholders from across the health care industry committed to driving innovation in care management, wellness, and prevention for focused briefings on key legislative and regulatory issues. Speakers will include representatives from Congress, the Administration and federal agencies; Washington policy institutes and think tanks; and allied organizations.

Keynote remarks from thought leaders will kick-off a series of substantive panel discussions with open dialogue among senior experts about legislative and regulatory challenges and opportunities to advance population health. Population Health Alliance is a member-driven organization. Panel topics will reveal timely insights on specific issues that our members want and need to explore.

Join the Population Health Alliance 2017 Capitol Caucus to hear and engage in conversations on how federal policy changes and initiatives will impact your priorities from leaders in the know. 

The agenda includes the following:

Welcome Address – Left, Right or Middle: Staying Focused on the Priority of Improving Population Health

Rose Maljanian

Rose Maljanian, HealthCAWS, Chairman and CEO Population Health Alliance Board Chair

Keynote – Implications of President Trump’s Executive Order on HealthCare Reform

Anne Marie Polak

Anne Marie Polak, Senior Director Leavitt Partners

Keynote – What’s Next for Healthcare: Transforming Medicare for America’s Seniors

Allyson Y Schwartz

Congresswoman Allyson Y Schwartz

How Population Health Accelerates the Shift to Value-Based Care

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is underway in transitioning the health care system from pay-for-volume to pay-for-value. Though, where are we on this journey and how do population health management strategies play a vital role?


Romilla Batra

Dr. Romilla Batra, SCAN Health Plan, Chief Medical Officer (Moderator)

John Cuddeback

John Cuddeback, MD, PhD Chief Medical Informatics Officer, AMGA

Neil Gordon

Dr. Neil Gordan, INTERVENT International, Founder and CEO

Luncheon Keynote Discussion – Medicaid Headwinds and Opportunities 2018-2020

Medicaid reform has been the subject of much debate in 2017, with most of the focus being on the need to reduce the rate of growth in the program. How can population health and wellness programs help rein in spending and improve quality for Medicaid beneficiaries and state budgets.


Matt Salo

Matt Salo, National Association of Medicaid Directors, Executive Director

Clay Alspach

Clay Alspach, Principal, Leavitt Partners, Founder

Addressing Social Determinants of Health – What Works

We all know that there are real social determinants of health that will impact patient outcomes and abilities to adhere to treatment recommendations. What role can population health programs play in helping to identify social determinants of health and improve the way quality programs are adjusted for the complexities they bring to the system?


Elizabeth Carter

Elizabeth Carter, PhD, MPH Senior Advisor Health Services Research AARP

Gary Jacobs

Gary Jacobs, Managing Partner Circumference Consulting LLC

Prevention and Wellness Programs – Innovation Update and Policy Considerations

Many employers and other health care stakeholders recognize the value of prevention and wellness programs using a variety of intervention strategies to lower costs and improve health, wellbeing, and productivity. The landscape of legal and regulatory requirements surrounding these programs is complex. How are access and incentives changing to drive consumer engagement, and how is regulation changing?


Ray Fabius

Dr. Ray Fabius, AB3 Health, Principal (Moderator)

James A. Paretti, Jr., Chief of Staff and Senior Counsel to Acting Chair Victoria A. Lipnic, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Kathryn Wilbur

Kathryn Wilbur, Senior Counsel, Health Policy, American Benefits Council

Brenda Schmidt

Brenda Schmidt, Solera Health, Founder and CEO