Locke Lord Webinar – The Outcome of the Election and Health Care: ACA Reform and the Impact on Emergency Care (November 29)

Join us for a complimentary webinar hosted by Locke Lord, Navvis Healthways and T-System, Inc. The free webinar on the outcome of the election and health care reform is on Thursday, November 29th at 11:00 am (Central). It will explore how the role of emergency care can both enhance good outcomes and serve as an indicator of the effectiveness of health care reform.

Thursday, November 29, 2012
9 – 10:30 a.m. PST
10 – 11:30 a.m. MST
11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. CST
12 – 1:30 p.m. EST

To register for webinar participation, please click here. Once you have registered, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions for joining the meeting.

Questions? Contact Ann Baty (469-791-2445).

Program Overview:

With President Obama’s re-election, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will remain, but with an uncertain future as implementation challenges, Medicaid expansion and debt reduction negotiations challenge the efficacy of the legislation.

Join us for a webinar that will discuss creating lasting provider payment and delivery system reform then test those considerations on one of the most impactful vehicles of health care – emergency care. From these insights, we will explore how the role of emergency care can both enhance good outcomes and serve as an indicator of the effectiveness of health care reform.

More Information:

Our panel of experts from the political, legal and medical fields will discuss the path forward for health reform and some of the immediate challenges facing its implementation, including:

  • A legal perspective on the expansion of health insurance options under ACA, the future of ACA’s provider delivery system and payment reforms and the immediate challenges to ACA implementation of coverage and provider reforms.
  • A political perspective on the significant and complex operational and administrative changes that hospitals and other health system providers can anticipate in the future, including the role of health systems in respect to the anticipated government and policy changes as well as expected Medicare reimbursement changes and the role health systems will play in their state and community settings.
  • A clinical and financial perspective on the impact of the election on the hospital emergency department (ED) as a major point in the delivery of care, including insight on how the election and resulting regulatory implications will impact the ED and ED physicians.


Denise E. Hanna (Locke Lord Strategies Partner, DC) Ms. Hanna has been involved in legal matters and health care public policy for more than 20 years and maintains both a legal and government affairs practice with Strategies and its parent law firm, Locke Lord LLP. She has closely tracked the enactment of federal health reform and now advises clients on implementation issues, compliance obligations and strategic opportunities under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, as amended, and related state reforms. Among other matters, Ms. Hanna has consulted with and advised a variety of health care organizations on health insurance market reforms, health insurance exchanges, medical loss ratio (MLR), review standards for unreasonable rate increases, accountable care organizations (ACOs), provider alignment strategies and medical homes and the Medicare Advantage star rating bonus program.

Mike Eaton (Navvis Healthways, Senior Vice President) Mr. Eaton is a catalyst for change. He leads a team of senior strategists who can focus and accelerate business and physician enterprise strategies and improve quality, cost and service outcomes as health systems move along the path from fragmented federations of hospitals and doctors to high performing and coordinated systems of care. 

Robert Hitchcock, M.D. FACEP (T-System Inc., Vice President and Chief Medical Informatics Officer) Dr. Hitchcock leads T-System’s strategy for key industry issues such as Meaningful Use, ICD-10, accountable care organizations and patient care quality. In addition, he provides counsel and guidance to clients for defining strategies to address these issues with T-System services and products. Dr. Hitchcock is a frequent contributor to highly regarded industry print and online publications, and was the reader’s choice #3 pick for ONC National Coordinator in a poll conducted by Modern Healthcare magazine. He has over 20 years of experience in health care with more than 10 years as a practicing emergency physician. Along with his role as CMIO, Dr. Hitchcock also is currently a practicing ED physician. He has served in several positions of physician leadership as well as consulting on health care IT.


This program is pending approval for 1.5 hour MCLE credit. Please specify the state from which you would like to receive credit when registering.


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