A Timely & Packed Agenda

The 2020 Payer Exchange Summit will examine different proven employer and provider designed programs and discuss how they can best promote successful models at the local level that provide value-based, continually improving quality cancer care.

Attendees will hear from national experts with updates on issues such as value-based contracting, innovative payment models, new strategies to increase quality and value, and novel interventions to support employees with cancer.

Note: All times are Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

12:00–12:10 PM

Day One Welcome & Introductions
    • Bo Gamble, Director of Strategic Practice Initiatives, Community Oncology Alliance

12:10–12:50 PM

The State of Oncology Payment Reform: Ongoing Models, Pilots, & Projects
    • Bo Gamble, Director of Strategic Practice Initiatives, Community Oncology Alliance

12:55–1:45 PM

The Employer Perspective on the State of Cancer Care & Payment Reform
    • Cheryl Larson, President, Chief Executive Officer, Midwest Business Group on Health
    • Chris Manzi, President, Pequot Health Care
    • Jason Parrott, Senior Manager, Global Healthcare & Well Being Strategy, Boeing
    • Frederick M. Schnell, MD, FACP, Chief Medical Officer, Community Oncology Alliance, Moderator

1:50–2:40 PM

Deep Dive: Updates From Three Ongoing Oncology Payment Reform Projects
    • Marc Cohen, Manager, Value Partnerships, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
    • Bo Gamble, Director of Strategic Practice Initiatives, Community Oncology Alliance, Moderator
    • Bhuvana Sagar, MD, National Medical Executive, Cigna Health Care
    • Kim Woofter, Executive Vice President, Michiana Hematology-Oncology, P.C.

2:45–3:35 PM

The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Oncology & Payment Reform
    • Glenn Balasky, Executive Director, Rocky Mountain Cancer Centers
    • Lucio Gordan, MD, President, Managing Physician, Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute
    • Ted Okon, MBA, Executive Director, Community Oncology Alliance, Moderator
    • Debra Patt, MD, PhD, MBA, Vice President, Texas Oncology

3:40–4:30 PM

Assessing Provider Quality & Value in Cancer Care:
What Should Employers & Self-Funded Companies Be Looking For?

    • Robert Baird, Jr., RN, MSA, President, National Cancer Treatment Alliance, Moderator
    • John Fox, MD, Chief Boundary Spanner, Foxworthy Healthcare Consulting, LLC
    • Lee Schwartzberg, MD, FACP, Executive Director, West Cancer Center & Research Institute
    • Lalan Wilfong, MD, Executive Vice President, Value Based Care & Quality Programs,
    COA Payment Reform Co-Chair, Texas Oncology

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

9:00–9:10 AM

Day Two Opening Remarks
    • Bo Gamble, Director of Strategic Practice Initiatives, Community Oncology Alliance

9:15–10:05 AM

The PBM Conundrum: Are PBMs the Solution or Problem in Oncology Payment Reform?
    • Antonio Ciaccia, BS, Chief Strategy Officer, 3 Axis Advisors
    • Nicolas Ferreyros, Director of Communications, Community Oncology Alliance, Moderator
    • Jonathan E. Levitt, Esq., Founding Partner, Frier Levitt, LLC

10:10–11:00 AM

Biosimilar Opportunities, Challenges, & Realities
    • Kathy Oubre, MS, Chief Operating Officer, Pontchartrain Cancer Center
    • Kashyap Patel, MD, Chief Executive Officer, COA Payment Reform Co-Chair,
    Carolina Blood & Cancer Care Associates
    • Jeffrey Vacirca, MD, FACP, Chief Executive Officer, Managing Partner, New
    York Cancer & Blood Specialists, Moderator
    • Lauren Vela, MBA, Senior Director, Pacific Business Group on Health

11:05–11:55 AM

Applying Value-Based Insurance Design (VBID) in Oncology
    • A. Mark Fendrick, MD, Director, Center for Value-Based Insurance Design,
    University of Michigan, Moderator
    • Neil Goldfarb, President, Chief Executive Officer, Greater Philadelphia Business
    Coalition on Health
    • Alti Rahman, MHA, MBA, CSSBB, Practice Administrator, Oncology Consultants
    • Barry Russo, MBA, Chief Executive Officer, The Center for Cancer
    & Blood Disorders

12:00–12:50 PM

Assessing the Patient Impact of Insurer Mandates: White/Brown Bagging, Step Therapy, Home Infusion, & Other Strategies
    • Michael Diaz, MD, Director of Patient Advocacy, Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute,
    President, Community Oncology Alliance
    • Janelle Hamilton, Director of Payer Relations, Compliance Officer, Illinois Cancer Care, PC
    • Barbara McAneny, MD, Chief Executive Officer, New Mexico Oncology Hematology Consultants, Ltd
    • Ted Okon, MBA, Executive Director, Community Oncology Alliance, Moderator

12:50–1:20 PM

Lunch Break

1:20–2:10 PM

Update on COA’s Oncology Care Model 2.0: A Comprehensive Solution for Providing High-Quality, Affordable Cancer Care
    • Michael Diaz, MD, Director of Patient Advocacy, Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute,
    President, Community Oncology Alliance
    • Bo Gamble, Director of Strategic Practice Initiatives, Community Oncology Alliance, Moderator
    • Lalan Wilfong, MD, Executive Vice President, Value Based Care & Quality Programs,
COA Payment Reform Co-Chair, Texas Oncology

2:15–3:05 PM

Designing & Negotiating Insurance Benefits: Best Practices for Optimal Patient Experience, Performance, & Cost Savings
    • David Contorno, Founder, Chief Executive Officer, E Powered Benefits
    • Bo Gamble, Director of Strategic Practice Initiatives, Community Oncology Alliance, Moderator
    • Thomas Sondergeld, MHA, Senior Consultant, TS Consulting Services
    • Lynn Zonakis, RN, Zonakis Consultants, Retired Managing Director, Health Strategy & Benefits,
    Delta Airlines

3:10–4:00 PM

Is Direct Contracting the Solution? New Initiative Connecting Employers & Providers Directly in High-Quality, Affordable Cancer Care
    • Robert Baird, Jr., RN, MSA, President, National Cancer Treatment Alliance
    • Ted Okon, MBA, Executive Director, Community Oncology Alliance

4:05–4:15 PM

Closing Observations & Remarks
    • Bo Gamble, Director of Strategic Practice Initiatives, Community Oncology Alliance