8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
In the wake of the 2016 election and the GOP’s unsuccessful efforts to immediately repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, the health care industry continues to grapple with a period of prolonged uncertainty. While the GOP looks to other means for advancing their health care agenda—especially administrative rather than legislative actions—hospital and health system leaders across the country are still waiting to see what the Trump administration will ultimately mean for the future of coverage expansion, payment reform, and federal entitlement programs.
The Health Care Advisory Board’s latest “State of the Union” provides an objective analysis of the next era of health care reform. The presentation explores the potential futures of the public exchanges, Medicare, and Medicaid—and what those changes would mean for provider strategy. But government action is only one driver of health care reform. Shifting patient demographics and health care consumption patterns are certain to threaten financial sustainability and motivate change at the frontlines. The presentation includes an overview of the evolving health care consumer base and the emerging range of competitors that are setting a new standard for convenience, service, and affordability.
Finally, the presentation concludes by sharing the Health Care Advisory Board’s latest guidance on how hospital and health system leaders should proceed amid uncertainty, pinpointing no-regrets priorities that position providers for long-term success regardless of the political climate.
After attending this presentation, attendees will be able to:
• Understand the latest health policy developments from the Trump administration and Congress—and which reforms substantively impact provider strategy
• Identify the core elements of the next era of health reform that are poised to impact the health care industry regardless of repeal and replace efforts
• Realize the impact of shifting patient demographics and clinical needs on the future of hospitals’ and health systems’ business model and asset configuration
• Recognize the need for dramatic system transformation to meet emerging imperatives for cost control, clinical transformation, and economies of scale
Presenter: Fred Bayon
Fred Bayon is a Managing Director and national spokesperson for the Advisory Board Company, a for-profit, publicly-traded research, technology, and consulting firm serving more than 4,400 leading hospitals and health systems. In this capacity, Mr. Bayon presents the firm’s findings on frontier strategic and clinical best practices.
Mr. Bayon’s areas of focus include general hospital administration and management, health system strategy, and health policy. He is a frequent lecturer for the flagship Health Care Advisory Board program in addition to the Philanthropy Leadership Council and Imaging Performance Partnership. At last count, he has presented in 49 states and made over 1000 presentations on behalf of the company and its members.
Before joining the Advisory Board in 2005, Mr. Bayon earned a Master’s Degree in Education from Columbia University.
He received his Bachelor of Arts from Dartmouth College, and when not traveling the country, he enjoys spending time in New England with his family and following the Boston Red Sox.
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