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Race to the Top How New York Can Better Encourage Value-Based Competition In Hospital Markets

Wednesday March 2016

The Affordable Care Act is the defining health care reform of this generation. In its wake, we have seen a marked increase in hospital mergers: in New York State, over a dozen hospitals have become part of larger networks since 2012. What does this trend, as well as New York’s ongoing Medicaid-reform efforts, mean for quality and cost—for payers, providers, employers, and patients—in the Empire State?

Please join us for a high-level Manhattan Institute conference on hospital consolidation and competition in New York State. Distinguished health care experts, from academia, business, and nonprofits, will examine various tools that policymakers can use to deliver better outcomes across New York’s vast health care ecosystem—including regulatory reforms to boost competition, better state and federal antitrust oversight, and value-based purchasing strategies. The goal: a dynamic, innovative, and competitive hospital market that delivers greater access to quality health care at lower cost to patients, employers, and taxpayers.

8:30 - 9:00 AMRegistration
9:00 - 9:05 AMIntroductory Remarks:
Amy ShefrinProgram Officer, New York State Health Foundation
9:05 - 9:20 AMMorning Keynote Address: “Show Me the Value: Creating Competition Through Value-Based Purchasing”
Laurel Pickering, President & CEO, Northeast Business Group on Health
9:20 - 10:20 AMPANEL I - The Right Prescription: Diagnosing and Improving the State of Competition in NY Hospitals

Moderator - Dan Goldberg, Health Care Reporter, POLITICO New York
Paul Howard, Director of Health Policy, Manhattan Institute
Yevgeniy Feyman, Health Policy Fellow, Manhattan Institute
Arthur Gianelli, President, Mount Sinai St. Luke’s
Robert Hinckley, Chief Strategy Officer, Capital District Physicians’ Health Plan
10:20 - 10:30 AMBreak
10:30 - 11:30 AMPANEL II - How Can State and Federal Antitrust Policy Serve Health Care Consumers

Moderator - Sherry Glied, Dean, NYU Wagner School of Public Service
Cory Capps, Partner, Bates White Economic Consulting
Roger Feldman, Professor of Health Policy, University of Minnesota
Austin Frakt, Health Economist, VA Boston Healthcare System
Kavita Patel, Nonresident Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution
11:30 - 12:00 PMReception
12:00 - 12:30 PMLunch
12:30 - 1:30 PMLunch Keynote Address: “Hospital Consolidation: The Good, the Bad, and the Backlash”
James Robinson, Director, Berkeley Center for Health Technology