2015 NYHPA Annual Conference Overview

We hope you were able to join us at the 2015 Annual Conference. We hosted more than 200 people who were in attendance on November 19th at the Albany Marriott Hotel as well as 40 exhibitors who were there to share new products and ideas.

If you weren’t there, here are some highlights from the conference. Thanks to all who made the day a success, and we hope to see everyone at the NYHPA 2016 Annual Conference!



Conference Program and Agenda

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Paul F. Macielak, Esq., NYHPA President & CEO, and Robert R. Hinckley, NYHPA Chairperson/Board of Directors, Senior VP Strategy and Communications, Chief Strategy Officer, Capital District Physicians' Health Plan.



Keynote Address—How Good is Our "Triple Aim"

We were pleased to have Alan R. Weil present the Keynote Address this year. Mr. Weil is the Editor-in-Chief of Health Affairs, a multidisciplinary peer-reviewed journal dedicated to the serious exploration of domestic and international health policy and system change and is the nation's leading journal at the intersection of health, health care and policy.


Guest Speakers

Opening Remarks
Howard A. Zucker, MD, JD, Commissioner, New York State Department of Health


Luncheon SpeakerCultivating New "Social Skills:" Harnessing Social Media for Health Plan Transformation
Mandi Bishop, Analytics Practice Lead, Dell Health Plan Innovation & Consulting


Moderators and Panelists

Dealing with DSRIP and SHIP: Plan Approaches to Payment Reform
Moderator: Laurel Pickering, MPH, President and CEO, Northeast Business Group on Health
Panelists: Denise V. Gonick, Esq., President and CEO, MVP Health Care
DeWayne Hiebert, Executive Director, Strategy and Operations, Aetna Accountable Care Solutions, East Region
Pat Wang, CEO, Healthfirst



Customer Centric Care: Creating Consumer Value in the Health Plan Setting
Moderator: Peter Newell, Director, Health Insurance Project, United Hospital Fund
Panelists: Brett Edelson, Vice President, Product, UnitedHealthcare
Edward Segel, Vice President, Product, Oscar Health Insurance


Conference Sponsors and Exhibitors

A big THANK YOU to our Sponsors and Exhibitors for making the 2015 NYHPA Annual Conference a HUGE success!

All sponsor and exhibitor spots were sold out for this year and unfortunately, for that reason, we had to turn some away. For more information on how to become an Exhibitor at the 2016 NYHPA Annual Conference, please contact Lori Dorry—it's not too early to start the process!




Pre-Conference Reception Sponsor—Beacon Health Strategies

Pre-Conference Dinner Sponsor and Conference Tote Bag—Magellan Health Services

Conference Breakfast Sponsor—Premier Home Health Care Services, Inc.

Conference Luncheon Sponsor—CareCentrix


Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC)

eClinical Works

Envolve (sponsor of Beverage Center #2)

The Execu-Search Group




Alkermes, Inc.



Health Information Designs

Indivior Inc.

MedImpact Healthcare Systems, Inc.



ProCare Rx



ZOLL Services, LLC




Avanti Health Care Services (sponsor of Beverage Center #1)


Healthcare Financial, Inc. (sponsor of the Conference Folder)

HealthPlex, Inc.

LDR Spine

LIBERTY Dental Plan

Lumara Health

Merck Inc.

Mom's Meals Nourish Care

MTM, Inc.


Quest Analytics



Superior Vision







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