Blue Cross Blue Shield Roundtable

Washington, DC

November 7, 2017

JoAnna Younts, Greg Russo, and John Wagner facilitated an Executive Roundtable for Blue Cross Blue Shield Plans on reimbursement and contracting issues. They were joined by guest speaker Sean Cavanaugh, former deputy director at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and deputy director of the CMS Center for Innovation.

Ms. Younts provided a welcome and introductions, and discussed “Out-of-Network Providers: Industry trends and New Approaches to Reimbursement” and “Value-Based Strategies: Implications of CMS Innovation Programs and Practical Applications for Blues Plans.” Mr. Wagner spoke about “Hospitals and Health Systems: Leveraging Value-based Approaches to Align Incentives and Create ‘Win-Win’ Contracts.” Mr. Russo discussed “Ancillary Providers: Information Sharing on Current Strategies Related to SNF, ASC, Dialysis, and Behavioral Health/Substance Abuse.”

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Greg Russo

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John Wagner


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JoAnna Younts


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