NPAG 2018 Conference Agenda
Mountains of Opportunity in EDI

August 26-29, 2018


Sunday, August 26, 2018
 
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Steering Committee Luncheon / Meeting
2:00 PM -­ 5:00 PM Exhibitor Move In
2:00 PM -­ 5:00 PM Registration Desk Open
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

General Session – Plan Share - (Blues Only Session)

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Opening Reception in the Exhibit Hall
Vendor Information Session - allows vendors to share their story and services and attendees to gain information
Monday, August 27, 2018
 
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM Breakfast in Exhibit Hall
8:30 AM - 8:45 AM Welcome and Opening Comments - Cheri Hill, Excellus BCBS
8:45 AM - 9:00 AM

Executive Welcome  - Barry Thornton, Senior Vice President, Operational Excellence, Excellus BCBS

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Keynote Speaker - The Passion of the Playmaker and the Secrets of World Class Competitors - David Holloway
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Break and Visit Exhibit Hall 
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM General Session - Update from CAQH, Prior Authorizations and Attachments - Bob Bowman
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM Vendor/Sponsor Recognition Luncheon
12:15 PM - 1:30 PM Plan Panel - Provider Collaboration Initiatives
ACQA's Improving Patient Health - 
Robert Coughlin, Excellus BCBS
Whisper Technology - Patty Kenney and Christopher Kidder, Excellus BCBS
Provider Data Management - Tyler Calcote, Florida Blue
   
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM General Session - Update from the Association - Gail Kocher - (Blues Only Session)
2:30 PM – 3:15 PM Break and Visit Exhibit Hall
3:15 PM - 5:15 PM General Session: Vendor Plan Share
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM NPAG Event & Dinner - Olympic Jumping Complex
 
 
Tuesday, August 28, 2018
 
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM Breakfast in Exhibit Hall
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM General Session - Update from NCQA - Kristen Swift
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM Break and Visit Exhibit Hall
10:15 AM - 11:30 AM General Session - NCVHS Update - Rich Landen
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM Box Lunch
12:30 PM - 5:30 PM NPAG Golf Tournament   
12:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Leaves at 12:30 PM
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
NPAG Afternoon Activities:
NPAG Ausable Chasm Tour
(transportation provided)
BobSled Experience (transportation on your own)
 
Wednesday, August 29, 2018
 
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM Breakfast in Exhibit Hall
8:30 AM - 8:45 AM Preview of NPAG 2019 - Gulf Shores, AL - Scott Walker, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama
8:45 AM - 10:00 AM General Session  - Prior Authorization Initiaties - Kathy Henry, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota and Nancy Reed, HCSC
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM Break and Visit Exhibit Hall / Vendor Door Prizes
10:45 AM - 12:00 PM General Session - 

Please check back for updates on session topics.