NPAG 2019 Tentative Conference Agenda
Something Magnificent is in the Making

The Lodge at Gulf State Park, A Hilton Hotel
August 25-28, 2019


Sunday, August 25, 2019
 
11:00 PM -­ 1:00 PM Steering Committee Meeting
1:00 PM -­ 5:00 PM Registration Desk Open / Exhibitor Move In
1:30 PM -­ 3:00 PM BCBS Association Hosting - DaVinci Project Insights and Experience - Bob Dieterle, enablecare, DaVinci PMO and Jocelyn Keegan, Point of Care Partners, Da Vinci Program Manager
Session Description: Join key leaders and participants to learn about the Da Vinci Project. Discuss how this industry led collaboration is accelerating development of FHIR standard based Implementation Guides and supporting collateral and tools for payer and provider collaboration.  The team will discuss project overview, important milestones and 2019 plans.  Existing Blues members will be available onsite to share their experience in participating in the prioritization, use case requirements work, the journey to stand up their initial sample code. Given shift to value based care contracting and proposed regulations, it is critical the industry work together to improve interoperability and reduce unique solutions.
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

General Session – Plan Share - Moderator: John Bialowicz
(Blues Only Session)

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM Opening Reception in the Exhibit Hall, Reveal of re-branding and Vendor Introductions
 
Monday, August 26, 2019
 
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM Breakfast in Exhibit Hall
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM Welcome and Opening Comments - Scott Walker, BCBSAL
Executive Welcome - Dr. Darrel Weaver, VP Healthcare Networks, BCBSAL 
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Keynote Speaker - Motivating Teams in an Era of Change, More Work, & Fewer Resources - Joe Mull, M.Ed.

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Break and Visit Exhibit Hall 
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM General Session - Panel Discussion - BCBS Plan Clinical Initiatives - Karen Zapata, Anthem; Liz Hartley, BCBSLA; Beth Galt-Salsemendi, Florida Blue
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Vendor/Sponsor Recognition Luncheon
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM Emerging Technologies / Initiatives - DaVinci Project Overview - Bob Dieterle

1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

General Session - 2019 HL7 Updates - Durwin Day

   
2:00 PM – 2:30 PM Break and Visit Exhibit Hall
2:30 PM - 2:50 PM
3:00 PM - 3:20 PM
3:30 PM - 3:50 PM
Vendor Demo Breakout Sessions (repeated 3 times)
The SSI Group, Smart Data Solutions, InstaMed and Change Healthcare
3:50 PM - 4:15 PM Break and Visit Exhibit Hall
4:15 PM - 5:15 PM           General Session - Vendor Plan Share                       
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM NPAG Event & Dinner                             

Tuesday, August 27, 2019
 
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM Breakfast in Exhibit Hall
8:30 AM - 9:45 AM General Session - Attachments Panel - Showcasing Leading Edge Variations in Attachment Solutions - Christol Green, Anthem; Tony Benson, BCBS AL and Heather Kennedy, BCBS TN
9:45 AM - 10:15 AM General Session - NCVHS Updates - Rich Landen
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM Break and Visit Exhibit Hall
11:00 AM - 11:30 PM General Session - BCBS Association Regulatory Update - Gail Kocher 
(Blues Only Session)
11:30 PM - 12:00 PM General Session - BCBS Association POC Initiatives Update - Gwenn Darlinger
(Blues Only Session)
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM Box Lunch Pick Up in Exhibit Hall 
12:30 PM - 6:00 PM                        NPAG Golf Tournament (transportation provided, leaves at 12:15pm)    
12:45 PM - 5:45 PM                    Dolphin / Boat Cruise (transportation provided, leaves at 1:00pm)
Gulf State Park, Segway Tour

 

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

 
7:30 AM - 8:15 AM Breakfast in Exhibit Hall
8:15 AM - 8:30 AM Preview of NPAG 2020 - New Orleans, LA - Alicia Jones, BCBSLA
8:30 AM - 9:15 AM General Session - Transforming EDI into E-Solutions - Spencer Wells, Anthem
9:15 AM - 10:00 AM Blue Plan Spotlight: Florida Blue and Regence - Electronic Authorizations with Clinical Data Exchange - Michelle Combel and Leslie Boyd, Regence; Matthew Ketterman and Beth Galt-Salsamendi Florida Blue, and Jason Wallis, Availity
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM Break and Visit Exhibit Hall / Vendor Door Prizes

10:45 AM - 11:30 AM                                                                                                                 

11:30 AM - 12:15 PM                       

Blue Plan Spotlight: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee - Playing with FHIR: Blue Button 2x - Heather Kennedy, BCBS TN and Kevin Day, Edifecs

Blue Plan Spotlight: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama  - Patient Care Alerts...Integration into Clinician Workflow - Royce Bradley, BCBSAL; Brian Morgan, Halfpenny Technologies and Jeff Salmon,
Secure Exchange Solutions  

12:15 PM                               

Adjournment                                                                             


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