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Grab a quick breakfast and meet fellow attendees over a cup of joe.
At the end of 2020, the federal government passed the No Surprises Act, providing new protections against surprise billing. In 2021, the question becomes how this landmark legislation will be implemented and what can Texas learn from the new law and rules. Hear from key players about what new surprise billing regulations will mean for Texas.
Join us for the three big questions for the experts: What is Happening? What do you expect to happen? And what should be happening?
For years, large employers have complained about increasing health care costs and lack of connection between cost of care and quality of outcomes, yet they have only dabbled around the edges of significant reform. But with growing restlessness and discussion of employers embracing comprehensive reforms, the winds of change may be coming. Hear the latest on what large employers are doing about high prices and what that means for health plans and providers.
Join us for a conversation about the future of Medicaid in Texas and throughout the nation with former and current Texas Medicaid directors.
Hear the latest from the Texas Legislature’s top leaders as they discuss recent efforts to create a more affordable health care system in our state. We will look ahead to how the 88th Texas Legislature can continue the momentum from the 87th Legislature and what to expect from budget items in the fall special session.
Join TAHP as we welcome attendees and exhibitors to Texas Covered. This is a great opportunity to connect with friends, colleagues, and new contacts in the industry! Cocktails and hors d’oeurves will be served. Everyone is invited.
Named one of the state’s best new restaurants by Texas Monthly, Comedor’s Mexican cuisine has been called visionary. Located in the Warehouse District of Downtown Austin, Comedor provides not only excellent interior Mexican food but one of the hippest dining rooms in the city, the perfect place to connect with other VIP guests and sponsors.
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Grab a quick breakfast and join your colleagues at one of our breakfast sessions.
The No Surprises Act addressed more than surprise billing — it also brought private health insurance into the regulatory fold with the mandated provider directory accuracy standards for Medicare Advantage and Medicaid. Learn what this means for you and how your team can be compliant with the new requirements by January 1, 2022.
Implementing a new information technology platform and outsourcer can be challenging in itself, but what happens when you add the COVID-19 pandemic and insourcing several new provider and member departments, IT, and operations into the equation? Learn more on how Change Health Care and Parkland Health Plan swiftly transitioned to remote work, successfully implemented this new system entirely in a remote environment and more on PCHP’s transformational business strategies and goals to better engage members and providers.
Chromosomal microarray analysis was recently added as a covered benefit for TX Medicaid. Join Lineagen as they discuss the purpose, benefits, and limitations of genetic testing for children with neurodevelopmental disabilities and how genetic testing may help inform therapies such as applied behavioral analysis.
There is new momentum to establish and implement APCDs. Texas has now joined 18 other states that have or are actively establishing APCDs. Is this an opportunity for Texas to use comprehensive data to address growing health care costs and improve public health? Learn more about what you need to know as Texas begins implementation
Racial/ethnic minority populations, socioeconomically disadvantaged populations, and rural populations continue to share a disproportionate burden of diseases and adverse health conditions. Join us for a conversation about the opportunities and efforts to achieve health equity and ensure no one is at a disadvantage in receiving care because of social circumstances.
Recently, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force released updated recommendations around the need to begin screening for colorectal cancer for average risk individuals beginning at age 45. This Exact Sciences sponsored presentation, “Updated USPSTF Colorectal Cancer Screening Recommendation: from Release to Implementation”, will review the 2021 USPSTF CRC screening recommendation, highlight evidence relevant to USPSTF’s updated recommendation, review evidence gaps related to CRC screening in the U.S. and Texas, discuss implications for increased screening participation, discuss strategies for applying and adopting the USPSTF recommendation and discuss the significance of new Texas legislation eliminating cost-sharing for colorectal cancer preventive screening.
The Texas Law and the No Suprises Act doesn't apply to ground ambulances, because of the complexities of these services. However, it did call for an advisory committee to review options to address this issue. Join this panel as they discuss the status of the federal advisory committee and the additional considerations that need to be addressed to protect patients from surprise billing in these situations.
The COVID-19 crisis is drawing attention to how social needs affect health at both the individual and community levels. This panel will explore innovative benefits and programs that meet families where they live, work, and play—helping them overcome social barriers and access the care they need to get healthy and stay healthy. Come take an in-depth look at how we can break down these barriers.
Learn how to effectively partner with independent practices and support their advancement along the APM continuum to the ultimate goal of risk. Equality Health will discuss strategies and best practices for managing risk-based contracts in Medicare and Medicaid as well as how to communicate meaningful data through workflow tools, dashboards, and innovative applications for the modern provider practice.
In an ideal world, health care would include a collaborative exchange of information resulting in better-coordinated care, reduced burden from prior authorizations, and outcome-driven health care. But to realize this change, payers and providers will need to come together and combine efforts. This panel will explore opportunities to help bridge the existing payer-provider divide for a more effective health care system.
Careful planning and frequent collaborative meetings have always been key to the successful launch of our care coordination program, but maintenance of the program became much more challenging during COVID-19, requiring adjustments to outreach, messaging, and disease identification.Learn how a whole-person approach with significant focus on social determinants of health, preventive care, and behavioral health has been critical to managing care coordination.
Join your colleagues for a classic Taco Tuesday with tacos, mock-a-ritas, lemonade, and aqua fresca.
There’s an app for everything these days, yet no health care app has taken center stage and dominated the market. Utilizing technology to engage clients introduces countless possibilities for improving health care, and recent legislative changes in Texas make texting Medicaid clients more of a reality than ever before. Join this panel to hear what the future holds for patient engagement and coordination through technology
Researchers have estimated that approximately 30% of U.S. health care expenses are related to unnecessary, inappropriate, or wasteful care — truly staggering numbers. Can you imagine what more we could achieve if those resources were invested in improving patient outcomes rather than wasted? Join us to learn about innovative solutions both health plans and providers can use in their efforts to deliver better care at a better value.
COVID-19 has demonstrated the importance of telehealth technology in providing increased access to health care. Come listen as the panelists explore the future of telehealth and how to sustain its momentum after the pandemic.
Today’s health care system is burdened by a fragmented and inefficient approach to managing health care data. Panelists will discuss the latest in data and analytics solutions for improving the delivery of health care.
Individual Coverage Health Reimbursement Arrangements (ICHRAs) and Qualified Small Employer Health Reimbursement Arrangements (QSEHRAs) have only been around for a short time and come from different statutory and regulatory environments. Nonetheless, a growing number of advocates predict that they will dramatically change the landscape of employment-based health coverage over the next 10 to 20 years. What are they, what are the differences, and why may they be just what employees and employers are looking for?
Many health plan leaders are focused on growing their business through government contracts as government programs become an ever-larger share of health plans’ book of business. In this session, Optum will share insights into how to think strategically about potential growth opportunities in the public payer landscape and what it will take to succeed.
Transportation is a complex benefit to administer and manage. Six months into the Texas Medicaid transportation carve-in, there is still much to be improved about transportation in Texas. Watch this panel discussion as Lyft and two partners, AMR and SafeRide, share lessons learned in the program’s first six months, best practices, and industry innovations.
Even as we move into recovery, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to magnify the behavioral health needs of Texans. Join this panel for a discussion about the current challenges, opportunities to respond to these challenges, and efforts to reform and innovate behavioral services in Texas.
The TAHP VIP Reception is an invite-only event that provides direct access to TAHP leadership as well as an opportunity to develop important new connections and foster existing relationships.
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Grab a quick breakfast and join your colleagues at our breakfast session.
Grab your breakfast and join us for a recap of the most important Medicaid, health insurance and health care legislation from this year’s legislative session.
Join us for an update from the Texas Inspector General’s Office and hear about their efforts and coordination with managed care plans to ensure program integrity — quality and efficient care and appropriate use of taxpayer dollars with minimal waste.
Join expert Dr. Hotez as he discusses the impact of vaccinating on a new DELTA variant accelerating in the US and advancing a low-cost recombinant protein COVID-19 “people’s vaccine” for global health now going through testing in India. Dr. Hotezalso discuss new trends in anti-vaccine sentiments in the US and an escalating and globalizing antiscience empire.
Senior staff from the Texas Department of Insurance will discuss how recent changes in state and federal law will impact the Texas health insurance market and regulatory environment.
Texas Covered is the largest event of its kind in Texas and brings together decision-makers from across the health care spectrum—from major health plans, providers and regulators, to legislators, journalists, academics and more.