Pre-Conference Workshop

What Every Healthcare Stakeholder Needs to Know about Medicare to Thrive

+ Sunday, October 25 | 1 to 5pm
+ Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park
Sunday, October 25
1 to 5pm
Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park

About the Pre-Conference

HMA’s Pre-Conference Workshop will provide attendees with a comprehensive overview of the Medicare program including trends and insights related to Medicare Advantage and Medicare Fee-For-Service, program structures, payment mechanisms, key innovations in delivery design, integration strategies for dual eligible beneficiaries (dual-eligibles), and future policy changes that will affect all Medicare and Medicaid stakeholders.

This year’s session is titled What Every Healthcare Stakeholder Needs to Know about Medicare to Thrive. 

This session is designed for those who are new to Medicare and dual eligible policy and business strategies as well as those fully focused on those areas. Attendees will gain broad and deep perspectives on current policy trends shaping Medicare, including traditional fee-for-service, Medicare Advantage, and dual-eligibles, new benefit and product design innovations, and how states and Medicaid managed care plans coordinate with Medicare to integrate care for dual-eligible beneficiaries.

The session will also provide a thorough understanding for how to apply Medicare’s rich data resources to innovate in your marketplace, improve business operations, establish compliance in programs, build strategies to enter new markets, deliver high quality care. Attendees will also gain perspectives on likely policy scenarios that will shape the Medicare program after the 2020 Presidential election.


Anyone with a policy or business interest in the Medicare program, including individuals new to Medicare or contemplating entering into the Medicare or Medicare Advantage business, leaders who are responsible for overseeing the Medicare business, and those that want to understand how better to use Medicare data analytics to identify insights, improve program compliance and business operations.



Medicare Overview: Options for beneficiaries, payments and incentives, benefits, and delivery system innovations

including Medicare reimbursement methods, Medicare Part D, Medicare Advantage trends and forecast, and how Medicare is testing new innovations in care delivery.


Key Market and Delivery System Trends

including how the Medicare Advantage program will continue to evolve and opportunities for providers to play a bigger role in managing total cost of care. The session will also cover key innovations and alternative payments in fee-for-service delivery of care that will impact the overall health system.

Current Opportunities to Integrate Care for Dual-Eligibles

including how states and CMS are using managed care to build stronger integration of benefits and services for this vulnerable population. The session will also cover the unique role of Medicare Advantage Dual-Eligible Special Needs Plans (D-SNP) in integrating benefits and services, provide a perspective on the future of D-SNPs, and identify innovative trends in benefit and product design.


Medicare’s Data Opportunities

including new opportunities to use Medicare data and analytics to gain insights, improve operations, and detect compliance issues early on for audit readiness and program improvement.

Future Policy Scenarios

including predictions on how the Medicare program will be expected to change after the 2020 Presidential and Congressional elections and the implications for the entire healthcare system.

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Transfers, Cancellations and Refunds Policy

Registrants may transfer their registration to another person at any time by notifying Lis Diaz ( in writing. Cancellations must be made in writing to Lindsey Beck ( Refunds minus a 20% service charge are available for cancellations received in writing 45 days or more prior to the start of the conference. No refunds are available thereafter.

Note: In the event the conference is cancelled because of COVID-19, refunds minus standard credit card transaction fees will be available.