7:00 – 8:00       |     Registration & Breakfast

8:00 - 8:10        |     Welcome:  Sue Prochazka, Rice University; Chris Skisak, PhD, HBCH Executive Director

8:10 - 8:35        |      Keynote Address: Strategies to Accelerate the Pace of Change in the U.S.
                                Francois de Brantes, Senior VP, Signify Health

8:40 - 9:40        |     The Price We Pay – A Discussion of the NYTs best-seller by Dr. Marty Makary
                               Moderator: Michael Andrade, Founder, Maverick Benefits Advisors

                               Al Charbonneau, Current Executive Director of the Rhode Island Business
                               Group on Health (former hospital CEO)

                               David Contorno, CEO E-Powered Benefits (featured in Dr. Makary’ s book)

                               Dr. Patrick Carter, Medical Director for Care Coordination and Quality Improvement, and Chair of the
                               Department of Family Medicine, Kelsey-Seybold Clinic

                               Ken Janda, Founder, Wild Blue Health Solutions (former Houston health plan CEO)

9:45 – 10:15    |      The Price We Pay in Houston – Results of the 2020 HBCH Employer Healthcare Benefits Costs,
                               Trends & Interests Survey

                               Ted Barrall, Director of Benefits, The Friedkin Group

                               Steve Hoffman, Vice President, Higginbotham Benefits

10:15 – 10:40  |      Networking Break & Exhibits 1

10:40 – 12:00  |      Transparency in Healthcare Pricing – The RAND Study, Panel Discussion   

                               Gloria Sachdev, PharmD, President & CEO, Employers Forum of Indiana

                               Robert Smith, CEO, Colorado Business Group on Health

                               Mark Miller, Executive VP of Healthcare, Ardent Ventures (former Executive Director of Medicare
                               Payment Advisory Commission)

                               Al Charbonneau, Executive Director, Rhode Island Business Group on Health

                               Vivian Ho, Professor of Economics, Rice University

                               Shane Wolverton, Senior Vice President, Quince Health   

12:00 – 12:20    |    Networking Break & Exhibits 2

12:20 – 1:20      |     Luncheon & Speaker - Where is the C-Suite? 
                                Eric Bricker, MD, Founder & Chief Medical Officer, AHealthcareZ (healthcare finance video journal)

1:25 – 2:10        |     Case Studies

2:15 – 3:00        |     A Transparent Legislative Update

                                James Gelfand, Sr. VP for Health Policy, ERISA Industry Committee

3:05 – 3:25        |     Networking Break & Exhibits 3

3:25 – 4:10        |     Transparency in the Pharmacy Supply Chain
                                Panel Moderator: Lauren Vela, Director of Member Value, Pacific Business Group on Health

                                Alan Van Amber, Senior Vice President, Provider Services, Navitus

                                Josh Golden, Senior Vice President of Strategy, Capital Rx

                                Jennifer Bryant, Executive Vice President of Policy and Research, Pharmaceutical
                                Research and Manufacturers of America

4:15 – 5:15        |     Value-Based Purchasing Opportunities in the Houston Market
                                Moderator: Francois de Brantes, Senior VP, Signify Health

                                Sue Prochazka, Benefits Director, Rice University and HBCH Board Chair

                                Misty Hambright, Sr. Manager, Benefits Strategy, American Airlines

                                Daniel Crowe, Chief Medical Officer, Superior Health

                                David Milich, CEO, United Healthcare, Texas

5:15 - 6:00         |     Closing Reception