CCOs: Connecting the Dots Agenda Announced: Policymakers and Practitioners Come Together in Portland to Understand the CCO Landscape

Conference will offer perspectives on Oregon’s health care transformation from a national, state, and regional level.
On April 25, The Oregon Medical Association, a nonprofit membership organization representing over 8,000 physicians, PAs, and medical and PA students, will host its annual meeting at The Nines hotel in Portland. The day-long educational event, which is open to the entire health care community, will feature speakers from Coordinated Care Organizations around the state reporting their experiences with the nuts and bolts of transforming health care. 
The event will offer five hours of CME continuing education credit to clinician attendees. Invited keynote speaker David Herman, MD, CEO of regional health system Vidant Health in North
Carolina, will offer a national perspective on some of the most politically controversial aspects of the Affordable Care Act, and discuss the role of physicians and other providers in delivering better health and health care in their communities. 
Panels in the morning and afternoon will be moderated by Bob Dannenhoffer, MD, past OMA President and CEO of Architrave Health in Roseburg. 
Featured panelists include:  
Janet Meyer of Health Share of Oregon  
Terry Coplin of Trillium Health
Lyle Jackson of All Care Health Plan
Kim Whitley of Intercommunity Health Network
Rob Schwartz of the Oregon Ambulatory Surgery Center Association
Kelly Hagan of Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt, PC
Joe Henery of Henery & Associates
Tom Gragnola, MD, of Portland IPA
Xiaoyan Huang, MD, of Portland IPA 
Ron Stock, MD, of the OHA Transformation Center 
Registration is open now; more information about the educational program is available at
On the evening of April 25th, from 8:00 to 11:00 pm, members and attendees will gather in the Nines ballroom to celebrate and raise money for the OMA Medical Scholarship fund at the Future of Medicine party, which will feature food, drink and dancing and will culminate with the third annual scholarship giveaway for medical and PA students.
On April 26th, OMA member volunteers and community partners will gather in Pioneer Courthouse Square for Care Connection 2014, offering health screenings and health-supportive information for free to the public from 8:30 am to 3:00 PM. 
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