Symposium on Sustainable U.S. Health Spending: The Quest for Value

With Funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Altarum Center for Sustainable Health Spending Presents

Symposium on Sustainable U.S. Health Spending: The Quest for Value

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Historically slow growth in national health expenditures may be ending, but either way, health spending growth remains the single most important driver of long-term fiscal deficits. With Affordable Care Act insurance coverage taking hold, increasing health sector efficiency becomes more urgent.

This third Robert Wood Johnson Foundation funded sustainable health spending symposium will provide an update on health spending growth, review initiatives shaping increased health system value, assess the role of prevention, and discuss future trends for spending growth and efficiency.


8:30 – 9:00            Continental Breakfast and Welcome

Linc Smith, CEO, Altarum Institute - Welcome

Ceci Connolly, Managing Director, PwC Health Research Institute – Moderator, Sessions I – III

9:00 – 9:55      I.    Health Spending in 2014: What’s Happening?

Peter Orszag, Vice Chairman, Corporate and Investment Banking, Citibank

Larry Levitt, Senior Vice President for Special Initiatives, Kaiser Family Foundation

Stuart Altman, Professor of National Health Policy, Heller School Brandeis University

10:00 – 10:55  II.   Health Care Delivery: How to Best Increase Value & Quality?

Kate Goodrich, Director, Quality Measurement and Health Assessment Group, CMS

Harold D. Miller, Director, Center for Healthcare Quality & Payment Reform

Kavita Patel, Managing Director for Clinical Transformation and Delivery, Brookings Institution

11:00  – 11:55 III.  Disease Prevention Interventions: What’s the Value?

George Miller, Fellow, Altarum Center for Sustainable Health Spending

Alice Rivlin, Director, Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform, Brookings Institution

Dave Chokshi, Department of Population Health, NYU Langone Medical Center

Bobby Milstein, Director, ReThink Health, Visiting Scientist, MIT Sloan School of Management

12:00 – 1:00    IV.  Health Spending Roundtable: What Lies Ahead in 2015 & Beyond?

Joanne Kenen, Health Editor, POLITICO – Moderator, Session IV

Charles Roehrig, Director, Altarum Center for Sustainable Health Spending

Paul Ginsburg, University of Southern California

Michael Kleinrock, Director, Research Development, IMS Institute

Uwe Reinhardt, James Madison Professor of Political Economy, Princeton University

         Lunch and Informal Discussions


Event Date & Location

Tue, Jul 15, 2014 - 8:30am to 2:00pm
Pew Charitable Trusts, (The Americas Room)
901 E St NW, Washington
Washington, DC

Host Organization

Altarum Institute

Subject Matter Experts

Areas of Expertise

Contact Information

Paul Hughes-Cromwick