Former CMS Administrator Thomas A. Scully to Keynote Empower 2016

Speaker Lineup Features Health Plan Leaders from Walgreen Co., Wellcare and Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey

Dec 16, 2015, 14:03 ET from Health Integrated

TAMPA, Fla., Dec. 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Health Integrated™ today announced the influential Thomas A. Scully, former administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), will serve as the keynote speaker at Empower 2016, the nation's premier care management conference. Now in its 13th year, Empower brings together chief medical officers and care management executives from government health plans serving vulnerable and at-risk populations. The conference will be held May 4 – 6 in St. Petersburg, Florida.

While CMS administrator, Scully played a critical role in the massive task of designing and passing Medicare Part D legislation for prescription drug coverage. Some 35 million Medicare beneficiaries now enjoy prescription drug coverage because of this landmark legislation. Scully is currently a general partner with Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe, the nation's most active private equity health care investor.

Some of the industry's leading experts will present at Empower 2016, including Kyra Bobinet, MD, MPH, the CEO-founder of engagedIN and Harry L. Leider, MD, MBA, chief medical officer of Walgreen Co. Other speakers include Paul G. Alexander, MD, MPH, chief medical officer, government programs for Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey and Carole A. Matyas, LCSW, vice president overseeing WellCare's behavioral health operations. (Read more about the speakers.)

"We are delighted with the quality of speakers we are able to attract as this event grows every year in stature," said Sam Toney, MD, chief medical officer and executive vice president of clinical integrity at Health Integrated. "Their knowledge and experience deliver very meaningful lessons for executives on the front lines in health care right now. We are excited to bring this kind of value to the industry at such a critical time."

Prior attendees have commented on the event's relevance in providing actionable information they can immediately use in the realms of quality, cost and regulation as they affect health plan operations and initiatives.

"Given today's significant changes in the health care field, medical management is really a critical element in improving the quality, improving the cost trends and realizing the Triple Aim," said past Empower attendee Victor Collymore, MD, chief medical officer for Community Health Plan of Washington. "This is an excellent conference with a real opportunity to understand that a lot of us are facing the same kind of challenges and to exchange potential solutions."

Registration is now open to health plan leaders and business partners at Space is limited.

About Health Integrated 
Health Integrated leads the industry with Precision Empowered Care Management™, enabling health plans to precisely manage their most vulnerable members. By combining actionable big data with a proven biopsychosocial model, they address the physical, psychological and social drivers impacting member health and satisfaction. As a result, plans enhance quality, achieve compliance and strengthen their financial performance, while empowering members to achieve better outcomes.

Lori Taylor, Health Integrated


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