Wharton Sirius Radio Session: Maryland's Global Hospital Budgets

Date and Time
Tuesday, April 5, 2016
12:00pm— 1:00pm
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Join in the healthcare conversation on SIRIUSXM Channel 111 - the Wharton business channel! A panel of experts will discuss Maryland's Global Hospital Budgets. 

866.jpgOur next radio session, Maryland’s Global Hospital Budgets – is this working to control costs?  How are providers handling this and is this where the US is headed?, will be Tuesday, April 5th from 12:00pm to 1:00pm EDTPlease note that the topic is subject to change.   

Click here to register. Open only to current dues-paying members of WHCMAA.  Available to 50 participants.

The user name and password for access to this session will be emailed to all participants on Monday, April 4th.


Robb Cohen
Robb Cohen is the CEO of Advanced Health Collaborative (“AHC”, www.ahcmaryland.org), which is a network of independent hospitals and health systems in Maryland, including 7 health systems with 10 hospitals, in the range of 1500 employed and over 1000 more affiliated physicians, and many other delivery system components including urgent care, home care, skilled nursing, and other provider services. As the CEO of AHC, Robb’s primary role will be to help facilitate AHC Members to coordinate care to be successful under their Global Budgets. From 1999 – 2012, Robb was a Co-Founder & Senior Executive of XLHealth, which was founded as a diabetes-focused Disease Management Company, and evolved into the leading Medicare Advantage Chronic Special Needs Plan (SNP) in the nation, and was acquired by United Healthcare in 2012. Robb graduated from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania/Leonard Davis Institute in Health Economics, with an MBA in Finance and Healthcare Management. Robb’s primary areas of expertise include Health Care Finance and Policy, Payment System Design, Population Health, and Care Coordination. 

Karoline Mortensen, PhD
Karoline Mortensen is an Associate Professor of Health Sector Management and Policy in the School of Business Administration at the University of Miami. She earned her Ph.D. in Health Services Organization and Policy from the University of Michigan. She is a health services researcher with a research focus on issues including health insurance, access to care, payment innovations, and health care utilization of vulnerable populations, particularly utilization of Medicaid enrollees. Her current research assesses the impacts of the Affordable Care Act, explores the effects of innovative payment mechanisms in Maryland hospitals, analyzes the implementation of mandatory Medicaid managed care in Florida, and explores characteristics associated with high charge-to-cost hospitals in Florida. Her research has been published in journals including Health Affairs, Health Services Research, Medical Care, JAMA Internal Medicine. 

Michael Robbins
Mike leads Maryland Hospital Association’s (MHA) financial and regulatory advocacy efforts for Maryland’s hospitals with the Health Services Cost Review Commission, including continuing efforts to implement Maryland’s all-payer Medicare waiver.  He also provides support to MHA’s government relations team on all financial matters during the state’s legislative session. Prior to coming to MHA in 2009, Mike served as the Vice President for Financial Policy at the West Virginia Hospital Association (WVHA).  

He is a Fellow of the Healthcare Financial Management Association and has received the Follmer Bronze, Reeves Silver, Muncie Gold, and Medal of Honor awards from HFMA.

Before joining the WVHA staff in 1995, Mike spent most of his career in hospital finance.  He served as the Vice President/CFO at Saint Francis Hospital, a 200-bed community hospital in Charleston, WV for three years, and before that was the CFO at Fairview Hospital in Great Barrington, MA from 1987-1992; Controller, at Norwood Hospital in Norwood, MA from 1985-1987; and CFO at Glover Memorial Hospital in Needham, MA from 1982-1985.

Mike has his MBA from the Wharton Graduate School of Business, at the University of Pennsylvania, and his BA from Haverford College, in Haverford, PA.

Moderated by:

1039.jpgJeff Voigt, MBA, MPH.
Jeff is Principal of Medical Device Consultants of Ridgewood, LLC, a firm dedicated to helping early stage medical technology companies with reimbursement with a focus on identifying value through cost-effectiveness analysis.   Jeff is a regular host of The Business of Healthcare on SIRIUSXM 111, powered by the Wharton School. 

These sessions are free of charge to WHCMAA dues paying members and will permit a listener to listen in through their computer for these nationally broadcast one hour time slots.  It will also provide listeners to call in during these sessions to provide their perspectives.   These sessions will also be replayed 3 more times during the week on SIRIUS Channel 111.    It is a great way to join in the conversation!

Replay schedule:
Friday, April 8th at 9:00 am EDT
Saturday, April 9th at 4:00 pm EDT
Sunday, April 10th at 9:00 pm EDT 

Note: If we become oversubscribed to this offer, our goal will be to extend the one hour radio segment to 2 hours (to ensure your voice is heard).  Lastly, if you have an idea for a panel discussion or would like to be a panelist for a session, please email Jeff Voigt at [email protected].   Again, this is open only to dues paying members. 

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