Top of The Hill Banquet & Conference Center
Washington, DC

October 11, 2018

The 2018 Population Health Alliance Capitol Caucus and Innovation Summit 2018 brought together policymakers and key stakeholders from across the health care industry to drive innovation in care management, wellness, and prevention through focused briefings on key legislative and regulatory issues.










7:00am to 7:45am


7:45am to 8:45am

Welcome Address: Leading at the Intersection of Innovation and Policy


Rose Maljanian

  • CEO, HealthCAWS
  • Chair, PHA

Tom Scully

  • General Partner, Welsh
  • Carson, Anderson & Stowe
  • Former CMS Administrator

8:45am to 9:30am

Keynote Address: Healthy People 2030 and Population Health


Don Wright, M.D., M.P.H.

  • Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health
  • Director, Office of Disease Prevention & Health Promotion

9:30am to 10:30am

Panel: Opioid Epidemic

The opioid epidemic affects all facets of American life and creates special challenges for population health. This panel will explore innovative approaches for awareness, screening, prevention, treatment, and recovery focusing on peer-support, digital solutions, cross sector collaboration, innovative financing and place-based solutions from the perspective of impacted people, payers, providers, policymakers, innovators and employers.


Jaan Sidorov, MD

  • Chief Executive Officer, Care
  • Centered Collaborative
  • (Moderator)

Andrey Ostrovsky, MD

  • President, Concerted Care
  • Group; former Chief Medical
  • Officer, CMS

Denee Choice, MD

  • Vice President and
  • Medical Director,
  • Physical Medicine
  • American Specialty Health

10:30am to 10:45am

Networking Break

10:45am to 11:45am

Panel: Social Factors Affecting Health Outcomes

Social determinants directly affect patient health issues and outcomes. Our panel will provide an overview of key issues, including challenges unique to low-wage workers, key factors for health care providers, and the consequences of federal spending decisions on medical versus social programs.



Mary Jane Osmick, MD

  • Vice President &
  • Medical Director,
  • American Specialty Health
  • (Moderator)

Helene S. Forte, RN, MS

  • Vice President,
  • Public Plans Emerging Markets
  • Tufts Health Plan

Jaan Sidorov, MD

          • Chief Executive Officer,
          • Care Centered Collaborative

Elise Bowman

  • Director of Strategic Initiatives
  • Health Leads

J. David Johnson, MBA

  • Vice President, Senior Consultant
  • Segal Consulting

11:45am to 12:45am

Panel: Innovative Solutions for Population Health

Innovations help lead the way forward. In this session, we look at some of the forces shaping innovation in population health, including the impact of policies and the political landscape, and innovative approaches to benefit management, such as those addressing stress and building resilience.


Sandeep Wadhwa, MD, MBA

  • Senior Vice President,
  • Government Programs
  • Solera Health, Inc.
  • (Moderator)

Anil Jain, MD

  • Chief Health Officer, IBM
  • Watson Health Unit

Jay Desai

                • Founder & CEO
                • PatientPing
                • Former member, CMS

Gaurav Lal

      • Executive Director,
      • Innovative Solutions at Merck

12:45 to 1:45pm

Lunch/Keynote Address Federal and State Policy Initiatives and Population Health

Take advantage of networking time to connect one-on-one with industry experts, speakers, and PHA leaders over a buffet-style lunch. Hear from health policy expert, Anne Marie Polak of Leavitt Partners, who will discuss federal and state legislative and regulatory developments as they impact population health innovation. Come prepared with questions, as this will be a highly interactive session.


Anne Marie Polak

  • Senior Director
  • Leavitt Partners

1:45pm to 2:45pm

Panel: Improving Public Health: Do we push or pull for increased participation?

Do we achieve better health outcomes by pulling people into healthy behaviors, or by pushing them? What does the latest research indicate, and what are the implications for population and public health policies? This session delves into these and other questions key to the future of population health and public health policy, in a wide-ranging interactive discussion among leading experts in the field.


Ray Fabius, MD

  • Co-Founder and President,
  • HealthNEXT
  • (Moderator)

Dan Buettner

  • Founder, Blue Zones

Mary Ann Cooney,


  • Chief, Association of State
  • and Territorial Health Officials
  • (ASTHO)
  • Center for Population Health Strategies

2:45 to 3:00

Closing Remarks

Rose Maljanian

  • CEO, HealthCAWS
  • Chair, PHA