Tuesday, September 12

7:15 a.m. – 7:45 a.m.


7:45 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

Keynote: “The No Surprises Act Is Full of Surprises to Be Discussed and Explored”
Ed Gaines (Zotec Partners) | Stacie Monroe (Introduction)

8:30 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.

Keynote: “The Future of Orthopedics: Practice Consolidation, Private Equity & the Employed Orthopedist”
David Jacofsky, MD (Healthcare Outcomes Performance Company) | Frederic Liss, MD (Introduction)

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9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

Topic 1: Outpatient Migration
Theodore Schlegel, MD (American Orthopedic Partners), Paula Muto, MD (UBERDOC) & Adam Bruggeman, MD (Texas Spine Care Center) | Bobby Hillert (Moderator)

Topic 2: Direct Contracting & Consumerism
Brandon Webb, MD (OneHealth Nebraska), Steve Kros (OneHealth Nebraska) & David Miller (Nomi Health) | Robb Linafelter (Moderator)

Topic 3: Labor and Drug Shortages
John Karwoski (JDJ Consulting, LLC) & Tom Jacobs (MedHQ) | Mike Lipomi (Moderator)

10:20 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.

Topic 1: The ABCs on VBC
Insights on Building a Validated Value-Based Center of Excellence
Steve Schutzer, MD (Moving to Value Alliance) | Amber Mitchell (Moderator)

Topic 2: AI: Prior Auth, Generative AI & More
Adam Bruggeman, MD (Texas Spine Care Center) | LuAnn Puvogel (Moderator)

Topic 3: Media Relations:  Op-eds, Digital Advocacy and Strategic Communications
Chris Sheeron (Grayson & Co) | Stacie Monroe (Moderator)

11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Value-Based Care & Value-Based Enterprises
Kristen McDermott Woodrum (McGuireWoods) | Joseph Alhadeff, MD (Introduction)