The Future of Healthcare Reform
Mitchell Hamline Law Journal Co-hosted by the Health Law Institute
- Friday, Feb. 21, 2020
- 8:30 am-4:30 pm (Social Hour 4:30-5:30 pm)
- Auditorium, Mitchell Hamline School of Law
Tricia Beckmann, J.D., Director, Faegre Drinker Consulting
Grace Arnold, Deputy Commissioner of Insurance
Grace Arnold serves as Deputy Commissioner of Insurance. In this role, she oversees solvency, policy form approval, rate review and review of insurance transactions for life insurance, health insurance and property & casualty insurance business conducted in Minnesota.
Before joining the Department, Arnold led the development of individual and family plans at Bright Health, a Minneapolis-based health insurance carrier. Prior to her time at Bright Health, Arnold held a variety of positions at the Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, most recently as Chief of Staff to the Chief Technology Officer. In that role, she helped lead the technology turnaround of healthcare.gov. Prior to her role in the Office of the CTO, she led risk adjustment policymaking.
Arnold has a master’s degree in public health from George Washington University and holds an undergraduate degree in biology from Macalester College.
Breakfast and Registration
Welcome and Introduction
Session 1 – 9:15-9:45 am: Setting the Stage: What was the ACA designed to do and how was it designed to work? What really happened and what parts were actually passed?
Scott Leitz, Senior Fellow, NORC at the University of Chicago
Panel 1 – 9:45-10:30 am: What were the key issues and goals in healthcare reform at the time of the ACA and How did you navigate the changes of the ACA?
Moderator: Scott Leitz, Senior Fellow, NORC at the University of Chicago
Ghita Worcester, Senior VP, Public Affairs & Chief Marketing Officer, UCare
Marty Stillman MD, J.D., Internist, Hennepin Healthcare System
Brian Beutner, General Counsel, Bright Health
Sarah Greenfield, Policy Consultant, O’Connell Consulting
Discussion 1 – 10:30-10:45 am: How did you navigate the changes that came from the ACA in your work?
Session 2 – 11-11:30 am: What is payment reform and where have we actually gone with this? What are we seeing?
Manny Munson Regala, Counsel for UnitedHealthcare of MN, ND, and SD
Session 3 – 11:30 am – 12:15 pm: Timeline of ACA litigation currently
Jim Jacobson, SVP and General Counsel, Medica
Caitlyn Francois, Director of Public Policy, Medica
Session 4 – 1:15-2 pm: Healthcare Reform in Rural Minnesota and How can we be Creative and Proactive in Healthcare Reform?
Santo Cruz, Vice President of Government Relations & Associate General Counsel, CentraCare
Panel 2 – 2-3 pm: Where is your industry with payment reform and where are you heading? How are you being creative in response to healthcare reform?
Moderator: Judge Lucinda Jesson, Minnesota Court of Appeals
Paul Sand, Senior Attorney, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota
Ben Peltier, Vice President, Legal and Federal Affairs, Minnesota Hospital Association
Rose Sullivan, Director of External Affairs, Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare
Christy Hall, Senior Staff Attorney, Gender Justice
Ashton Boon JD, MHA, LLM, Legal Counsel, Mayo Clinic
Discussion 2 – 3-3:15 pm: How are you finding ways to adapt to healthcare reform or what methods have you implemented in your own areas of work?
Keynote Address: The Future of Healthcare Reform – 3:30-4:30 pm: The Future of Healthcare Reform
Tricia Beckmann, Director, Faegre Drinker Consulting
Grace Arnold, Deputy Commissioner of Insurance, Minnesota
*4:30-5:30 pm Reception and Happy Hour with MSBAREGISTER
Continuing Education Credits
- Law: pending approval 5.75 Standard CLE Credits
- Mitchell Hamline Health Law Institute
- Minnesota State Bar Association
The Mitchell Hamline University Health Law Institute and Mitchell Hamline Law Review were pleased to present their 2018 Symposium: Hot Topics in Heathcare Compliance: Engage with Leaders
The Hamline University Health Law Institute and Hamline Law Review were pleased to present their 2014 Symposium: Healthcare Reform Implementation in Minnesota: Mission Advanced But Not Accomplished.
The Hamline University Health Law Institute and Hamline Law Review were pleased to present their 2012 Symposium: Legal, Medical, and Ethical Issues in Minnesota End-of-Life Care.