LOS ANGELES, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/13/13 -- President Bill Clinton will be the opening keynote speaker at the California Association of Physician Groups' (CAPG) 10th Annual Healthcare Conference, "Reform, Innovation, Accountability: The Future is Now," to be held June 6-9, 2013, at the JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. Live.
The conference is focused on helping physician, hospital, health system, health plan, and government leaders thrive in the new world of increased coordination, integration and accountability. Early conference registration is available at: www.capg.org/conference2013.
"We are honored to have President Clinton speaking. His ability to discuss policy and ideas in a way that sparks genuine conversation will energize and inspire everyone attending the conference," said Donald Crane, President and CEO of CAPG.
Other plenary sessions speakers include Susan Dentzer, editor-in-chief of Health Affairs; Jeff Goldsmith, noted writer and lecturer on health planning, medical technology, and other healthcare issues; and Norman J. Ornstein, resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute and author of the weekly column, "Congress Inside Out" for Roll Call newspaper.
In addition to informative and insightful general sessions, attendees can choose from a wide range of invaluable educational breakouts in which leading experts from around the country provide detailed analysis and practical advice, as well as answer specific questions. Among the topics: global capitation; marketplace impact of Exchanges; the economics of reducing hospital admissions; implementing the Accountable Care Act in California; building high-performing clinical teams; aligning physicians and hospitals; all-payer health information exchange; keys to managing patient-centered care; achieving the "Triple Aim" in a PPO population; and accountable care lessons from other states.
CAPG is the nation's largest professional association, representing physician organizations that are dedicated to providing accountable, clinically integrated health services. Long before health reform became law, physician groups in California were demonstrating how to improve patient health outcomes and control costs through a coordinated approach to care. This commitment to quality and effectiveness is what defines and distinguishes the more than 160 leading multi-specialty physician groups that make up CAPG's membership. Over half the care delivered in California is provided by the 60,000 physicians affiliated with CAPG members. www.capg.org
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