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AUG 2017

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Page 28 of 32 The status of the Affordable Care Act: Replace, repair or tinker? Health economist Mark Votruba gives us the latest developments on the rollercoaster ride that is the Affordable Care Act. After failing to take a vote in March, the House of Representatives in May passed a second version of the American Health Care Act, which would repeal and replace the ACA. What's the current status of the ACA, especially the exchanges? Are things getting worse or stabilizing? What are the current alternative policy proposals for replacing the ACA? What are the economic implications of those proposals? Votruba gives us the big-picture outlook. Speaker: Mark Votruba, PhD, associate professor with positions in the Economics Department in the Weatherhead School of Management and in the Center for Healthcare Research and Policy at Case Western Reserve University Manufacturer-provider relationships: Rules of engagement amid shifting business models Last year, a number of supplies manufacturers bought providers in anticipation of these products being added to the competitive bidding lineup. CMS no longer has immediate plans to make supplies part of the bid program, but the aftershocks remain. Then there's Inogen, which has been negotiating the fi ne line between manufacturer and provider for years. What are the macro-economic factors that are forcing manufacturers to rethink their business models? Most importantly, what does all of this mean for providers? How do they mitigate the risks of manufacturers shifting their business models? These panelists brainstorm ideas on how to make it work for everyone in the mix. Moderator: Lisa Wells, vice president of marketing, Cure Medical Panelists: Doug Harper, president, NDC Home Care; John Anderson, CEO, Cure Medical; Scott Wilkinson, CEO, Inogen 2017 Educational Program Keynote Speaker: Under control: A population management approach to post- acute care Cleveland Clinic is one of the pre-eminent hospitals in the country. How should it respond to increasing pressure to "control" lives outside of its four walls? Cleveland Clinic has put Don Carroll in charge of its Center for Connected Care, which houses all of its home and transitional care services, to fi nd out. Carroll has already built out a specialty pharmacy division for Cleveland Clinic and managed a 19-store pharmacy chain for the hospital. Hear how he plans to reshape how Cleveland Clinic is tackling one of its biggest challenges yet: becoming not only a provider of specialty referral-based services, but also a manager of population health. Don Carroll Associate chief for the Center for Connected Care and associate chief pharmacy offi cer for Specialty and Ambulatory Pharmacy at Cleveland Clinic

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