Executive Healthcare Forum

Please join Cognizant and Your Peers at this Executive Event which will include discussions on:

“Post-Election Implications and Policy Trends Impacting the Government Market”


“The Amazon Effect: Re-thinking Health Plan Business Models for the Emerging On-Demand Digital Economy”

Thursday, November 15, 2018
1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
followed by Cocktail Reception

Cognizant’s Digital Innovation Showcase in New York City
205 East 42nd Street – New York, NY 10017

Located in midtown Manhattan, the NYC Collaboratory is a dedicated digital innovation space that includes a showcase of new technologies in action, a fabrication space for prototyping, tools for “making” and collaboration, and configurable workspaces.

“Post-Election Implications and Policy Trends Impacting the Government Market”

As a leader of a government-regulated health plan, you understand the impact that emerging policy trends have on your operations and your bottom line. Keeping up with those trends and understanding the implications to your business dynamics can be a full-time job in and of itself, not to mention that it can be confusing and frustrating. But it is a critical determinant of your strategy and your success.

Now that the November elections are in the books, we have a clearer insight as to the direction policy makers will take and the implications those strategies will have on Medicare Advantage Plans and Medicaid Managed Care Organizations at both the federal and state levels.

During this discussion, Kip Piper, a leading expert on Medicare, Medicaid and Health Reform, will outline the post-election implications and the emerging trends affecting MA and MMCO over the next two years, in order to assist you in adjusting your short- and long-term strategies.

About the Speaker:
Kip Piper, MA, FACHE

Kip Piper is a prominent consultant, speaker, and author. A skilled business and policy strategist, he advises health plans, hospitals and health systems, states, and pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, information technology, and investment firms.

Kip’s 30 years experience includes senior advisor to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) administrator, director of the Wisconsin Medicaid program, Wisconsin state health administrator, a senior Medicare budget officer at the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB), and director of national, foundation-sponsored projects on payment reform and quality improvement.

“The Amazon Effect: Re-thinking Health Plan Business Models for the Emerging On-Demand Digital Economy”

New Health Plan business models are rapidly emerging across our industry:  from the pending combination of CVS and Aetna, to the teaming of Amazon, JPMorgan Chase and Berkshire Hathaway to form a new type of healthcare company. These new business models have strategic implications for all players in the industry. During this discussion, Cognizant Consulting leaders will present our point of view on the emerging consumer-to-business “on-demand healthcare” economy and the disruptive platforms that will enable it.

We will highlight several steps you and your fellow payers can take to manage the disruption while making “no-regrets” investments that will position you for success in the future.

About the Speaker:
William Shea, Vice President, Cognizant Consulting, Healthcare

William “Bill” Shea is a Vice President within Cognizant Business Consulting’s Healthcare Practice. He has over 20 years of experience in management consulting, practice development and project management in the health industry across the payer, purchaser and provider markets. Bill has significant experience in health plan strategy and operations in the areas of digital transformation, integrated health management and product development.


Attendee Bonus:

Receive a copy of our latest research study, “Extending the Case for Digital”

Refine your digital member strategies by leveraging the 10 Key Findings from our in-depth, quantitative study of the digital demands of health plan members across the nation.