Long Beach - 10 Ways to Lower Your Health Care Costs
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Long Beach - 10 Ways to Lower Your Health Care Costs

When: Thursday, October 20, 2016
11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Where: The Grand Long Beach
4101 Willow Ave
Long Beach, California  90815
United States
Presenter: Tammie Brailsford, MemorialCare Medical Group
Contact: Janet Vreeland

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10 Ways to Lower Your Health Care Costs 


In the world of ever-increasing health care costs and changing health care legislation, finding new ways to manage expense and maintain an attractive benefits mix is critical to continue to recruit and retain top talent. Providers of health care services are evolving their services to be responsive to the needs of the local marketplace and new approaches are emerging that human resource professionals need to be aware of.

Join Tammie Brailsford, EVP and COO of MemorialCare Health Services, will share insights on unique approaches and innovative methods used both with MemorialCare’s own 11,200 member workforce and with local and regional employers to proactively manage health care cost.

10 Key Ways to Manage Cost

  1. Pros and Cons of High Deductible Plans
    a. Offering consumer directed health plans (HRAs and HSAs, etc)
    b. New issues – Consumers avoiding care, waiting until catastrophic illness
    c. Solutions: Preventative Care and Wellness, especially Chronic Disease Management
    d. Coordinated Care Teams
    e. Case Study: InBalance
  2. Well Workplaces
    a. Leading from the top – the benefits of enrolling executive sponsorship
    b. Education
    c. Case Study: Good Life
  3. New Plan Types
    a. ACOs
    b. Narrow Networks
    c. Direct Contracting
    d. Value Based Payment
    e. Case Study: Vivity, Aetna Whole Health
  4. Benefit Design
    a. Smoking Cessation
  5. Ambulatory Services
    a. Integrated vs. Not – the Cost Implications
  6. Urgent Care
    a. Comparative Costs to ER Visit
  7. On-site/Near-site Clinics
    a. The high cost of absenteeism
  8. Telemedicine
    a. Nurse Practioner
    b. Doctor by Video
    c. Mobile Medicine
    d. Costs and Appropriate Applications
  9. Bundled Payments
    a. Claims Driven, Narrow Network
    b. Condition Specific
  10. Pharma
    a. Generic Drugs
    b. Mail Order
  11. Operational Excellence
    a. LEAN/Six-Sigma
    b. Case Study: Cath Lab


Program Agenda 

11:00am - 11:30am Networking
11:30am - 11:45am Buffet Lunch/Seating
11:45am - 12:00pm PIHRA Business and Introductions
12:00pm - 1:15pm Speaker Presentation
  1:15pm - 1:30pm Opportunity Drawings and Closing  



Tammie Brailsford, RN, EVP, and Chief Operating Office, MemorialCare Medical Group

As Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for MemorialCare Health System, Ms. Brailsford is responsible for overseeing the clinical, quality, financial and operational performance of the system’s six hospitals, the MemorialCare Medical Foundation, numerous ambulatory locations and all shared services.

MemorialCare Health System is a nationally recognized nonprofit integrated delivery system, with $2 billion in total revenues, 11,200 employees and 2,600 physicians. The system includes: Long Beach Memorial, the West’s second largest academic-community hospital campus; Miller Children’s and Women’s Hospital Long Beach, among the nation’s biggest children’s hospitals; Community Hospital Long Beach, the city’s landmark hilltop hospital; Orange Coast Memorial - Fountain Valley, the region’s fastest growing hospital; Saddleback Memorial, recognized among America’s Top 100 Hospitals by Thomson Reuters.

Over the past four years, at a time of unprecedented change in health care, the system has integrated two major physician groups, ten imaging centers, eight surgery centers, thirteen dialysis centers and a health plan. Ms. Brailsford has spearheaded the disciplined approach to integration and change resilience that has helped make this rapid expansion a success.




This program has been submitted for 1.25 Professional Development Credits (PDCs), towards SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP, through the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).




This program has been approved for 1.25 HR (General) recertification credit hours through the HR Certification Institute (HRCI). For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute homepage at www.hrci.org.

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The Grand Long Beach
4101 Willow Ave
Long Beach, CA 90815 


Registration Rates 

Category Pre-Registration Onsite
PIHRA Member $30 $40
Guest/Nonmember $45 $55
PIHRA Member In-Transition $25 $35
PIHRA Student Member $25 $35

Online registration closes on Tuesday, October 18, 2016. Registrations after this date will only be taken onsite.  


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