Sponsors and Exhibitors

As of 8/31/2017 

3M Health Information Systems
Akerman LLP 
Argus Dental & Vision, Inc.
Astellas Pharma
Beacon Health Options
BioReference Laboratories, Inc.
Capital City Consulting
Circassia Pharmaceuticals
CleanSlate Centers
Corcoran and Johnston
Dynamic Healthcare Systems
Finity, Inc.
Florida Trend
ForaCare, Inc. 
Greenberg Traurig
Healow Insights
Independent Living Systems
Liberty Dental Plan
Medela LLC
Mobility Solutions Network
Mom's Meals NourishCare
National Vision Administrators, LLC
RxAdvance Corporation
Softheon, Inc.
Superior Vision
The Rubin Group
Trividia Health, Inc.
Wakely Consulting Group


Florida’s Health Plans:  In the Business of a Healthy Florida. 

Florida’s health plans are in the business of delivering affordable, high quality health care to all Floridians.  With the consumer, our member, at the heart of all decisions, health plans improve health outcomes through smart business strategies, innovation and strong partnerships with the provider community.

o build upon the robust business practices that Florida’s health plans have established, the 2017 Florida Association of Health Plans Annual Conference will bring together a distinguished group of business and thought leaders in health care for collaboration on industry best practices, health care regulation and business solutions for improved health outcomes.

Join us November 2-4, 2017, in Orlando, Fla., for an exciting opportunity for collaboration, advocacy and professional development.


Check back regularly for more up-to-date conference details.

 Current attendee list 2017 (as of 9/5)

Thursday, November 2, 2017 Sponsor
8:30 a.m. -- 1 p.m.

Charity Golf Mixer  
Location:  Grande Lakes Golf Club
8:30 a.m. Check presentation and continental breakfast
9:00 a.m. Tee-off

To benefit: 



Liberty Dental Plan 
2 p.m. -- 3 p.m. Medicaid Committee  (committee members only)

3:15 p.m. -- 4:15 p.m.

Joint Committee Meeting: Commercial Committee and General Counsel Committee  (committee members only)


4:30 p.m. -- 5:30 p.m.

Medical and Pharmacy Directors Committee meeting (committee members only) 

6 p.m. -- 7 p.m. Welcome Reception

7:30 p.m. -- 9 p.m.

FAHP Board of Directors VIP Dinner  ***Invitation Only event ***

By invitation only.  FAHP Board of Directors, FAHP Committees, Legislators and invited guests only.  
Private sponsored event exclusive to four sponsor organizations only.  NO general attendee tickets are available. 

1. Envolve
2. open
3. open
4. open

Friday, November 3, 2017
8:15 a.m. - 9 a.m.

Concurrent Breakfast Breakout Sessions
Lower Level meeting space

  1. Utilizing your Specialty Pharmacy to provide targeted solutions for unique network challenges  
    Speaker: Dz Washington, Director, Pharmacy Operations, PerformSpecialty
    The presentation will provide some of the solutions we have brought to the relationship with Prestige Health Choice, which shows the value of working with your trusted specialty pharmacy partner, your PBM, your specialist network and other provider types, which can result in new options for unique challenges. 

  2. Vision Related Disease Management
    Presented by:  John R. Davis, O.D. Clinical Vision Director, EyeQuest
    The presentation will provide an overview of the assortment of medical conditions (known to have significant systemic co-morbidities) that commonly present to the eye doctor initially. The emphasis will be on opportunities for cost savings as a result of early case management/intervention 

  3. Happier Members, Improved Compliance and Lower Costs: The Secrets of Successful Engagement Using Health Intelligence 
    Matt Onstott, Ph.D., VP Government Solutions, Finity, Inc.
    Join Matt Onstott to learn how targeted engagement using health intelligence technology can improve quality outcomes, lower costs, and increase member satisfaction. Matt will share Finity's best practices for successful engagement and present current platform results. 


1.PerformRX/Perform Specialty 
2. DentaQuest 
3. Finity
9:30 a.m. -- 9:45 a.m. FAHP Opening Welcome
Audrey S. Brown, FAHP President and CEO
Meeting location: Mediterranean ballroom; main level

Argus Dental Vision 
9:45 a.m. -- 10:30 a.m. 

Keynote Speaker:  Lou Dobbs,  Business and Financial News Legend and Host, Fox Business News' Lou Dobbs Tonight READ BIO

Meeting location: Mediterranean ballroom; main level

10:30 a.m. -- 11 a.m. Coffee Break/Photo line

11 a.m. -- 11:45 a.m.

General Session: Fraud on the Rise: Current Trends in Healthcare Fraud Schemes
Meeting location: Mediterranean ballroom; main level


  • David Spector –  incoming Chair of Akerman LLP and the co-chair, of the Fraud & Recovery Practice Group. 
  • Dave Popik, Senior Director of Fraud, Waste and Abuse for Florida Blue
  • Pat Casey, Director of Audit Services and Investigations for AvMed.
  • Shaun P. Oneill – FBI Supervisory Special Agent


 Akerman LLP
11:45 a.m. -- 1:30 p.m. Tradeshow & Lunch
Meeting location: Mediterranean ballroom; main level



Sponsor Presentation: Mobile Outreach Impacts Maternal Health

1:30 p.m. -- 2:30 p.m. General Session: Florida Legislative Update Panel
Meeting location: Mediterranean ballroom; main level

Healow Insights

Sponsor presentation: Bridging the Gap between Payer and Provider

2:30 p.m. -- 2:45 p.m. General Session: Florida Health Insurance Marketplace Update with Florida Commissioner David Altmaier   
2:45 p.m. -- 3:45 p.m.

General Session: Insurance Commissioners Round-table
Meeting location: Mediterranean ballroom; main level

Greenberg Traurig 
3:45 p.m. -- 4:15 p.m.

Refreshment Break
Meeting location: Mediterranean ballroom; main level


4:30 p.m. -- 5:30 p.m.

Board Meeting (Board members only)

3M Health Information Systems 
6 p.m. -- 7 p.m.

Awards Reception and Tradeshow
Meeting location: Mediterranean ballroom; main level

CleanSlate Centers 
7 p.m. -- 9 p.m. Medical and Pharmacy Directors Committee Dinner (committee members only)

CleanSlate Centers 
6:30 p.m. -- 8 p.m. Finance and Actuarial Subcommittee Reception (committee members only)

Wakely Consulting Group

9 p.m. -- 11:30 p.m.

President's After-Hours Reception (INVITATION ONLY)

Exclusive sponsor and FAHP Board and Committee members only.

  On own for dinner  
Saturday, November 4, 2017
8:15 a.m. -- 9:00 a.m.

Concurrent Breakfast Breakout Sessions
Lower Level meeting space

  1. Optimal Infant Nutrition; High Dollar Value with Low Cost

    Please join us to hear from leading healthcare providers in Florida who counsel patients every day.  Perspectives will be shared on evidence in practice and innovative opportunities to make a difference with policy.

    Moderator: Emily Jones, Director of Advocacy & Government Affairs for the March of Dimes in Florida and Georgia

    Jose Perez, MD
    Ivonne F. Hernandez, PhD, RN, IBCLC
    Jessica M Gordon, PhD, ARNP

    Sponsored by: Medela

  2. Are You Spending Too Much on Cataract Surgery ? -- A review of updated medical necessity criteria and CMS/Medicare Expanded Fraud Investigations

    Medical necessity criteria for cataract surgery has historically been based upon the single data point of best corrected Snellen acuity being worse than 20/40.  Medical necessity criteria have now been re-defined as “functional impairment in specific activities of daily living”.  Many local carriers are now requiring a written assessment tool to fulfill this statutory requirement. This standard has been adopted by the American Academy of Ophthalmology in its Preferred Practice Patterns. The provider community has been slow to respond to these new standards. This presentation will review the implications for healthplans of this changing regulatory environment and their ongoing obligations to provide quality care while spending funds prudently and maintaining compliance in an environment of increased regulatory scrutiny.

    Mark C. Ruchman MD
    Chief Medical Officer, Superior Vision

    Sponsored by: Superior Vision

1.  Medela
2. Superior Vision
9:15 a.m. --  9: 45 a.m. 

General Session: AHIP Presentation: The National Healthcare Landscape
Mara C. Osman, J.D.  Regional Director, State Affairs  | America's Health Insurance Plans

Meeting location: Mediterranean ballroom; main level

Healthcare reform has dominated headlines this year. This session will look at the national dialogue and federal and state government activity that affects millions of consumers seeking health care coverage through insurance markets and government programs

9:45 a.m. -- 10:15 a.m.

General Session: Care Gap Closure: Seeing the Savings Achieved by Vision Benefits 

Meeting location: Mediterranean ballroom; main level

Join Dr. Jill Scullion, Director of Business Development and Provider Experience of Envolve Vision as she reviews the Care Gap Closure efforts being made in Florida through the vision benefit offered through a local Medicaid Health Plan. In this session, we will discuss the communication efforts and engagement strategies for both members and providers that contributed to nearly 6,000 Florida Medicaid members becoming compliant for the vision component of the Comprehensive Diabetes Care measure. Florida HEDIS work includes: 

  • Member outreach program to close care gaps for diabetic patients

  • Provider incentive program to improve claims coding for diabetic patients

  • Provider outreach initiative to encourage providers to engage established patients

Presenter: Dr. Jill Scullion, Director of Business Development and Provider Experience of Envolve Vision 

10:15 a.m. -- 10:30 a.m.


10:30 a.m. -- 11:30 a.m.

AHCA General Session
Meeting location: Mediterranean ballroom; main level

11:45 a.m. -- 1 p.m.

Joint Committee Meeting: FAHP Medicaid Committee, Operations/ Quality Committee, and Medical/Pharmacy Directors Committee (committee members only)



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