Tuesday December 3, 2013 from 1:30 PM to 8:30 PM EST
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Hyatt Regency Crystal City 
2799 Jefferson Davis Highway
Arlington, VA 22202

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Alina Czekai 
The Leapfrog Group 

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Event is HR Certification Institue pre-approved for continuing education credits          

Tuesday December 3, 2013 from 1:30 PM to 8:30 PM EST

Washington, DC area near the Ronald Reagan National Airport

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The Leapfrog Group 2013 Annual Meeting & Top Hospital Awards will be an intimate gathering of key decision-makers from Leapfrog's influential list of purchaser members, industry partners, healthcare stakeholders, and national collaborators.  Following the meeting, representatives from Leapfrog's 2013 Top Hospitals will be honored for their achievements at the evening's Top Hospital Reception. 

We are pleased to announce that The Leapfrog Group 2013 Annual Meeting, High Deductible Health Plans & The New Era of Consumerism in Health Care, has been approved for continuing education credit hours through the Human Resources Certification Institute. 

This year's meeting - High Deductible Health Plans: The New Era of Consumerism in Health Care - will feature the following highlights:

1:30 PM- Opening Keynote by Anna Fallieras. 

Anna Fallieras is Program Leader for Health Care  Initiatives at General Electric. She is responsible for leading GE’s role in catalyzing change in the health care system through national initiatives and the development of new, market-based strategies.

2:30 PM- High Deductible Health Plans: The New Era of Consumerism in Health Care 

A panel discussion featuring leading US employers and medical professionals tackling the issue of High-Deductible Health Plans, moderated by Wendy Lynch, Co-Director, Center for Consumer Choice in Health Care.

Panelists: Dr. Stephen Lawless, Vice Presdient, Quality & Patient Safety, Nemours, Beth Casteel, Staff Vice President, Human Resources, FedEx Corporation; Bill Bonk, Director of Global Benefits, Exelis Inc. 

4:00 PM-New Frontiers in Health Care Transparency

A panel discussion demonstrating transparency in action, moderated by Cristie Upshaw Travis, Memphis Business Group on Health. The panel will feature representatives from national health plans, hospitals, and data management companies.

Panelists: Susan Fitzpatrick, Assistant Vice President, Quality Management, CIGNA; Brad Roberts, Head of Value-Based Contracting Strategy, Aetna; Jason Battaglia, Director of Segment Strategy, Anthem

 5:00 PM- Leapfrog Driving Change: The Year in Review

 Leah Binder, President & CEO, highlights achievements from Leapfrog’s monumental year.

5:30 PM- Top Hospital Reception

6:30 PM- Top Hospital Dinner

Leapfrog Top Hospital Awards & Hospital Website Transparency Awards

The 2013 Leapfrog Top Hospital Awards and Hospital Website Transparency Awards will commence with a special  presentation by patient safety advocate Vernon Williams. Following the presentation, awards will be presented to Top Hospital by  Leapfrog’s purchaser members.

ALL attendees are requested to register to attend.  Leapfrog Members, Partners, Regional Roll-Outs, and Top Hospitals are welcome to invite one attendee from their organization at no cost; additional attendees are required to pay a $295 registration fee.

We look forward to seeing you in Arlington on December 3rd!


*The use of this seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program. It means that this program has met the HR Certification Institute's criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit.