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August 27 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm EDT Eastern

Adapting in the age of COVID-19: The Health Care Delivery System Responds

Join us for the second installation of CPR’s COVID-19 virtual summit series.

Deep in the thicket of the global pandemic, we’re beginning to see how our health care system is adapting and should adapt going forward, and the ensuing implications for employers, other health care purchasers and consumers.

This 90-minute event will explore how the US health care delivery system is responding and evolving in the face of COVID-19 through a series of discussions with nationally renowned and new experts in health care delivery and operations.




Suzanne Delbanco, Catalyst for Payment Reform

Discussion 1: What have health systems learned from COVID-19?

Sue Anderson, Virginia Mason Medical Center. Virginia Mason was at the epicenter of one of the earliest outbreaks of COVID-19 in Washington State.  Sue will discuss how her health system organized its response, and lessons from the pandemic that will impact patient care going forward.

Discussion 2: How can we achieve better telehealth-equity?

David Velasquez, Harvard Medical School. David came onto CPR’s radar with his recent publication in Health Affairs “Ensuring The Growth Of Telehealth During COVID-19 Does Not Exacerbate Disparities In Care.”  David will discuss the barriers some populations face in accessing telehealth and explore potential ways to increase equity.

Discussion 3: What are the cost and savings of care deferred?

Ateev Mehrotra, Harvard Medical School. Dr. Mehrotra, a practicing physician and researcher, has been tracking the impact of the pandemic on health care utilization.  He’ll discuss the downstream implications for health care costs and population health.

Discussion 4: Health plans to the rescue?

Paul Markovich, Blue Shield of California. Paul Markovich, President and CEO, Blue Shield of California, will share his thoughts on the role that health plans can play in sustaining the viability of independent physician practices, many of which have experienced devastating revenue loss during the pandemic, as well as other ways health plans can support care transformation during and post COVID-19.

Expert Panel: Radar Blips or Tipping Point?

All 4 experts come together for a discussion, offering insight into which trends wrought by COVID-19 are temporary, and which represent a lasting change in the organization of care delivery in the U.S.


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Continuing Education

Catalyst for Payment Reform (CPR) is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®.  This Virtual Summit is eligible for 1.5 PDCs.


Please purchase a ticket according to the appropriate tier below. Please contact us for a bulk discount on orders of 5 or more tickets. CPR will be monitoring both the ticket sales and WebEx registrations to validate that tickets have been purchased at the appropriate tier based on your role and organization.

This Virtual Summit will be recorded and distributed to all ticket holders, regardless of whether you attend.  After the event, the recording will be available for purchase.

Ticket sales will close an hour before the event starts.

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This full price ticket is for companies not listed below such as health plans, TPAs, providers, consultants, brokers, vendors, and Rx organizations.
$ 150.00
Research and Government
This ticket is for researchers, policymakers, and public employees.
$ 75.00
CPR Members, HR/Benefits Staff and Media
Subject to verification. This ticket is for our 33 CPR Member organizations, HR/Benefits staff who purchase health care on behalf of their population, staff at health care purchaser coalitions, and accredited media.
$ 0.00

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