Sponsors and Exhibitors

As of 10/25/17

3M Health Information Systems
Akerman LLP 
Argus Dental & Vision, Inc.
Astellas Pharma
Beacon Health Options
BioReference Laboratories, Inc.
Capital City Consulting
CleanSlate Centers
Convey Health Solutions
Corcoran and Johnston
Dynamic Healthcare Systems
Florida Trend
ForaCare, Inc.
Greenberg Traurig
Healow Insights
Independent Living Systems
Liberty Dental Plan
McKesson Patient Care Solutions
Medela LLC
Mobility Solutions Network
Mom's Meals NourishCare
National Vision Administrators, LLC
Softheon, Inc.
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.


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 
1 p.m. -- 7 p.m. Registration Open
Location: Mediterranean foyer

2 p.m. - 3 p.m. Medicaid Committee  (committee members only)
Location: Cataluna 1/2 (lower level)

Guest Speaker
Dr Joe Nelson, Florida State EMS Medical Director 

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

Joint Committee Meeting: Commercial Committee and General Counsel Committee  (committee members only)
Location: Cataluna 1/2 (lower level)

Honorary Guest:
Senator Rene Garcia



Guest Speaker: Matt Zavadsky, MS-HSA, NREMT, Chief Strategic Integration Officer, MedStar Mobile Healthcare



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

Medical and Pharmacy Directors Committee meeting (committee members only) 
Location: Dorada (lower level)

6 p.m. - 7 p.m. Welcome Reception
Location:  JW Marrriott Mediterranean Ballroom Porte Cochere 

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

FAHP Board of Directors VIP Dinner  ***Invitation Only event ***
Location: Ritz-Carlton Normans Restaurant

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. 

Honorary Guests:
Celeste Philip, MD, MPH, Florida Surgeon General and Secretary of the Department of Health
Gayle Harrell, Florida Representative
Jason Brodeur, Florida Representative 

Randy Fine, Florida Representative
Denise Grimsley, Florida Senator 

Dana Young, Florida Senator 

1. Envolve
2. AON

Friday, November 3, 2017
7:30 a.m. -- 7 p.m.

Registration Open
Location: Mediterranean foyer

8 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

Coffee with Lou Dobbs  ***Invitation Only event ***
Special Guest: Speaker of the House, Richard Corcoran
Location:  Amarante 1 (lower level)

FAHP Board of Directors, FAHP Committees, Legislators and invited guests only.  

8:30 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.

Concurrent Breakfast Breakout Sessions
Locations:  Cordova breakout rooms (Lower Level)

Utilizing your Specialty Pharmacy to provide targeted solutions for unique network challenges   

Speakers: Dz Washington, Director of Pharmacy Operations, PerformSpecialty and Holly Moreau, Pharmacy Director with Prestige Health Choice 

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. 


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 

Optimal Infant Nutrition; High Dollar Value with Low Cost

Breastfeeding and human milk saves significant health care costs and confers benefits to babies and mothers.   Please join us to hear perspectives 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.   The panel discussion will be moderated by Emily Jones from the March of Dimes.  Our panelists include:

Yahdira Rodriguez-Prado, MD
Neonatologist in the Department of Pediatrics at Nemours Children’s Hospital
Orlando, FL

Jessica Gordon, PhD, ARNP, CPNP-PC
President of the Florida Breastfeeding Coalition and Pediatric Nurse Practitioner from Pediatrics of Tampa Bay
Tampa, FL

 Ivonne Hernandez, PhD, RN, IBCLC
Assistant Professor at University of South Florida College of Nursing, International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, Nurse Consultant for the Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative, Mother’s Own Milk Initiative and Published Researcher
Tampa, FL

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

This breakout session is sponsored by Medela LLC together with the March of Dimes

1.PerformRX/Perform Specialty 
2. DentaQuest 
3. Medela

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 a.m. Opening Remarks by Jimmy Patronis, Chief Financial Officer, State of Florida

Meeting location: Mediterranean ballroom; main level
10 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. 

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

Meeting location: Mediterranean ballroom; main level

10:45 a.m.-11:15 a.m. Coffee Break/Photo line/Tradeshow Open

11:15 a.m. - 12 p.m.

AHCA General Session
Meeting location: Mediterranean ballroom; main level

Honorary Speakers:
ustin Senior, Secretary, AHCA
Molly McKinstry, Deputy Secretary, Health Quality Assurance, AHCA 

12 p.m - 1:15 p.m.

Tradeshow & Lunch
Meeting location: Mediterranean ballroom; main level


Sponsor Presentation: Mobile Outreach Impacts Maternal Health
1:15 p.m. - 2 p.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, Florida Blue

  • Shaun P. Oneill – FBI Supervisory Special Agent
  • Nicole Davanzo – Clinical Nurse Investigator in the Fraud, Waste and Abuse Division of Health First Corporate Compliance

Akerman LLP
2 p.m. - 3 p.m.

General Session: Florida Legislative Update Panel
Meeting location: Mediterranean ballroom; main level


Honorary Panel L to R:
Florida Representative Jason Brodeur
Florida Senator Doug Broxson
Florida Representative Randy Fine
Florida Senator Bill Galvano
Florida Representative Gayle Harrell
Florida Senator Jack Latvala
Florida Representative David Santiago
Florida Representative Cyndi Stevenson

Healow Insights

Sponsor presentation: Bridging the Gap between Payer and Provider

3 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Refreshment Break and Tradeshow
Location: Mediterranean ballroom; main level

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

Meeting location: Mediterranean ballroom; main level
3:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.

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


Honorary Panel L to R:
David Altmaier, Florida Insurance Commissioner
Jim Donelon, Louisana Insurance Commissioner

Bob Williams, Director of Life and Health Actuarial, Mississippi
Kevin McCarty, Former Florida Insurance Commissioner
Allen Kerr, Arkansas Insurance Commissioner
Dr. Michelle Osborne, Chief Deputy Commissioner, North Carolina 


Greenberg Traurig 
5 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.

Board Meeting (Board members only)
Location: Cordova 5/6 (lower level)

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

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

Video remarks from Florida Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Adam Putnam

7 p.m. - 9 p.m. Medical and Pharmacy Directors Committee Dinner
(committee members only)
Location: JW Marriott Primo Restaurant

CleanSlate Centers 
6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. Finance and Actuarial Subcommittee Reception
(committee members only)
Location: JW Marriott Lobby Tapas Restaurant: The Kitchen

Wakely Consulting Group

9 p.m. - 11 p.m.

President's After-Hours Reception (INVITATION ONLY)
Location: Ritz-Carlton Highball and Harvest Restaurant

Exclusive sponsor and FAHP Board and Committee members only.

  On own for dinner  
Saturday, November 4, 2017
7:30 a.m -- 11 a.m.

Registration Open
Location: Mediterranean foyer

8 a.m. -- 8:30 a.m.

Tradeshow Open and Breakfast
Location: Mediterranean ballroom; main level 

8:30 a.m. - 9 a.m.

Breakfast 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  

 9 a.m - 9:30 a.m.

General Session: AHIP Presentation: The National Healthcare Landscape

Speaker: 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. 

9:30 a.m. -- 10:15 a.m.

AHCA Session
Speaker: Beth Kidder, Deputy Secretary, Division of Medicaid, AHCA

Meeting location: Mediterranean ballroom; main level


10:15 a.m..

Closing Remarks
Audrey Brown, FAHP President and CEO

10:30 a.m. -- 12:30 p.m.

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

Meeting location: Palazzo ballroom AB (main level)
Lunch provided at 11:30 a.m.

Honorary Guests:
Beth Kidder, Deputy Secretary, Division of Medicaid, AHCA

Dr. Carina Blackmore, Director for the Division of Disease Control and Health Protection, Florida Department of Health
Rebecca Poston, PDMP Program Manager, Florida Department of Health



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