Florida’s health plans provide access to affordable, high quality health care to individuals and families by “Connecting Florida’s Health Care Community.”   Through smart business strategies, innovation and strong partnerships with providers of health care services, we improve the care and quality of life for consumers.  

To continue to build upon these key relationships with the health care community, the 2019 Florida Association of Health Plans (FAHP) annual conference brings together a distinguished group of industry professionals, community partners, as well as state and local elected officials and policymakers.  Don't miss this opportunity for collaboration, advocacy and professional development.



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  Monday, November 18, 2019 Sponsor
8:30 a.m.- 1 p.m.

Charity Golf Mixer  
8:30 a.m. Charity check presentation and continental breakfast
9:00 a.m. Tee-off    
Location: Waldorf Astoria Golf Clubhouse

1 p.m. - 7 p.m. Registration Open
Location: Floridian Ballroom Foyer

2 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Board Meeting (committee members only)
Location: Floridian B/C
Special Guests L to R:
Nancy G. Brinker, Founder The Promise Fund of Florida
Representative Tom Leek


3 p.m. -
4 p.m.

Medicaid Committee (committee members only)
Location: Floridian B/C

Sponsor Speakers:
Mike Dunne, VP of Healthcare & Transit, American Logistics; Dan Trigub, Head of Uber Health 





4:15 p.m. -  5:15 p.m.

Medical and Pharmacy Directors Committee Meeting (committee members only)
Location: Floridian A

4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

Joint Committee Meeting: Commercial Committee and General Counsel Committee  (committee members only)
Location: Floridian B/C

Sponsor Speakers:
Mike Dunne, VP of Healthcare & Transit, American Logistics; Dan Trigub, Head of Uber Health 

Special Guest: Senator Doug Broxson



5:30 p.m. -
7 p.m.

Welcome Reception and Tradeshow Open
Room Location: Floridian Ballroom D-L

Special Guest:
Senate President Bill Galvano

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

FAHP Board of Directors Dinner
(FAHP BOD members and by invitation only)
Location: La Luce Restaurant private dining room





Special Guests: Senate President Bill Galvano; Senator Aaron Bean; Senator Doug Broxson

Representative Byron Donalds; Representative Nicholas Duran; Representative Javi Fernandez; Representative Daniel Perez; Representative Anthony Rodriguez 



Dinner on your own

  Tuesday, November 19, 2019  
7:30 a.m. - 
7 p.m.

Registration Open
Location: Floridian Ballroom Foyer

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

Sponsored Breakfast Sessions
Room Location Floridian D-L

Program Agenda:
8am - 8:25am

  • Introduction to Tiatros: A Digital Therapeutics for Behavioral Health company
    Lisa Rawlins, President, VTC Enterprise, Inc.

    Tiatros offers a portfolio of safe and engaging online psychotherapeutic and resilience skills training programs that make evidence-based behavioral healthcare services available to millions of chronic disease patients who cannot otherwise access them. Our programs integrate into care plans to make the most effective treatment for the most common behavioral health challenges available on a mass scale, and cut its cost dramatically compared to traditional in person psychotherapy. Tiatros’ programs are delivered with consistently expert quality, in the comfort of patients’ own homes, on their own devices, when it works best for their schedules. The experience is social and relatable, so many more patients complete their programs and benefit from them.

8:25am - 8:50am
  • Increasing Healthy Actions: A Basic Strategic Approach to Digital Communications

    Speaker: Jackie Maynard, Vice President, Strategic Accounts

    HealthCrowd will describe a model that health plans in Florida are leveraging in digital communications and how plans have been able to encourage members to take healthy actions. We will be showcasing outcomes from two Florida Medicaid health plans that needed to reach a large, bi-lingual member population, including how those messages were adjusted for different dialects and other member communication preferences.

8:50 am - 9:15 am
  • The Rollout of EVV in Florida
     Joe Schnur, CCO 




8:45 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.



9:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. FAHP Opening Welcome
Audrey Brown Bridges, FAHP President and CEO

Room Location: Floridian Ballroom D-L

9:45 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. 

General Session: The Promise Fund: Delivering Care Where it is Needed Most  | New ideas, practices and realities

Speaker: Nancy G. Brinker | Founder The Promise Fund of Florida

Room Location: Floridian Ballroom D-L


10:30 a.m.-
11 a.m.
Refreshment Break/Tradeshow Open
Room Location: Floridian Ballroom D-L

Refreshment Break sponsored by: 

11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

General Session: Florida Legislative Update
Room Location: Floridian Ballroom D-L

Panel to-date L to R:  Senator Aaron Bean; Senator Doug Broxson; Representative Nicholas Duran; Representative Jason Fischer;  Representative Shev Jones;  Representative MaryLynn Magar; Representative Daniel Perez; Representative Ray Wesley Rodrigues; Representative Richard Stark


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

Tradeshow & Lunch
Room Location: Floridian Ballroom D-L

12:30 pm - 1 pm

FAHP Board of Directors Meet & Greet with Dr. Sanjay Gupta 
Location: Floridian A

1:15 p.m. -
2 p.m. 

Keynote Address:

Medicine & Media by Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Chief Medical Correspondent for CNN

Room Location: Floridian Ballroom D-L





2 p.m. -
2:30 p.m.
Photo-line with Dr. Sanjay Gupta
Refreshment Break/Tradeshow Open

Refreshment Break sponsored by:

2:30 p.m. -
2:45 p.m.

Guest Speaker: Florida Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis
Room Location: Floridian Ballroom D-L

2:45 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Guest Speaker: Florida AHCA Secretary Mary Mayhew

Room Location: Floridian Ballroom D-L

3 p.m. -
4 p.m..

General Session 
State of Florida Health Insurance Marketplace by Florida Insurance Commissioner David Altmaier and
Insurance Commissioners Round-table 
Room Location: Floridian Ballroom D-L

Panel to-date L to R:

Rachel Jrade-Rice, Assistant Commissioner, Tennessee Department of Insurance 
Allen Kerr, Arkansas Commissioner 
Jim Ridling, Alabama Commissioner
Bob Williams, Director Life and Health Division – MS Insurance Department
Moderator: Fred E. Karlinsky, Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig






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


4:15 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Sponsored General Session: International Dialogue - The Evolving Global Regulatory Framework
Room Location: Floridian Ballroom D-L

Kevin McCarty, Former Florida Insurance Commissioner; Julie Mix McPeak – Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig and Former Tennessee Insurance Commissioner; Michael McRaith, Managing Director, Blackstone Insurance Solutions and Former Illinois Insurance Commissioner

Moderator: David Vacca

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

Finance & Actuarial Reception
(health plan members only)

5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.

VIP Reception and Tradeshow 
Room Location: Floridian Ballroom D-L

Guest Speaker:
State Surgeon General Scott A Rivkees, M.D.


9 p.m. - 11 p.m.

President's After-Hours Reception  (INVITATION ONLY)
Exclusive sponsor and FAHP Board and Committee members only


  On own for dinner  
  Wednesday, November 20, 2019  
7:30 a.m - 10 a.m.

Registration Open
Location: Floridian Ballroom Foyer

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

Breakfast Session: Public-Private Collaboration to Drive Innovation in Medicaid
Room Location: Floridian Ballroom D-L


Richard J. Bookman, Ph.D.
Director, UHealth Care Lab
Senior Advisor for Program Development & Policy
University of Miami Health System
Chair, Miami-Dade Beacon Council Life Science & Healthcare Committee 

Anna C. Widlow
CEO & Co-founder
Brave Health, Inc.

Mr. David Kulick
Adaptation Health

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

Sponsored Breakfast Session: I Want it All and I Want it Now: Executing Your Clinical Data Strategy

Room Location: Floridian Ballroom D-L

Speaker: Gary Christensen, General Manager States, Public Sector, Intersystems

Payers of all types – commercial, Medicaid MCOs, Medicare Advantage – are quickly realizing that clinical data is essential for their success in the rapidly-changing healthcare ecosystem.  Those that have started to integrate clinical data into processes, however, mostly collect it through labor-intensive processes in a siloed, inefficient manner; single-purpose methods stymy reuse across the organization.  

What many of these payers don’t realize is that existing technologies and standards are being used across Integrated Delivery Networks, Accountable Care Organizations, Health Information Exchanges, and even some forward-leaning payers to streamline and operationalize the collection, management, and use of clinical data as an enterprise asset.  

Learn about this widely-used and mature infrastructure and how MCO thought-leaders are using it to rethink processes to achieve better care integration, improved outcomes, and streamlined operations.  Executing your clinical data strategy is easier than you might think.

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

Sponsored General Session: Incorporating Ridesharing into Your NEMT Program: The Capabilities of Lyft
Room Location: Floridian Ballroom D-L

Speaker: Chris Irwin, Director of Innovation Solutions  

Lyft and Access2Care have been strategic partners for more than 2 years, integrating technology platforms and changing the way your members experience non-emergency medical transportation (NEMT). Access2Care will be sharing real-world results from their experiences using Lyft in Florida and across the nation, and how those experiences have translated into the most evolved processes of anyone in the NEMT industry.

Co-Speaker: Omar Nagji, Head of Healthcare Partnerships at Lyft


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

Sponsored General Session: Moving from Meeting Performance Goals to Excelling in Value-Based Care
Room Location: Floridian Ballroom D-L

Jeff Turnipseed, Senior Consultant

Medicaid health plans across the country are being (remove) tasked with reducing potentially preventable health care services and improving performance. With millions of dollars at risk, health plans are using advanced analytics to dive deep and uncover quick and targeted quality improvement interventions. Once these performance goals are met, how do you begin to excel in value-based care?  Applying a data-driven approach, health plans can begin to collaborate on outcome-based payment and new benefit designs that will drive innovation in health care payment and delivery.  Based on case study examples, learn how to apply best practices to implement value-based payment. 



10 a.m. - 
10:15 a.m.

Break -- Tradeshow Raffles Announced

10:15 a.m. - 
11 a.m.

General Session: AHCA Update 
Room Location: Floridian Ballroom D-L

Special Guest Speakers (Pictured L to R):
Molly McKinstry, AHCA Deputy Secretary Division Health Quality & Assurance
Beth Kidder, AHCA Deputy Secretary, Division of Medicaid
Moderator: Liz Dudek, Greenberg Traurig (not pictured)


11 a.m.

Closing Remarks
Audrey Brown Bridges, FAHP President and CEO
Room Location: Floridian Ballroom D-L

11:15 a.m. - 
1 p.m.

Joint Committee Meeting
Medicaid Committee and Medical/Pharmacy Directors, Operations/Quality, and LTSS Subcommittees with AHCA and DOH
(committee members only)
Room Location: Floridian B/C

Lunch provided at 11:15 a.m.