January 21 Chapter Meeting

  • 21 Jan 2014
  • Breakfast in Bellevue, Luncheon in Seattle


Registration is closed

Empowering Employees to Shop for Healthcare Services

1 CE has been approved by the WAOIC for this program

As employees pay a higher percentage of their own healthcare and desire to become more informed decision-makers, employers are clamoring for better healthcare shopping and transparency tools. In fact, in a poll conducted during a HealthSparq webinar, 100% of Health Insurance executives attending the event stated that they feel pressure from employers to provide better transparency tools to their employees. This session explores how to create a partnership between Health Plans and Employers to bring innovative solutions to employees. You will leave with a deeper understanding of healthcare transparency, the priorities for both Health Plans and Employers, and a checklist of what to look for in transparency solutions to empower healthcare shopping.

Presenter Brodie Dychinco, Vice President of Strategy at HealthSparq, focuses on making it easier for consumers to choose healthcare providers and treatment options. Ultimately, his goal is to empower consumers to apply the same market demands to health care that they bring to purchasing other goods and services.

Since 2006, Brodie has led teams that developed healthcare transparency tools now used by insurance plans across the country. As a result, the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association recognized Brodie's efforts with the Richard L. Guffey Leadership award in September 2012. His contributions in setting a national transparency standard and roadmap for the Blues, as well as his guidance given to health plans implementing transparency solutions earned him the honor of being only the 12th recipient of the Guffey award, which is awarded annually to one individual.

Prior to HealthSparq, Brodie was the business sponsor for consumer transparency strategy at Cambia Health Solutions (then named The Regence Group). He led the delivery of digital tools to engage consumers in making informed and value-driven health care choices.

Brodie joined The Regence Group in 2000 and held leadership roles in accountable care strategy, provider network and reimbursement strategy, and analytics. Prior to joining Regence, he was on a research team at TerraGen Discovery Inc., a biotech company investigating the origins of antibiotic resistance in bacteria. His work there was published in journals such as Science Magazine and Antimicrobial Agents & Chemotherapy.

January 21 Chapter Meeting

Online registration closes January 19.
Register by phone until noon on January 20 at 206-623-8632.
No refunds after January 17.
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Bellevue Breakfast - Daniel's Broiler

Located in the Bank of America building
10500 N.E. 8th, 21st Floor, Bellevue, WA 98004

The underground parking garage is shared with the Hyatt.
Once in the garage look for the 'Bank of America' elevators.
Take garage elevator to the Bank of America lobby.
Switch to a building elevator to go to 21st floor.
Building elevators are locked until 7 AM.

7:15-7:30 AM  Sign in
7:30-7:40 AM  Breakfast is served
7:40-8:00 AM  Announcements
8:00-9:00 AM  Program

$30 Members online; $40 at the door
$40 Non-members online; $50 at the door

Seattle Luncheon - Sheraton Seattle Hotel

1400 Sixth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101

11:15 AM-11:30 AM  Registration
11:30 AM-11:45 AM  Lunch is served
11:45 AM-12:00 PM  Announcements
12:00 PM-  1:00 PM  Program

$45 Members online; $60 at the door
$60 Non-members online; $75 at the door

Western Pension & Benefits Council • Seattle Chapter
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