Eleventh Annual Health Care Conference set for January 23rd in
Released: January 9, 2007
The Eleventh Annual Health Care Conference, sponsored by the Louisiana Department
of Insurance, will bring together national experts, state legislators and state
and federal regulators to discuss a variety of health care topics.
The Conference will be held on Tuesday, January 23, at the Holiday Inn Select in
Baton Rouge. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. Commissioner Donelon will open the
conference at 8:30 a.m. and make closing remarks at 3:30 p.m.
Dr. Loren C. Scott, president of Loren C. Scott & Associates, Inc., is the keynote
luncheon speaker. Agenda topics include: A New Roadmap for Louisiana's Health Care
Delivery System, Quality and the Health Information Technology Movement, Medicare
Part D and Louisiana's Private Health Insurance Market. There will also be several
exhibitors displaying health products and services.
Anyone interested in attending can contact Vanessa Vince at 225-342-5075 or email
firstname.lastname@example.org. The registration form and agenda, along with hotel
accommodation information, are listed on the Department of Insurance Web site: www.ldi.state.la.us.
All licensed life, health and accident producers who attend will be entitled to
earn up to six hours of continuing education credit.
MORE INFORMATION ON HEALTH CARE CONFERENCE AGENDA TOPICS:
A New Roadmap for Louisiana’s Health Care Delivery System
Louisiana’s health care system has been severely impacted by Hurricanes Katrina
and Rita and now an unprecedented opportunity presents itself to redesign the delivery
of health care and to provide new levels of coverage to the uninsured. Panelists
will discuss the challenges ahead on the long road to reform.
Quality and the Health Information Technology Movement: Could
Louisiana Become a Leader in Technology Modernization Efforts?
The State of Florida is a nationwide leader in the health information technology
movement. Following the recent hurricanes, efforts to implement Health Information
Technology in Louisiana are now on the fast track. Policy leaders from Louisiana
and Florida will discuss the benefits of Health Information Technology for consumers,
as well as the recent successes and ongoing challenges of implementation efforts.
Medicare Part D: The Silver Bullet for Seniors?
How have senior citizens fared following the recent implementation of Medicare Part
D in terms of availability and affordability of prescription drug coverage? National
health policy experts will also debate the possible changes being discussed at a
federal level that could impact the long term viability of the program.
Louisiana’s Private Health Insurance Market
Leadership from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana, Coventry Health Care of Louisiana,
Inc., Humana Inc. and UnitedHealthcare will discuss several aspects of Louisiana’s
health insurance marketplace. Among the topics to be discussed are options for employers
and consumers struggling to maintain appropriate levels of health insurance coverage
and how national industry trends could impact the Louisiana marketplace.