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Mid-Year Membership Meeting

June 27

$185 – $290

This meeting is co-presented by:

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About Idaho Healthcare Executive Forum (IHEF)

IHEF is the statewide Chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE). It exists as a professional organization to provide a more local forum for ACHE affiliates within Idaho to participate in educational, networking, and career development opportunities. To learn more, visit http://ihef.ache.org.

7:30 – 8:00 a.m. | Networking Breakfast and Registration
8:00 – 8:30 a.m. | Welcome and Opening Remarks
Brian Whitlock, President/CEO, Idaho Hospital Association – Boise ID
8:30 – 9:15 a.m. | New Director; New Direction
Dave Jeppesen, Director, Idaho Department of Health and Welfare – Boise ID
Healthcare policy in Idaho has seen dramatic change in the past year.  A new Governor; a new Director of the Department of Health and Welfare; a successful Medicaid expansion ballot initiative; and, legislative directives on how they want Medicaid implemented.  Hear from Director Dave Jeppesen on his plans for directing the State’s largest agency, and how he intends to navigate
Idaho’s healthcare landscape.
9:15 – 10:00 a.m. | Medicaid Expansion: What Hospitals Need to Know
Lori Wolff, Deputy Director, Idaho Department of Health and Welfare – Boise ID
Later this year, the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare will initiate the single largest enrollment of beneficiaries into the Idaho Medicaid program in over 50 years.  Medicaid expansion will have a direct effect on Idaho hospitals, nursing homes, physician practices, and our state’s economy.  Lori Wolff, Deputy Director of Health and Welfare is responsible for eligibility determination and enrollment of nearly 90,000 Idahoans into the Medicaid program.  She will discuss how hospitals and nursing homes can prepare for this increased enrollment and demand on services.
10:00 – 10:15 a.m. | Break
10:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. | The Future of Healthcare Financing: What Recent Decisions by Idaho Legislature Mean for Medicaid Expansion
Moderator: TBA
Panelists: TBA
Financing, a driving force on the healthcare landscape, continues to become more complex.  With budgetary pressures from CMS, including recent changes by the Idaho legislature related to Medicaid, executives must constantly monitor the financing landscape.  Given these pressures, many questions emerge.
This program has been developed and is presented by the Idaho Healthcare Executive Forum (IHEF). IHEF has applied to the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) for 1.5 ACHE Face-to-Face Education Credits for this program. 
 11:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | Break
12:00 – 1:30 p.m. | Luncheon and Guest Speaker
The Honorable Brad Little, Governor
1:30 – 1:45 p.m. | Break
1:45 – 2:15 p.m. | Recent Developments in Idaho Health Facilities Financing
John R. Sager, CFA, Executive Director, Idaho Health Facilities Authority and Mike Stoddard, Partner, Hawley Troxell Ennis & Hawley – Boise ID
In this presentation, the legal and financial considerations surrounding healthcare facility financing will be discussed. Participants will be made aware of recent developments and financial market considerations involved in issuing.
2:15 – 3:45 p.m. | Managing Your Clinical Supply Chain: Successfully Navigating the Continuous Challenges of Pharmaceutical Availability and Pricing
Moderator: TBA
Panelists: TBA
Pharmaceutical availability and pricing have become ongoing issues in recent years.  Recalls and shortages of key medications have created significant problems for various healthcare facilities.  In addition, several medications have experienced steep and unexplained increases in pricing.  Pharmaceutical supply chain strategies can be leveraged to improve organizational financial performance, physician, nurse and staff satisfaction and patient safety.  Understanding key elements of purchasing, inventory optimization, and navigation of medication recalls and shortages, the medication supply chain can be better managed and developed into key initiatives.  Senior leaders can greatly influence the strategic factors and decisions that serve as catalysts for improvement of drug supply chain management leading to enhanced efficiency, reduced waste, cost control and improvement in patient outcomes.
This program has been developed and is presented by the Idaho Healthcare Executive Forum (IHEF). IHEF has applied to the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) for 1.5 ACHE Face-to-Face Education Credits for this program.

3:45 – 4:00 p.m. | Wrap-Up and Adjournment

A room block is being held at the Shore Lodge until May 24 with rates from $159/night – $289/night plus tax. Reservations may be made by calling 800.657.6464. You must mention the Idaho Hospital Association when making your reservation to receive the negotiated rates. You are encouraged to make reservations early as the block does fill up quickly. The Shore Lodge is located at 501 W. Lake Street; 208.634.2244. Should you experience problems in securing lodging, please contact Darryl-lynn Oakes at 208.489.1405.

CEOs, C-Suite, Nursing Home Administrators, and Board Members

Registration is open to employees of IHA member hospitals/health systems, IHEF members, and invited guests ONLY.

The IHA Board of Directors Meeting & Retreat is scheduled for Wednesday, June 26. Information and materials will be provided in a separate mailing. Direct questions to Darryl-lynn Oakes at 208.489.1405.

Registration is open to employees of IHA member hospitals/health systems, IHEF members, and invited guests ONLY.

Pre-Registration Deadline:  Thursday, June 20, 2019; 5:00 p.m. MDT

Online registration will remain open through 12:00 p.m. MDT on Monday, June 24, however, a $40 processing fee applies to all registrations received after 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 20. Registrations received after online registration closes will be accepted on a space available basis ($40 processing fee applies).
If payment has not been received prior to the event and the registrant fails to attend, or does not cancel by 5:00 p.m. MDT on June 20, the entire fee, in addition to a $40 processing fee will be billed.
A non-refundable $40 processing fee will be retained for all cancellations. Substitutes are permitted and encouraged to attend at no additional charge if ticket type does not change.
Cancellations received after June 20 at 5:00 p.m. MDT are non-refundable.
All fees are forfeited for those who fail to cancel on or before June 20 at 5:00 p.m. MDT or fail to attend the event.
Questions? Contact Toni Pugmire at 208.489.1409.


62 available
Registration (MYM)$185.00
11 available
Registration (MYM with ACHE credits)$250.00


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