Cracking the Code on Healthcare

May 24, 2012

Two years ago, Healthcare Benefit Network set out on a journey to bring complex, important and timely healthcare topics to the community in a format that was both informative and interactive. Together we explored the topics of Patient Safety and Quality, Healthcare IT, Population Health and Payment Reform. Each of these events was focused squarely on improving patient care and reducing costs.

In this, our 5th Cracking the Code on Healthcare event in Rochester, we will look at our healthcare challenges from a different perspective, through the eyes of the patient. Through a series of keynote presentations and panel discussions we will pull back the curtain on the Affordable Care Act to see how it will affect each of us as patients.

With the Supreme Court currently hearing arguments on the Affordable Care Act and with an expected ruling in June, both Debra and Mark will bring a national perspective to the event discourse.

Joining us to give their national perspective are our two keynote speakers:

Deborah NessDebra L. Ness

  • President, National Partnership for Women & Families
  • Member of the Board of Directors of the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA)
  • Chairs the Consumer Advisory Council of the NCQA
  • Serves on the Board of the National Quality Forum (NQF)
  • Co-chairs the Consumer-Purchaser Disclosure Project
  • Co-chairs the QASC Patient-Reported Measurement Workgroup
  • Recent Member of the Board of Trustees of the American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation (ABIMF)

Mark McClallenMark B. McClellan

  • Senior Fellow, The Brookings Institute
  • Director of the Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform
  • Leonard D. Schaeffer Chair in Health Policy Studies
  • Former Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
  • Former Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
  • Former Member of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers
  • Former Senior Director for Healthcare Policy at the White House..

Please join us on May 24, 2012 at The Hyatt Regency as we continue our work toward making Rochester ‘the healthiest community in America’.



A donation to the Perinatal Network of Monroe County will be made
with the proceeds from the event.

Perinatal Network of Monroe County