Health Benefits Nation

Health Benefits Nation

September 26-28, 2023 | The Royal Sonesta Houston Galleria, Houston TX

Roger Moczygemba

Dr. Roger Moczygemba trained in family practice in the Navy and, in 2018, obtained a Master’s degree in Healthcare Administration. He has worked in Family Practice, Urgent Care, and Occupational Medicine. Since serving as the first president of the Teladoc Physicians Association, Dr. Moczygemba has been a pioneer in telemedicine from 2004 to 2013. In 2016, he consulted with Careington to develop Dialcare, a nationwide telemedicine service, and served as the medical of Dialcare until August of 2021. In 2017, Dr. Moczygemba started Direct Med Clinic, one of the first direct primary care clinics in San Antonio. In 2018, he founded the San Antonio chapter of the Free Market Medical Association, a leading chapter in the country. He also serves as a member of Congressman Chip Roy’s Healthcare Advisory Council.

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Nicole McGlasson

Having come from a family of educators, Nicole knows firsthand the impact of caring, invested educators can have on an individual. With more than 15 years of experience in education, she has worked in several different school settings, both low and high-income areas. Nicole also has a Master’s in Counseling and worked in the guidance counseling area. Prior to joining Cariloop, she worked in admissions for a private school and helped families who were navigating transitions, such as moving to the area or first-time parents finding a school for their child. Now as a Cariloop Care Coach, Nicole works with families to help them through their caregiving journey, particularly with a focus on education.

Lee Lewis

Lee has advised healthcare strategy at Fortune 10 employers, insurance companies and administrators, medical associations and the Departments of Justice and Labor. He incubated and helped form two dozen health-benefit startup companies and is advancing the mission of the HTA to save lives and save billions of dollars.

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Al Lewis

Al wears multiple hats, and not just to cover his bald spot. He’s an author whose critically-acclaimed bestseller on outcomes measurement, Why Nobody Believes the Numbers, was named 2012 healthcare book of the year in Forbes. Cracking Health Costs: How to Cut Your Company’s Health Costs and Provide Employees Better Care, released in 2013, was also a trade bestseller. His 2014 book Surviving Workplace Wellness, co-authored with Vik Khanna, has also received accolades, with excerpts appearing in the Harvard Business Review and elsewhere.

As a consultant, he is widely acclaimed for his expertise in population health outcomes and strategy. In 2013, Al was named one of the “unsung heroes changing healthcare forever“. As a validator of outcomes, he has been able to obtain Gold Standard certification for many of his clients, and Quizzify, from Intel’s Validation Institute. He is also one of the population health field’s most-acclaimed speakers, as well as a prolific author and interviewee on outcomes economics, having been featured in almost every major lay and healthcare publication.

Before entering the population health field, Al was a partner at Bain & Company. He holds two degrees from Harvard, where he also taught economics, and his economic policy book was made into a show on the Washington, DC NPR affiliate.

But he still can’t get his kids to clean up their rooms.

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Jessica Lea

With over 20 years of extensive experience in pharmaceutical care, Dr. Jessica Lea was named CEO of Tria Health in 2010. Prior to her current position, Dr. Lea worked as a Clinical Pharmacist at regional PBM where she played an instrumental role developing clinical programming. Her background in academia and numerous pharmacy achievements continue to fuel her passion of pharmacists providing patient-centered care that results in optimal health outcomes, which was the catalyst for starting Tria Health. As a benefit for self-insured employers, Tria Health pharmacists improve the health of members with chronic condition while reducing health care costs for employers. Lea holds a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from University of Missouri-Kansas City and maintains board certification in psychiatric pharmacy. Lea graduated with her EMBA in May of 2014 from the Rockhurst University Executive MBA Program. As an innovator in healthcare, Lea has received several local recognitions including Ingram’s “40 Under 40”; the Kansas City Business Journal’s Women Who Mean Business; Next Generation Leaders and Heroes in Healthcare. Lea also has been recognized nationally by being named to the PharmaVOICE100 recognizing inspiring leaders in the life science industries.

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Bhaumik Kothari

Bhaumik has been with Simplify Healthcare for about 5 years. At Simplify Healthcare, he has worked on multiple products and implementations with several health payers. His passion is to solve complex business problems with innovative software solutions. Areas of interest include process optimization, stakeholder education, Business transformation and outcomes-based strategies. He has played key roles in product ideation, multiple claims system implementations and implementations of large programs.

Jim Knutson

Jim Knutson has been Risk Manager and Human Resources Director of Aircraft Gear Corporation in Rockford, Illinois, a manufacturer of components for the aviation and auto industries, since 1989. He is responsible for all corporate risk management, compensation and benefit programs. Jim is a member of The Midwest Business Group on Health and serves on its Board. He is also active with Catalyst For Payment Reform, a member of the Business Advisory Group to the Joint Commission For the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, , and a board member and treasurer of The Healthcare Incentives Improvement Institute. Jim received his bachelors degree from Marquette University and his law degree from Northern Illinois University.

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Brian Klepper

Brian Klepper is a health care analyst, commentator and entrepreneur. He is a Principal of Healthcare Performance Inc., a health care strategy and business development practice, and CEO/Principal of Worksite Health Advisors, a benefits consultancy focused on linking high performance/high impact health care organizations with purchasers. He founded and moderates a popular professional health care listserv, Healthcare Hackers, which is a discussion forum on health care high performance and value, and which has about 850 participating benefits managers, benefits advisors and innovative vendors.

An active author and speaker, Dr. Klepper has provided health care commentary to CBS Evening News, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, and the Washington Post. He has published widely in health care trade and academic publications, and in newspapers nationally.

Brian is a regular contributor to Employee Benefits News, the Health Affairs Blog, the Health Care Blog, the Doctor Weighs In, Kevin MD and other expert health care blogs. He is a reviewer for Health Affairs and The Journal of Ambulatory Care Management.

He is an Advisor to the Lundberg Institute and to several for profit health care organizations.

In his spare time, Brian is an offshore sailor.

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David Hines

David’s career started at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee in claim’s management. He went on to serve as the Director of Operations for the State of Tennessee Employee Health Plans; Benefit Manager for Nissan Motor Manufacturing; benefits consultant; Insurance Director for Rutherford County, TN and now as Director of Benefits for Metro Nashville Public Schools (MNPS).

While at MNPS he established a network of primary care clinics to serve their employees, retirees and their dependents. These clinics, staffed by Family Nurse Practitioners are Medical Homes and serve as the main conduit for medical interventions with our covered population. In 2017, he opened MNPS’ first integrated health and wellness facility, combining primary care, behavioral health, health coaching, fitness, physical therapy, chiropractic, acupuncture and pharmacy. This facility also includes a cafe and conference area and is designed to be a community center for educators, assisting them to develop professionally and personally. In addition, to help drive individual and group health improvements, he implemented a data warehouse that combines medical, pharmacy, dental and vision claims, medical records, payroll, health risk assessments and evaluation data.

He serves on the board of the State and Local Government Benefit Association and of the National Association of Worksite Health Centers.

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