2016 FMMA Conference Preliminary Schedule

Thursday, August 18, 2016

5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. FMMA Annual Meeting Cocktail Reception*

Friday, August 19, 2016

11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Registration
11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Exhibitor Booths Open
11:00 a.m. – 12:25 p.m. Networking with Exhibitors
12:30 p.m. – 12:45 p.m. Opening Remarks – Why We are Here: The Pillars of the Free Market; Jay Kempton, FMMA Co-Founder; The Kempton Group
12:45 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. The Path of the ACA and EMTALA as a Weapon against the Free Market; Doug McGruff, M.D.
1:50 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Back To The Future; Bringing Lower Cost & Better Treatment to Today’s Healthcare; Jason Davis, The PHIA Group
3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Networking Break with Exhibitors
3:35 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Converting to Cash; Chris Main, M.D., Midwest Bone and Joint & Nick Pandelidis M.D., OSS Health
4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. How to Change the Media Debate on Healthcare; Kevin Price, Price in Business
5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Cocktail Reception w/ Exhibitors
7:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Healthcare Blue Book Introduction of New Services
7:45 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Dinner Keynote Speaker: Jeff Deist, President of The Mises Institute

Jeff Deist is president of the Mises Institute. For many years he was an advisor to Ron Paul and a tax attorney specializing in mergers and acquisitions for private equity clients. He was also Congressman Paul’s chief of staff during the 2012 election, and his press secretary in Congress from 2000 to 2006.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Breakfast
8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Stop Loss & The Free Market; Mike Remeika, Creative Risk Underwriters
9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Pharmacy Benefit Managers and Market Transparency; Chad Schmidt, MaxCare
10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Networking Break with Exhibitors & Move to Breakouts

10:45 a.m. –11:45 a.m. SPECIAL BREAKOUT SESSION

  • BUYER / EMPLOYER– PANEL: Embracing Transparency in Your Self-Funded Plan
  • SELLER / PROVIDER – PANEL: The Free Market & Patient Care: Price + Quality Value
  • VENDOR SERVICES / FACILITATOR– PANEL: Bringing Value to Your Clients and Grow Your Business by Embracing Transparency

12:00 Noon – 1:00 p.m. LUNCH
12:00 Noon – 1:00 p.m. Lunch Speaker: Jonathan Small, President-Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs
1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Networking Break with Exhibitors & Move to Breakouts

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. SPECIAL BREAKOUT SESSION

  • BUYER / EMPLOYER – PANEL: Vendor & Facilitators: Ensuring the Partners You Choose Have the RIGHT Effect on Your Plan
  • SELLER / PROVIDER – PANEL: Free Market Physicians Working with Cash Pay Facilities
  • VENDOR SERVICES / FACILITATOR– PANEL: Promoting the Free Market to Skeptical Clients & Prospects

2:40 p.m. – 3:00 p.m Closing Remarks; Keith Smith M.D., Co-Founder FMMA, Surgery Center of Oklahoma
3:15 p.m. Adjourn

FMMA Glossary of Terms

ACA – Affordable Care Act
Also know as:

  • Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA)
  • Healthcare Reform
  • Obamacare

On March 23, 2010, President Obama signed the health reform bill into law which made significant changes to the way employers and employees purchased health benefits, along with significant changes to the healthcare delivery system. The goals of the ACA were to increase the quality and affordability of health insurance, lower the uninsured rate by expanding public and private insurance coverage, and reduce the costs of healthcare for individuals and the government. Since it’s passage, the law has been challenged in court numerous times by states, private industry, and others for a number of it’s provisions.

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Willing Buyer

Consumers/Patients who make healthcare purchasing decisions based on Cost + Quality.

Willing Seller

Sellers of healthcare goods & services who believe in providing up-front, bundled, cost efficient, high quality care.

Optional Value-Based Vendor

Businesses who provide assistance to buyers & sellers of healthcare goods & services while abiding by the Pillars of the Free Market.