WASHINGTON, June 27, 2013 – More than 200 executives representing over 80 health care organizations met in Washington, D.C. for the 2nd Gorman Health Group Forum on the future of government sponsored health care programs.


The exclusive event provided an intensive cross-functional examination of the state of government health care programs to support health plans and providers exploring new opportunities in the health insurance exchanges, the dually eligible expansion, and the continued growth of the Medicare Advantage and Part D markets. The cross-functional agenda brought CEOs, Chief Medical Officers, Compliance leaders, analysts, and Network management executives alike. The faculty was led by GHG’s subject matter experts and also included innovative leaders from health plans and provider organizations across the country, and discussions centered on the industry’s entry into an “age of austerity and accountability” and the subsequent implications on models of care, service and delivery.


“The GHG Forum is only in its second year, and the industry’s tremendous response only underscores the reality that government programs are at a crossroads. We face tremendous policy and regulatory challenges, and yet the opportunities before us surpass anyone’s wildest expectations. Only those organizations ready and able to act decisively and swiftly implement an integrated approach to government sponsored health care programs will succeed in this land grab,” said John Gorman, Founder and Executive Chairman of Gorman Health Group.


Across the country, health care organizations are facing a transition in their business model. The hallmark of this paradigm shift is a proactive approach to member management. To ensure long-term survival, plans must master a new approach to their service model, become data-driven in compliance and develop performance targets and learn to manage to them. To support health plans in this effort, GHG has launched both the annual GHG Forum and the Point, a unique information-distribution platform that collects and summarizes regulations, provides extensive analysis of timely topics, and gives members priority access to GHG Forum materials, recorded webinars, white papers and memos from GHG subject matter experts and more.


“Our friends and clients have a challenging road before them,” said Gorman. “Our goal is to provide the timely and meaningful information they need to empower decision making and support the actual implementation of health reform.”