Connecticut & U.S. Healthcare Cost Drivers Forum

December 1, 2022
Legislative Office Building, Hartford, CT
9:00AM Room 1D

Host Agencies:

  • Connecticut Insurance Department
  • Office of Health Strategy, State of Connecticut
  • Office of the Healthcare Advocate, State of Connecticut
  1. Panel: What are the main drivers of healthcare costs in the U.S. & Connecticut?
  2. Panel: How are medical prices determined? (Current state of price determination processes: hospital, pharma, other providers.)
    • Medicare – Craig Lisk – (Craig K. Lisk Health Policy Analysis; former Senior Policy Analyst, Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC))
    • Carrier perspective – Roberta Wachtelhausen (Interim President ConnectiCare) & Neil Kelsey (VP & Chief Actuary ConnectiCare)
    • Hospital perspective - Pat Charmel (CEO, Griffin Hospital)
    • Non-hospital Provider perspective – Greg Shangold, M.D. (President, Northeast Emergency Medicine Specialists/CT State Medical Society)
  3. Panel: Other factors in setting prices (focus on hospitals & pharma)
  4. Comments From Legislators:
    • Connecticut General Assembly, Insurance & Real Estate Committee: Co-Chairs and Ranking Members
  5. Wrap-up preview of solutions & future topics

Watch the full program on CT-N