Powers Pyles Sutter & Verville Principal Jim Pyles participated in the closing keynote panel of the Health Reform Summit, held September 23-24, 2010 in Vienna, VA.

The panel was moderated by Jaan Sidorov, MD, Principal, Sidorov Health Solutions and Former Medical Director, Geisinger Health Plan, and addressed the financial impact of healthcare reform on providers, including how to:

  • Stay up to date on the Medicare Sustainable Growth Rate or SGR and reimbursement
  • Recognize opportunities and challenges you may encounter with healthcare reform implementation
  • Assess how payment reform will affect your organization
  • Improve quality of care and reduce costs through strategic opportunities for healthcare provider collaboration and integration

Other panelists included:

  • Peter A. Boling, MD, Professor of Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Deborah Devaux, Senior Vice President, Health Care Services, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Larry Fields, MD, Past President,American Academy of Family Physicians

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