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2018 Payment Policy Conference

April 23, 2018 to April 24, 2018
Washington, DC
Coverage and Reimbursement

AdvaMed’s 4th Annual Payment Policy Conference will convene device manufacturers, hospitals, insurers, CMS, and Capitol Hill for an in-depth discussion and analysis of the reimbursement and coverage landscapes.

View this year's agenda here

Click here to view and download the 2018 agenda

This years conference will cover:

  • Innovation in Healthcare: Pathway to Improved Care Delivery
  • What Payers Want: Smart Approaches to Demonstrate Value
  • Partnering with Private Payers on Evidence Development: Lessons Learned in Private
  • What’s Next for Healthcare Policy in 2018
  • Lessons Learned and Models for Future Success in Parallel Review
  • Early Payer Engagement for High Value Results
  • Public Release: AdvaMed/Avalere Coding & Coverage Best Practice Guides
  • CMS Priorities for 2018
  • Physician Response to Medicare Shift to Alternative Payment Models and the Impact on Medtech
  • Value-Based Contracts for Medtech: The Future of Medtech Reimbursement?


Keynotes presented by:

  • Susan Dentzer, President and CEO, The Network for Excellence in Health Innovation (NEHI) 
  • Douglas Holtz-Eakin, President, American Action Forum
  • Len Nichols, George Mason University

Speakers include:   

  • Naomi Aronson, BlueCross BlueShield Association
  • Tamara Syrek-Jensen, CMS 
  • Amy Bassano,  CMS 
  • Ken Skodacek, Payer Communication Task Force, FDA 
  • Tom McLain, Exosome Diagnostics
  • Laurel Sweeney, Philips Healthcare  
  • Lewis Sandy, UnitedHealth Group
  • Pam Daigle, Premier Inc
  • Tanisha Carino, FasterCures
  • Ricardo Johnson, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Parashar Patel, Boston Scientific
  • Hannah Mamuszka, Alva10
  • Lena Chaihorsky, Alva10
  • Tony Grover, Banyan Biomarkers
  • Amy Palatiello, Avalere Health
  • Danielle Showalter, Avalere Health
  • David Introcaso, American Medical Group Association
  • Ammar Qadan, Illumina
  • Jenny Gaffney, Medtronic
  • Janis Orlowski, Association of American Medical Colleges
  • Mary Cummins, Deloitte Consulting 

The Westin Washington, D.C. City Center 
1400 M Street Northwest
Washington, District of Columbia 20005
United States 
(202) 429-1700

Room rate:  $349
Cut-off date for room reservations:  April 5, 2018
Hotel link for reservations:

Registration Fees

AdvaMed Member Registration: $895.00

Accel Member Registration: $595.00

Government and Non-Profit Registration: $595.00

Non-Member Registration: $1,195.00

Cancellation and Refund Policy
All cancellations must be received via email to (link sends e-mail). Cancellations received 10 business days or more prior to the start of the program are eligible for a full refund. There will be no refunds for cancellations received less than 10 business days prior to the start of the program, including "no shows". 

We welcome substitutions in lieu of cancellations at any time. Please contact us at (link sends e-mail) with the substitute's registration information. All cancellation refunds will be processed within 30 business days from date cancellation request is received.

Topics and speakers are subject to change without notice. AdvaMed reserves the right to cancel or reschedule any program, and the full registration fee will be refunded or applied to the rescheduled program in accordance with the registrant's preference. In the event of cancelled programs, AdvaMed assumes no responsibility for transportation, hotel, or other expenses incurred by registrants.