32nd Annual Conference (2017)

NAHDO's 32nd Annual Conference  

October 2-4, 2017



Special thanks to our Sponsors and Exhibitors!

Conratulations to our 2017 Elliot M. Stone Award and Infographics Contest Awardees


Analytic "Interoperability' to Promote value in Healthcare Data Sources

Workshop Summary

Virginia Health Information, Healthcare Pricing Transparency SLIDES

Minnesota Department of Health,  Low Value Services and Pharmaceutical Spending SLIDES

Center for Innovation and Value in Health Care, SIM Proxy Analysis SLIDES

NAHDO, Multi State Data Project, SLIDES

General Agenda & Slides:


Tuesday, October 3rd 


Keynote Address: State Leadership in Supporting Effective Payment Reform – Data, Alignment, and Evidence

Mark McClellanState Leadership in Supporting Health Care Reform

Joseph W. Thompson: State Health Policy in the Era of Big Data

Practical Applications:

Chris Lattig and Alex Lamb Identifying Opportunities for Early Intervention Using APCD

Robin GelburdHow State Legislative "Laboratories" Can Use Healthcare Claims Data to Advance Consumer Protection Laws: A Detailed Case Study

Laura Braslow: Empowering Medicaid Payment and Delivery Transformation with Claims Data


Emilie L. Sites and Maria de Jesus Diaz: Using All Payer Claims Databases to Evaluate Health Care Cost and Quality: What Have We Learned and Where Do We Go From Here?

Database Management:

Kevin Heslin: Tracking the Impact of the Opioid Epidemic on Hospital Utilization Before and After the Transition to the ICD-10-CM Coding System

Sylvia Hobbs: Profiling by Care Setting Information Gain in the Transition from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM: A Combined All Payer Claims Data and Administrative Case Mix Approach

Betty Harney: How Massachusetts Tackled the Challenge of Identifying the Final Version of the Paid Claim within Its All-Payer Claims Database

John Hsu: The ERISA Pre-emption Clause and State APCDs: Implications for Data and Policy

Ellen Bunting: Federal and State Policy Drivers to Forming a Voluntary Multi-Payer Database

Plenary Session: National Panel

Janel L. Jin: Comprehensive Primary Care Plus



Wednesday, October 4th


Plenary Session- Employer Coalition Perspectives:


Larry Boress: Trends in Health Benefit Designs and Strategies


Kristy Thornton: Purchasers Need for Transparency


Stefan Gildemeister: Health Care Analytics that Matter to Employers: A Case Study using the MN APCD


Plenary Session:


Craig Schneider: Using Public Data to Promote Value-based Purchasing


Michael Lundberg: Using Public Data to Support Value Based Purchasing


Kathy Hines: Alternate Payment Methods in Massachusetts


Tayna Bernstein: Collecting Data on Alternative Payments Models As Part of an APCD




Pamela Neely-Buffone: The Value of Risk-based Deidentification to Population Health


Karl Finison:  Evaluating the Blueprint for Health's Medication-Assisted Treatment Program for Opioid Use Disorder Using Linked Data Sources


Ruirui Sun: Using HCUP Fast Stats for Timely State and National Level Trend Analysis


Karl Finison: Risk-Adjustment Methods for All-Payer Comparative Performance Reporting in Vermont


Tom Ricciardi: Leveraging a Web-Based, Multi-Payer Claims Analytics Solution to Improve the Quality and Affordability of Care


Plenary Session: Call to Action - Consumer Engagement


Tara Oakman: What Information Do Consumers Want and How Do We Provide It?



Speaker Bios