National Association of Vision Care Plans Finalizes Speaker Lineup for Specialty Health Summit Vision Track

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NASHVILLE, Tenn.—The third annual Specialty Health Summit held jointly by the National Association of Vision Care Plans (NAVCP) and the National Association of Specialty Health Organizations has finalized its vision track lineup of speakers who will present on Wednesday, May 7, at the three-day event to be held May 5 to 7 here at the Loews Vanderbilt Hotel. Inspired by its Music City venue, the “Creating Harmony in a Discordant Market” theme seeks to bring clarity to the confusion of changing health care rules, emerging public and private exchanges and a rough launch of www.healthcare.gov.

NAVCP morning breakout sessions will feature MES Vision’s Richard “Ric” Piecuch and National Vision’s Robert “Bob” Stein on “A New Deal—What Enhancing Transaction Standards Can Mean for the Managed Vision Care Industry,” Vision Monday’s Marge Axelrad on “Recalculating & Repositioning—A U.S. Market Overview and Trend Perspective,” and FVMG’s Frank Giammanco on “The Managed Vision Care Relationship—The ECP’s View.” Vision track breakout sessions that afternoon will be facilitated by consultant Wallace “Wally” Lovejoy and will include Opternative’s Aaron Dallek, PediaVision’s Jeff Mortensen and Digital Vision Systems’ Keith Thompson, MD, on “iHealth—Consumer Self-Service, Personal Control and Doctor-Patient Teamwork for Health and Wellness” and Ditto.com’s Kate Doerksen on “Windows Shopping—The Evolving Omni-Channel Marketplace for Vision Care Products.”

Leading the general session speaker lineup will be keynote presenter Joel Ario, former director of the Office of Insurance Exchanges at HHS as well as U.S. Congressman Diane Black (Tenn., 6th District) and perennial Summit favorite, Kip Piper, president of Health Results Group. The Summit will include dinner and music on Monday, May 5—“Southern Nights: An Evening with Nashville’s Rising Stars” featuring the song makers behind Country Music’s hottest artists and hits.