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Virtual Event: The Alliance Fall Symposium & Annual Meeting

September 16, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am

Virtual Event: The Alliance Self-Funding Smart Fall Symposium & Annual Meeting


This virtual event will inform employers on how The Alliance uses Payment Reform – using alternative methods to pay for health care – to rein in health care costs and improve health care safety and efficacy. The current fee-for-service health care system sets us (payers and practitioners alike) up for future problems that cost employers money and consumers their good health. The Alliance strives for a future where all health care is bought and paid for through methods that are simple, transparent, and predictable. Achieving payment reform in health care can be done by creating the right incentives for care delivery to protect employers (and their employees) from unexpected charges and enhance the health of each individual.

Learn how The Alliance is helping address these challenges and improve health care – now and in the future – by rewarding value of care over volume of care.


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Schedule of Events:

9:00am – 9:05am – Welcome Remarks Cheryl DeMars, The Alliance, CEO
9:05am – 10:05am – Employers are in The Driver’s Seat: Choose The Road to Better, More Affordable Health Care Suzanne F. Delbanco, Ph.D., Catalyst for Payment Reform, Executive Director
10:05am – 11:00am – Payment Reform: A Driver of Savings for Employers Kyle Monroe, The Alliance, VP of Network Strategy and Value Measurement
11:00am – 11:20am – Business Meeting Diana Clark, The Alliance, Board Chair
Paul Meyer, The Alliance, COO
11:20am – 11:30am – Conclusion Cheryl DeMars, The Alliance, CEO


Keynote Speaker:

Suzanne F. Delbanco, Ph.D.

Executive Director, Catalyst for Payment Reform

Suzanne F. Delbanco is the executive director of Catalyst for Payment Reform, an independent, non-profit corporation working to catalyze employers, public purchasers and others to implement strategies that produce higher-value health care and improve the functioning of the health care marketplace. Previously, Suzanne was the founding CEO of The Leapfrog Group.


Kyle L. Monroe

Vice President, Network Strategy & Value Measurement at The Alliance

Kyle Monroe joined The Alliance in 2017 as vice president of network development and provider relations. His responsibilities include creating and maintaining relationships with health systems, clinicians and other providers to support The Alliance’s strategic goals of improving health care value and organizational growth. He also designs and adopts purchasing and reimbursement mechanisms to accelerate progress toward high value, safe care delivery.

Kyle serves on the board of the Wisconsin Statewide Health Information Exchange (WISHIN). WISHIN is an independent not-for-profit organization dedicated to bringing the benefits of widespread, secure, interoperable health information technology to patients and caregivers throughout Wisconsin.

Before moving to Madison, Kyle served on the Board of Directors for the Healthcare Financial Management Association-Kentucky Chapter. He also was on the advisory board for ValidCare, a company dedicated to developing and implementing mobile technology for patients and caregivers.

Kyle received his Masters of Business Administration in accounting and finance from the University Of Louisville College Of Business and his Bachelor of Arts degree from DePauw University in Greencastle, Ind.


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September 16, 2021
9:00 am - 11:30 am