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Andrew Cohen Speaker

Andrew Cohen

    • Vice President and Partner – Healthcare
    • Cognizant Business Consulting
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Fee Range

$7,500 - $10,000

Travels From

New York

Healthcare Insurance Exchanges: What's Your Strategy?

Healthcare Insurance Exchanges: What's Your Strategy?

Andrew Cohen is a Partner in Cognizant’s (Nasdaq – 100: CTSH) Healthcare Consulting practice and is focused on advising provider health systems and health plans on a national level as well as overseeing Cognizant’s Business Transformation service line and their Healthcare Blockchain center of excellence. Much of his focus in centered around healthcare reform, industry transformation and payor-provider convergence. Andrew has over 25 years of healthcare industry and management consulting experience.

Prior to joining Cognizant, Andrew was Senior Vice President at Kaufman Hall and Associates where he provided strategic planning and advisory services for a wide range of clients, including healthcare systems, academic medical centers, and community hospitals. Andrew’s responsibilities focused on healthcare reform, value-based contracting, payer relations, market and product development, growth strategy, population-driven demand, and physician and hospital/ health system integration. He also has extensive experience working for healthcare insurers such as UnitedHealthcare, Inc. where during his eight-year tenure as Vice President of Product Development he focused on commercial, Medicare, group retiree, and value-based product development, strategy, sales, network strategy, contracting and product portfolio management. Andrew also has held senior positions at other large insurance companies, including Kaiser Permanente, CIGNA, and HealthNet. Additionally, his experience includes overseeing healthcare and public sector consulting practices for a global technology consulting firm based in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Andrew has spoken and published extensively on the topics of healthcare reform, payer and provider convergence, population health management and developing trends in the commercial and government healthcare markets.

In an age of “convergence” and the ever growing need for healthcare industry collaboration, Andrew’s background and experience adds to Cognizant’s ability to bridge the gap between payers and providers.

Mr. Cohen has a B.A. in Economics from the University of Maine.

 

Preparing for Tomorrow’s Payer and Purchaser Expectations

Hospitals and health systems face evolving expectations from both healthcare payers and purchasers with the transition from a volume-based to a value-based payment model and increasing consumerism in healthcare. Increasingly, payers and purchasers will demand higher quality care at a lower cost, a greater emphasis on optimizing the enhanced patient access and experience, and risk-sharing by providers. This session will provide healthcare leaders with information on the many forces driving these changes, and practical guidance on how organizations can be proactive in preparing to meet these new demands.

After this session, participants will be able to:

 

  • Describe the forces affecting employer, consumer, and health plan expectations of providers
  • Understand principles for evaluating these forces and their influence in specific markets
  • Identify the key capabilities hospitals and health systems will need to address these forces
  • Describe strategies to prepare for new consumer-oriented expectations

 

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