Cara Halstead, Public Information Officer
Frank J. Maddalena, Director
Center for Health Policy, Education and Research, 914-422-4295
EDITORS: For immediate release as an announcement. Coverage welcome.
HEALTH CARE INDUSTRY ISSUES AND NY STATE HEALTH POLICIES
TO BE DISCUSSED AT PACE UNIVERSITY CONFERENCE IN WHITE PLAINS APRIL 25
Issues to include affordability, availability, reimbursements
WHITE PLAINS, NY —With health care emerging as a major issue in the U.S. presidential campaign, on Friday morning, April 25, Pace University’s Center for Health Policy Education and Research will present a half-day conference on “Rebalancing the Competitive Forces in Health Care” and the impact of consolidation in the health insurance industry on New York State and the Hudson Valley.
The conference will take place from 9:00 to 11:30 a.m. in room 208 at the Pace Graduate Center, 1 Martine Avenue in White Plains. It is open to health professionals and interested members of the general public at a cost of $75. Information and registration are available at (914) 422-4298.
A panel of influential experts will make presentations, engage in discussion with one another and take audience questions. The speakers are Neil Abitabilo, President, Northern Metropolitan Hospital Association; Kenneth Adams, President/CEO, Business Council of New York State; Adam Bradley, Insurance Committee Member, NYS Assembly; Paul Macielak, President, New York Health Plan Association; William M. Mooney, Jr., President, Westchester County Association; John Powell, NYS Insurance Department; and Michael H. Rosenberg, MD, President-Elect, Medical Society of the State of New York.
Reimbursement policies. Speakers will address how the current New York State reimbursement structure and policy affect various interest groups; what can be done to make health care more affordable and available to all consumers; and how other State policies impact these issues.
The moderator will be Prof. Frank J. Maddalena, director of the Center for Health Policy, Education and Research at Pace University.
The conference is co-sponsored with the Northern Metropolitan Hospital Association and the Healthcare Financial Management Association-Hudson Valley Chapter.
The Center for Health Policy, Education and Research was founded in 1996 by the Dyson College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Political Science to advance health care policy education and research activities at Pace and to assist health care providers in the Greater New York area in meeting the demands of the community.
Professional education. Since 1906 Pace University has offered professional education that combines liberal arts with practical experience and the advantages of the New York metropolitan area. A private university, Pace has campuses in New York City and Westchester County, New York. It enrolls more than 13,500 students in bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs in its Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Lienhard School of Nursing, Lubin School of Business, School of Education, School of Law, and Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems. www.pace.edu.