Nevada Population Health Conference 2017

Friday, December 1, 2017


UnitedHealthcare Campus
2716 N Tenaya Way
Las Vegas, NV 89128




Breakfast Networking

Southwest Medical Associates “Medicine on the Move” Mobile Medical Center—Tours available between 7:30—12:00 p.m. in the UnitedHealthcare parking lot.

Sponsored by UnitedHealthcare


Special Early Bird Session for Attorneys seeking CLE on Addictive Disorders : Risk Factors for Substance Use in Legal Professionals and What to do About Them

Melissa Piasecki, M.D.
Executive Associate Dean
Professor Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
University of Nevada Reno School of Medicine

Sponsored by State Bar of Nevada Insurance and Health Law Section

[We will apply to the Nevada CLE Board for one (1)hour substance abuse, addictive disorders and/or mental health CLE requirement].



Don Giancursio, CEO UnitedHealthcare Nevada, Utah and Idaho Markets

Constance L. Akridge, Partner Holland & Hart LLP


Big Data and Population Health Management

--Craig Kurtzweil,
   UnitedHealth Group Senior VP for Analytic Innovations



Sponsored by UnitedHealthcare


2017 Nevada Legislative Healthcare Report


 Andy Eisen, M.D.
Chief Academic Officer
Valley Health System


Panel Members:

--Senator Yvanna Cancela
--Senator Joseph ( Joe)  Hardy
--Senator Pat Spearman
--Assemblyman Steve Yeager



Box Lunches Provided by UnitedHealthcare

--Announcement of winner(s) of MLP Student Challenge

Sponsored by UnitedHealthcare


The Provider Perspective on Population Health in the Age of Health Reform

Shelly L. Schlenker,
VP Public Policy, Advocacy and Government Relations
Dignity Health

Medical Legal Partnerships

Edward G. Paul, M.D.
Academic Chair, Family Medicine
Dignity Health Medical Group
St. Joseph’s Hospital & Medical Center

Liz Tobin-Tyler, JD, MA
Assistant Professor of Family Medicine and Health Services, Policy and Practice
The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Brown University School of Public Health


Real Life Population Health Management Programs:

The Case for Capitation

Gregory P. Poulsen
Senior Vice President and
Chief Strategy Officer
Intermountain Healthcare

Making Community Connections

  [2:00—2:30 p.m.]

Florence Jameson, M.D.
Founder & President
Volunteers in Medicine of Southern Nevada


Barbara Buckley
Executive Director
Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada

A Fast and Furious Beginning: Report from the HOPES Clinic/Washoe Legal Services’ Medical Legal Partnership Eight Months In


Elizabeth López
Medical Legal Partnership Attorney
Washoe Legal Services

Allison Cladianos, MPH
Community Health Worker
Northern Nevada HOPES



Sponsored by UnitedHealthcare


Population Health and the Nevada Medicaid Managed Care Program


--Matthew T. Milone
Senior Associate Dean for Legal Affairs
University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine

Panel Members:

-- Dr. Laurine Tibaldi, Chief Medical Officer, UnitedHealthcare/ Health Plan of Nevada
--Allyson Hoover, Director of Provider Solutions, Amerigroup
--Cody Phinney, Deputy Administrator, Nevada Division of Health Care Financing and Policy

From Every Day to Crisis: Accessing Mental and Behavioral Health Resources in Nevada's Communities

--Sara Gordon
Associate Professor of Law
William S. Boyd School of  Law

--Sara Hunt, Ph.D.
UNLV School of Medicine

-- Amy Roukie
Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health


Reception hosted by UnitedHealthcare


*We will apply for CME and CLE credit for all sessions.

Partner Organizations

Support the Creation of Medical Legal Partnerships: We encourage attendees to make a tax deductible donation to the Nevada Bar Foundation to make grants to pro bono legal service providers to create medical legal partnerships here in Nevada. The Nevada Bar Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to support the provision of legal services to the financially- challenged, victims of domestic violence, children protected by or in need of protection of the juvenile court, and to support law related education. To make a donation please contact

For more information about this conference, please contact Justin Knight at 303.295.8553 or via email at


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