2023 Signify Symposium: Shaping the Future of Patient Care

Signify Health’s annual Signify Symposium is the premier value-based care conference and networking event in the nation. Healthcare professionals and thought leaders from across the country convene to learn new methodologies, hear success stories, take away best practice tips, and network with colleagues.

In 2023 we’ll be, ‘Transforming Value-based Care’

  • We’ll focus on how healthcare professionals across the country can improve the quality of care and, together, improve outcomes for patients, their families and their healthcare teams
  • Keynote discussions will focus on the future of healthcare, bridging the generational gaps in your workforce and hearing directly from CMS about upcoming policies that will influence healthcare system

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Tuesday, May 23


5:00pm – 6:30pm

Taco Tuesday: Welcome Reception and Early Registration

Sign in and collect your badge for the 2023 Signify Symposium. Then join us to network with Symposium attendees and celebrate Taco Tuesday in style! The food and drinks highlight the regional culture, while live music performances provide a fun and energetic backdrop to connect with like-minded individuals.

Wednesday, May 24


7:00am – 8:30am

Onsite Registration and Welcome Breakfast

Sign in and collect your badge for the 2023 Signify Symposium. Then, join other symposium attendees for a hot breakfast.


General Session 


8:30am – 9:00am

Signify Symposium Kick-off: Transforming Value-based Care

Join Paymon Farazi, Chief Product Officer, and Tim Gronniger, Chief Value-based Solutions Officer, Signify Health, as they open this year’s Signify Symposium: Transforming Value-based Care.


Speakers: Tim Gronniger and Paymon Farazi



9:00am - 9:15am

Pioneer Population Health Award Winners

Join us as we recognize the winners of the Pioneer Population Health Awards. We will celebrate and acknowledge the outstanding organizations and individuals who have made significant contributions in advancing population health in 2023.


Moderators: Greg Paris and Nicole Banister



9:15am – 10:00am

Looking Forward: Healthcare 2023 and Beyond

This session will explore changes in the Medicare Advantage program, health quality measures, equity, and the role of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in promoting equitable healthcare. Through our discussion, and sometimes debate, Tim Gronniger and Dr. Agrawal will discuss how CMS defines, measures, and addresses healthcare quality and equity by identifying potential challenges and opportunities associated with utilizing health quality measures, and equity to improve the quality of care for all. Finally, we will explore macro trends that have implications for healthcare providers and their strategies to better serve their patients


Speakers: Dr. Shantanu Agrawal and Tim Gronniger


 10:00am – 10:15am



10:15am – 11:45am

Morning Breakout Sessions

Investing in Health Equity and Clinical Programs: Lessons Learned from Medicare Advantage and Accountable Care.



Investing in Health Equity

10:15am – 10:55am

Panel Discussion: Health Equity Strategies for Plans and Providers

Join our expert panel as they delve into the critical topic of Health Equity Strategies for Plans and Providers. Engage in thought-provoking discussions on identifying disparities, addressing social determinants of health, and implementing innovative solutions to promote equitable access to quality care. Don't miss this opportunity to learn from industry leaders and contribute to building a more inclusive healthcare system.


Speakers: Led by Dr. Marc Rothman with Dr. Tamara Cadet, Dr. Stanley D. Crittenden with Jeff Micklos

 10:55am – 11:00am



11:00am – 11:45am

Equity in Action: Considerations for Promoting Health Equity for all Members

Hear from Dr. Tamara Cadet as she provides insights on the importance of health equity in value-based healthcare. This session will discuss the challenges and opportunities of promoting health equity in value-based care and explore strategies that can be implemented to address these challenges. Attendees will learn best practice methodologies for promoting health equity, the roles of data and analytics in identifying and addressing disparities, and how to engage patients and communities in the process

Speakers: Dr. Tamara Cadet

Investing in Clinical Programs

10:15am – 10:55am

Future of Healthcare: Using Data to Improve Member Care

Learn how to use technology to identify the members who need care, the type of care they need, and which modality of care is better for them as you work to deliver a member-centered holistic approach to care coordination and delivery. We will discuss the benefits of converging risk adjustment and care gaps closure to improve the member experience, drive quality outcomes, and ensure accurate reimbursement.


Speakers: Aria Sameni and Joel Haugen

 10:55am – 11:00am


11:00am – 11:45pm

Effective Patient Management Through Technology

This interactive session will explore the power of technology within the Provider Enablement Platform in revolutionizing patient management and transforming healthcare outcomes. Learn the latest updates and what’s to come in the Provider Enablement Platform that is designed to help healthcare providers streamline their operations and deliver better care to patients while also participating in a product feedback session to impact the future of the platform.  Through the integration of product feedback into the technology roadmap, Signify Health can ensure that their technology investments align with the needs of their clients, resulting in improved outcomes.


Speaker: Tom Hawkes

 11:45am – 12:00pm


Lunch and General Session


12:00pm – 12:45pm



12:30pm – 12:50pm

The Future of Diagnostic and Preventative Care

Through innovative technology and the evolution of virtual specialty care, game-changing improvements for diagnostic and preventative care are now within reach, paving the way for a better care experience.  Join Chief Medical Officers from Signify Health and NuvoAir for this session on innovation in cardiopulmonary care that can help improve diagnosis rates and connect patients to immediate and continuous care. You’ll learn how health plans, ACOs, and healthcare providers leverage these solutions to reduce exacerbations, improve HEDIS and Stars measures, and prevent unnecessary ER visits and hospitalizations.


Speakers: Dr. Marc Rothman and Dr. Eric Harker, CMO, NuvoAir


 12:50pm – 1:00pm



1:00pm – 2:30pm

Afternoon Breakout Sessions

Meeting the Challenges of Rural Health and Staffing: Lessons Learned from Value-based Care.

Meeting the Challenges of Rural Health


Panel Discussion: Rural Survival Kit

Hear from a panel of rural healthcare experts on strategies and data insights to keeping your healthcare dollars in your community by working with strategic partnerships.

Speakers: Panel led by Terry Hill with Quang Ngo and Brock Slabach

1:45pm – 1:50pm


1:50pm – 2:30pm

Panel Discussion: Rural Health System Value-based Care Strategies

Hear directly from Signify Health rural clients and what they are doing to appropriately staff to maximize return on investment, while prioritizing patient outcomes and satisfaction.

Speakers: Panel led by Greg Paris with clients Billi Jo Hennika and Dana Longlee



Meeting the Challenges of Staffing



Innovative Workforce Models to Align Provider Compensation and Health Plan Incentives with Value-based Care

The session will explore various compensation models that have been successful in promoting better quality care and improving patient outcomes, and discuss strategies for aligning incentives across organizations. Attendees will learn best practices for designing and implementing compensation models that support value-based care, as well as the potential challenges and opportunities in this approach. 

Speakers: Dr. Ashok Roy, Dr. Fred Wallisch, Steve Reeves, and Edwin Bonilla

1:45pm – 1:50pm



Empowering the Workforce: The Role of Nurses for Optimal Member Outcomes

Explore the critical role of nurses in value-based care models with Kathleen Bartholomew, RN, MN. This session will feature interactive discussions and case studies that will encourage attendees to consider and debate various scenarios and determine the optimal roles of nurses in each situation. Attendees will gain insights on the unique skills and contributions of nurses in value-based care and learn about strategies for optimizing their roles in improving patient outcomes and reducing costs.


Speaker: Kathleen Bartholomew, RN, MN



 2:30pm – 2:45pm


General Session 


2:45pm – 3:30pm

Leadership in Healthcare Under Uncertainty

Join Vivian Riefberg as she discusses the essential principles and strategies for leading organizations effectively in times of ambiguity and crisis. Learn innovative approaches to decision-making, communication, and collaboration, ensuring quality care and patient safety in the face of uncertainty. Strengthen your leadership skills through intentional management and learn how to overcome some of the known and unknown risks that healthcare leaders face including information security. 


Speaker: Vivian Riefberg



3:30pm – 5:00pm

Crossing the Generational Divide in Healthcare

In this entertaining, inspiring presentation, acclaimed speaker, Jason Dorsey, distinguishes myth from truth about each generation. You’ll learn the unexpected impact of hidden trends, a new way to think about technology, and specific actions to transform the generational divide into a breakthrough opportunity for growth.


Speaker: Jason Dorsey


5:00pm – 7:30pm

Taste of Texas

Join us on the Plaza San Saba to network with Symposium attendees that offers healthcare professionals and industry leaders a chance to connect, collaborate and share their expertise over the best of Texas’ local foods and drinks. The local foods and drinks highlight the Texas culture, while live music performances provide a fun and lively backdrop to connect with like-minded individuals while savoring delicious Texas-style BBQ, Tex-Mex specialties,  and other regional dishes.




Thursday, May 25


7:00am – 8:30am

Onsite Registration and Breakfast

If you haven't yet, sign in and collect your badge and some Symposium gear. Then, join other symposium attendees for breakfast.


General Session


8:30am – 8:55am

Future of Healthcare: Collaborative Innovations from CVS and Signify Health

This session will showcase the vision of the merger between CVS and Signify Health, two industry leaders working together to transform the future of healthcare. Through a combination of technology, data analytics, and community-based resources, these companies are creating new care models that improve patient outcomes, enhance access to care, and reduce costs by exploring the role of data in driving healthcare innovation and how collaboration across the healthcare ecosystem can lead to better health outcomes. 

Speakers: Kyle Armbrester 


8:55 am – 9:15am

A New Day for Pharmacy

Prem Shah, Pharm.D., Chief Pharmacy Officer of CVS Health and Co-President of CVS Pharmacy, will talk about the future of retail pharmacy, why now is the time for change, and how the 9,000+ local community-based CVS Pharmacy locations can better support your members – now and in the future.

Speakers: Prem Shah


9:15 am – 9:35am

Insights from CVS and Signify Health

Join us for an engaging fireside chat between CVS and Signify Health, where industry expertise and innovation intersect to shape the future of healthcare.


Speakers: Prem Shah and Kyle Armbrester


9:35am – 10:25am

Panel discussion: Looking to the Horizon: The Latest from Capitol Hill and the Department of Health and Human Services

Get the inside track on healthcare policy priorities that stand to impact how healthcare is paid for and delivered. Experts will provide views from inside the beltway on the issues that will likely shape our industry including the latest on CMS’s strategies to enhance value for beneficiaries in Medicare, Medicaid, and marketplaces and how healthcare politics will or will not affect change. You will walk away from this briefing with fresh insights that will inform risk adjustment, population health, and cost-management strategies. 

Speakers: Panel led by Jade Jagers with Mara McDermott, Aisha Pittman, Kristen McGovern, and Brock Slabach


 10:25am – 10:35am



General Session


10:35am – 11:25am

Unlocking the Power of Social Determinants of Health for Better Health Equity with AI

How are you planning to incorporate social determinants of health (SDoH) data into your organization's population health strategy? In this session, Carol McCall, Chief Health Analytics Officer at ClosedLoop, will discuss the state of SDoH data and share specific examples of how you can leverage it to improve health outcomes, reduce costs, and advance health equity. Learn why harnessing SDoH data is key to success in value-based care, how you can create structured SDoH data for use in AI/ML and predictive analytics, and how you can proactively address algorithmic bias to avoid inadvertently exacerbating health disparities.


Speaker: Carol McCall with


11:25am – 12:15pm

The Calling: Why Is Healthcare So Special

In this thought-provoking session, healthcare industry veteran, Quint Studer, will discuss why healthcare is a unique industry that requires a special calling to succeed. Studer will draw on his extensive experience working in healthcare and share his insights on the unique challenges that providers face in delivering high-quality care. Attendees will gain a better understanding of the importance of having a strong sense of purpose in healthcare and how it can positively impact patient outcomes, employee engagement, and financial performance. The session will also explore the role of leadership in creating a culture of excellence and the importance of creating a patient-centric healthcare delivery model. Join us for an inspiring discussion on the importance of the healthcare industry and the critical role that providers play in our society.


Speaker: Quint Studer



12:15pm - 1:00pm

Signify Health Brunch

As our conference comes to a close, we invite you to join us for the Signify Health Brunch, a final networking session dedicated to fostering connections among healthcare professionals and industry leaders. This event provides the ideal opportunity to reflect on the conference's highlights, exchange insights, and explore potential collaborations in a relaxed and informal atmosphere.