ABI Health Care Program: The New Reality in Health Care

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ABI Health Care Program: The New Reality in Health Care

March 5, 2020 • JW Marriott Nashville • Nashville, TN

This year's program is being presented in conjunction with the Turnaround Management Association.

Competition, consolidation and collaboration in the health care industry is fostering disruption and innovation in the delivery of health care services. This disruption and innovation inevitably leads to opportunities for investors, lenders and professionals who can make sense of the chaos. It’s time to get smart: This day-long conference dives into today’s cutting-edge issues relating to the delivery of health care, private equity’s takeover of the industry, the rationing of health care services and reimbursements, and more. Conference attendees will take away a detailed understanding of the key issues that will plague the health care industry in the coming years, helping them identify opportunities within this ever-changing landscape.


Event Information 282006

Thursday, March 5

8:30 a.m.

Registration & Breakfast

9:00-9:15 a.m.

Welcome Remarks

9:15-10:15 a.m.

Consolidation: Where Do We Go From Here?

The US healthcare system is consolidating at an increasing pace. Healthcare systems tout the benefits of consolidation in the form of cost savings and other operational efficiencies. But consolidation also has its costs: independent providers are being disrupted by larger systems, the larger systems themselves face higher risks, and the consumer may not always benefit. This panel will explore the pros and cons of consolidation from the perspective of consolidated systems themselves, providers that choose to remain independent, and the healthcare consumer.

Bragg Hemme, Moderator

Polsinelli; Denver

Tensie Axton

FTI Consulting; Houston

Jay Shiland

MTS Health Partners, L.P.; New York

Anu Singh

Kaufman Hall; Chicago

10:15-10:45 a.m.

Networking Break

10:45-11:45 a.m.

Disruption in the Marketplace: The Retailization of Healthcare 

Consumers are utilizing retail clinics, urgent care centers, ambulatory surgery centers, concierge services and freestanding ERs to get medical care when and where they want it. The healthcare marketplace is forcing providers to rethink their business models beyond the four walls of traditional healthcare facilities. The new reality is that healthcare is taking on a consumer-centric, technology-enabled retail model, in the name of improving outcomes and lowering costs. This panel will explore how to create a Consumer Brand Experience in today's evolving healthcare marketplace. Every aspect of your organization from your stories, your online presence, mobile solutions, services and physical environment, should be an extension of your brand and what you do remarkably well. For healthcare providers, a well-defined Consumer Brand Experience means bringing your brand promise to life consistently, across every location where you market and provide services to your consumers.

John Tishler, Moderator

Waller Landsden Dortch & Davis, LLP; Nashville

Will Howorth

HCA Healthcare; Nashville

Deb Sheehan

BDO; Chicago

Dr. Marc Watkins

Kroger; Brentwood, Tenn.

11:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.


Sponsored by Epiq and Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP

12:15-1:30 p.m.

The U.S. Health Care Industry: A Look Ahead at What to Expect

Health care is a complex industry undergoing disruptive changes that require every organization to re-think its strategies for growth and sustainability. These strategies also require risk-taking. The five areas that must be monitored to stay abreast are (1) clinical innovations, (2) technology, (3) access to and deployment of capital, (4) regulation and (5) consumer attitudes and actions. In this discussion, we'll focus on how organizations can monitor these trends and address their implications, including how organizations and individuals are addressing liabilities associated with their health costs.

Paul Keckley, Ph.D.

The Keckley Report; Washington, D.C.

1:45-2:45 p.m.

Cybersecurity Attacks:  What Keeps You Up at Night

Hear first-hand experience on who to survive a cyberattack, one of the many challenges facing healthcare providers today.

David Breg, Moderator

WSJ Pro; Princeton, N.J.

Matthew Dunn

Kroll; Nashville, Tenn.

Joey Johnson

Premise Health; Nashville, Tenn.

Roy Wyman

Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP; Nashville

2:45-3:00 p.m.

Networking Break

Sponsored by EisnerAmper 

3:00-4:00 p.m.

Today’s Health Crisis:  Behavioral Health and Opioids

This panel will discuss and summarize the challenges the US is facing in the behavioral market industry.  Some topics will include addiction, mental health and special focus will be opioid crisis.  The panel will break down the why there is an epidemic and what providers are doing in order to address this national crisis.  Finally, the panel will discuss the Opioid crisis and discuss what led up to the recent chapter 11 filings.

Steven R. Korf

ToneyKorf Partners, LLC; New York

Aman Malik

HPS Investment Partners, LLC; New York

Shelley Skarda

Meridian Behavioral Health, LLC; Minneapolis

Thomas Califano

DLA Piper; New York

4:00-5:00 p.m.

What Are the Deal-Makers Looking For?

This session will provide insight into the healthcare dealmakers’ perspective across the health services spectrum. We’ll hear from strategic buyers, private equity and institutional capital regarding current deal metrics, capitalization requirements, various industry multiples and the impact the elections may have on deal making.

Felicia Perlman, Moderator

McDermott Will & Emery; Chicago

Michael Keller

Credit Value Partners, LP; Nashville, Tenn.

Naomi O'Dell

RBC Capital Markets; Chicago

Russell Perry

Ankura Consulting Group, LLC; Dallas

5:00-6:30 p.m.

Networking Reception




Suzanne A. Koenig

SAK Management, LLC; Riverwoods, Ill.

Nancy A. Peterman

Greenberg Traurig, LLP; Chicago

Planning Committee

David E. Gordon

Polsinelli PC; Atlanta

Andrew C. Helman

Murray Plumb & Murray; Portland, Maine

Donald Husi

B.C. Ziegler and Company; Nashville, Tenn.

Jan Naifeh

FTI Consulting, Inc.; Nashville, Tenn.

Deirdre O'Connor

Epiq; New York

Paul Rundell

Alvarez & Marsal Healthcare Industry Group, LLC; Chicago

Robert M. Schechter

Porzio, Bromberg & Newman, P.C.; Morristown, N.J.

Steven Shill

BDO Center for Healthcare Excellence & Innovation; Costa Mesa, Calif.

Frank Terzo

Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, LLP; Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

John C. Tishler

Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP; Nashville, Tenn.

Allen D. Wilen

EisnerAmper LLP; Iselin, N.J.


Premium Sponsor


Founding Sponsor

GreenbergTraurigSAK Management Services, LLC

Gold Sponsors

BDO Consulting Epiq FTI Consulting, Inc. McDermott Will & Emery Nelson Mullins Proskauer ToneyKorf Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP

Silver Sponsor

Alvarez & Marsal Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP CohnReznick LLP Grant Thornton

Bronze Sponsor

Baker & Hostetler LLP Deloitte EisnerAmper Gray Reed Porzio, Bromberg & Newman, P.C. Skadden

Conference Information

Program Location

JW Marriott Nashville
201 8th Ave. S
Nashville, TN 37203

Hotel Reservations

There are no longer rooms available at the JW Marriott Nashville, the hotel is sold-out.

We recommend the following hotels within walking distance of the JW Marriott Nashville:


Courtyard Nashville Downtown
170 4th Avenue North
Nashville, Tennessee 37219


AC Hotel Nashville Downtown
410 5th Avenue South
Nashville, Tennessee 37203


SpringHill Suites Nashville Downtown/Convention Center
410 5th Avenue South
Nashville, Tennessee 37203


Fairfield Inn & Suites Nashville Downtown/The Gulch
901 Division Street
Nashville, Tennessee 37203

Parking Information

Valet parking is available at the JW Marriott Nashville for $42 USD daily.


Air: The JW Marriott Nashville is approximately 8.2 miles away from Nashville International Airport (BNA).

Dietary Restrictions

Breakfast and lunch will be provided, along with refreshments during breaks. We try to provide a variety of well-rounded offerings. However, if you have a specific dietary requirement, please bring it to our attention by calling 703-739-0800 or emailing [email protected] so that it can be accommodated.

Conference Attire

Attire is business casual. Please bring a sweater or jacket in case the temperature in the meeting room gets cold.


Speakers are subject to change.

Continuing Education Credit

This program is eligible for 6 hours of general CLE credit in states calculating CLE on a 60-minute hour, and 7.2 hours of general CLE credit in 50-minute-hour states. ABI has applied for CLE credit in CO, IN, OH, SC, TN, and VA. Credit hours are estimated and are subject to each state’s approval and credit-rounding rules and might not be approved prior to the program. California MCLE: ABI certifies that this activity has been approved for MCLE credit in the amount of 6 hours. NY MCLE: This course or program has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board for a maximum of 7 credit hours, which can be applied toward the professional practice requirement.


7 hours of CPE credit are also available.


*ABI offers intermediate-level courses, which assume that attendees will have at least some detailed knowledge of insolvency matters (pursuant to the “Statement on Standards for CPE Programs” established by AICPA and NASBA). ABI is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State Boards of Accountancy have the final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website, www.nasbaregistry.org.

Financial Hardship Statement

ABI acknowledges that in some instances there will be persons who need to attend an educational seminar for CLE credit who are not able to pay full registration fees. ABI will handle such instances on a case-by-case basis and will work with the individual on alternative solutions. For persons who cannot meet the full registration rate, ABI will offer a reduced rate based on what the individual can reasonably afford to cover the cost of meals and materials. For persons unable to pay a reduced rate, ABI may allow the individual to work at the registration area for a few hours during attendee check-in, or assist in conference set-up. ABI also has reduced rates for government employees, professors, law clerks and students. For more information, please contact the American Bankruptcy Institute at (703) 739-0800 or send an e-mail to [email protected].

Conference Rates

Registration Rates

(by 1/3/20)


(after 2/21/20)

ABI Member $445 $495 $545
Join ABI and Save* $770 $820 $870

Gov’t./Aca./Nonprofit ABI Member

$295 $345 $395

Gov’t./Aca./Nonprofit New ABI Member*

$390 $440 $490

* Includes a one-year ABI membership for first-time members — a $350 value! You must be an ABI member to attend. Membership is individual and nonrefundable. If your membership has expired, select the member rate and add in your membership renewal fee.

Exhibitor Rates

ABI Member Exhibitor Registration**
New ABI Member Exhibitor Registration***
Additional Booth Representative

** Includes one 6’ table and full registration for one booth representative.

*** Includes one 6’ table and full registration for one booth representative AND a one-year ABI membership (a $350 value).

Cancellation Policy

All fees, except a $75 handling fee, will be refunded if written notice of cancellation is received by February 13, 2020. No refunds will be granted after February 13, but substitutions will be allowed. After February 13, upon written request, a coupon for 20% off the registration fee (not including optional events) will be issued, which can be used (by the canceling registrant only) for any ABI educational program up to one year after this conference, or for this same conference next year. Customers who fail to attend without providing notice will be charged the total fee of the conference for which they have registered.

Anti-Harassment Policy

The American Bankruptcy Institute is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age or religion. We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any conference venue, including talks. Conference participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference without a refund at the discretion of the conference organizers.


Our anti-harassment policy can be found at: https://www.abi.org/about-us/bylaws-and-policies.