Explore the future of health care financing with DMU and Deloitte

The launch of health insurance marketplaces, the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) and the broader shift in payment models from fee-for-service to value-based care have spurred provider health systems to explore a variety of risk models, including establishing Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) and/or their own provider-sponsored health insurance plans (PSPs). What components and practices characterize the top performers among these plans? Join Deloitte Consulting and DMU’s master of health care administration (M.H.A.) program to find out with a keynote speaker and panel of local experts in the field.

CAHME logoThe free event also will celebrate the M.H.A. program’s accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME), the only organization recognized to grant accreditation to individual academic programs offering professional master’s degrees in the field. This prestigious credential is the “gold standard” that assures students that DMU’s M.H.A. program has achieved the highest standards in its purpose, curriculum, the student experience and the success of its graduates in a competitive job market.

DMU’s M.H.A. program is in the top quartile of such programs in the U.S. and Canada and one of only two in Iowa that are CAHME-accredited.

The event will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 7, beginning at 3:30 p.m. in the Olsen Education Center on campus; the program will begin at 4 p.m. Speakers include Marc Scheinrock, M.B.A., partner with Deloitte; Eric Crowell, M.H.A., president and chief executive officer for UnityPoint Health-Des Moines; Michael Fay, HIA, MHP, vice president, health networks, Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield; and Robert Ritz, M.H.A., president of Mercy Medical Center-Des Moines.

Enjoy a lively discussion and networking. AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ and 1.5 ACHE face-to-face credit also are available. Can’t attend in person? Join us virtually by clicking here (ACHE credit is not available to online attendees). Register via the DMU continuing medical education website or call 515-271-1596.

Keynote speaker

Marc Scheinrock Marc Scheinrock, M.B.A., senior manager, Deloitte-Health Care Provider Practice
Marc Scheinrock is a consultant in Deloitte’s health care provider practice, based in Dallas. He has extensive consulting experience focused on corporate strategy for health care providers and provider-sponsored health plans, with complementary experience in value-based care, enterprise transformations, revenue cycles and customer and market strategy.


Eric Crowell, M.H.A. Eric Crowell
Eric Crowell is president and chief executive officer for UnityPoint Health-Des Moines, the central senior affiliate of the UnityPoint Health System, and senior vice president of the UnityPoint Health System. He has overall accountability for operations of the Organized System of Care for the Central Region – Iowa Methodist Medical Center, Iowa Lutheran Hospital, Blank Children’s Hospital and Methodist West Hospital along with the John Stoddard Cancer Center, UnityPoint Clinic Central Region, and UnityPoint @ Home, Central Region.

Mike Fay Michael Fay, HIA, MHP
Michael Fay is vice president, health networks, at Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield. He is involved in numerous strategic initiatives (including product pricing, innovation with providers and products, and strategic consulting with key groups) in addition to continuing to provide strategic direction and leadership to network economics and network innovation.

Robert Ritz, M.H.A. Robert Ritz
Bob Ritz is president of Mercy Medical Center-Des Moines. Mercy operates four not-for-profit Catholic hospital campuses, with a total of 875 beds, along with more than 20 additional facilities that house more than 50 primary care, pediatric, internal medicine and specialty clinics. Mercy is the longest continually operating hospital in Des Moines and is one of the largest employers in the state, with more than 7,000 employees and a medical staff of more than 1,000 physicians and allied health associates.

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