This year’s virtual Strategies, Weapons And Tactics program will explore the hospital experience with payers throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and look ahead to how the “new normal” is changing the rules for how payers and providers interact and operate. Expert faculty from national law firms will identify lessons learned and strategies aimed at confronting plans in this new normal.

SWAT 2020 will cover how COVID-19 impacts the way providers and plans work together (or battle each other), denials and contracting strategies, class action lawsuits, ERISA, Medicare Advantage, the BlueCard program and looking ahead to federal strategies after the 2020 election.

The goal is to take an in-depth look at the rules of the road in the insurance world today and identify market strategies to move the health plan industry to a higher degree of responsibility for being a partner in healthcare.