Thank you to everyone who attended the Coalition’s Fourth Annual Healthcare Forum this week at McDermott Will & Emery LLP in Washington, D.C. Each year, the Healthcare Forum continues to grow thanks to the generous participation of Federal Healthcare leaders and members’ active contribution and interest. This year, the Healthcare Forum provided attendees with the latest developments regarding an array of critical topics in the Federal Healthcare Marketplace, including an outlook on the legislative landscape for healthcare, the Defense Health Agency’s (DHA) management agenda, the VA’s approach to determining fair and reasonable pricing, and VA initiatives to increase clinical input and the number of Formulary items for the Medical/Surgical Prime Vendor program.

The Coalition sincerely appreciates each of the speakers for contributing to a robust, interesting, and thoughtful dialogue on the future of the Federal Healthcare Marketplace, including Former Congressman Jeff Miller, Senior Legislative Advisor, McDermott Will & Emery; Guy Kiyokawa, Deputy Director of DHA; Tammy Czarnecki, Assistant Deputy Undersecretary of Health for Administrative Operations at the VA; Tom Leney, Director Small & Veteran Business Programs at the VA; John Tenaglia, Head of Contracting at DHA; Keith Nakasone, Deputy Assistant Commissioner of the IT Category at the General Services Administration (GSA); David Bobb, Chief of Pharmacy Operations at DHA; Dan Keefe, Medical Director of Supply Operations at the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA); Jody Goldsmith, Medical Category Management Lead for the VA and Deputy Program Manager MSPV Formulary Management; Rick Lemmon, Acting Chief Procurement and Logistics Office at the Veterans Health Administration (VHA); and Jaime Friedel, Procurement Director of the VA’s Strategic Acquisition Center (SAC).

The Coalition would like to extend its deepest thanks to our Title Sponsor:

In addition, a special thanks to McDermott Will & Emery LLP for hosting the Healthcare Forum at their beautiful Washington D.C. Office.

Lastly, the Coalition would like to thank you, the contracting community, for coming together to support common sense in government procurement that delivers best value support to the warfighter and veteran. Your participation helped ensure that the Healthcare Forum was a success, and we look forward to your involvement in future Coalition events.