11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Key Healthcare and Regulatory Issues from the Policymaker, Provider, Payor and
Patient Perspective

Sara Gershfeld Litvak, Behavioral Health Center of Excellence
John Mills, Nelson Hardiman
Lorri Unumb, Autism Speaks
Michele Silcox, ABA Therapy Billing and Insurance Services
Julie Kornack, Center for Autism & Related Disorders
Mark Claypool, ChanceLight

Each of these stakeholders plays a different role in relation to the other. Each has a different viewpoint on the healthcare value chain and on the infrastructure needed to
support it. Payors and providers have a customer/supplier relationship. In turn, patients may have multiple payors (such as insurance and the school district), causing
them and their service providers to have to navigate multiple systems. To be sustainable, payors endeavor to minimize the costs of funding interventions while
consumers and providers strive to maximize supports and services. How do these viewpoints relate in creating an infrastructure to support the operations of the overall
system? This panel will explore these topics from the perspective of each stakeholder.