Tuesday, September 12

7:15 a.m. – 7:45 a.m.


7:45 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

Keynote: “The No Surprises Act Is Full of Surprises to Be Discussed and Explored”
Ed Gaines (Zotec Partners)

8:30 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.

Keynote: “The Future of Orthopedics: Practice Consolidation, Private Equity & the Employed Orthopedist”
David Jacofsky, MD (Healthcare Outcomes Performance Company)

9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

Topic 1: Outpatient Migration
Theodore Schlegel, MD (American Orthopedic Partners) & Adam Bruggeman, MD (Texas Spine Care Center)

Topic 2: Direct Contracting & Consumerism
Robert Rauner, MD (OneHealth Nebraska), Steve Kros (OneHealth Nebraska) & Dutch Rojas (Nomi Health) | Robb Linafelter (Lincoln Surgical Hospital) – Moderator

Topic 3: External Pressures: Drug Shortages
John Karkowski (JDJ Pharmacy Consultants)

10:20 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.

Topic 1: Press Relations: Writing Op-Eds & Placement
Chris Sheeron (Grayson & Co)

Topic 2: AI: Slaying the Dragon
Adam Bruggeman, MD (Texas Spine Care Center) & John Dietz, MD (OrthoIndy)

Topic 3: Safety – The ABCs on VBCs
Steven Schuster, MD (Moving to Value Alliance)

11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Legal Roundtable
Panelists TBA