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State of the State of Connecticut Healthcare – Wednesday, November 6, 2019

November 6, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

State of the State of Connecticut Healthcare

A panel discussion featuring:
Karen Buckley and James Iacobellis from the
Connecticut Hospital Association


Wednesday, November 6th, 2019

Program has been approved for 1.5 ACHE Qualified Education Credits

Are you interested in the role of advocacy in healthcare? Staying up to date on latest legislative efforts? Want to know more about “surprise billing” or prior authorization and what changes are ahead? Or even just understand what a lobbyist does in the state or federal government?

Then join CTAHE for this insightful panel discussion with our partners at the Connecticut Hospital Association and catch up on what happened this past year and take a look at what the 2020 legislative session holds for healthcare in Connecticut! 

The Connecticut Hospital Association (CHA)’s Vice President of Advocacy, Karen Buckley and Senior Vice President of Government and Regulatory Affairs, James Iacobellis, will be presenting in a panel format on a variety of topics including the following objectives:

  • Describe recently passed bills that will impact healthcare in CT
  • Explain the current political climate in CT
  • Discuss where healthcare is headed in CT

5:30 pm: Registration and Networking
6:00 pm: Program and Panel Discussion
7:30 pm: Closing Remarks and Q&A
8:00 pm: Conclusion

Connecticut Hospital Association
11o Barnes Road
Wallingford, CT

About Our Speakers:

Karen Buckley has served as the Vice President of Advocacy for the Connecticut Hospital Association since July 2015. Prior to that she served as Director of Government Relations. Karen works to establish CHA’s advocacy direction while creating the goals, strategies, and tactics to drive the leadership commitment outlined in the Association’s Strategic Plan.  She leads and coordinates initiatives and collaborations with external groups, including state agencies, on joint advocacy, education, and relationship-building activities.  She is responsible for advocating for legislative and regulatory improvements on behalf of member hospitals and their patients.  Additionally, she is team leader for the Connecticut Healthcare Association Collaborative, a coalition of five Connecticut healthcare associations that work together to improve public policy and the quality of care for patients across all healthcare settings.

Jim Iacobellis, Connecticut Hospital Association’s Senior Vice President of Government and Regulatory Affairs, represents Connecticut’s acute care hospitals and other members before the Connecticut State Legislature and state agencies.  He also advocates on behalf of Connecticut hospitals before Connecticut’s Congressional Delegation and with federal agencies.  In collaboration with hospitals, Jim develops legislative priorities and coordinates CHA’s legal and policy research on legislative issues affecting hospitals and healthcare.


CTAHE Members: $30.00
Prospective Members: $45.00

Payment and Cancellation Policy:
All cancellations must occur by 5:00 pm on 10/23/19 for full refund; no refunds after 10/23/19.
Anyone who does not show for the session will be charged.


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November 6, 2019
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Connecticut Hospital Association
110 Barnes Road
Wallingford, CT 06492 United States