The Healthcare Payment Innovations Conference is an influential conference where innovators in healthcare payments gather to showcase their products, network, and educate themselves on the latest technology.

At this conference, everyone is striving for the same goal: a better healthcare payments experience for patients and other stakeholders in the value chain. Because the two-day event is packed with back-to-back sessions, it can be tough to know who’s a must-see. That’s why we’ve created a list of 4 sessions you shouldn’t miss. You can access the full list of sessions here.

February 26th

How the Fintech Revolution is Impacting Payments Between Payers and Providers, 12:10 pm

Fintech is disrupting many areas of business and commerce. Healthcare is no different. For the first time, digital payments can be combined with claims data and EOB in a single place. Now, it’s possible to greatly reduce payment reconciliation and increase the speed and accuracy at which healthcare payments are processed. In addition, it’s possible to provide the patient with EOB and payment/claim info in one place. This structural change to the payments landscape could revolutionize the way payments and claims are managed.

Gordon Matthews, the founder of AmplaPay, will be leading this session. Gordon has a passion for making healthcare more efficient. For 6 years, he was a health industries advisor at PwC where he advised healthcare clients on cost reduction strategies. From there, he zeroed in on revolutionizing the way healthcare payments are made which is how AmplaPay came to be.

Why go? AmplaPay has the power to benefit everyone in the healthcare ecosystem. The goal is to bring value to a diverse network of healthcare stakeholders that include government entities, commercial payers, large and small healthcare providers, and patients. Attend this session to find out how AmplaPay could benefit your healthcare organization.

Case Study: Patient Financial Engagement Through A/R System Conversion: What It Really Means To Put Patients First, 2:35 pm

In 2018, Atrium Health completed a multi-year migration to Epic’s System Business Office Revenue Cycle module. On a single platform, patient balances for hospital and professional services are available. The platform also provides a single point of contact for any patient inquiries related to balances.

In this session, viewers will find out how the impact on Atrium’s patient population was minimized during the conversion and the tools and strategies used to achieve optimal results; overcoming challenges, coaching customer service team members through the conversion, and more.

Christopher Johnson serves as the Vice President of Patient Financial Services at Atrium Health. Johnson has committed his career to the improvement of healthcare payments. Just in 2017, The Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) presented Johnson with the Frederick C. Morgan Individual Achievement Award. This award was a symbol of his dedication to the healthcare finance profession.

Why go? This session showcases the real-life applications and benefits of modernizing healthcare payments and why doing so is a good investment that benefits everyone in the healthcare ecosystem.

Panel: Facilitating Payments to Providers in a High Deductible Environment, 4:25 pm

This session, moderated by Arnold Torres of JP Morgan, will feature 4 subjects: autopay programs, payers taking on billing for deductibles and copays, enhancing payment plan shopping experience, and extending credit options.

This panel has an all-star group of contributors. They include Robin Wright-King who is Director of Consumer-Directed Health Product and Strategy at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, Dr. Steve Neeleman who is Co-Founder and Vice Chairman of HealthEquity, Brad Tinnermon who is the Vice President of Revenue Cycle and Revenue Integrity at Banner Health, and Tom Brekka who is the CEO of VestaCare.

Why go? When talking about what the future of healthcare payments holds, there are many variables that can change the outcome. By having a panel that features people at the forefront of change in the industry, you’ll be hearing from those creating our future in real time.

February 27th

Innovative Risk Model Eliminates Prior Authorizations and Denials, 10:25 am

Starting in 2020, physician organizations will need to select and practice according to a set of Acceptable Use Criteria under the CMS’ Acceptable Use Criteria Program. The infrastructure that results from this will give providers the tools to measure and manage their clinical performance. Priority Health is using this as a jumping off point for building collaborative relationships with providers. “This partnership gives us the confidence to remove authorizations and denials while ensuring the providers continue to practice the way that they agreed to practice.”

Jason Woods, a Vice President of Provider Networks at Priority Health, will be leading this session. Woods aims to drive the convergence of provider and payer strategies. With over 20 years of experience, he brings deep insights on market strategy, provider engagement, and payer and provider operations disciplines.

Why go? In recent years, many healthcare organizations have made transparency a top priority to streamline processes and bring down costs. This session will elaborate on a real-world application for increased transparency within the healthcare ecosystem.


These companies all have a common goal: to streamline the healthcare payments process so everyone benefits. The Healthcare Payments Innovation Conference provides the opportunity to learn from some of the healthcare industry’s best innovators.

If you’re attending The Healthcare Payment Innovations Conference and are interested in AmplaPay’s payment platform that combines data and dollars in a single space to streamline the payment process, put some time on our calendar.