Professor Mark Hall to moderate Greensboro health care reform panel on Thursday, Aug. 24

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Professor Mark Hall, founder and director of Wake Forest Law’s Health Law and Policy Program, will moderate a panel, “Health Care Reform: Straight Talk for Turbulent Times,” at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 24, at The Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering, 2907 E Gate City Blvd., in Greensboro.

The panel is presented by UnitedHealthcare and the Triad Business Journal (TBJ) and will feature Terry Akin, CEO, Cone Health; Derek Ellington, Triad President, National For-Profit Healthcare Treasury Manager, Bank of America; Garland Scott,  CEO, UnitedHealthcare of the Carolinas and Georgia; and Skip Woody, Area Executive Vice President, Hill Chesson & Woody, a Gallagher Benefits Services Co.

“The success of the Triad region depends on a vibrant health care economy,” the TBJ states on its website.  ”What are the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead?  And how can local companies capitalize on them?  Our panel of experts will examine such topics as how the new administration is expected to impact quality and access to health care, rates, structure and more. Join us for a look at Health Care Reform and how the changes may affect businesses in the Triad.”

The event will begin with registration and networking from 4:30 to 5 p.m. followed by the panel discussion from 5 to 6:30 p.m. and wrapping up with a cocktail reception from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

As the Fred D. & Elizabeth L. Turnage Professor of Law, Hall is one of the nation’s leading scholars in the areas of health care law, public policy and bioethics. The author or editor of 20 books, including “Making Medical Spending Decisions” (Oxford University Press) and “Health Care Law and Ethics” (Aspen), he is currently engaged in research in the areas of health care reform, access to care by the uninsured and insurance regulation. Hall has published scholarship in the law reviews at Berkeley, Chicago, Duke, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Stanford, and his articles have been reprinted in a dozen casebooks and anthologies. He also teaches in the University’s Graduate Programs for Bioethics and its MBA program, and he is on the research faculty at the Medical School. Hall is regularly quoted in the national media and consults with government officials, foundations and think tanks about health care public policy issues.