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Michael Thompson, Principal, PwC to Speak at KC’s Strategies to Deal with the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act Live Webcast

New York, NY, April 28, 2011 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Michael Thompson, Principal, PwC will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ webcast entitled: “Strategies to Deal With the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act Live Webcast.” This event is scheduled for September 13, 2011 at 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM ET.

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Event Synopsis:

The enactment of the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act (PPACA) has paved the way for the improvement of quality of care and accessibility to healthcare in the country. However, much deliberation has been given to its constitutionality and its effectiveness in reducing medical costs. Amidst these deliberations, strategies on how to deal with the PPACA seemed to be left in the background.

The bigger challenge is to come up with strategies in order to optimize your strategies and operations as PPACA rolls out. Are there strategies for reimbursement, key-cost protection, and all other issues concerning this act? The Knowledge Group has assembled a panel of key thought leaders and regulators to discuss the fundamentals and updates regarding this topic.

About Michael Thompson

Michael Thompson is a Principal at PricewaterhouseCoopers with over 30 years of experience in healthcare and employee benefits strategy development and implementation, design, financing, operations and analysis. Mike consults with major employers, payers and other stakeholders on sustainable cost reduction, integrated health, wellness and consumerism, retiree health, and health reform.

Mike serves as one of PwC's national thought leaders for health strategies for the health industries practice, and has participated on the steering board of the World Economic Forum "Working towards Wellness" initiative. For the past decade, he has been a leader in developing and promoting collaborative cross-sector health industry initiatives.

Prior to joining PwC, Mike served as a health plan executive in both national and regional leadership roles related to underwriting, marketing, operations, government programs and product development, including CFO of the western region and national head of underwriting and contracts.

About PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

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