Day Three Photo Page: ASHEcon Conference at Penn

Day Three Photo Page: ASHEcon Conference at Penn

Fun in a Fortress, Address by Former CBO Chief, and Hundreds of Presentations
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PHILADELPHIA (June 15, 2016) -- The third day of the 6th Biennial Conference of the American Society of Health Economics (ASHEcon) at the University of Pennsylvania ended with a reception in Philadelphia's 23rd Street Armory (above). ALSO: See Day One, Day Two and Poster Gallery Photo pages.

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The Armory (above, left) is a 115-year-old fortress originally built to house the First Troop Philadelphia City Cavalry, a military unit that dates to the Revolutionary War. Earlier in Penn's Zellerbach Theatre, the conference's third plenary was addressed by Douglas Elmendorf (above, right), current Dean of Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government and former Director of the Congressional Budget Office (CBO). He discussed the importance of the influence of research on health care policy.
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At the plenary, outgoing President Mark Pauly presented the ASHEcon awards, including one for the Best Student Paper to Elena Prager (above, left), a Wharton Health Care Management PhD candidate who joins the faculty of Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management in the Fall. Above, right, attendees flocked into the three levels of poster displays.
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One of three presenters at a session on the economics of patient-centered medical homes, Wharton School Associate Professor of Health Care Management Guy David (above, left) described his work exploring the structure and functions of PCMHs. Above, right, ASHEcon incoming President and MIT Professor Jonathan Gruber discusses a point with David.
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The meeting room for a session on the health economic perspectives of value frameworks was a recital studio in Penn's Fisher-Bennett Hall (above, left). One of the presenters, outgoing ASHEcon president and Wharton School Professor Mark Pauly (above, right) held court as the session ended. Here, he is questioned by Florence Lecraw of the St. Joseph/Candler Hospital System of Atlanta.
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Another music room in Fisher-Bennett Hall hosted a three-presentation session on hospital response to the Affordable Care Act's value reforms (above, left). Above, right, Wharton School PhD candidate Elena Prager is the discussant on a presentation about Medicare incentives by the University of Michigan's Edward Norton.
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Presenting in Huntsman Hall's Colloquium Room is the Urban Institute's Fredric Blavin (above, left), an alumnus of Wharton's Health Care Management PhD program. He described his work on the effects of the ACA's Medicaid expansion on the financial health of hospitals. Above, right at the session were four alumni of the Wharton program: (l to r) Victoria Perez of Indiana University; Frederic Blavin; Stacey McMorrow of the Urban Institute; and Andrew Mulcahy of RAND.