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Dr. Stephen Bekanich to present at AHIP National Conference

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Nationally Respected Palliative Care Physician, Dr. Stephen Bekanich to present on Medicare, Medicaid & Dual Eligibles

AUSTIN, TX — Iris, the industry’s most comprehensive Advance Care Planning provider, is proud to be participating in this upcoming AHIP virtual conference (September 14 – 17, 2020) as an exhibitor and presenter in the Medicare track.

Dr. Bekanich, Chief Medical officer at Iris, will be presenting Reducing Non-Beneficial Care During Serious Illness with Advance Care Planning in the Medicare track on September 15th at 2:00pm – 2:45pm.

The session will focus on the spending for serious illness by health plans that is tied to  unwanted, unnecessary, and non-beneficial care. While palliative care has proven to improve quality and lower costs in the face of serious illness, it remains a scarce resource and often delivered inefficiently. This session will dispel common misconceptions about advance care planning and illustrate through real-world case studies how it can be delivered with scale and consistency to vulnerable populations

Iris will also be presenting in the Medicaid track on September 17th from 1:15pm – 2:00pm. Steve Wardle, Iris President and CEO, will be presenting The Hardest Conversation in Healthcare: 4 Key Results from Advance Care Planning.

Please join us at this AHIP conference and be sure visit our virtual exhibit booth, and we hope to see you at one of our educational sessions.

About Iris

Iris was created in 2015 to transform the experience of serious illness by enabling people to choose the care they want and avoid the care they don’t want. Iris is the leader in providing cost-saving, convenient advance care planning services to health plans and other at-risk organizations across the U.S. through a tech-enabled multi-media platform.


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