Due to the effects of the Coronavirus, Penn Medicine has cancelled all travel for their employees and staff as well as cancelled all conferences through May. Therefore, ACHRM is forced to cancel and reschedule our National Schools and Municipalities Conference scheduled for May 14-15, 2020 at Penn Medicine.  If you are interested in attending the conference or learning more about the conference, please let us know by sharing your information here.


In lieu of this news, we are planning a webinar-based, abbreviated version of our conference sessions and will provide more information as planning progresses.



To kick off our efforts, ACHRM is hosting our first webinar on Tuesday, March 17th 11:00aET-11:30aET.


Join us for "Is Your Risk Management Ready for Our New (C-Virus) Economy?", where employers will learn what we are hearing from the field, how to prepare, and how to properly assess risks:


  • Supply chain disruptions
  • Absenteeism
  • Revisions to strategic planning and budgeting
  • Work force or labor shortages
  • Changes in customer purchasing behavior






  • Present thought provoking questions to consider when evaluating your organization's Risk Management Strategy
  • Identify gaps in your strategy and develop strategies to fill



While we are disappointed to cancel, the health and safety of the public, including our conference speakers and attendees, is top regard. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience. We hope you will join us for our upcoming webinars and we will share more information on the webinars and future conference date as details develop.


For questions or more information, please do not hesitate to contact Kayne D. Kleinpeter at [email protected] or Bill Lacy, ACHRM CEO/President at [email protected].


Call for Speakers 


  • Equip public entity leaders, board members and decision makers with solutions for their unique challenges in developing and implementing healthcare cost containment strategies

  • Strategize with like-minded innovative cities, towns and schools and learn from their success stories

  • Generate ideas to your specific needs during seven contemporary panels and two collaborative roundtable sessions 




Day One (May 14th)

11:30 - 1:00p Lunch / Registration / Networking / Opening Comments / Introductions

1:00 - 1:50p Optimizing Your Self-Funding Strategy - What's your best method of self-funding? Comparing and contrasting your two pathways of self-funding

1:50 - 2:40p How To Manage High Cost Procedures / Employer-Provider Partnerships / Direct Contracting / Referenced Based Pricing

2:40 - 2:50p Networking Break

2:50 - 3:40p Creating an employee care culture with Onsite / Nearsite / Mobile Employer Health Centers versus Direct Primary Care

3:40 - 4:20p Is Your Telemedicine Program Effective? Leveraging Telemedicine to Improve Care and Reduce Higher Cost Treatment Methods

4:20 - 6:20p Strategic Collaborative Roundtables - Collaborate with your peers to develop strategies applying today's ideas to your specific challenges

  • Table One: How to Optimize Your Self-Funded Strategy
  • Table Two: How to Meet Your Organization's Needs by Implementing The Most Effective Employer-Provider Partnerships
  • Table Three: How to Create an Effective Employee Care Culture by Comparing and Contrasting Onsite / Nearsite / Mobile Clinics to Direct Primary Care
  • Table Four: How to Optimize Your Telemedicine Strategy

6:20 - 6:30p Day One Recap / Plans for Day Two

Day Two (May 15th)

7:00 - 8:00a Breakfast / Networking / Day One Recap / Today's Plans

8:00 - 8:30a Legislative Update: 2020 Campaign Platforms and Healthcare Cost Containment

8:30 - 9:20a Total Worker Health

9:20 - 10:30a Managing Your Drug Spend - Critical Components of Your PBM Contract, How to Select Your PBM, Innovative Strategies to Manage Specialty Drug Costs

10:30 - 10:45a Networking Break

10:45 - 11:45p Healthcare Cost Containment Requires Effective Data Analytics and Reporting

11:45 - 1:45p Strategic Collaborative Roundtables - Collaborate with your peers to develop strategies applying today's ideas to your specific challenges

  • Table One: What Legislative Issues Should We Be Considering?
  • Table Two: How to Optimize Your PBM and Manage Your Drug Spend?
  • Table Three: How Does Telemedicine Benefit Your Employees and Reduce Healthcare Costs?
  • Table Four: How to Improve Your Data Analytics and Reporting. How to Educate and Engage Your CFO, Business Manager, Members and Unions?

1:45 - 2:00p Conference Wrap-Up / Next Steps