Below is a list of seminars, arranged by date, in which DeMarco and Associates participates.

World Health Care Congress

April 30th, 2017
Washington DC

Provider Owned health Plans: Opportunities, Challenges and strategies on the path to vertical integration

Accountable Care Organizations and Provider Led Health Plans

March, 2016
Chicago, Illinois

Sponsored by World Congress

What is the Ultimate Goal in Forming a Provider led health plans

February 16, 2016
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

Provider Led Forum sponsored by Research Associates

Effective Provider Contracting and Network Development

February 16th, 2016
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

Provider led Forum sponsored by Research Associates

Building a Regional ACO Network to sustain Growth

October, 2015
Washington, DC

Sponsored by World Congress

Health Reform and Your Business

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 • 7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
University Club of Rockford

The Private Client Group of U.S. Bank cordially invites you to join us for a special presentation about the Affordable Care Act and how its current status relates to impacting small business, consumers, physicians and hospitals. The featured speaker is Mr. DeMarco.

Alexandria Virginia

Accountable Care Organizations
Sponsored by World Congress May 17th and 18th
Hilton Alexandria Mark Center

Mr DeMarco will present a half day workshop on ACO Development

Miami Florida

Complex, Chronic& Costly Medicare Cases
Sponsoredby HealthCare Education Associates and
The Risk Adjustment Initiative April 16- 17th
JW Marriot Marquis

Mr DeMarco and Brian Wolf MD senior Medical Director for Rhode Island Blue Cross & Blue Shield will present on “turning data into and effective actionable care program”.


World Congress’s 9th Annual Health Care Quality Congress on August 1-3, 2011

Dr Bauer and Mr DeMarco will be conducting a 4 hour workshop on Stategy design for performance based contracting.

Chicago Ill

4th Annual Executive Forum & Expo on HealthCare Payment Connectivity Solutions scheduled for July 26-28, 2011 HealthCare Payment Connectivity workshop

Mr DeMarco will address Accountable Care Organization Infrastructure Chicago Marriot OHare
Rachel Sachs • Conference Coordinator • World Research Group
Phone: (781) 939-2555
Fax: (781) 939-2687

Presentation on Integrated delivery network for Japanese company
August 2012
Scottsdale Arizona
Discussion of the IDN and ACO marketplace for this vendor

September 25th

Lake Geneva, Wisconsin

Keynote Speaker for North American Medical ManagementAnnual leadership retreatPresentation on health reform and its impact on Physician owned enterprises. Clinical Integration, Medical Management and ACOs are discussed

September 21-23, 2011
Hilton Chicago/Northbrook – Chicago, IL

Boston August 2-4

Health Care Quality Congress

Colonnade Hotel
Physician – hospital integration as it relates to organizational and reimbursement changes.
Mr. DeMarco will be participating as a panelist in a discussion on why the organizations who desire to be integrated must be willing to change their reimbursement and compensation programs and create a new organizational and management structure to avoid failures of the past.
Sponsored by World Congress.

August 1-3, 2011
Hyatt Harborside – Boston, MA

Chicago July 26-28

Healthcare Payment Solutions Summit

How to Capitalize on Financial Tools and Innovative Technology to Advance Connectivity & Reduce Administrative Costs Healthcare banking technology is leveraged to deliver value in consumer-driven healthcare benefit design, and assist providers in collecting upfront payments, posting payments electronically, achieving electronic fund transfers, and streamlining electronic remittance advice. This workshop delivers participants with opportunities to capitalize on cost-effective, consumer-centric tools to advance consumer-driven healthcare product design and streamline payment transactions through banking technology. Session learning objectives include:

    • + Add value to CDHP products with card designs linked to tax-advantaged accounts
    • + Recognize the latest in debit card designs and vendor selection
    • + Tie point-of-service information and eligibility screening to card designs to enhance upfront payment
    • + Enhance automation with integrated payment solutions that include Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT), Electronic Remittance Advice (ERA) & Explanation of Payments (EOP)

Sponsored by World Research Group

Physician-Hospital Clinical Integration
Navigating the Complexities
July 21 2011

Thursday, July 21, 2011
1:00pm-2:30pm EDT, 10:00am-11:30am PDT
Early Registration Discount Deadline, Friday, June 24, 2011

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I am pleased to announce that I will be speaking in an upcoming live phone/web seminar entitled “Physician-Hospital Clinical Integration: Navigating the Complexities” scheduled for Thursday, July 21, 1:00pm-2:30pm EDT.

Effective clinical integration of hospital-physician systems will be a core element of healthcare delivery. Providers must transform current systems into integrated healthcare models to meet the incentive requirements established in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA).

Healthcare providers must also understand the requirements for clinical integration, which is essential for healthcare providers to participate in accountable care organizations (ACOs) and other new public and private healthcare delivery and payment arrangements in the wake of the new PPACA.

My fellow panelists and I developed this program to prepare attorneys for healthcare providers to structure clinical integrations, including complying with applicable antitrust law, anti-kickback/Stark/CMP law, and the requirements under healthcare reform.

We will offer our perspectives and guidance on these and other critical questions:

  • What are the core elements of a clinically integrated provider network within the meaning of the antitrust laws?
  • What issues do ACOs face under anti-kickback and Stark laws?
  • How do service contract arrangements have to be structured to avoid jeopardizing the hospital’s tax exempt status?

May 25th 26th

The World Congress Health Insurance Exchanges conference

Mr DeMarco will address issues of Private and Public Health Exchnages, thier background in the law and current status as health reform transitions to reality.

Wyndam Chicago
May 22nd – 24th 2011

Mr DeMarco will Conduct a Workshop on ACO Design and Development

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May 9th 10th

World Congress 2nd Annual leadership Conference on

Network Optimization
Boston Massachusetts Bay Hilton
Mr DeMarco will conduct a workshop on ACOs and beyond, thier future in private markets and current proposed Medicare regualtions.

Structuring Integrated Healthcare Models to Meet Incentive Requirements Under Healthcare Reform
Ashley McKinney Fischer, Partner, McDermott Will & Emery, Chicago
Joan Polacheck, Partner, McDermott Will & Emery, Chicago
David L. Klatsky, Partner, McDermott Will & Emery, Los Angeles
William J. DeMarco, President, Pendulum Healthcare Development Corporation, Rockford, Ill.

Chicago Physician network
April 2011
Private Seminar for Physician Board on ACO startup planning and operations
Feasibility study was part of this planning process
Evanston Illinois

February 17th 2011

Physician Hospital Clinical Integration

Mr DeMarco will be participating with Mc Dermott Will attorneys on the topic of clinical integration and antitrust issues in forming ACOs. Issues will include steering clear of Stark violations, Civil Monetary penalties and general Federal Trade Commission issues with recent decisions. Mr DeMarco will offer practical do’s and don’ts in the planning and implementations of ACOs.

February 10th and 11th 2011 Orlando Florida

Emerging Programs & Models for Medicare Care Management Conference

Mr DeMarco will be sponsor and MC this event for Fiancial Resources LLC.
he will also presnt on ACO formation and management.

November 15th -17th 2010

Network Contract Optimization Fall Forum
Wyndam Orlando Resort Orlando Florida
Mr DeMarco will conduct a pre conference workshop on November 15th on
Maximizing Business Opportunities with Accountable Care Organizations and the impact on health plan network Contracting
How health reform proposals are going to have a long term effect on plans and providers, Information technology requirements and business opportunity for providers to establish their own ACO.
Sponsored by World Research Group

November 1-2, 2010

San Juan Puerto Rico

Mr DeMarco will address the Accountable Care organization for a gathering of health plan executives and provider organizations as part of the Medicare Advantage Strategic Business Symposium sponsored by Opal Events
La Concha, A Renaissance Resort, San Juan, Puerto Rico April Stearns
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October 20th

Atlantic Information Services Webinar

Joined by RANDALL KRAKAUER, M.D., National medical director at Aetna, Inc and BRUCE FRIED, J.D., partner in Sonnenschein’s national Health Care and Public Law & Policy Strategies groups Mr DeMarco will address topics concerning the national ACO landscape for providers and payers interested in pursuing ACO development and expansion.
Stephanie Woodrow

October 8th

MCOL Webinar

Inside the ACO
Presentation will address the more detailed topics of governance, bundling and Information technology requirements to create the sustainable platform for providers to move to ACO management

September 9th October 14th Webinar

Sponsored by Strafford Publications Phone: 1800 926 7926

May 11th through 13th 2010

Network Contract Optimization Conference

This annual conference will present on a variety of issues including payment and networking options for new and existing provider and health plan operations. Mr DeMarco will host a half day seminar on ACO formation on May 11th.
Maximizing Business Opportunities with Accountable Care Organizations and the Impact on Health Plan Network Contracting
Topics include
Where states are moving regarding ACOs?
What types of reporting and data transfer may be necessary?
What are the business opportunities?
He will also be participating as a panelist in
Leveraging Data to Optimize Provider Networks &
Strengthen Sales Resources
The panel will discuss
Creative network development
Contracting with employers
Reimbursement options
Sponsored by World Research Group

April 28th, 2010


Accountable Care Organizations, A new pathway for Physicians and Hospitals
Presentation will cover several case studies of ACOs emerging and in operation as well as key issues of implementation.
Sponsored by MCOL

March 05 2010

Accountable Care Organizations March 2010

Accountable Care Organizations was discussed by William DeMarco and Michael Barrett President of Ascendent Health Celebration Florida Presentation on the background and requirements in forming an Accountable Care Organization under the newly approved health care reconciliation bill. There are many opportunities for providers and health plans to develop the next generation of integration with Accountable Care Organizations as the structure. Different from Medical Homes, ACOs cover a larger breadth of providers and are therefore able to connect with more benefits offered by Medicare or commercial payers. However the requirements, as they stand today, demand providers be organized as a contracted network with proper reporting in place and the ability to alter reimbursement to accept bundled payments.

Webinar Sponsored by

February 18th 2010

Mr DeMarco presented at the annual managed care event sponsored by the Health care Financial Management Association for the local Chicago Chapter of HFMA. He discussed performance based contracting and Accountable Health Organizations as part of his discussion on reform.
Sponsored by HFMA

January 21, 2010

MCOL invited Mr DeMarco to participate in the future oif healthcare workshop. Bill presented on where Accountable Care Organizations and Value Based Purchasing intersect for an audience of administrators and physician executives.
Sponsored by MCOL

October 19 2009

Washington DC

Entering the Retiree Market: Feasibility and Execution of the Business Plan

  • Retiree Research and Building a feasibility statement
  • Wellness programs and disease management: Supporting at-risk retirees
  • How the medical homes concept ties into retiree coverage
  • Exploring VEBAs
  • Incorporating consumer-driven methods

Opal Events coordinates leading pharmaceutical and investment management conferences across the United States, Europe and South America. These events provide delegates with the necessary information and networking opportunities to help their business grow in today’s competitive environment. More:

March 19th -21st

The Health Ministry of the country of Turkey invited Mr DeMarco to address the 1000 delegates at their conference in Antalya on the topic of American Pay for Performance and health reform.
Delegates from Crete, England, Egypt, Cyprus, World Bank and European Union as well as Israel, Jordan, Russia and the Ukraine met with Mr DeMarco.

October 06 2009

Heath Reform

New York
Presentations on Health Reforms for a private group of investors in health care Reform background and impact will be discussed including Medicare advantage cuts, physicians pay fix, senate and finance committee rules and savings estimates confidential.

September 23rd 2009

Evaluating the Impact of MS-DRGs, POA Indicators & Non-Payment of Never Events for Health Plans

Chicago Ill Presentation and 3 hour workshop on ICD 10 MSDRG and developing reimbursement shifts towards a value based purchasing environment.

March 19th -21st

International Pay for Performance

Antalya Turkey
August 2008
Boston Mass

In August the Sixth Annual World Leadership Conference on Quality will be held in Boston, Massachusetts. The focus will be topics on quality management and improvement. Mr. DeMarco will conduct a workshop on Quality Measurement and Management of Data to Further Reimbursement and Market Share. He will share the podium with the Director of Medical Management from Physicians United in Michigan. Physicians United is a large IPA of physicians who aggressively market to health plans and employers to obtain patient flow for their several hundred members. Using the Quality Measurement and Management System used by Pendulum Health the case study will emphasize real world applications for these data concepts.

June 2008

Evaluating the Impact of MS-DRGs, POA Indicators & Non-Payment of Never Events for Health Plans

June 2008
The Annual National Institute will be held by Healthcare Financial Management Association in Las Vegas June 23, 24, and 25. This is an annual meeting for health care finance and operations executives to update their skills and certifications in finance, managed care and technology. Mr. DeMarco will speak on Performance Based Contracting and will attend several association meetings as part of this group meeting.

May 2008

Alexandria Virginia

A session on Medicare Employer Group enrollment will be sponsored by Financial Resource Associates on May 19th and 20th in Virginia during the annual Medicare Advantage meeting. Mr. DeMarco will address the issues and opportunities in enrolling retirees in an employer’s healthcare plan using the Medicare Advantage products. Additional speakers include Gorman Group, CMS department representatives, Milliman and others.

April 2008

Honolulu Hawaii

A session on Performance Based Contracting will be presented to the Health Care Financial Management Association Hawaii Chapter on April 24th. The session will cover issues of quality measurement and health plan contracting with providers in an era of performance reporting.
For further information contact the HFMA Hawaii chapter or its President
Keith R. Ridley [

March 2008

Chicago Illinois

DePaul University Graduate School of Entrepreneurship will host a special lecture by Mr. DeMarco on Consulting and Change Management. Mr. DeMarco has been asked to return to his alma mater to discuss with student entrepreneurs the perils and advantages of starting your own business and dealing with startup issues for new technology and health care companies. Mr. DeMarco will share his experience of starting his own company as well as working with investment banking and venture capital enterprises in conducting market research and business plans to implement creative strategies for new products and services.

February 2008


A teleconference on Managing Consumer Driven Health Plans will be hosted by the HealthCare Financial Management Association on February 20, 2008 from 1:00 to 2:30 PM CST. This session is part of the national Revenue Cycle Workshop series offered annually on a variety of topics. Mr. DeMarco will discuss consumer driven product formation, banking and insurance consolidation and present solutions for hospitals and medical groups in managing high deductible plans.
Managing Consumer Driven Health Plan Products
February 20, 2008, 1:00-2:30 pm Central

January 2008

Chicago Illinois

Mr. DeMarco will lead the opening workshop on “Discovering the Convergence of Banking and Insurance” on January 28th and 29th at the University of Chicago, Graduate School of Business, Gleecher Hall.
The seminar is sponsored by the Institute for Quality and Productivity New York.
The topics to be covered in his session will include Why Industries Have Joined Forces, or HSA Product Evolution, Market Depth and Financial Opportunity, and Successes and Failures in this New Market. Additional sessions will be presented by USBANK, Exante, Humana, Fifth/Third Bank, Blue Cross Florida, and McDermott, Will and Emory.
The World Congress 2nd Annual Leadership Summit
Sheraton Premiere at Tysons Corner – Vienna, VA
HFMA Chicago Chapter
University Club
Mr DeMarco will give the keynote address on Health Reform
discussing issues affecting hospitals and physicians.