This year’s RISE National will be our biggest ever with 1,800 attendees! We’ve gathered the highlights to ensure the best conference experience March 6-8 when we take over the Broadmoor Resort in Colorado Springs.

The excitement is RISE-ing as we make the final preparations for RISE National 2023! Here’s why: 

The venue

Seriously, The Broadmoor is amazing! In fact, you may never want to leave.

In addition to stunning views of the Colorado Rockies and Cheyenne Lake, the resort sits on 5,000 acres and features world-class dining, luxury accommodations, retail shops, a spa, championship golf courses, tennis and pickleball courts, a state-of-the art fitness center, an outdoor infinity pool, and an incomparable collection of Western Art. The activities are endless: Bowling, movies, biking, hiking, horseback riding, and a train ride on the Cog Railway just to name a few.

Best of all, RISE is taking over the entire property. Each of the 800-plus guest rooms, suites, and cottages are reserved for RISE National attendees so every person you bump into throughout your stay will be a familiar face or likeminded peer.

It’s Colorado Springs


Colorado Springs has some of the most beautiful natural landmarks in the country, including the 14,000-foot-tall Pike’s Peak, also known as America’s Mountain, and the Garden of the Gods Park, which offers easy access to the area’s famous red sandstone rock formations.

Other attractions include the Broadmoor Seven Falls, a series of seven cascading waterfalls of South Cheyenne Creek in South Cheyenne Cañon, The Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, and the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum, which features interactive exhibits, digital displays, and historic artifacts.

Networking opportunities

We can’t wait to connect with you!

We’ve planned more than 9 ½ hours of networking events beginning with a welcome reception 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Monday. March 6. All attendees are invited to join us in the exhibit hall for drinks and hors d'oeuvres. No need to wait in line at the main bar. You can also visit sponsor bars in the exhibit hall with Apixio, Pareto Intelligence, Centauri Health Solutions, NationsBenefits, Ushur, ECLAT, Cognisight, Everly Health, EXL, and CareCentrix.

Don’t worry if you miss the event, we’ll have another networking reception at the close of day on Tuesday, March 7.


And we’ll have networking breakfasts 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. Tuesday, March 7 and Wednesday, March 8, and lunches on both days of the main conference. In addition, we’ve added new, extended networking breaks so you’ll have more time to chat with other attendees and speakers in between sessions.

Don’t miss the opportunity to participate in our interactive roundtables on both days of the event. Roundtables are planned for 4:50 p.m. to 5:50 p.m., Tuesday, March 7, and 8 a.m. to 9 a.m., Wednesday, March 8. You’ll be able to choose three interactive, speed-networking type presentations featuring the latest technologies and solutions of our sponsors during both 60-minute sessions. Not only will you be able to learn and mingle, you may win a prize: 5 lucky roundtable participants each day will receive a $200 gift card.

Awesome keynotes, speakers, and sessions

You won’t want to miss any of these presentations!

Our first keynote address on “becoming superhuman” will take place Tuesday, March 7 with Dr. Sahar Yousef and Lucas Miller, cognitive neuroscientists and MBA faculty at UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business.

They’ll explain the science of productivity and performance and give you the knowledge you need to think more strategically and get more work done when time and resources are limited.

On Wednesday, we’ll hear from two keynotes:

Ironman Champion Triathletes Brent and Kyle Pease will take attendees on their journey from their first race, through the multiple 'no’s' to the final 'yes' from Kona, getting to the start line, the ups and downs to the finish line, and beyond. They’ll discuss what it was like growing up in their family, how it meant living a life of doing all within your power to succeed, and how to ensure that no single person is ever left on the sidelines. Special thanks to Inovalon for sponsoring the Pease keynote.

Dr. Wendy Sue Swanson, pediatrician, author of Mama Doc Medicine, and a pioneer in the use of the digital space to provide humanistic doctor-patient information, will present “Technology & Health: What’s Changing and What’s Not.” She’ll explore what matters most with today’s challenges for humans (such as prevention of disease, COVID-19, violence, isolation, cancer, heart disease, mental health, and costs in health care) as smartphones and technology transform the way we live our lives.


We’ve planned two sessions with the OIG. First, Inspector General Christi A. Grimm, the sixth inspector general of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), will take the main stage on Tuesday, March 7. She will provide an overview of OIG’s approach to understanding risks and opportunities associated with managed care and how that informs OIG’s oversight and enforcement associated with Medicare Advantage. Grimm will also explain the importance of coordination between OIG and plans on key issues like combatting health care fraud, waste, and abuse.

Three representatives from the OIG will also provide an update on audit activity that is taking place this year. The discussion will feature the OIG’s Megan H. Tinker, chief of staff; Blaine Collins, regional inspector general; and Jacqualine Reid, social science research analyst, who both work for the Office of Evaluation and Inspections.

Throughout the two days, you’ll have an opportunity to attend general sessions and specialized sessions within concurrent tracks. Here are just a few highlights:

Deep dive: Regulatory review for 2023

Hear from panelists who will discuss pressing topics such as the Advance Notice, RADV, policy and technology rule updates and their implications for Medicare Advantage as well as Part D. This session will also discuss the Medicaid redetermination and its downstream impact on the ACA marketplaces. Speakers include Moderator Sean Creighton; Greg Gierer of the Better Medicare Alliance; and Mikal L. Sutton of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association.

Health care trends and readiness strategies for 2023

We’ve pulled together a panel of health care executives who will discuss the regulatory and compliance trends to watch this year and strategies to address them. Subjects may include topics such as the nursing shortage, the digital evolution, handling the increasing volume of data and making it more efficient, ownership of the data, and personalization of the member experience. Panelists include Melanie Prince, president/CEO, MAPyourWay, LLC; Carmela Costiniuk, vice president, population health and clinical transformation, Catholic Medical Partners; and Margaret Paroski, M.D., president & CEO and chief medical officer, Catholic Medical Partners. Vandna Pandita, vice president, HEDIS strategy & analytics, AmeriHealth Caritas, will moderate the panel.

Concurrent tracks will include topics related to:

  • Risk adjustment strategies
  • Integrating silos
  • Population health and health equity
  • Technology/data analytics
  • Payer/provider collaboration
  • SDoH
  • Future of health care

An App to keep you organized

Not sure how to keep track of everything planned? We’ve got you covered. Download the Episource-sponsored mobile app before or at the start of the conference to access the agenda, speakers, presentations, the list of roundtables, our roster of exhibitors, maps of The Broadmoor, an attendee list so you can connect with peers, WIFI information, our Block Award nominees, how to obtain continuing education credits, information on joining a RISE Association community, and a link for conference feedback. Click here for instructions on how to download the app or ask a RISE staff member when you check in at the registration desk.

RISE National 2023 will take place March 7-8, with preconference workshops on March 6, at The Broadmoor Resort, Colorado Springs. Click here for more information.