6:00am - 6:30pm Networking
6:30pm - 8:00pm Dinner and Speaker
Where: Grimaldi's Pizza ("read more" for a map)
6401 Bluebonnet Blvd #560, Baton Rouge, LA 70836
Speaker: Michael Bertaut, MBA, CHC, PAHM Healthcare Economist/ Exchange Coordinator with BCBSLA
Michael Bertaut (BURR-toe) is a Certified Health Consultant and Professional of the Academy of Healthcare Management. He has 30+ years of Analytical Experience in the Healthcare, Telecom, and Retail Industry Sectors.
Mike is a Fellow of the Academy of Applied Politics at Louisiana State University, and author of the Hermes Award-Winning Healthcare Blog “Straight Talk” at www.straighttalkla.com which gives readers a weekly update on critical matters in healthcare costs and policy in plain English.
He is a financial modeler and forecaster, currently responsible for predicting membership activity for over 1.5 million Louisianans who carry a Blue Cross Card.
Michael earned his MBA and BA from Louisiana State University and just celebrated his 34th year as a cancer survivor. He’s been married to the very patient Marla for 31 years and they have three children.
Michael is currently employed as the Healthcare Economist and Exchange Coordinator for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana.