Boston Marriott Long Wharf

296 State Street Boston, Massachusetts 02109

Room Rate

Special group rate $469 per night

Reservation Deadline

May 19, 2023

Online Reservations



Stacy Borans, MD

Founder &
Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Borans is the Founder and Chief Medical Officer of AMS (Advanced Medical Strategies), the leader in strategic intelligence software for clarity into complex claims.

AMS was founded with the purpose of combining technology, clinical expertise, financial insight, and data science to help manage and mitigate the disproportionate impact catastrophic claims, specialty pharmaceuticals, and implant costs have on overall medical cost trend increases. Through AMS, Dr. Borans has streamlined the way payers all across the healthcare spectrum can better understand and address the most costly and complex claims problems they encounter every day.

Dr. Borans is a respected and much in-demand speaker at seminars worldwide for claims professionals. She has appeared on a multitude of educational panels, workshops, and podcasts, in addition to hosting webinars on a regular basis.

Prior to forming AMS, Dr. Borans was Medical Director at Executive Health Resources, where she oversaw insurance denial management, appropriateness of care, and length of stay programs in over 50 hospitals spanning 15 states. She began her professional career in medicine as a private practice physician at Fountainville Medical Specialists in Doylestown, PA.

Dr. Borans earned her medical degree from Hahnemann University in Philadelphia, PA. She completed an internal medicine residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, also in Philadelphia. She holds a BA in Biology from Brandeis University.

Away from AMS duties Dr. Borans is the volunteer President of the Board for a no-kill cat shelter and rescue non-profit organization.


Robin Farmanfarmaian

CEO & Co-founder at ArO, Author, & Angel Investor

Robin Farmanfarmaian is a professional speaker and entrepreneur based in Silicon Valley, working on companies in cutting edge tech poised to impact 100M people or more. She has been involved with over 20 early-stage startups working on cutting edge technology in healthcare; biotech, pharma, med device, and digital health. Of those, she co-founded 5, including the Organ Preservation Alliance, where she worked with the White House and DoD to fund scientists in cryopreservation and tissue engineering for organ transplants. 

Currently Robin is the co-founder of Face Touch Aware, an Apple Watch App to help break the habit of touching your face (covid-related). In addition, she is an Advisor to MindMaze, a BCI and VR neuro company for 9 neuro indications, including FDA and CE Mark cleared VR for stroke and brain injury rehabilitation. She is also an advisor Alacrity Care, remote patient monitoring and data analytics for oncology. Some investments include Invicta Medical, a medical technology company for sleep apnea; Rational Vaccines; and Aerami Therapeutics, inhaled insulin with a smart, connected device.

As a speaker, Robin has had over 160 speaking engagements in 15 countries and is the author of 3 books; The Patient as CEO: How Technology Empowers the Healthcare Consumer (2015); The Thought Leader Formula: Strategically Leverage Your Expertise to Drive Business & Career Goals (2019); Facilitating Virtual Events: Driving Participant Engagement & Interaction (2020).


  • The Shift in Healthcare Delivery: It's More Than Just Telemedicine
  • Exponential Technology & the 6 D’s of Exponential Technology
  • The Formula to Build Thought Leadership: How Executives Can Build Their Expertise Profile & Brand
  • Thought Leader Formula Interactive Workshop
  • Self-Care & Wellness: 4 Pillars
  • How Current Healthcare Businesses Can Keep Up with the Amazons & Apples
  • Patient Empowerment & The Future of Medicine
  • Organs on Demand: Tissue Engineering, Cryopreservation & Drones


Jason Michaels


Jason Michaels is a professional speaker, best-selling author, and international award-winning entertainer.


Diagnosed with Tourette’s Syndrome at age thirteen, Jason has overcome “the impossible” and become a professional speaker. He motivates audiences to see beyond their challenges and self-imposed limitations and inspires them to live bigger, bolder lives with his programs #DOTHEIMPOSSIBLE: LIVE B.I.G. and #DOTHEIMPOSSIBLE: Resilience.


Jason has shared his style of interactive, award-winning sleight-of-hand, illusion, and humor with corporate audiences, theaters, universities, the United States Armed Forces, and for private social affairs in thirty countries around the world.


Jason is the author of the Amazon best-selling book "You Can Do the Impossible, Too!" His book details his journey of overcoming the debilitating neurological disorder Tourette Syndrome to become a success in business and in life.


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June 21, 2023 | 09:30 am - 5:00 pm EST


08:30 - 09:30



Opening Remarks

Stephanie Belschner, Senior Vice President, Client Relations, AMS

Welcome to the 10th Annual AMS (Advanced Medical Strategies) Annual Conference and 20th Anniversary Celebration.


09:45 - 10:45

Fireside (Boston Harbor View) Chat: BIG (claims), BIG (cost), BIG (politics)

Ryan Work, Vice President, Government Relations, SIIA

Stacy Borans, MD, Founder & Chief Medical Officer, AMS


With health care prices increasing at double the rate of inflation, federal policy changes surrounding price transparency, data and care delivery are front and center. Learn how these policy developments are being shaped in Washington, the politics behind them, and what’s in store for the future. Ryan Work of SIIA and AMS’ very own Dr. Stacy Borans will lead an interactive discussion on the latest “BIG” topics in health care.


10:45 - 11:00


Grab a beverage and snack then head on over to the breakout you chose during registration.


11:00 - 12:00

Breakout Sessions

Session 1: Big Discoveries: Hidden Gems in Predict Suite

Ann Marie DeAngelis, MD, Medical Director, AMS

Jackie Clingman, BSN, RN, Vice President, Clinical Analytics, AMS


What do you do when your search comes up empty? Members of the AMS clinical team highlight ways to utilize the Predict Suite to get the answers you need. For example, did you know using the Code Reference Search function allows a client to find drug costs when the drug isn’t in PredictRx? Join this breakout to take a deep dive into this function and much more.


Session 2: Identify BIG Savings Using the Best in AI Technology

Heather Fox, MSN, RN, Vice President, FACS (Financial And Clinical Surveillance), AMS

Allison Condon, MSN, RN, FACS/Implant Clinical Review Nurse, AMS


Join AMS’ FACS/Implant Team as they discuss how AI is used to identify BIG savings using AMS' AI-Bill modules. Learn how digitizing the entire itemized bill can automate and enhance the audit process for Not Separately Reimbursable (NSR) and Unbundled Policy audits. Participants of this session are welcome to send in itemized bills to be reviewed during this breakout.


Session 3: The BIG Short: Predicting the Risk

Nic Andre, Senior Vice President, Product, AMS

Bill Bruce, Vice President Client Strategy, Northeast National Accounts, Aetna


Are you struggling with large claimant forecasting and predicting when that next large claimant bubble will burst? Do you feel like your dart board is more accurate at predicting claims risk some days? Then you need to join this white board session where we will strategize about where we are today and where we want to go in terms of having the most advanced tools to forecast risk.


12:00 - 1:30



1:30 - 2:30

The BIG Recap

Ann Marie DeAngelis, MD, Medical Director, AMS

Allison Condon, MSN, RN, FACS/Implant Clinical Review Nurse, AMS


A recap led by the lead presenter of each AMS Breakout Session. Attendees will learn more about each engaging mix of presentations and conversations that took place during the innovative sessions and take away an enhanced understanding of specific solutions that positively impact their work and productivity.


2:30 - 3:30


Jason Michaels, Author, Motivational Speaker, Magician


Keynote Speaker, Jason Michaels, magician, motivational speaker, two-time TEDx presenter, and author who lives with and thrives with Tourette Syndrome. Jason’s primary goal with his programs is to amaze and inspire audiences around the world. In his keynote program, #DOTHEIMPOSSIBLE: LIVE B-I-G, Jason inspires audiences to take action by living bigger, bolder lives by teaching the success and high-performance principles that made him an internationally award-winning entertainer.



Day 1 Closing Remarks & Evening Announcements

Stephanie Belschner, Senior Vice President, Client Relations, AMS



Cocktail Reception & Entertainment

Boston Marriott Long Wharf


Kicking the conference off right with dinner, magic & networking! Jason Michaels will continue to entertain attendees during the welcoming reception. He will mingle with guests while sharing his warm sense of humor, amazing, jaw-dropping magic and laugh-out-loud comedy.


June 22, 2023 | 09:30 am – 7:00 pm EST


08:30 - 09:30



Opening Remarks

Stephanie Belschner, Senior Vice President, Client Relations, AMS


09:45 - 11:00

The BIG Risks: What Keeps Me Up at Night!

Stacy Borans, MD, Founder & Chief Medical Officer, AMS


We have gathered feedback on those “Keep Me Up at Night” issues sent in by you, our conference attendees. Dr. Stacy will host a fascinating, tailor-made talk including topics around Gene Therapy, Drugs, Risk, Claims and much more.


11:00 - 11:15


Grab a beverage and snack then find a seat for the Headliner Keynote.



The BIG Shift: The Tech and Trends Revolutionizing Healthcare Access

Shifting Care Reduces Costs and Improves Patient Outcomes

Robin Farmanfarmaian, CEO & Co-founder at ArO, Author, & Angel Investor


During this “cannot miss” keynote, Robin will discuss:

  • How the healthcare industry is undergoing a rapid transformation.
  • How shifts are incorporating technological innovations such as predictive health, 24/7 monitoring, companion digital therapeutics, and hospital-at-home services.
  • How these advances, along with new Medicare codes and payer trends, are making it possible for many conditions to be treated in the home, resulting in significant cost savings compared to clinic or hospital-based care.
  • How the next 10 years will likely see even more changes as digital therapeutics, remote monitoring, in-home care, and virtual platforms become more prevalent- changes that will benefit both patients and providers, making healthcare more convenient and cost-effective.


12:30 - 2:00



AMS IQ Panel
AMS IQ – Insight & Questions

AMS IQ is filled with a panel of industry executives who will share their industry INSIGHT with conference attendees. Each panelist will give an intro into their business, what is impacting the industry from their perspective and how they are overcoming challenges. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask QUESTIONS by submitting them before the conference and live during the session.

  • Stacy Borans, MD, Founder & Chief Medical Officer, AMS
  • Christine Hale, MD, MBA, VP Clinical Consulting, Lockton Dunning Benefits
  • Marien Diaz, Benefits | Stop Loss Claims, Symetra
  • Brooks Goodison, President, Diversified Group Brokerage
  • Rodger Smith, Vice President, Strategic Accounts, EXL



Day 2 Closing Remarks & Event Announcements

Stephanie Belschner, Senior Vice President, Client Relations, AMS



Dinner & Entertainment

New England Aquarium


Experience the extraordinary animal exhibits during cocktail hour! Then head outside under the tent with views of Boston’s historic harbor and skyline. Dine on a coastal clambake and enjoy live entertainment. Don’t forget your raffle ticket as 20 prizes will be given out to celebrate AMS’ 20th Anniversary!

June 23, 2023 | 09:30 am – 12:00 pm EST


08:30 - 09:30



9:30 - 10:00

BIG Updates: Predict Platform Future Roadmap

Jay Donoghue, CTO & Data Protection/Privacy Officer, AMS

Stephanie Belschner, Senior Vice President, Client Relations, AMS

Kirk Weishaar, Director of Technology, AMS


Calling all Predict Platform members! Hear about Predict Platform improvements over the last year and share your thoughts on your suite experiences. Learn about BIG updates being released during AMS’ Future Roadmap presentation.



Closing Remarks

Stacy Borans, MD, Founder & Chief Medical Officer, AMS

Stephanie Belschner, Senior Vice President, Client Relations, AMS


10:15 - 12:00

Scheduled Demonstrations

Would you like to learn more about a Predict Platform module? The AMS Sales Team will be scheduling times for one-on-one in-person demonstrations.