Examining Provider Reimbursement and Payment Models Within Emerging Population Health Management Systems: Thought Leaders in Population Health Speaker Series
Thought Leaders Discuss Latest Clinical, Financial, and Reimbursement Issues
Epstein Becker Green and EBG Advisors announce the fifth webinar in a series focusing on emerging trends in population health. The session, “Examining Provider Reimbursement and Payment Models within Emerging Population Health Management Systems,” will highlight recent activities by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), state governments, private payers, and other stakeholders to update or create new provider payment strategies. Speakers will address these changes by highlighting key value-based purchasing programs initiatives that are being deployed to generate shared savings and how provider systems can anticipate and respond to this changing financial landscape.
The complimentary webinar, scheduled for February 26, 2014, at 12:00 p.m. ET, will be led by Joel V. Brill, MD, AGAF, chief medical officer for Predictive Health. Dr. Brill is a prominent expert in coverage and reimbursement methodologies. Dr. Brill also serves as an advisory to numerous health care industry and provider organizations as a business strategy, quality improvement, and medical management expert.
In recent years, public and private payers have revised provider payment strategies covering an array of new approaches including shared-savings, bundled and episode methodologies, and other initiatives. This session will provide an update on emerging clinical, financial, and reimbursement issues, including:
- Alternative financial and risk-bearing models;
- Potential impact of CMS payment policies on private sector programs;
- Breaking down silos to redesign care delivery;
- What providers need to consider for transitioning to value-based reimbursement; and,
- Updates on the Medicare Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) debate and federal legislation.
Thomas E. Hutchinson, a strategic advisor for EBG Advisors, Inc., will moderate the presentation. Hutchinson has more than 25 years of experience in the private sector and federal government implementing programs and policies that affect Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries. He advises clients on a wide range of payment policy and operations issues relating to CMS.
“These sessions offer participants informative and insightful guidance on how population health strategies are transforming the health care paradigm,” says Mark Lutes, member, Epstein Becker Green and EBG Advisors, Inc., in Washington, D.C. “From the Affordable Care Act and data analytics to advancement in Health IT systems, a number of factors are having significant impact on the health care delivery system.”
Thought Leaders in Population Health Speaker Series Overview
The webinar series offers participants informative and insightful guidance on how population health strategies are transforming the health care paradigm as the industry moves towards the measurement and management of integrated delivery systems such as accountable care organizations (ACOs). All previous webinar programs can be viewed online (see below).
The first session, “The Consumer Perspective on Health Care Delivery—Challenging Pre-Existing Notions and Navigating the New Landscape,” featured noted health care communication expert Chuck Alston, senior vice president, director of public affairs, MSL, Washington, D.C. (Publicis’ strategic engagement group), and advisor to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation on the health care quality portfolio. To download, click here, then scroll to the bottom of the page, insert the password population1 and click “Go.” The links for the PDF file and recording will appear at the bottom of the page.
The second session, “Assessing the New Mobile Environment—Slaying the Dinosaurs to Achieve Better Population Health,” featured former U.S. Health IT czar, Dr. Robert M. Kolodner. To download, click here, scroll to the bottom of the page, insert password pophealth2 and click “Go.” The links for the PDF file and recording will appear at the bottom of the page.
The third session, “Measuring Success—Evaluating the Clinical and Financial Efficacy of Population Health,” featured Thomas Wilson, PhD, DrPH, epidemiologist and founder of Trajectory Healthcare, LLC, and co-founder and board chair of the nonprofit organization Population Health Impact Institute. To download, click here, scroll to the bottom of the page, insert the following password in the box: pophealth3 and click “Go.” The links for the PDF file and recording will appear at the bottom of the page.
The fourth session, How Care Management Interventions Can Improve Health: An Examination of Trends, Solutions and Outcomes,” featured two senior staff members with TCS Healthcare Technologies, Deborah Keller, RN, BSN, director of client services; and Pat Stricker, RN, MEd, senior vice president of clinical services. To download, click here, scroll to the bottom of the page, insert the following password in the box: pophealth4 and click “Go.” The links for the PDF file and recording will appear at the bottom of the page.
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About EBG Advisors
EBG Advisors, Inc. is a Washington, D.C.-based consultancy that takes a multi-disciplinary approach to helping health care and life sciences companies navigate the many obstacles they face. EBG Advisors’ reimbursement experts, policy analysts, strategists and other professionals who specialize in providing coordinated guidance and solutions across various segments of the health care industry. For more information, visit www.ebgadvisors.com.