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February 2015 St@teside

Free Webinar Series: Pushing the Boundaries: Emerging Innovations in Payment and Delivery System Reform

The need for payment and delivery system reform as a means for promoting high-value, cost-effective care within the United States health care system is well-established. Although there are substantial challenges to achieving reform, emerging innovators in the field are paving the way for long-term success of payment reform and are driving the change to a population-based, whole person-focused delivery system. This free webinar series, "Pushing the Boundaries: Emerging Innovations in Payment and Delivery System Reform," will examine several new models that are pushing the boundaries of the field.

You must register for each webinar individually; registration for the webinars is now open.

Webinar I: Treating the Whole Patient: Addressing Social Determinants of Health
With a growing emphasis on the role of social determinants in health, more efforts are leveraging payment and delivery system reforms as an opportunity to promote better integration of health care and social services. While such innovative models are demonstrating the potential for “bridging” health and health care and using tools to support enhanced team-based care delivery, less is known about how to build financial supports for these models. This webinar will offer insights from two innovative initiatives that are aligning health care and other social services, and how these enhanced models can work under new payment mechanisms.

Date: March 19, 2015
Time: 2:00-3:30 p.m. EDT
Faculty: Manik Bhat, Healthify; Rachel Meeks Cahill, M.P.A., Benefits Data Trust
Free registration

Webinar II: Payment to Support Integrated Behavioral Health and Primary Care
This webinar will highlight successful examples of how to integrate behavioral and physical health providers with a supporting payment model. Behavioral health patients often have complex co-morbidities that make coordination between providers especially important to improve care and outcomes. Developing payment structures that enable behavioral health and primary care integration are critical to consider in any payment and delivery system reform initiative. Representatives from Rocky Mountain Health Plans and Cherokee Health Systems will share examples of such efforts currently underway within their organizations.
Date: April 14, 2015
Time: 2:30-4:00 p.m. EDT
Faculty: Patrick Gordon, M.P.A., Rocky Mountain Health Plans; Jeffrey Howard, C.P.A., M.A., Cherokee Health Systems
Free registration

Webinar III: From Top to Bottom: Distributing the “Payment Underneath the Payment”
Various payment and delivery system reform models incorporate a bundled payment or a shared savings arrangement for a group of services provided by various practitioners. Determining who is accountable for success and who is eligible for what share of the payment requires changes in compensation systems and better methods of coordination among providers. This webinar will focus on how health systems and physician groups have addressed these issues and how they expect payment reform will evolve in the near and long term.
Date: May 18, 2015
Time: 2:30-4:00 p.m. EDT
Faculty: Dean Gruner, M.D., M.M.M., ThedaCare; Lisa Trumble, M.B.A., Cambridge Health Alliance
Free registration

This series developed out of the meeting, “Payment Reform: Honing the Models and Pushing the Boundaries,” hosted by AcademyHealth with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Additional payment and delivery system reform resources can be found on AcademyHealth’s website