Healthcare delivery in the US is set to experience unprecedented change. The Affordable Care Act puts healthcare quality and payment reform front-and-center with plans for new payment reform pilots and demonstration projects.
Driven by the reported early successes of the CMS Acute Care Episode demonstration and the planned expansion of the project in 2012, both healthcare delivery systems and commercial payers are gearing up to pay for medical treatment on the basis of the "episode of care" or "bundled payments" rather than fee-for-service or capitation. Bundled payment also represents a critical first step in aligning incentives that promote cooperation amongst physicians, hospitals, and health plans to advance both quality and cost improvement. Many providers and payers are considering bundled payment as a logical first step on the path toward full ACO implementation.
Summit participants will hear from government leaders about the impacts that new CMS regulations will have on care delivery. Attendees will also hear from leaders in the field working to implement episode bundled payment and related programs who will share the work being carried out in their organizations in both the public and private sectors.
Conference elements will include keynote addresses from national policy makers and senior executive leaders from around the country that will highlight challenges and opportunities presented by bundling payments for episodes of care. There will be ample opportunity for audience participation, questions and answers. The preconference symposia will provide in-depth perspectives on a variety of topics related to episode bundled payment, and track sessions will offer several best practices and case studies from experienced executives and experts.
We will explore the key issues -- clinical, analytic, measurement, payment -- and all the other factors involved in implementing a bundled payment program.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
- Hospital CEOs and CFOs
- Medical Analytic Specialists
- Quality Improvement Executives
- Managed Care Executives
- Managed Care Contracting Experts
- Orthopedic Chiefs of Staff
- Service Line Executives
- Health Plan Representatives
- Medical Directors
- Information Technology Vendors
- Health Policy Makers