General Sessions

Thursday, September 26, 2013

8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Overcoming Barriers to Payment Reform
Harold D. Miller, Executive Director, Center for Healthcare Quality and Payment Reform
If healthcare systems want to successfully control the rapid growth in costs and improve the quality of care for patients, then the systems must make significant changes in the way providers are paid.  Progress has been slow in making these necessary changes to methods which have been in place for decades due to challenges facing physicians, hospitals, health plans, employers and policy makers. 

A Systematic Approach to Managing the Total Cost of Care
Sue Knudson, Vice President, Health Informatics, HealthPartners
Improved population health and patient experience have been robustly represented in measurement for many years; however, affordability of care measurement has lagged behind. As an integrated care delivery and healthcare financing system, HealthPartners has developed a balanced approach to affordability measurement called Total Cost of Care and Total Resource Use. In this presentation, participants learned about HealthPartners’ approach to using the companion measures to drive value, and how the measures can be used to evaluate medical groups, hospitals, and health plans compared to their peer group, and to drill deeper to understand drivers of performance and enable improvement.

3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Total Cost of Care: Exploring Payment Models
Moderator: Jerry Penso, MD, MBA, Chief Medical and Quality Officer, American Medical Group Association
Panelists: Richard Bankowitz, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Premier; William Bunn, III, MD, JD, MPH, Navistar;  Robert Margolis, MD, Chief Executive Officer, Healthcare Partners, LLC; and Dana Safran, ScD, Senior Vice President, Performance Measurement & Improvement, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts

Moving to successful payment and service models that lower the total cost of care is a top goal for many stakeholders in the healthcare delivery system.  Dr. Penso lead the panelists through discussion on new finance models in the healthcare delivery system from the physician group, hospital, health plan, and employer perspectives. The panel explored the challenges of designing and implementing innovative payment models that improve quality, enhance the patient experience, and reduce the total cost of care. 

Friday, September 27, 2013

10:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Healthcare 2020: The Transformative Trends to Define Our Future
Jim Carroll, Author, Ready, Set, Done: How to Innovate When Faster Is the New Fast What are the major scientific, technological, consumer, and social trends we will face by the year 2020 that will fundamentally change in the concept of healthcare delivery along the journey?  In this closing presentation, Mr. Carroll led an exploration of future trends in health care and put into perspective why innovation is no longer just a fashionable phrase―it’s the critical new leadership focus for executives in the healthcare industry.

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