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.