Health Care Transformation Learning Session: Hosted by CMS and HHS Region 10
Wednesday, November 2, 2011 from 12:00 PM to 1:15 PM (PDT)
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Meeting ID: 4423
There is no slide presentation for the session.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) invite your participation in a “Health Care Transformation Learning Session” featuring Dr. Donald Berwick, Administrator of CMS. The session is co-hosted by CMS Regional Administrator John Hammarlund and HHS Regional Director Susan Johnson.
Dr. Berwick will discuss CMS’ initiatives to help American health care providers deliver the highest quality care while reducing overall health care costs.
Under the Affordable Care Act, CMS has created a broad array of initiatives for all types of health care providers to participate in health care transformation. These initiatives include the:
· Medicare Shared Savings Program, which will help providers offer higher quality, more coordinated and patient-centered care and get rewarded for it
· Advance Payment initiative, which will test whether pre-paying a portion of future shared savings will increase participation in the Medicare Shared Savings Program
· Pioneer Accountable Care Organization (ACO) Model, which is a “Shared Savings Program” for organizations with experience integrating care across settings
· Partnership for Patients, which is a new public-private partnership devoting up to $1 billion to support physicians, nurses and other clinicians in reducing hospital-acquired conditions and improve transitions in care
· Bundled Payments for Care Improvement, which sets out the patient-centered approach to redesign payment so it supports episodes of care in four broadly defined models of care
· Federally Qualified Health Center Advanced Primary Care Practice Demonstration, which will test whether advanced primary care practice can improve care, health, and reduce costs for up to 500 of these community health centers, by providing support for them to reorganize as Patient Centered Medical Homes
· Multi-payer Advance Primary Care and Comprehensive Primary Care, which will pay primary care practices a monthly fee in addition to fee-for service payments in selected markets, to deliver higher quality, more coordinated, more affordable care
· Hospital Value-based Purchasing Program, which will make value-based incentive payments to acute care hospitals, based either on how well the hospitals perform on certain quality measures or how much the hospitals' performance improves on certain quality measures from their performance during a baseline period
· Medicare-Medicaid Coordination Office and the CMS Innovation Center, which are collaborating on two new payment models that will help cut the cost of caring for people eligible for both programs and improve the quality of care these Americans receive
Join Dr. Berwick, CMS and HHS officials in exploring and discussing these initiatives.
CMS Region 10 would like to extend a special thank you to the Puget Sound Health Alliance.
When & Where
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services - Region 9 (San Francisco) and Region 10 (Seattle)
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is the federal agency responsible for administering Medicare, Medicaid, and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Additional information regarding CMS programs is available at www.cms.gov