Turning “Can We Do This?” into “We Can Do This!: Navigating Compliance, Part IV
Time: 2:00-3:30 PM Eastern (90 minutes)
Session Format: Live Webinar
Topic: Clear As Mud: The Uncertain Path to Accountable Care for Rural, Academic and Safety Net Hospitals
As health care transitions from volume to value based payment models, it is becoming increasingly important for providers to measure and demonstrate cost effectiveness and quality achievements in care delivery. The paths to such “accountable care” are varied and may include investments in key infrastructure and/or strategic alliances and partnerships to improve technology, analytics, culture, collaboration and outcomes. However, for many rural, academic and safety net hospitals, the appropriate resources, partners and path to value-based care may be difficult to identify given the patient populations, capital restrictions and other obligations that they must navigate. This session will discuss real life examples of obstacles, challenges and solutions of rural, academic and safety net hospitals pursuing goals of accountable care, including successful co-management and clinical integration strategies, hospital quality and efficiency programs, and formation and participation in Medicare accountable care organizations (ACOs) and Medicaid Accountable Care Entities (ACEs).
Level of Difficulty:Intermediate/Advanced
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Sponsoring AHLA Group:
- Public Health System Affinity Group
Co-sponsoring AHLA Groups:
- Academic Medical Centers and Teaching Hospitals Practice Group
- Hospitals and Health Systems PG
Jim Daniel, Esq.
Michele P. Madison, Esq.
Morris, Manning & Martin
Christine Burke Worthen, Esq.
VP, Contracting Operations
Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems
Kathryn Appleton, RN
Transitional Care Director
Effingham Health System
Jamie Boyington Rogers, LCSW, MBA
Director of Community Care Services and Behavioral Health
Beacon Health, LLC
Kim Ruark (Moderator)
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