CMS Is Pursuing Value-Based Health Care - What Should You Do Next?

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From MSSPs and other ACOs, to Medicare Advantage and BPCI Advanced, and now the Primary Care First Model Options — the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is deepening and expanding its programs and commitment to reimbursement based on measurable value.
Many systems and hospitals have already selected and implemented some of these programs while others are evaluating their options. Either way, what should you do next? The answer depends on your readiness and experience with alternative payment models. This webinar will address key insights and implementation considerations to maximize your results from participating in these programs.


Attendees Will Learn:

  • How to establish your readiness or readiness timeline.
  • Data, analytics and insights needed to support your decisions on participating in value-based health care programs.
  • Where to put the upside and downside risk in your contracts.
  • Critical components of care delivery that will figure heavily in your success.

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Thought Leaders

David Bordewyk, PA-C, MPAS
National Director, Performance Analytics
IBM Watson Health
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David Bordewyk is a Physician Assistant and the National Director of Performance Analytics at IBM Watson Health.  His focus to date has been in the application of advanced analytics, decision support, and technology in support of improved clinical outcomes, population health, and the achievement of value. David’s experience in the clinical environs of the hospital, ED, and ambulatory settings provides perspective on the end goal of quality of care and optimal health, while aligning to new cost and price incentives.

Sally Akers
Managing Partner
IBM Watson Health Provider Consulting
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As an advanced practice nursing professional, Ms. Akers has extensive knowledge of complex healthcare delivery systems including acute and ambulatory care settings. She has hands on experience providing clinical care to patients and their families while guiding them through the administrative challenges inherent in our healthcare system. This experience has well prepared her for her leadership and consultative roles in healthcare. Additionally, Ms. Akers has over 20 years domestic and international experience in healthcare consulting.

Before entering consulting, Ms. Akers had extensive experience in healthcare, including clinical practice, management of health system operations, clinical transformation, organizational restructuring, care coordination, and rapid assessment and implementation of operational improvements.  Ms. Akers has been responsible for the clinical, administrative and financial performance of numerous treatment programs across the US with operating budgets from $10M - $150M.

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