Clinical Integration - The Path to Accountable Care
Wednesday, August 8, 2012:
1:00 - 2:30 pm Eastern US Time
Economic pressures coupled with a growing population of elderly and people with chronic conditions are presenting clinical and financial challenges for payers and providers. These trends necessitate an evolution in our care delivery and payment models. Healthcare reform legislation has provided the additional motivation for hospitals, physicians and ancillary providers to break down silos and has resulted in the pursuit of accountable care organization, patient centered medical homes, bundled pricing and other initiatives. The model selected by any group of providers must reflect the market being served, the participants, and structures currently in place. However, these models ultimately cannot be successful without the clinical integration of providers.
Clinical integration is a collaborative structure that allows health care providers to organize around quality and efficiency to improve care and manage costs. Often there is the perception that ownership and employment are required to achieve integration. However, whether an employed/owned or independent structure, the following elements must be present:
- Physician leadership
- Common information technology
- Shared clinical guidelines
- Demonstrated compliance and reporting
This session will provide a clear definition of clinical integration and will guide participants through the phases of clinical integration:
Various tactics will be described that can establish a foundation for clinical integration. This will be a roundtable, give-and-take discussion. The faculty will also welcome questions from the audience.
Thomas D. Anthony, Partner, Frost Brown Todd LLC (also acting as facilitator)
Michael G. Heifetz, Vice President, Governmental Affairs, Dean Clinic and St. Mary's Dean Ventures
Mary Reed, Vice President, The Gateway Group
Brad Tice, PharmD, PMP, FAPhA, Chief Clinical Officer, PharmMD (Tentative)
How It Works
Single Connection: $245.00
Additional Connection at the same Organization: $150.00
A site connection allows a single connection to the web conference. That connection is open to any number of users in a collaborative setting. Because there are no travel expenses and only a single registration fee is required, each additional participant lowers the cost per participant significantly.
By purchasing a site connection, you can invite as many people as you would like to view and participate in the session from a single location. Set up the session in a conference room and project the presentation and chat on a large screen. You also have rights to distribute copies of the presentation materials to everyone involved. Please note that audio is received via the phone line and must be broadcast to your group.
If for any reason a relevant stakeholder cannot co-locate for the session, we encourage you to include that person by purchasing an additional connection at the reduced fee of $150 per session. This will ensure that every member of a team receives the same relevant, timely information in the most efficient way. If you have any technical or purchasing questions, please contact us at (818) 888-4444.
CANCELLATION, REFUNDS & CREDITS
Should you be unable to attend, a refund, less a $50 administrative charge, will be made for cancellations received via letter or fax at least 3 working days before the event. We regret cancellations will not be accepted after that date. However, we will be pleased to transfer your registration to another member of your company or credit the registration fee to another Infocast conference if you register within 6 months from the date of this conference. In the event the conference is canceled, Infocast’s liability is limited to the refund of the conference registration fee only.