Sept. 24 Webinar to Profile Geisinger Health System, BCBS of North Carolina’s Successful Bundled-Payment Programs

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In an upcoming webinar from Atlantic Information Services, participants will learn what Geisinger Health System and BCBS of North Carolina did, how they did it, and the extent to which their impressive results may be transferable to other medical procedures.

Insurers across the country are experimenting with bundled payment initiatives that bring providers on board as partners to control costs while improving quality and member satisfaction. When bundled payment programs are designed properly they can reward effective providers with strong financial incentives, incentivize hospitals to work collaboratively with providers, and give patients and insurers an accurate procedure-specific tally. On Sept. 24, the Atlantic Information Services webinar, “Bundled Payment Success Stories: Case Study Results from Geisinger and BCBSNC,” will detail the latest results two pioneering health plans have achieved from innovative bundled-payment programs.

Elaine Daniels, senior strategic contract consultant at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC), Thomas Graf, M.D., chief medical officer for population health and longitudinal care service lines for Geisinger Health System, and Minoo Javanmardian Ph.D., senior partner at PricewaterhouseCooper subsidiary Strategy&, will lead a lively 60-minute presentation, followed by 30 minutes of responses to individual questions. They will provide answers to these and other questions:

  • What financial and quality outcomes have these two insurers seen?
  • What role do carriers play in helping providers change their operating models?
  • What steps must be taken to keep a bundled-payment model from backfiring on payers?
  • What strategies can be employed to convince providers to assume risk?
  • How can confining a bundled payment program to a single hospital produce negative results?
  • What different models exist for insurers to share savings with providers?
  • What strategies should carriers take to work with providers in assessing the necessary services and setting a fair price?
  • Which procedures should be bundled? Which shouldn’t?
  • Can bundled care effectively eliminate variation in outcomes?

Visit http://aishealth.com/marketplace/c4m32_092414 for more details and registration information.

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