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Adopting Clinical and Operational Strategies for Bundled Payments

Thursday, December 8, 2016

9:00am - 2:15pm
MHA Conference Center
Burlington, MA

$199 MHA Member Rate
$299 Non-Member Rate

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**CEUs & CMEs will be applied for**

Program Overview

This past spring saw the rollout of CMS’s first mandatory bundled payment programs- the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) initiative (hip and knee replacements) and cardiac care. The proposed cardiac model would make hospitals financially accountable for the cost and quality of care for acute myocardial infarction (AMI) and coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) during inpatient stays and for 90 days following discharges. While the evidence to support bundled payments as a viable alternative to over-testing and fee for service is clear, what is less clear is precisely how an organization gets to smart execution and scale. The trend will continue and practitioners and their organizations need to consider how to strategically operationalize their care delivery systems. This program will present approaches and methodologies for how provider organizations can evaluate their existing care models and design new models aimed at driving reproducible and evidence-based clinical and economic outcomes. We’ll feature content experts and leaders at top hospitals in Massachusetts to share important information, best practices and lessons learned in this critical emerging area of practice.


9:00am     The Future of Bundled Payments: 
                   Economic, Strategic and Operational Implications of
                   Next Generation Bundled Payments
                   Deirdre Baggot, Ph.D., Former Expert Reviewer, Centers for Medicare 
                   and Medicaid (CMS) Bundled Payments for Care Improvement 
                   Initia tive; Former Lead, CMS Acute Care Episode Bundled Payment Program;
                   Principal, ECG Management Consultants

10:30am   BREAK

11:00am   Review of The Final Rule on the Mandatory Cardiac Bundle
                   Tawnya Bosko, Vice President, Sg2

12:00pm   LUNCH

1:00pm     Hospital Panel on Implementing Bundles:
                   Clinical and Operational Considerations

                   Lahey Health System
                   Cathy Ball, MHA, PT, PMP, Dir., Bundled Pymt Care Imp. Initiative
                   Lahey Clinical Performance Network

                   Baystate Health
                   Daniel Engelman, MD, FACS, Medical Director, Heart, 
                   Vascular & Critical Care Services
                   Alice Ehresman, RN, MBA, Manager Healthcare Quality Analytics




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Two and a half (2.5) hours of Qualified Education credits will be granted for this program toward advancement or recertification in the American College of Healthcare Executives. 


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