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Webinar: State Innovation Models Initiative for State Officials – Application Process

Tuesday, August 28, 2012    3:00pm – 4:30pm ET

CMS Innovation Center staff will be hosting a webinar for state officials to provide additional information on the application process, financial templates and accessing Medicare data.

Open Door Forum: Seeking Input on ACO Educational Opportunities

Monday, August 27, 2012  1:00pm – 3:00pm ET

To solicit input on how educational opportunities for providers interested in participating in Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) or other coordinated care initiatives could be designed.

Webinar: State Innovation Models Initiative for State Officials - Model Testing

Wednesday, August 15th 2012    3:00pm – 4:30pm ET

The CMS Innovation Center will be hosting this webinar to provide additional information for states that are interested in applying for a Model Testing award. Governors’ offices are strongly encouraged to invite their health care innovation team, key stakeholders and appropriate State officials such as State health department directors, Medicaid directors, and insurance commissioners.

Webinar: State Innovation Models Initiative for State Officials - Model Design

Tuesday, August 14th, 2012    3:00pm – 4:30pm ET

The CMS Innovation Center will be hosting a webinar to provide additional information for states that are interested in applying for a Model Design award. Governors’ offices are strongly encouraged to invite their health care innovation team, key stakeholders and appropriate State officials such as State health department directors, Medicaid directors, and insurance commissioners.

Webinar: State Innovation Models Initiative Overview for State Officials

Monday, August 6, 2012    3:00pm – 4:30pm ET

To help States plan and prepare their application for either funding award, the CMS Innovation Center will be hosting a webinar for Governors’ staff. Governors’ offices are strongly encouraged to invite to this webinar their health care innovation team, key stakeholders and appropriate State officials such as State health departments directors, Medicaid directors, and insurance commissioners.

Open Door Forum: Improving Care for Medicare Beneficiaries with ESRD

Tuesday, July 31, 2012    1:00pm – 3:00pm ET

CMS is hosting an Open Door Forum for individual input on ways the Innovation Center can develop and evaluate new models of payment and service delivery to reduce program expenditures, while improving the quality of care for Medicare beneficiaries living with End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD).

State Innovation Models Initiative Overview

Thursday, July 26, 2012    3:00pm – 4:00pm ET

On July 19, 2012, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released a competitive Funding Opportunity Announcement for States to design and test multi-payer payment and delivery models that deliver high-quality health care and improve health system performance. CMS Innovation Center staff will be hosting a webinar to provide an overview of the State Innovation Models initiative.

Strong Start Amended FOA – How to Generate a Baseline Data Sample

Wednesday, July 25, 2012    3:00pm – 4:15pm ET

The CMS Innovation Center will be holding a webinar on Wednesday, July 25, 2012, from 3:00-4:15pm ET to provide guidance from experts for entities with limited experience identifying baseline data for comparison to an intervention population where care is changed.

Strong Start Amended FOA - How to Apply and Prepare the Budget

Wednesday, July 18, 2012    3:00pm – 4:00pm ET

CMS staff will be holding a webinar to discuss how applicants can apply and prepare their budget for the Strong Start funding opportunity.

Community-based Care Transitions Program - Learn How to Apply to the Community-based Care Transitions Program

Thursday, July 12, 2012    12:00pm – 1:30pm ET

On Thursday, July 12, 2012 the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will host a webinar on "Everything You Wanted  to Know to Apply to the Community-based Care Transitions Program (CCTP) by September 3, 2012."

The Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative - For Primary Care Physicians

Tuesday, June 19, 2012    10:30am – 12:00pm ET

The purpose of this webinar is to introduce the Comprehensive Primary Care initiative to the primary care provider community, particularly eligible practices located in the seven selected markets. The webinar will focus on the Comprehensive Primary Care initiative’s service delivery model, including the 5 Comprehensive Primary Care functions, and the milestones participating practices will need to achieve in the first year. The process for applying will also be covered, including information about the application itself. This webinar will be recorded and posted after the event.

Bundled Payments - Technical Assistance for BPCI Online Application Portal

Wednesday, May 9, 2012    4:00pm – 5:30pm ET

The CMS Innovation Center is hosting a technical assistance webinar on the use of the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement online application portal on Wednesday, May 9, 2012 from 4:00-5:30 PM EDT.

Bundled Payments - Application Guidance for Models 2-4

Thursday, April 19, 2012    12:00pm – 1:30pm ET

The CMS Innovation Center is pleased to announce a webinar discussing our Application Guidance document. This webinar will highlight key areas from the document discussing what a strong application to the BPCI initiative should include. We encourage you to review the Models 2-4 application questions and the new Application Guidance document, all available on our website, prior to this webinar.

Graduate Nurse Education Demonstration - Overview and How To Apply

Wednesday, April 18, 2012    2:00pm – 3:30pm ET

Staff from the CMS Innovation Center will provide an overview of the Graduate Nurse Education Demonstration and offer information about how to apply.

Evidence-based Interventions to Reduce Avoidable Hospitalizations Among Nursing Facility Residents

Tuesday, April 17, 2012    2:00pm – 3:30pm ET

CMS staff will be joined by independent faculty to highlight interventions that have successfully reduced avoidable hospitalizations among nursing facility residents.

This session will include examples and discussions on the components of successful interventions, resources used to implement models, and potential barriers that may exist. This session is being hosted to provide education on successful interventions to interested parties and the general learning community.

Accelerated Development Learning Session #6 - Building an Effective Gainsharing Program

Friday, April 6, 2012    11:30am – 1:00pm ET

Faculty will review key components of gainsharing program design and administration, providing personal lessons learned from the Medicare Hospital Gainsharing Demonstration, and examples of how that model and others could operate within varied clinical areas and organizational structures. Presentations will emphasize methods to ensure program effectiveness in incentivizing behavior change, credibility with all stakeholders, and multi-year sustainability.

Initiative to Reduce Avoidable Hospitalizations - Overview and How to Apply

Tuesday, April 3, 2012    2:00pm – 3:00pm ET

Staff from the Medicare-Medicaid Coordination Office (MMCO) and the CMS Innovation Center will provide an overview of the initiative, and offer information about how to apply.

Community-based Care Transitions - Reducing Hospital Readmissions

Tuesday, March 27, 2012    3:00pm – 4:30pm ET

The Community-based Care Transitions Program (CCTP) will be hosting a webinar to allow stakeholders to hear directly from some of the newly selected partners. The CCTP’s goals are to reduce hospital readmissions, test sustainable funding streams for care transition services, maintain or improve quality of care, and document measureable savings to the Medicare program. CMS Innovation Center staff will provide additional information about the program and will be available to answer questions.  

Bundled Payments - Accelerated Development Learning Session # 5 - Contractual and Governance Issues among Providers in Bundled Payments

Tuesday, March 22, 2012    3:30pm – 4:30pm ET

Bundled payments necessarily entail allocation of a single source of dollars, or a reconciled budget, to disparate providers. In the mid-90s, disputes over how to allocate monies contributed to the relative failure of a number of PHOs. In this webinar, Faculty will outline contractual structures and provisions to ensure that payments are consistent with the expectations of the participants. Faculty will not address Stark, anti-kickback or gainsharing issues.

Strong Start - Preparing Your Budget for the Medicaid Funding Opportunity

Tuesday, March 20, 2012    3:00pm – 4:00pm ET

CMS Innovation Center and Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services staff will be hosting a webinar that will discuss how applicants can prepare their budget for the Strong Start Medicaid funding opportunity.

Bundled Payments - Accelerated Development Learning Session # 4 - What to Pack in Your Bundle: Episode Selection, Definition and Clinical Strategies for Care Improvement

Tuesday, March 13, 2012    12:00 – 1:15pm ET

Faculty will review criteria for selecting conditions or procedures to target for bundled payment, discuss requirements and options for episode definition for those targets, and provide examples of clinical and operational strategies to maximize improvement in care quality and efficiency within defined episodes.

Bundled Payments - Distinguishing Between Applicant Roles

Thursday, March 8, 2012    2:00pm – 3:00pm ET

This webinar is designed to ensure that all applicants to Models 2-4 of BPCI have a clear understanding of the three different roles an applicant must choose from when applying to this initiative. The applicant roles are linked to the applicant's partner types, as well as to how the applicant decides to partner with these Bundled Payment participating organizations.

Strong Start - Partnerships Between States and Applicants

Wednesday, March 7, 2012    3:00pm – 4:00pm ET

CMS Innovation Center, Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services staff will be hosting a webinar that will discuss how applicants can work with States and the role of States in the Strong Start funding opportunity.

Patient Safety - Using Tools to Enable Rapid Cycle Improvement within Your Organization

Thursday, February 23, 2012    1:00pm – 2:30pm ET

During this 90-minute webinar, panelists will discuss how to implement rapid cycle improvement within healthcare organizations, while highlighting specific tools, resources, and models of care that participants can use in their own organizations. Panelists will share success stories, tools and resources from the field.

Accelerated Development Learning Session #3 - Data-Driven Continuous Quality and Efficiency Improvement

Tuesday, February 21, 2012    3:30pm – 5:00pm ET

Faculty will share principles and techniques for engaging quality leaders and physician champions, along with models for data exchange to support a continuous organizational effort to achieve better health, better care and reduced costs through improvement.

Strong Start - Delivering Enhanced Prenatal Care

Wednesday, February 15, 2012    3:00pm – 4:00pm ET

Staff from the Innovation Center and the Center for Medicare and CHIP Services will be hosting a webinar that will provide an overview of the Strong Start initiative and the application process and requirements for the Medicaid funding opportunity.

Patient Safety - Creating and Sustaining Successful Multidisciplinary Teams within Your Organization

Wednesday, February 15, 2012    1:00pm – 2:30pm ET

During this 90-minute webinar, panelists will discuss how to create and sustain meaningful relationships with community groups, including health care organizations, government support services, and non-profit groups. Panelists will share success stories, tools and resources from the field.

Bundled Payments - Accelerated Development Learning Session #2-Transform Care Today: Strategies and Tactics Across the Continuum

Tuesday, February 14, 2012    4:00pm – 5:30pm ET

Faculty will share their insights on topics including strategies to develop physician leadership, keys to success in care redesign, the critical hand-off from acute to post-acute care, how acute providers can successfully work with post-acute providers and how post-acute providers can lead the way.

Bundled Payments Webinar Series on Data Files

February 13, 2012 through February 17, 2012

These webinars will provide information about understanding and working with the Limited Data Sets being provided for the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement initiative. There are 4 webinars in this one-week series.

Bundled Payments - Model 3 Deep Dive

Thursday, February 9, 2012    3:00pm – 4:15pm ET

Reviewing the construction of the Model 3 Post-Acute Episode and is designed to assist organizations who submitted Letters of Intent (LOIs) for this model as well as PAC providers who did not submit an LOI but are seeking additional information about the role of PAC in BPCI.

Implementing Bundled Payment - Ready, Set, Go

January 18, 2012

Senior leaders from two very different organizations-one, a three-hospital health system with a provider-owned health plan, the other a large group practice of orthopedic surgeons-will outline the strategic and operational path each followed to implement bundled payment.

Webinar participants will gain a strong start on an action plan to manage and coordinate care for a population of patients within a bundled payment program. Participants will also receive tools to assess current readiness and resources to help build competency in areas critical to bundled payment success.

Bundled Payments for Care Improvement (BPCI) Initiative: Episode Definitions

January 6, 2012    Slides (PDF)    Transcript (PDF)    Audio (mp3)

In August of 2011, the CMS Innovation Center announced the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement initiative (BPCI), a partnership opportunity with CMS to redesign care in the acute inpatient and/or post-acute settings. The CMS Innovation Center received a tremendous interest from potential partners wishing to redesign care using various models of bundled payments structured through the BPCI. To provide assistance for organizations participating in CMS bundled payment initiatives or for those using "episodes of care" as a patient-centered approach towards improvement in other payment reform efforts, staff from the CMS Innovation Center will be providing informational webinars designed to help providers on their care redesign journey.

Open Door Forum: Advance Payment ACO Model Application

January 5, 2012     Slides (PDF)    Transcript (PDF)    Audio (mp3)

Kelly Hall of the CMS Innovation Center provided a brief overview of the Advance Payment Model, as well as a description of the application. For more information on the Advance Payment Model, visit the Advance Payment Model webpage.