2011 Webinars & Forums

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Webinar: Health Care Innovation Awards - Application Process & Project Proposals

December 6, 2011    Slides (PDF)    Audio(mp3)    

In this session, CMS Innovation Center staff provided an overview of the Advance Payment Model and the application process.

 


Health Care Innovation Awards Informational Webinar

November 17, 2011    Slides (PDF)    Transcript (PDF)    Audio (mp3)

CMS Innovation Center staff hosted an informational webinar on the Health Care Innovation Awards for all interested individuals and organizations on Thursday, November 17, 2011 from 2:00-3:30pm ET. Staff provided an overview of the initiative and were available to answer questions from the audience.

 


Final Accelerated Development Learning Session

November 17-18, 2011

The Innovation Center offered ACO Accelerated Development Learning Sessions to provide the executive leadership teams from existing or emerging ACO entities the opportunity to learn about essential ACO functions and ways to build capacity needed to achieve better care, better health and lower costs through integrated care models.

The third and final session was held at the CMS Building in Baltimore, Maryland from November 17-18. The first session was held in Minneapolis, MN from June 20-22. The second session was held in San Francisco on September 15-16.

For resources from this session and more information about the ACO ADLS program, visit the ADLS website.

 


Webinar: The Value Proposition for Care Improvement around Acute Hospitalizations - Bundled Payments for Care Improvement initiative

October 19, 2011

This webinar provided a general overview of the initiative as well as more in depth information about the aims of the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement initiative. The session described the opportunities for physicians, hospitals, post acute providers, and others to participate in these four models to achieve better care, better health, and lower costs for their patients through improvement approaches that are synergistic with other initiatives and aim to transform health care. Additionally, the second portion of the webinar featured experts who will discuss variation in the cost of care across providers that allows for the opportunity through incentive alignment for care redesign to simultaneously improve quality and reduce costs. The seventy five minute webinar was hosted by Valinda Rutledge, Director of the Patient Care Models Group at the CMS Innovation Center with Stuart Guterman, Dr. Patrick Falvey and Dr. Bruce Lee Hall as guest presenters.

Presenters:

Valinda Rutledge, M.B.A., Director, Patient Care Models Group, CMS Innovation Center and other Innovation Center staff)

Stuart Guterman, Vice President, Payment and System Reform, and Executive Director, Commission on a High Performance Health System, The Commonwealth Fund.

Patrick Falvey, Ph.D., Senior Vice President/Chief Integration Officer of Aurora Health Care.

Bruce Lee Hall, M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A., Professor of Surgery and Professor of Healthcare Management, Senior Fellow in the Center for Health Policy, Washington University in Saint Louis. Chief Surgical Information Officer, Barnes-Jewish (BJC) Healthcare, Saint Louis.

 


Open Door Forum: Comprehensive Primary Care (CPC) initiative

October 13, 2011    Slides (PDF)

In this session, CMS Innovation Center staff provided an in depth overview of the new CPC initiative , a CMS-led, multi-payer initiative fostering collaboration between public and private health care payers to strengthen primary care for all Americans.

Presenter: Dr. Rich Baron, Director, Seamless Care Models Group, CMS Innovation Center and other Innovation Center staff.

For those unable to attend the CPC initiative open door forum, a recording is available at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/cms-public-events.

 


Webinar: Partnership for Patients - Venous Thromboembolism (VTE)

October 5, 2011

In this session, thought leaders discussed the goal set for hospitals to reduce 50% of preventable VTEs by 2013. Presenter: Bill Geerts, MD, FRCPC, FCCP, Chair, American College of Chest Physicians Guidelines on Prevention of VTE To access a recording of the Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) webinar, visit the external resources page on Patient Safety Webinars.

 

 
Webinar: Partnership for Patients - Obstetrical Adverse Events

September 28, 2011

During this session thought leaders discussed the Partnership for Patients goal set for hospitals to reduce 30% of preventable obstetrical adverse effects.

Presenters: Maureen Corry, MPH, Executive Director, Childbirth Connections, Kathleen Simpson, PhD, FAAN, Perinatal Clinical Nurse Specialist, St. John's Mercy Medical Center To access a recording of the Obstetrical Adverse Events webinar, visit the external resources page on Patient Safety Webinars.

 


Accelerated Development Learning Sessions, San Francisco, CA

September 15-16, 2011

Attendees from across the country participated in the second ACO Accelerated Development Learning Sessions (ADLS). Faculty, including health care executives, clinicians and actuaries from a variety of organizations led plenary sessions and smaller breakout groups covering the clinical, infrastructure and financial requirements for accountable care.

For resources from this session and more information about the ACO ADLS program, visit the ADLS website.

 


Webinar: Partnership for Patients - Preventing Pressure Ulcers and Falls in Healthcare Settings

September 9, 2011

During this session thought leaders discussed the Partnership for Patients goals of reducing falls while maintaining patient mobility, and reducing preventable pressure ulcers in acute care settings.

Presenter: Joyce Dubow, MUP, Senior Director, Health Care Reform, AARP, NPP Partner

To access a recording of the Preventing Pressure Ulcers and Falls in Healthcare Settings webinar, visit the external resources page on Patient Safety Webinars.

 


Bundled Payments for Care Improvement Stakeholder Call Transcript

August 23, 2011

Dr. Mandy Cohen, Director of Stakeholder Engagement at the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation hosted a stakeholder conference call to introduce the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement initiative. Joining her on the call from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation was Center Director, Dr. Richard Gilfillan, Senior Advisor, Dr. Nancy Nielsen and Director of the Patient Care Models Group, Valinda Rutledge.

To learn more, please view the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement stakeholder call transcript (PDF).

 


Webinar: Partnership for Patients - Surgical Site Infections

August 16, 2011

This session will provide ideas and insights for reducing surgical site infections through best practices.

Presenter: Frank Opelka, MD, FACS, Chair of Surgical Quality Alliance, Louisiana State University, NPP Partner

To access a recording of the Preventing Pressure Ulcers and Falls in Healthcare Settings webinar, visit the external resources page on Patient Safety Webinars.

 


Webinar: Partnership for Patients - Infections in the Intensive Care Units

August 3, 2011

This session will provide an overview of infections in the intensive care unit, and provide practical tools that hospitals and clinicians can use to reduce infections in care settings.

Presenter: Peter Pronovost, MD, PhD, Medical Director, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

To access a recording of the Preventing Pressure Ulcers and Falls in Healthcare Settings webinar, visit the external resources page on Patient Safety Webinars.

 


Second Accelerated Development Learning Session Follow-Up Webinar

July 28, 2011

Quality measurement, reporting and feedback: Developing data sources and data application for improving ACO cost and quality outcomes

CMS hosted a second follow-up webinar entitled “Quality measurement, reporting and feedback: Developing data sources and data application for improving ACO cost and quality outcomes.” The webinar was hosted  by Dr. Theodore A. Praxel, Medical Director, Quality Improvement & Care Management at the Marshfield Clinic and Marilyn Follen, RN, M.S.N., Administrator, Quality Improvement and Care Management at the Marshfield Clinic.

For resources from the second ADLS Follow-Up Webinar, visit the external ADLS registration website.

 


Accelerated Development Learning Sessions Follow-Up Webinar

July 19, 2011

Continuing the curriculum of the first Accountable Care Organization (ACO) Accelerated Development Learning Session (ADLS) in Minneapolis (see below), CMS hosted a follow-up webinar entitled "Physician Culture Change for Improving ACO Cost and Quality Outcomes." Dr. Craig Samitt, CEO of Dean Health Systems, made the presentation, which was joined by over 150 participants.

For resources from the first ADLS Follow-Up Webinar, visit the external ADLS registration website.

 


Accelerated Development Learning Sessions, Minneapolis, MN

June 20-22, 2011

More than 160 attendees from nearly 65 provider organizations from across the country participated in the first of four ACO Accelerated Development Learning Sessions (ADLS). Attendees heard from CMS Administrator Don Berwick, CM Director Jonathan Blum, and the Innovation Center's Rick Gilfillan and Rich Baron. Over 25 faculty – health care executives, clinicians and actuaries from a variety of organizations – led plenary sessions and smaller breakout groups covering the clinical, infrastructure and financial requirements for accountable care. Attendees were given CMS claims data on their hospital referral regions and guidance on the development of three part aims and implementation plans for moving toward ACOs or seamless care.

For resources from the first Accelerated Development Learning Session, visit the external ADLS registration website.

 


Open Door Forum: Advance Payment Initiative

June 14, 2011

Subject: The Advance Payment Initiative

Dr. Mandy Cohen and Sean Cavanaugh from the Innovation Center hosted an Open Door Forum to gather input on the potential Advance Payment Initiative. The Innovation Center is considering an Advance Payment Initiative for those ACOs entering the Medicare Shared Savings Program to test whether and how pre-paying a portion of future shared saving could increase participation in the Medicare Shared Savings Program.

The Innovation Center welcomes reactions and suggestions from the public on this potential effort which may be electronically submitted to advpayACO@cms.hhs.gov. Comments should be submitted by June 17th, 2011.

For a recording of the call, please call 1-800-642-1687 and enter the pass code 71725238. This recording is available through June 16th.

For Advance Payment Open Door Forum information, view the Advance Payment Open Door Forum call transcript (PDF).

To hear a recording of the Advance Payment Open Door Forum, download an audio file (.mp3) of the call.

 


Open Door Forum: Pioneer Accountable Care Organization Model

June 7, 2011

Subject: The Pioneer ACO Model and the Request for Application

Dr. Mandy Cohen, Dr. Mai Pham, and Sean Cavanaugh from the Innovation Center hosted an Open Door Forum to review the Pioneer Accountable Care Organization Model Request for Application (RFA). The Pioneer Accountable Care Organization Model Request for Application (RFA) is available here. The call was joined by 830 participants.

To learn more, please view the Pioneer Accountable Care Model Open Door Forum transcript (PDF).

To hear a recording of the Pioneer Accountable Care Model Open Door Forum, download an audio file (.mp3) of the call.

 


ACO Stakeholder Call

May 19, 2011

Subject: Stakeholder Conference Call Discussing Three New ACO Program Initiatives

The purpose of this call was to highlight three new Accountable Care Organization (ACO) initiatives that were unveiled by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Innovation Center. Members of the stakeholder community were given the opportunity to ask questions. Dr. Don. Berwick, Administrator of CMS, Dr. Richard Gilfillan, Acting Director of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation, Jon Blum, Director of the Center for Medicare, and Peter Lee, Deputy Director of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation, participated in the call.

To learn more, please view the Accountable Care Stakeholder call transcript (PDF).

 


Stakeholder Call

March 21, 2011

Subject: Launch of New Innovation Center Website

The purpose of this call was to highlight the new Innovation Center website launched earlier in the day. Dr. Richard Gilfillan, Acting Director of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation, Peter Lee, Deputy Director of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation, and Julie Boughn, Deputy Director of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation, participated in the call.

To learn more, please view the Innovation Center website launch conference call transcript (PDF).

 

CMS Listening Session

January 5, 2011

Subject: The State Demonstrations to Integrate Care for Dual Eligible Individuals,

An all-State pre-proposal call was held to discuss the State Demonstrations to Integrate Care for Dual Eligible Individuals. The purpose of this call was to provide an overview of this new contracting opportunity for States that would support the design of innovative service delivery and payment models for dual eligible individuals and to give interested States an opportunity to ask questions regarding the demonstration and/or solicitation process.