Webinar: Implementing Bundled Payment: Ready, Set, Go

The Accelerated Development Learning Session (ADLS) series provides conversations and presentations from care delivery experts within and outside of government. Information expressed in these ADLS presentations are the views of each speaker and do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The materials provided are intended for educational use and the information contained within has no bearing on participation in any CMS program.

Date: January 18, 2012

For: Business and clinical representatives from organizations or state agencies that are developing bundled payment programs for either private- or public-sector populations.


Evan Benjamin, MD: Improving Value with a Bundled Payment Program
As the Chief Quality Officer for Baystate Health in Springfield, Massachusetts, Dr. Benjamin helped transform healthcare within the three hospital system. He is an active faculty member with the Institute of Healthcare Improvement in Cambridge MA, on the Board Quality Committee of Premier Inc. and on the Board of Catholic Health Partners based in Ohio. He actively participates in healthcare delivery research as part of the Center for Quality of Care Research at Baystate/Tufts University School of Medicine.

Steven Schutzer, MD: Bundled Payment: It's Not That Hard
Dr. Schutzer is founding member and Co-Medical Director for the Connecticut Joint Replacement Institute, the largest joint replacement facility in the region. Dr. Schutzer has led the effort to develop an integrated healthcare business model to provide the best care for patients while streamlining processes and improving outcomes. He serves as Faculty for the Harvard Medical School's annual Advances in Arthroplasty course and has lectured nationally on the value of bundled payment methodology. He is an Associate Clinical Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Connecticut School Of Medicine.

What this ADLS is all about:

Developed independently by the American Institutes for Research, and presented in webinar format, the ADLS for Bundled Payments series provides an opportunity for businesses, state agencies, and clinical leaders to deepen their understanding of how to improve care delivery and population health while reducing growth in costs by redesigning care within a bundled payment program.

In the first ADLS webinar of this series, 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.

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