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Value-Based Reimbursement

Date: Thursday, March 19, 2015 Time: 11am PST / 2pm EST Duration 50 minutes w/ 10 minute Live Q&A

Integrating the Next Phase of Healthcare Reform into CME

Event Description:

As the healthcare system shifts from a fee-based reimbursement structure to one based on quality, outcomes, and costs, the implications for continuing medical education are significant. No longer is knowledge enough; now providers will need to use that knowledge to demonstrated cost-effective improved patient outcomes – or see their reimbursement affected.

In this webinar, you will learn how accountable care organizations, value-based purchasing, bundled payments, shared savings, and the growing transparency around quality is affecting physicians and other healthcare providers, and what it means for the education you provide.

Key Points:

Describe the difference between a fee-based reimbursement system and a value-based system
Describe Medicare’s value-based purchasing program for hospitals and doctors
Identify four new reimbursement models
Discuss new delivery models designed to maximize reimbursement
Discuss the impact of a value-based reimbursement model on CME

Presenter:

Debra Gordon, MS, has been speaking and writing about medicine and the US healthcare system for 25 years, the last 15 as an independent medical communications consultant. Much of her work occurs in the field of continuing medical education, where she works with faculty to develop content; produces enduring materials from live presentations; covers medical meetings; and develops needs assessments. Her knowledge and expertise about healthcare reform has taken her work in a new direction in the past three years, making her an in-demand speaker and consultant.

Debra covered medicine and health care for The Virginian Pilot in Norfolk, Virginia, and The Orange County Register in Santa Ana, California, and was the provider relations manager for Optima Health in eastern Virginia. She also received the prestigious Kaiser Family Foundation journalism fellowship, which enabled her and five other journalists to take a year’s sabbatical and receive in-depth education and briefings about national and local healthcare issues.

Debra received her Master of Science in biomedical writing from the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia and her Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Virginia.

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