As many RI groups have focused on value-based payment this year, CTC-RI’s Clinical Strategy Committee (CSC) is making significant strides to concentrate on how a capitated alternative payment model (APM) might possibly improve health care. On April 16, Art Jones, MD, Principal, Health Management Associates and CMO, Medical Home Network, was our guest speaker presenting, “Value-Based Payment: Is It Disrupting Health Care for the Better?” Almost 40 physicians and health care leaders engaged in understanding how a Chicago health care system addressed issues such as, 1.) the limitations of strict Fee-for-Service (FFS) reimbursement to support optimal outcomes and efficiency of new models of care, 2.) APMs that can be used to improve patient access to care and outcomes, 3.) linkages between payment reform and expanded use of the primary care workforce, and 4.) the clinician role in the adoption of APMs.
The CSC has an equally exciting May 21 meeting planned when topics will center around data provided to practices to improve performance and characteristics of high-performing CPC+ practices by invited speakers, Richard Shonk MD, CMO, The Health Collaborative, OH, Diane Marriott, DrPH, Director, Multipayer Michigan Initiatives, CPC+ Statewide Convener, MI, and Jerome Finkel, MD, Henry Ford Health System Chief Primary Health Officer, MI.
A new development at CTC-RI is that many CSC meetings will now offer CME Credits. Feel free to reach out for more information about obtaining a CME Credit Request Form.