As healthcare facilities weigh which reimbursement methodology to pursue under the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA), questions abound. With their next symposium, CAPG hopes to provide some of the answers.
CAPG, which operates with a stated mission of helping “accountable physicians groups to improve the quality and value of healthcare provided to patients,” is hosting a symposium entitled “How to Thrive in Risk-Based Coordination Care.” The daylong session will detail strategies and solutions for healthcare organizations adopting Alternative Payment Models (APMs).
The chief medical officer of CAPG, Amy Nguyen Howell, MD, says the symposium will be especially useful for those trying to navigate thorny financial ground.
“Be prepared to be blown away by the caliber of experience from our faculty, coupled with the depth of content that they’ll share,” Howell says. “CAPG will teach you the ‘how-to’ elements of risk-based coordinated care, so if you’re in the business of taking risk and capitation, this is the meeting for you.”
Howell notes the challenges organizations face necessitates a thoroughness of information provided in this symposium. That means attention will also be paid to Merit-Based Incentive Payment Systems (MIPS).
“Organizations who are unprepared without proper resources and tools will face the biggest challenge. One of CAPG’s pillars of excellence is around education, and the symposium will offer the proper tutelage to succeed in both MIPS and advanced APMs,” says Howell.
Scheduled presenters include:
- Mariella Cummings, principal of Results Incorporated
- Peggy O’Kane, founder and president of NCQA
- Steve Valentine, vice president of West Coast Healthcare Management Consulting
- Kathryn A. Bowen, area executive vice president of Arthur J. Gallagher & Company
- Matthew M. Mazdyasni, former chief administrative and financial officer of HealthCare Partners
As the array of presenters implies, CAPG aims to cover a lot of ground with the symposium.
“Participants will gain core competencies to achieve success in risk-based payment models by learning key elements in resource utilization, performance measurement, finance accounting, and a whole lot more,” says Howell.
At the core, developing a command of the new payment models serves those who most rely on the efficiency of healthcare facilities.
“Such population-based payments will help support and deliver affordability, improved health outcomes, and an enhanced care experience to our patients all around the country,” offers Howell.
The event is scheduled for Thursday, October 27, 2016, at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare, just outside of Chicago. Additional information, including registration costs, can be found at the CAPG website.