Financing and Payment Strategies to Support High-Quality Care for People with Serious Illness: A Workshop

When: November 29, 2017 (8:00 AM Eastern)
Where: Keck Center (Keck 100) • 500 Fifth St. NW, Washington, DC 20001

Topics Aging, Diseases, Health Services, Coverage, and Access, Quality and Patient Safety
Activity: Roundtable on Quality Care for People with Serious Illness
Boards: Board on Health Care Services, Board on Health Sciences Policy

On November 29, 2017, the Roundtable on Quality Care for People with Serious illness will host a public workshop on financing and payment strategies to support high-quality care for people with serious illness. The workshop will feature invited presentations and panel discussions on topics that may include:

  • Integrated financing models such as Medicare Advantage programs, Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) and risk-based payment approaches such as Accountable Care Organizations (ACO) and bundled payments
  • Programs such as the Medicare hospice benefit, Medicare Home Health Care, Medicaid Home Health Care, and financing and payment methods for the dual eligible population
  • Incorporation of performance metrics in payment models, such as pay for performance and performance incentives
  • Potential policy steps to address key gaps, challenges and opportunities related to financing and payment models to support high-quality care for serious illness                
  • The workshop will be live webcast on this webpage.

    Workshop Planning Committee Members

    Haiden Huskamp (co-chair), Harvard Medical School

    Mark Ganz (co-chair), Cambia Health Solutions

    Robert Bergamini, Supportive Care Coalition

    Patricia Bomba, Excellus BlueCross BlueShield

    Stephen Friedhoff, Anthem, Inc.

    Lee Goldberg, The Pew Charitable Trusts

    Anna Gosline, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts

    Ziad Haydar, Ascension Health

    Joanne Lynn, Altarum Institute

    James Mittelberger, Optum Center for Palliative and Supportive Care UnitedHealth Group

    Leonard Schaeffer, University of Southern California

    Sharon Scribner Pearce, National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization

    Allison Silvers, Center to Advance Palliative Care


    Confirmed Workshop Speakers and Moderators

    Edo Banach, National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
    Ralph Bencivenga, Patient-Caregiver Perspective
    Marcy Carty, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
    Jeanne Chirico, Lifetime Care Home Health and Hospice, CompassionNet
    Patrick Conway, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
    David J. Debono, Anthem, Inc.
    Robert L. Fine, Baylor Scott and White Health
    Julian Harris, CareAllies
    Vicki Jackson, Massachusetts General Hospital 
    Gregory James, OptumCare
    Shari M. Ling, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
    Diane E. Meier, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

    Cheryl Phillips, SNP Alliance
    Richard Popiel, Cambia Health Solutions
    Bethann Scarborough, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai 
    David G. Stevenson, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
    Susan Elizabeth Wang, Southern California Permanente Medical Group, Kaiser Permanente 
    Rodney Whitlock, ML Strategies

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