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                

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
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

Anna Gosline, BlueCross BlueShield of Massachusetts
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

Harold Paz, Aetna

Cheryl Phillips, SNP Alliance
Richard Popiel, Cambia Health Solutions

Representative Phil Roe, House Committee on Veterans Affairs
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

Senator Ron Wyden, Senate Committee on Finance

Now Playing: Click here to watch brief interviews with two presenters from the Roundtable on Quality Care for People with Serious Illness November 29 Public Workshop, conducted by Roundtable member Christian Sinclair.


Please note that statements, recommendations, and opinions expressed are those of the individual participants and are not necessarily endorsed or verified by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine or the roundtable, and should not be construed as reflecting any group consensus.

Missed the workshop? You can watch the archived webcast videos here.

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