Episode payment is becoming an increasingly popular concept for health care reimbursement, because it promotes care coordination and increases incentives for providers to help patients achieve good outcomes. Implicit in most episode payment systems is the concept of a warranty: providers take on the risk of preventable complications. Using the Prometheus Payment system as a model, this webinar - based on the paper "Should Health Care Come with a Warranty?" published in Health Affairs in June 2009 - will explore both the theory and practical implications of warranties in health care. Specific topics to be addressed in the webinar include:
- Application of the warranty concept to health care systems
- Current examples of health care warranties
- Discussion of different forms of health care risk
- The Prometheus method of building evidence-informed episode payment rates
- Use of models to predict impact of episode payment and warranties on quality of care
WHAT IS AN AUDIOCONFERENCE?
It is a live event that includes session handouts, an interactive question and answer period, and access for an unlimited number of participants at each call-in site. However, only one site can be offered per registration. It is impermissible for an organization to purchase one registration and to operate multiple sites through an internal telephone system. During the live Audioconference participants will be able to ask questions and make comments. The Audioconference faculty has agreed to take follow-up questions via email. Audioconferences are simple, accessible, cost effective and reach a broad audience locally.
WHO SHOULD LISTEN:
Physicians, Nurses, Chief Executive Officers, Chief Operating Officers, Chief Medical Officers, Health Plan Leaders, Network Managers, Provider Contractors, Purchasers, Health and Benefit Program Managers, Consumer Advocates, Purchaser Agents or Brokers, Pay for Performance Managers.
All Faculty Materials will be Posted on the Pay for Performance Audioconference website: www.PfPAudioconferences.com/PfPAudio20090730 in downloadable PDF Formats.