Into a Brave New World: Health System Strategy for the COVID-19 Era
This presentation will provide an overview of the major implications of the changing environment for health system strategy, with a particular focus on how broader consumer-focused trends, already in motion, will be impacted in the aftermath of the pandemic. Particular attention will be paid to implications for payer and employer contracting, physician alignment, and consumer engagement.
Reducing Cost by Eliminating Waste
Learn about strategies to evaluate waste versus cost with the patient experience in mind. You'll learn about Virginia Mason's areas of focus that have contributed favorably to the health system's margin.
Maximun Payment Adjustments: Best Practice in Quality Reporting
With a focus on small and rural practices, you'll learn some of the "behind the curtain" insights into the Quality Payment Program (AKA MACRA) and explore what goes into achieving an exceptional performance score. Topics will include quality measures selection and performance management, promoting interoperability performance improvement, and improvement actvities selection and compliance.
Why you should replace adjusted discharges
The use of adjusted discharges as a metric of output to assess facilitywide productivity and efficiency is flawed and leads to invalid conclusions. It does not account for the increasing volume and complexity of outpatient procedures. During this session, Providence St. Joseph Health System will share how it effectively uses equivalent discharges and demonstrate why this metric is better suited to health systems.