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29th ANNUAL HEALTH CARE QUALITY & PATIENT SAFETY CONFERENCE: DOES QUALITY PAY? - VIDEO BASED COURSE


"29th ANNUAL HEALTH CARE QUALITY & PATIENT SAFETY CONFERENCE: DOES QUALITY PAY? - VIDEO BASED COURSE"
8 CME Credits

9 CEU Credits

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Module 1 "29th Annual Health Care Quality and Patient Safety Conference: Does Quality Pay?"

    Course Description & Objectives
  • Recognize how patients will benefit from health care quality reform
  • Analyze how data collection can lead to better outcomes
  • Illustrate how compensation will be affected by value reporting initiatives
  • Define what the patient's obligations are with pay-for-performance
  • Evaluate the future of marketplace initiatives in improving care
  • Assess whether or not quality initiatives can reduce the growth of health care spending
Module 2 "Keynote Address: Transparency and Transformation: Improving Quality Through Value-Driven Health Care"

    Course Description & Objectives
  • Learn about AHRQ's cutting edge initiatives helping to transform health care, such as the new
  • Examine the shifting paradigm from cost containment to health care quality based on value.
  • Discuss an update on the major HIT initiative that AHRQ has funded.
  • Discover how AHRQ helps states and Medicare/Medicaid programs make health care decisions
  • Learn how each state ranks with its quality initiatives.
Module 3 "Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement® Mission, Vision, Goals, and Governance"

    Course Description & Objectives
  • Discuss an overview and update on the Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement® (PCPI) process.
  • How is PCPI working with CMS and the National Quality Forum?
  • Discuss electronic reporting of CME and Category 2 voluntary credit.
  • How is data collection reconciled with business needs while running a practice?
Module 4 "Pay for Performance and its Evolution to Value-Based Reimbursement"

    Course Description & Objectives
  • Discuss the health plan approach to pay for performance.
  • How are provider profiling initiatives working to improve patient care, patient outcomes and access to care?
  • What initiatives are generating the best return on investment (ROI)?
  • What initiatives, that health plans envision, will provide the greatest outcome in future years?
Module 5 "From Opaque to Transparent...Can We Transform Healthcare?"

    Course Description & Objectives
  • What is the provider perspective on improving the quality of health care?
  • How do hospitals integrate efforts with the provider community?
  • Discuss transparency and pricing.
  • Examine how hospital communities work with CMS, Premier, and other quality pay-for-performance initiatives.
Module 6 "Electronic Health Record: Connectivity Issues"

    Course Description & Objectives
  • Discuss federal initiatives and the business case for quality initiatives.
  • Discuss the differences and similarities between small and large practices and the impact of IT.
  • Explain the benefit of using electronic records to coordinate care between providers.
  • Examine issues relating to productivity.
  • How do electronic records improve quality by allowing a practice to measure outcomes and monitor complex patients?
Module 7 "Quality Improvement in Medicaid Managed Care: Impossible Dream or Attainable Reality?"

    Course Description & Objectives
  • What are the advantages of Medicaid Managed Care (MMC) in comparison to fee-for-service Medicaid programs?
  • Is there evidence that MMC programs can be cost effective?
  • Can MMC programs be both cost effective AND implement meaningful Quality Improvement activities?
  • What is the evidence that MMC programs can improve quality of care for the Medicaid population?
Module 8 "Quality Evaluation Processes (QEPSM) In Population Health Programs: Why We Need Them and How We Get Them"

    Course Description & Objectives
  • Determine the need for standardized evaluation processes for population health programs.
  • Examine how to enable comparisons of different evaluation methods and their validity.
Module 9 "Blue Distinction: Collaborating for Quality"

    Course Description & Objectives
  • Discuss health plan initiatives on transparency.
  • Discuss BCBS Quality Initiatives.
  • What resources are available to consumers to help support informed decision making?
  • What principles guide health plan initiatives to promote improvements in quality and affordability?
Module 10 "Pharmacy Perspective on Quality Measures"

    Course Description & Objectives
  • How can different needs of patients be met by the pharmacist?
  • How can medication pharmacy management meet the needs of disease management and pay-for-performance initiatives?
  • What are adherence and compliance criteria for pharmaceutical companies?
Module 11 "Purchaser Perspective - What Works in Healthcare?"

    Course Description & Objectives
  • What are the union's expectations of health care quality?v
  • What role does the union play in health care in 2006?
  • Can you identify quality when negotiating for benefits?
  • How are the issues of tobacco, alcohol, obesity, and mental health addressed?
  • How does the union perceive their success at making their members informed consumers?
  • What role is played in benefit design and structure?
Module 12 "The Radiology Department's Perspective on Reducing Errors"

    Course Description & Objectives
  • Discuss medical errors in the radiology department setting.
  • What initiatives are in place to reduce such errors?
  • Examine what works - and what does not.
  • Discuss the Institute for Healthcare Improvement initiatives as they impact radiology.
  • How is radiology working with RHIO initiatives to improve patient quality?

CME 8 CEU 9.6
Author(s)
Arthur I. Broder, MD, CHCQM (Click this link for author bio)
Arthur I. Broder, MD, CHCQM has indicated that he is Chairman of the Board of the American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians, Inc. He has indicated no relevant financial relationships to disclose in regard to the content of this presentation.


Carolyn Clancy, MD (Click this link for author bio)
Carolyn Clancy, MD has indicated no commercial affiliations or relationships will be discussed within her presentation. Dr. Clancy is an employee of AHRQ.


Josie Williams, MD, MMM (Click this link for author bio)
Josie Williams, MD, MMM has indicated no commercial affiliations or relationships will be discussed within her presentation. Dr. Williams is co-chair of the AMA’s Physician Consortium of Performance Measurement.


Mark Rattray, MD (Click this link for author bio)
Mark C. Rattray, MD has indicated no commercial affiliations or relationships will be discussed within his presentation. Dr. Rattray is a previous employee of United Health Group. Dr. Rattray is President of Care Variance, LLC.


Jennifer Daley, MD, FACP (Click this link for author bio)
Jennifer Daley, MD, FACP has indicated no commercial affiliations or relationships will be discussed within her presentation. Dr. Daley is an employee of Tenet Healthcare.


Steven E. Waldren, MD (Click this link for author bio)
Steven E. Waldren, MD has indicated no commercial affiliations or relationships will be discussed within his presentation. Dr. Waldren is an employee of the Center for Health Information Technology.


Marc Leib, MD, JD (Click this link for author bio)
Marc Leib, MD, JD has indicated no commercial affiliations or relationships will be discussed within his presentation. Dr. Leib is Chief Medical Officer of AHCCCS.


Thomas Wilson, PhD, DrPH (Click this link for author bio)
Thomas Wilson, PhD, DrPH has indicated no commercial affiliations or relationships will be discussed within his presentation. Dr. Wilson is Founder and Board Chair of PHI Institute, a non-profit organization.


Carole Flamm, MD, MPH (Click this link for author bio)
Carole Flamm, MD, MPH has indicated no commercial affiliations or relationships will be discussed within her presentation. Dr. Flamm is an employee of Blue Cross & Blue Shield Association.


Daniel E. Buffington, PharmD, MBA (Click this link for author bio)
Daniel Buffington, PharmD, MBA has indicated no relevant financial relationships to disclose in regard to the content of this presentation.

Jerry Reeves, MD (Click this link for author bio)
Jerry Reeves, MD has indicated no commercial affiliations or relationships will be discussed within his presentation. Dr. Reeves is Chief Medical Officer of HEREIU Welfare Trusts.


Arthur J. Segal, MD, FACR (Click this link for author bio)
Arthur J. Segal, MD, FACR has indicated no commercial affiliations or relationships will be discussed within his presentation. Dr. Segal is Chairman of the ACR Committee on Drugs and Contrast Media.



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