Learn how to use bundled payments to enhance your organization’s overall network and population health management value.
Wednesday, June 20
1:00-2:00 PM EST
In January, CMS announced the Bundled Payment for Care Improvement Advanced “BPCI Advanced” program, initiating renewed interest in a total cost of care payment model for specific episodes of care. Regardless of your organization’s current decision to participate, it’s important to understand how bundled payment programs have the ability to significantly decrease your internal costs, broaden your revenue opportunities, and improve patient outcomes across specific populations.
The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation’s newest iteration of bundled payments provides another tightly-defined program that allows organizations to scale Population Health Management. Best practice suggests that tactical interventions to assess clinical variation, implement strategic care redesign programs, and to adjust care management-facilitated patient stratification models are important to be successful with bundled payments – so knowing how to implement them is crucial.
One organization’s savings is another’s income and without making overhead allocation changes, bundled payments may reduce revenue that has been critically important to maintain hospital profitability.
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Leading out in this webinar, Jonas Varnum, MHSA, is a Health Catalyst professional services strategy leader with demonstrated expertise delivering payment model transformation and helping providers and payers to strategically adjust their operations based on new bundled payment contracting practices.
Jonas Varnum is a Population Health Management specialist with substantial experience in designing, operationalizing, and supporting alternative payment models and accountable care delivery systems. Jonas began assisting state-wide population health vehicles prior to CMS accountable care movement in 2012 and began supporting Medicare Shared Savings Program Accountable Care Organizations during the first application cycles. Jonas has dedicated his consulting career to providing strategic planning and operational leadership to the interconnected elements of population health management. Jonas has lead Bundled Payment initiatives across hospital and ACO organizations, and has provided oversight on strategic direction, data analysis, quality measurement and improvement, and overall operational execution for a variety of CIN, ACO, and network models. Jonas has also had the opportunity to work with CMS and CMMI payment models, including the Health Care Innovation Award program and the original Bundled Payment for Care Improvement initiative.