We’re excited to share the topic and questions for this week’s #HITsm chat happening Friday, 11/16 at Noon ET (9 AM PT). This week’s chat will be hosted by Matt Fisher (@Matt_R_Fisher) on the topic of “Value Based Care: Successes, Challenges, and Changes”.
The transition of the healthcare industry from fee for service to value based care (or alternative payment methodologies) garners significant attention from regulators, providers, vendors and many others in the industry. To frame the discussion, value based care generally refers to payment for quality, or in other words trying to focus on outcomes. The change represents a substantial shift in the approach to paying for healthcare services in the United States.
While value based care refers to payment for quality as an overarching concept, there are a multitude of means of structuring payment arrangements for quality. Examples include capitated agreements, bundled payments, pay for quality, and others. Common themes around the structures are not paying based on the volume of services, which arguably drives collaborations to break down siloes.
With a few years of value based care under the belt, how have efforts gone and where are those efforts heading? Join the chat to weigh in with your thoughts.
Topics for this week’s #HITsm Chat:
T1: Which value based care models have been successful to date and how do you define success? #HITsm
T2: How are new and/or developing #healthIT tools helping or hindering the ability to transition to value based care? #HITsm
T3: What are misperceptions that have developed around value based care models and how are they inaccurate? #HITsm
T4: What role do Medicare and Medicaid programs have in pushing the industry to value based care and how does the recommitment of CMS impact the change? #HITsm
T5: What changes do you see on the horizon for value based care programs? #HITsm
Bonus: What type of value based care program not currently existing should be developed or implemented? #HITsm
Upcoming #HITsm Chat Schedule
11/23 – No Chat – Thanksgiving Break
11/30 – The Global Impact of Health IT
Hosted by Vanessa Carter (@_FaceSA)
12/7 – TBD
Hosted by Michelle Currie (@mshlcurrie)
12/21 – Holiday Break
12/28 – Holiday Break
We look forward to learning from the #HITsm community! As always, let us know if you’d like to host a future #HITsm chat or if you know someone you think we should invite to host.
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