A free webinar on Thursday, February 13 will examine how healthcare providers can use analytics to reduce the risks and costs involved in specialty care episodes.
The webinar, hosted by Becker’s Hospital Review, will feature Dr John Birkmeyer, an internationally recognized performance measurement and hospital quality expert, and Dr David Miller, chief, division of health services research and associate professor in the department of urology at the University of Michigan.
Titled "Can You Afford to be Accountable for Specialty Care? A New Approach for Identifying Variation & Risk in Specialty Care Episodes," the live one-hour webinar begins at 2:30 pm EST and will include a question and answer period.
Brett Furst, the CEO of Arbor Metrix, a provider of real-time healthcare analytics, will be the moderator for the webinar.
This shift of risk to providers is already taking place through Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), bundled payments and increasing reliance on value-based reimbursements to hospitals and physicians.
This movement reinforces the urgent need for healthcare providers to fully understand all the drivers of cost variation through performance measurement solutions that encompass post-acute and physician costs as well as hospital utilization.
In the webinar, Dr Birkmeyer and Dr Miller will examine how providers are being forced to take on extra financial risk for specialty care as the healthcare industry shifts from fee-for-service to a value-based, outcomes-focused model under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). They will show how this movement reinforces the urgent need for healthcare providers to fully understand all the drivers of cost variation through performance measurement solutions that encompass post-acute and physician costs as well as hospital utilization.
They will also discuss how, in this new ACA world, identifying and managing cost and quality variation will be one of the most important, fundamental requirements for the survival of hospitals and health systems.
The webinar is open to all healthcare executives, administrators and clinicians. You can register through this link.
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