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Mayo Clinic, Arizona State University Alliance for Health Care host payment reform summit

December 22, 2016

January 2017 marks the beginning of a new year, a new administration and a new opportunity to provide thoughtful input as the U.S. continues the discussion surrounding health care reform. To inform the development of alternative payment models that ensure access to, and sustainability of, high-quality health care in America, Arizona State University’s School for the Science of Health Care Delivery and the Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery have come together to host a summit on access and alternate payment.

By invitation only, summit participants will examine scientific data from Mayo Clinic and other institutions. They will consider the needs of patients, including those with complex illnesses, while examining data drawn from a number of sources, to identify the impact of various payment models on patient access and patterns of health care utilization.

Alternative payment models and topics that summit attendees will explore include:

  • Evidence on the various forms of risk sharing. Forms to be explored include bundling, Accountable Care Organizations and shared savings programs.
  • Patient attribution modeling. Participants will analyze various attribution methodologies to ensure both accuracy in assigning, and calculating cost of, patients to providers for care management purposes.
  • Costs. A major goal is to determine the most effective way to measure total cost of care, clinical and final performance.
  • Measures necessary to truly award value. The summit is aimed at the creation of valid quality and effective measures that reflect outcomes, patient experience and clinical and financial performance.

The summit will produce findings to inform decision-makers across the health care payment and policy arena, and intelligence for use in curriculum development to teach the next generation of leaders in the science of health care delivery. Outcomes will include guiding principles to inform the conversation on the next design phase of value-based care delivery and reimbursement.

Participants include 25 of the nation's top thought leaders from across industry, health care providers and payers, and government and patient advocacy organizations. The group's discussions will be led by moderator Clifford Goodman, Ph.D., and focus on determining emerging topics in payment reform, and capturing an unparalleled understanding of these opinions.

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