Towards Efficient Care Collaboration
As regulatory scrutiny over hospital and physician partnerships heightens and volumes remain difficult to capture, cardiovascular programs are searching for new methods to align with specialists.
Indeed, the marketplace has already begun to shift with the uptick in specialist employment and dependence on co-management agreements. Furthermore, reform centers on total cost management achieved through closer hospital-physician alliances and care coordination. Programs that strengthen physician relationships today will be best positioned for market leadership in the coming era of accountable care.
Presenter: David Katz
Part 1 of this two-part series examines recent trends in specialist alignment and distills strategies to enhance existing partnerships.
Part 2 of this two-part series provides imperatives to ensure migration to next-generation alignment. Specifically, this research examines the implications of shared savings programs and bundled payments on CV physician partnerships.
Outlook for Integrated CV Services
To achieve market leadership, programs must increasingly pursue multispecialty, patient-centered care. Moreover, select growth opportunities such as vascular services and hybrid procedures demand specialist alliance. However, these resource-intensive ventures introduce new organizational and care delivery challenges.
Animating the principle of specialist collaboration and more efficient care, Part I of this research explores market developments in vascular services, focusing on management imperatives, future forecasts, and securing ROI, with special emphasis on findings from the Roundtable’s benchmarking initiative.
Presenter: David Katz
New Economics of Quality
To date, quality initiatives have been characterized by adherence to process measures with few financial repercussions. However, mounting pressure to reduce costs has placed variations in utilization and outcomes in the spotlight. Moreover, comparative effectiveness, value-based purchasing, and the prospect of next-generation payment models confirm that a new quality paradigm is emerging. This two-part presentation redefines the value of health care and provides best practices for increasing clinical efficacy and cost-effectiveness.
Presenter: Fred Bayon
Part I includes a critical analysis of policy changes that demand providers deliver higher-value care and offers strategies to build an infrastructure of evidence-based practice.
Part II presents strategies to ensure care is delivered in the highest-value setting and to address appropriate use with special attention to rightsizing investments today in anticipation of tomorrow’s economics of quality.