Bending the Cost Curve with a Commercial Value-Based Payment Contract: A Case Study from Advocate Physician Partners
Press Release: Bending the Cost Curve with a
Commercial Value-Based Payment Contract:
A Case Study from Advocate Physician Partners

Wednesday, July 18, 2012
1:30-2:15 p.m. (Eastern)

Press Release
Contact: Melanie Matthews
888-446-3530 phone

Sea Girt NJ USA -- June 26, 2012: A value-based contract between Advocate Physician Partners (APP) and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL) has reduced inpatient admissions and emergency room visits and has bent the cost curve after its first year.

During Bending the Cost Curve with a Commercial Value-Based Payment Contract: A Case Study from Advocate Physician Partners, a July 18th webinar at 1:30 p.m. Eastern time, Dr. Carrie Nelson, MS, FAAFP, medical director for special projects with APP, will share lessons learned from the first year of implementation.

You will learn:

  • Key features of the program that have had the biggest impact on driving down utilization and costs;
  • How physician incentives are being re-aligned to better understand how physicians can shift behaviors;
  • Achieving the culture change need to succeed in a value-based agreement; and
  • ACO success strategies under construction, including the patient-centered medical home implementation plan, enhancing chronic condition care and community partnerships.

For more information or to register, please contact HIN at 888-446-3530 or visit:

Join us on July 18th as Dr. Nelson shares how the two organizations have realigned their focus from volume of service to value of service.

Who Will Benefit?

CEOs, medical directors, health plan executives, hospital executives, clinical and quality improvement executives, physician executives, and business development and strategic planning directors.

Submit Your Questions:

You are invited to submit your questions in advance of the program to ensure that your questions are answered. Please e-mail your questions to We will attempt to answer your questions during the conference. However, time constraints limit the number of questions that can be answered during the live Q&A so be sure to get your questions in early.

Team-Wide Training at Its Best (and most cost- and time-efficient).

Gather your team around the table on July 18th for one low single-participant price. You can "attend" this program right in your office and enjoy significant savings no travel time or hassle; no hotel expenses. Its so convenient! Invite your staff members to participate.


Your registration fee covers one webinar login and one telephone line from your site. Include as many individuals from your organization as you wish - there is no additional charge. Gather in a conference room and use a speakerphone.

Program Materials:

Program materials, the call access number and links for the presentation files will be provided before the program date via e-mail.

Can't make it on July 18th?

Order the audio CD and written materials, Training DVD or choose the On-Demand Option!

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Cancellation Policy: To receive a refund, notice is required at least seven business days prior to the webinar. With proper notice, fees are refunded minus a $40 service fee. No refunds are given for cancellations received with less than seven days notice. The Healthcare Intelligence Network reserves the right to cancel or reschedule an audio conference due to unforeseen circumstances.