Episode-Based Payments in Healthcare

This month, Michael Zucker, chief development officer with Baptist Health
System, will share with participants in Medical Home Reimbursement:
Exploring Bundled Payment Options
, Baptist Health System's experience
thus far in preparing for a bundled payment method (also known as "case rates"
or "episode-based payments" ó under which care is reimbursed on a case or
episode rate) pilot and early feedback. You'll hear details on how they've structured
the payment, adjusting for severity, coordination and negotiation of the services
and preparing for transitioning to real-life application.

Contact the Healthcare Intelligence Network today at 888-446-3530
to register for this September 16th webinar or visit:
http://store.hin.com/product.asp?itemid=3917
Please reference the following customer code when registering: MHO0903H

Healthcare reform partially fueled Baptist Health System's desire to participate
in the CMS Acute Care Episode (ACE) pilot that is testing bundled payments for
selected orthopedic and cardiac procedures, explains Zucker. In this
pre-conference interview, he describes some early returns from the experience,
highlights the provider's role in Baptist's multi-pronged awareness campaign
for Medicare beneficiaries and explains the committee-based approach to quality
change and cost savings that has already improved communications among
participating providers.

We hope youíll join us to hear more on bundled payments on September 16th.
Register today at:
http://store.hin.com/product.asp?itemid=3917
Please reference the following customer code when registering: MHO0903H

Best Regards,

Melanie Matthews
The Healthcare Intelligence Network



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