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Webinar Details

  • Pub Code: SW705-11WEB
  • Price: FREE
  • Thurs., June 15, 2017
    • 2:00 - 3:00 Eastern time
    • 1:00 - 2:00 Central time
    • 12:00 - 1:00 Mountain time
    • 11:00 - 12:00 Pacific time
  • Speakers
    • L. Gordon Moore, M.D., Senior Medical Director of Clinical Strategy & Value Based Care at 3M Health Information Systems
    • Erika Johnson, Consultant at 3M Health Information Systems

Designed Especially For

  • Chief executive officers, chief operating officers, chief financial officers, chief medical officers
  • Vice presidents, directors or managers in the areas of quality improvement, network contracting, member services, disease management, population health management, managed care, or regulatory compliance

Managing Variation in Health Care: The Unique Role of Risk Adjustment

Thursday, June 15, 2017

This webinar will show you how to use risk adjustment to reveal variation — the difference between the quality and utilization rates you can expect (expected rate) and the rates that actually occur (observed rates) — and how that variation impacts your payment rates and performance goals.

You will learn:

  • How understanding variability can help you form strategies and tactics to impact outcomes
  • What goes into calculating an expected rate
  • How expected rates are used to develop budgets and determine key performance indicators (KPIs)
  • How to monitor performance against a budget and KPIs so you can unmask variability

Reserve your seat to learn how to manage variation using risk adjustment.

Risk adjustment methodologies can tell us a lot about a patient — his or her level of risk, total illness burden, level of resource consumption, and much more. Risk adjustment is a critical tool in value-based contracting because it helps us understand variability.

Understanding variability helps you set performance goals and design payment programs that providers and payers mutually accept because they accurately account for a provider or system’s unique circumstances. A 20% reduction in readmissions may be an appropriate target for one provider, but unreasonable for another. Setting just-right quality and financial goals is the linchpin of successful value- or risk-based contracts.

Whether you are analyzing individual PCPs, comparing systems within a defined network, or measuring the performance of accountable care organizations, understanding variability will guide you towards improving health care value.

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Speakers

L. Gordon Moore, M.D.
Senior Medical Director of Clinical Strategy & Value Based Care, 3M Health Information Systems

L. Gordon Moore, M.D., is Senior Medical Director of Clinical Strategy & Value Based Care at 3M Health Information Systems. He is a national leader in improving healthcare in primary care and medical office practices. Dr. Moore helps governments, insurers and healthcare delivery systems prepare for total cost-of-care contracting and effective population health management. He serves as an advisor, expert and faculty to numerous initiatives working to achieve better health outcomes while bending the cost curve.

His work focuses on the intersection of population health outcomes and patient experience of care, and their impact on total cost of care. Dr. Moore has been a faculty member of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement in the domain of office practice redesign, and is a Clinical Assistant Professor with the University of Washington Departments of Family Medicine.

In addition to running marathons, he is past president of Ideal Medical Practices, a non-profit supporting adoption of ideal practices in healthcare settings across America.

Erika Johnson
Consultant, 3M Health Information Systems

Erika Johnson, Consultant at 3M Health Information Systems, brings a breadth of health care expertise and strategic leadership to all of her clients. She leads 3M’s value-based program center of excellence with responsibility for program implementations, best practice sharing, and collaboration across internal and external stakeholders. She has worked across many payer (commercial, government, multi-payer), state agencies, and provider clients. Erika excels at developing and implementing strategies for her clients, including innovative population health, network planning and value based care solutions. She has implemented and worked with accountable care initiatives across the country, identifying areas with the highest potential for improvement. Erika has also worked with clients on engaging rural providers in value based care delivery, aimed at improving cost and quality trends across an entire payer’s network.

Moderator: Jill Brown, Executive Editor, AIS Health


The session includes a 45-minute presentation and a 15-minute Q&A session that will give you a chance to pose questions to Dr. L. Gordon Moore and Erika Johnson.


Designed Especially For

  • Chief executive officers, chief operating officers, chief financial officers, chief medical officers
  • Vice presidents, directors or managers in the areas of quality improvement, network contracting, member services, disease management, population health management, managed care, or regulatory compliance

How the Webinar Works

WHAT IS A WEBINAR?
All you need to access our Webinar is access to the Internet – no downloads are required. The presentation is followed by a 15-minute Q&A with the speaker(s). You can invite all your colleagues to gather in a conference room with one computer to share the experience.

MAC and PC COMPATIBLE
Our Webinars work equally well on PCs and Macs.

  1. Register online (or call 800-521-4323 to register).

  2. When you register, you will receive a confirmation by email from "webinar coordinator," with a password and Web link that you will use to connect to the Webinar.

    There is no limit on the number of participants from your office, but each registration covers only one log-in. Additional log-ins require additional registrations.

  3. For your convenience, you will receive a copy of the Printed Materials in PDF format by email prior to the Webinar. These materials will include the same presentation you will view online during the Webinar.

  4. The final segment of the Webinar will let you ask questions and get answers from the speakers.