Massachusetts Medical Society: Toward a Shared Vision of Payment Reform

Toward a Shared Vision of Payment Reform

What is payment reform? What are accountable care organizations? What works, and what doesn't?

Those were some of the issues addressed by a conference co-sponsored by the Massachusetts Medical Society and the Commonwealth Fund.

Review and download presentations from the speakers, read presentation summaries from MMS staff, and view video excerpts from their presentations.

(All presentations in .pdf format)

Download a white paper by Harvard School of Public Health Professor Meredith Rosenthal, Ph.D., discussing the themes of the conference.

7:30 a.m.Registration and breakfast
8:15 a.m.Welcome, Opening Remarks
Alice A. Tolbert Coombs, MD, President, Massachusetts Medical Society (3 pages)
8:30 a.m.Morning Moderator
Aligning Payment and Delivery System Reforms: An Overview 
Stuart Guterman, Vice President, Program on Payment System Reform, The Commonwealth Fund (3 pages)
8:45 a.m.

Successful Implementation Strategies
Howard R. Grant, JD, MD, Executive Vice President, CMO, Geisinger Health System (26 pages)
MMS Blog post: Bringing Geisinger Reforms to Lahey Clinic
Video excerpt: Geisinger's Payment Reform Successes (12:35)

9:30 a.m.Making Healthcare Affordable- Continued
Michael van Duren, MD, MBA, Chief Medical Officer, Sutter Physician Services (18 pages)
MMS Blog post: Doctor-Led, Data-Driven Variation Reduction
Video excerpt: Sutter Physician Services: ACOs and Getting Physician Alignment (8:24)
10:30 a.m.Moving From Theory to Practice 
Sara Rosenbaum, JD, Hirsh Professor and Chair, Department of Health Policy, School of Public Health and Health Services, George Washington University Medical Center (10 pages)
MMS Blog post: ACOs and the Law: An Evolving Issue
Video excerpt: ACOs, Payment Reform and Anti-Trust Law (5:30)
11:15 a.m.Panel/Audience Discussion (morning speakers)
12:15 p.m.Lunchtime Speaker
Vermont's Experience with Payment Reform 
James A. Hester, PhD, Director, Vermont Health Care Reform Commission (14 pages)
MMS Blog post: Vermont's Three-Pronged Approach to Reform Centers on Communities
Video excerpt: Vermont's Health Reform Experiment (9:06)
1:15 p.m.Afternoon Moderator
Alice A. Tolbert Coombs, MD, President, Massachusetts Medical Society
1:20 p.m.Massachusetts Commission on Payment Reform and Next Steps
Secretary JudyAnn Bigby, MD, Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services (13 pages)
MMS Blog post: Finding the Balance between Regulation and Innovation
Video excerpt: Dr. JudyAnn Bigby on Mass. Payment Reform (8:18)
1:50 p.m.Massachusetts Models of Success
Dana Gelb Safran, ScD, Senior Vice President, Performance Measurement and Improvement, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts (BCBSMA) (21 pages)
2:10 p.m.Massachusetts Models of Success
Gene Lindsey, MD, President and CEO, Atrius Health and Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates (7 pages)
2:30 p.m.Massachusetts Models of Success 
Barbara Spivak, MD, President, Mount Auburn Cambridge Independent Practice Association (6 pages)
MMS Blog post: ACOs: How Is All This Working in Massachusetts?
Video excerpt: ACOs: Early Adopters in Massachusetts (13:10)
2:50 p.m.Panel/Audience Discussion (afternoon speakers)
3:50 p.m.Summary
4:00 p.m.Adjourn
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