Medicare Payment System Reforms: What Do We Know?

Medicare is testing new ways to pay for medical services, emphasizing value rather than volume, and evidence is beginning to build about successes and challenges. On Monday, April 11, the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) and the Alliance for Health Reform will host a briefing to examine what we know so far about the basic models, savings, quality, the impact on patients and the prospects for replication.

Moderated by KFF’s Tricia Neuman and the Alliance’s Marilyn Serafini, Monday’s discussion will include:

  • Cristina Boccuti, associate director, Program on Medicare Policy, Kaiser Family Foundation, will discuss evidence to date regarding savings, quality, access and impact on patients.
  • Marilyn Moon, institute fellow and director, the American Institutes for Research, will discuss the impact of these models on consumers.
  • Patrick Conway, principal deputy administrator for innovation and quality and chief medical officer, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, will spotlight models that are working well, along with milestones and challenges.
  • Eric De Jonge, director of geriatrics, MedStar Washington Hospital Center, will explain the experiences and results of Washington Hospital Center’s Independence at Home initiative, and MedStar’s plan to adopt this program across its health system.
  • James Garnham, director, contract and payment innovation, University of Rochester Medical Center, will describe Rochester’s experience with bundled payments.

Event Date

Apr 11, 2016 at 12:00 pm ET


Samantha Feller, Alliance for Health Reform

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