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CAPC Web Conference Event

Pay-for-Performance and Palliative Care: How Quality Measures Linked to Payment in Medicare Programs are Impacted by Palliative Care.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014
1:30—2:30 PM ET
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Featured Presenter

Emily Warner, JD
Senior Policy Analyst
Center to Advance Palliative Care
New York, NY
emily.warner@mssm.edu

About The Webinar Event

The Affordable Care Act made several significant changes to the way healthcare providers are paid, in an effort to base payment not only on the quantity, but also the quality of care delivered. The mechanism for linking payment to quality is through performance on designated quality measures. This mechanism is part of a growing trend in healthcare reimbursement, resulting in private payers increasingly adding “pay for performance” elements into their contracts. It is essential that palliative care providers are aware of these quality-based payment programs, both to understand how palliative care may affect their facility’s performance on these quality measures, and how quality measurement can be used to incentivize the provision of palliative care.

In this webinar, we will discuss the types of quality programs currently in use by Medicare and what we know about palliative care’s effect on certain quality measures. We will examine:

  • The types of pay-for-performance programs
  • The current quality measures utilized in pay-for-performance programs
  • How palliative care affects performance measures
  • How subsequent performance measures will be determined, and
  • How you can get involved to influence quality measurement

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What You'll Learn

  • The performance measures in use that are most relevant to palliative care
  • The impact of palliative care on these measures
  • How measures will be determined for future cycles

Who Should Attend?

Physicians, nurses, social workers, health system administrators, chaplains and others involved in starting or expanding a palliative care program.

Call Details

  • $99 per registered participant, which includes post event recording download
  • Web conference event which requires live internet access. Audio portion may be accessed through toll line or through VOIP (computer speakers and/or headset/microphone).
  • Payment is online by credit card only
  • PowerPoint presentations accompany each event
  • You will have the opportunity to participate in a Q&A session with the presenters
  • Continue the discussion following the event and post your questions and comments at “Palliative in Practice”, the CAPC blog, discussing pertinent issues surrounding the implementation and practice of palliative care for the seriously ill, as well as analysis of palliative care research and policy.

Any questions? Contact Margaret Schutz at (212) 201-2671 or margaret.schutz@mssm.edu