SOURCE: ArborMetrix Inc.

ArborMetrix Inc.

January 28, 2014 07:53 ET

Free Webinar to Address Provider Accountability for Specialty Care Under the Value-Based Billing Model

Presentation to Focus on Identifying Variation in Specialty Care Episodes and How Analytics Can Reduce Risks and Costs

ANN ARBOR, MI--(Marketwired - Jan 28, 2014) - John D. Birkmeyer, MD, an internationally recognized performance measurement and hospital quality expert, and David C. Miller, MD, MPH, Chief, Division of Health Services Research and Associate Professor in the Department of Urology at the University of Michigan will present a free webinar for Becker's Hospital Review on Thursday, February 13th, 2014 that examines how health care providers can use analytics to reduce the risks and costs involved in specialty care episodes.

The webinar is open to all healthcare executives, administrators and clinicians. Please register through this link.

Entitled "Can You Afford to be Accountable for Specialty Care? A New Approach for Identifying Variation & Risk in Specialty Care Episodes," the live one-hour webinar begins at 2:30 p.m. EST and will include a question and answer period. Brett Furst, the CEO of ArborMetrix, Inc., a leading provider of real-time healthcare analytics, will be the moderator for the webinar.

This shift of risk to providers is already taking place through Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), bundled payments and increasing reliance on value-based reimbursements to hospitals and physicians. This movement reinforces the urgent need for healthcare providers to fully understand all the drivers of cost variation through performance measurement solutions that encompass post-acute and physician costs as well as hospital utilization.

In this webinar, Dr. Birkmeyer and Dr. Miller will examine how providers are being forced to take on extra financial risk for specialty care as the health care industry shifts from fee-for-service to a value-based, outcomes-focused model under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). They will show how this movement reinforces the urgent need for healthcare providers to fully understand all the drivers of cost variation through performance measurement solutions that encompass post-acute and physician costs as well as hospital utilization.

They will also discuss how, in this new ACA world, identifying and managing cost and quality variation will be one of the most important, fundamental requirements for the survival of hospitals and health systems. Attendees will learn:

  • How episodic cost profiling software can assess clinical performance and the actual cost of care across high impact specialties including surgery, cardiac care and oncology.
  • The challenges hospitals and health systems face in analyzing cost and variations in practice patterns for specialty care.
  • How to use data to pinpoint drivers of clinical and medical expense variation, and support physicians in consistently providing better quality and more affordable care.
  • Ways in which providers can benefit from episodic analysis and level the playing field for negotiations on bundled payments.

Becker's Hospital Review is a leading source of cutting-edge business and legal information for health care industry leaders.

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About ArborMetrix
ArborMetrix, Inc., based in Ann Arbor, Mich., is a healthcare analytics and software firm specializing in quality measurement, cost-efficiency and performance improvement for surgical and other acute hospital and specialty-based care. The company focuses on developing rigorous data analysis and actionable business intelligence solutions that raise the bar on quality, performance, utilization and cost-efficiency for hospitals, health systems, specialty societies, quality collaboratives and health plans. ArborMetrix's unique, cloud-based technology evolved from groundbreaking research by the company founders on improving the quality of surgical care and econometric performance measurement. For more information, visit www.arbormetrix.com, email info@arbormetrix.com or call 734-661-7944, ext. 7008.

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