SOURCE: GetWellNetwork

GetWellNetwork

October 19, 2010 11:23 ET

MEDIA ALERT: GetWellNetwork Featured Speaker for American Hospital Association Webinar on the Financial Impact of New Health Care Provisions

Pay for Performance and Value-Based Purchasing Provisions Likely to Impact CMS Reimbursements

BETHESDA, MD--(Marketwire - October 19, 2010) -  GetWellNetwork, Inc. today announced that the company's Chief Outcomes Officer, David Wright, and Chad Mulvany, Healthcare Financial Management Association, will share how new health care provisions such as Value-Based Purchasing(1) will impact U.S. hospitals' reimbursements by CMS. 

Mr. Wright and Mr. Mulvany will provide attendees with a thorough overview of the new health care law and "Pay for Performance" provisions, as well as to demonstrate how interactive patient care technologies are raising performance measurements used by CMS to measure hospitals' effectiveness in treating patients -- in areas of quality, safety, cost and satisfaction. 

Attendees will also hear how leading hospitals and health systems are using interactive patient care solutions to achieve evidence-based outcomes and improve hospital performance in the areas that directly impact the "Pay for Performance" provisions.

Date: October 20, 2010
Time: 1:00-2:00 PM EST
To Register Click: Using Patient Engagement to Prepare for the Pay for Performance

About GetWellNetwork
GetWellNetwork, Inc. uses the bedside TV to entertain, educate and empower hospital patients and caregivers to be more actively engaged in their care. This patient-centered approach improves both satisfaction and outcomes for patients and hospitals. GetWellNetwork is the leader in interactive patient care solutions and exclusively endorsed by the American Hospital Association. More information about GetWellNetwork can be found at www.GetWellNetwork.com.

(1) More information about CMS' Value-Based Purchasing Program is available at http://www.cms.gov/AcuteInpatientPPS/downloads/HospitalVBPPlanRTCFINALSUBMITTED2007.pdf and http://www.cms.gov/QualityInitiativesGenInfo/downloads/VBPRoadmap_OEA_1-16_508.pdf

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