SOURCE: Healthcare Financial Management Association

Healthcare Financial Management Association

February 04, 2016 11:26 ET

National Payment Innovation Summit Set to Begin on Feb. 10

WESTCHESTER, IL--(Marketwired - February 04, 2016) - The National Payment Innovation Summit, the leading forum on innovative healthcare payment models, is scheduled for February 10-12, 2016, in Memphis, Tenn. Topics will include evolving ACO models, episode-based initiatives, and Medicare's proposed Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement Program. The conference is a joint partnership between the Health Care Incentives Improvement Institute (HCI3) and the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA), and is supported by the Catalyst for Payment Reform. In addition to the 200 people expected on site, others are choosing to register for virtual attendance, which enables individuals to view the live-streamed keynote sessions in real time and access other sessions on demand after the conference ends.

"Hospitals, physicians, and health plans should work together to shape payment models that deliver more value to patients and other care purchasers," said HFMA President and CEO Joseph J. Fifer, FHFMA, CPA. "As payment model experiments continue, it's vital for all parties involved to share successes and lessons learned, which is what this conference is designed to do."

Keynote speakers at the Payment Summit include David Krueger, M.D., Executive Director and Medical Director, Bellin-ThedaCare Healthcare Partners; Robert Galvin, M.D., CEO of Equity Healthcare and Operating Partner, Blackstone; Darin Gordon, Director, TennCare and Deputy Commissioner, Health Care Finance and Administration, State of Tennessee; and Lambert van der Walde, Executive Director, Center for Health Reform & Modernization at UnitedHealth Group. In addition, more than two dozen breakout sessions in four tracks will be presented.

"We need to design payment models around the defined needs of patients, focusing on the functions of the delivery system that are required to meet those needs," said HCI3 Executive Director Francois de Brantes, MS, MBA. "Once that is accomplished, the delivery system will reshape itself."

Attendees include healthcare CEOs and CFOs, medical directors, quality improvement executives, health plan representatives, and physicians and physician organizations as well as managed care executives and contracting experts.

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About HFMA

With more than 40,000 members, the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) is the nation's premier membership organization for healthcare finance leaders. HFMA builds and supports coalitions with other healthcare associations and industry groups to achieve consensus on solutions for the challenges the U.S. healthcare system faces today. Working with a broad cross-section of stakeholders, HFMA identifies gaps throughout the healthcare delivery system and bridges them through the establishment and sharing of knowledge and best practices. We help healthcare stakeholders achieve optimal results by creating and providing education, analysis, and practical tools and solutions. Our mission is to lead the financial management of health care. 

About Health Care Incentives Improvement Institute

Health Care Incentives Improvement Institute, Inc. (HCI3®) is a not-for-profit organization that aims to create significant improvements in the quality and affordability of health care through evidence-based incentive programs and support of payment reform models. Its nationally recognized programs, Bridges to Excellence® and PROMETHEUS Payment® have been at the forefront of payment reform and the new PROMETHEUS Analytics® offers transformational insights for payers and providers.

About Catalyst for Payment Reform

Catalyst for Payment Reform is an independent, non-profit organization working on behalf of large employers and other healthcare purchasers to catalyze improvements in the way healthcare services are paid for and to promote better and higher value care in the United States.

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