CORC Forum: Payment Reform Options

Session Type: ACR Practice Issues
Tuesday, November 8, 2011: 11:00 AM-12:30 PM
W190a (McCormick Place West)
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Session Overview:
Congress and health care policy administrators have stated that physician payment reform will be the key to correcting the health care system. It is believed that by changing the way physicians are paid is more important than the debate over the public insurance option, or the arguments over whether the government should adopt a single-payer system or not.


There are many new organization and programs that have been put in place to assist stabilizing the budget and governmental programs in an effort to promote quality improvement and better patient outcomes. It is time for physicians to understand the structure of these programs and where they will fall in structure of these programs and what impact they will have on reimbursement.

Upon completion of this session, participants should be able to:

  • identify the various payment approaches including the use of managed care organizations and accountable care organizations
  • explain  the challenges and opportunities facing the Accountable Care Organizations and Patient-Centered Medical Homes models today
  • identify how these new payment options will be used in promoting quality, efficiency and improved outcomes

Moderators: Alan R. Erickson, MD, UNMC Physicians - Brentwood and Raymond Hong, MD, MBA, Ohio Permanente Medical Group
11:00 AM
Understanding the Payment Options for Tomorrow
Warren Skea, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Dallas, TX
11:45 AM
Michael S. Barr, American College of Physicians, Washington, DC
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