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Improving Physician Performance and Value-Based Reimbursement Levels Through Meaningful Data Sharing, a 45-minute webinar on June 23, 2010, Archive Version
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From pay-for-performance programs to shared savings models, a growing number of organizations are testing the ability to pay for quality and not quantity of healthcare services. The collection and sharing of physician performance data is critical to supporting these initiatives.

Taconic IPA, through a community transformation program, is leveraging performance reporting data to engage physicians in quality improvement while increasing reimbursement rates for its physicians.

Listen to pre-conference comments from Dr. Paul Kaye and Susan Stuard.

During Improving Physician Performance and Value-Based Reimbursement Levels Through Meaningful Data Sharing, a 45-minute webinar now available as a CD-ROM, via On Demand Web access or as a training DVD, Paul Kaye, MD, medical director at Taconic IPA and Susan Stuard, executive director, THINC, described how the sharing of data across its organization is improving physician performance and value-based reimbursement levels.

You'll receive the details on:

  • Measuring, reporting and rewarding physician performance improvement;
  • Getting physician buy-in for performance level reporting and reimbursement;
  • Best practices for internal and external benchmarking;
  • Determining which performance indicators to use;
  • Balancing the need between not enough and too much data;
  • Adjusting data for risk and sample size;
  • Data collection methods and reporting frequency; and
  • Reimbursing physicians on performance improvement.

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Dr. Paul Kaye
Chronic care in the medical home meant adopting new tools to identify and manage the population.

Paul Kaye, M.D., is the medical director for Taconic IPA and Hudson River HealthCare, and the treasurer of THINC. Dr. Kaye has been a pediatrician for 30 years.

In his role as medical director of Taconic IPA, Dr. Kaye leads the Taconic IPA Medical Council. He is now developing a care coordination training module for Taconic IPA medical council members who have transformed their practices to become certified patient-centered medical homes (PCMHs) under NCQA. Eleven sites comprising of 238 physicians who have received NCQA PCMH recognition. The care coordination module is designed to ensure that care is coordinated and that community care transitions occur in a safe and efficient manner in partnership with the PCMH practice, the patient and their family members.

At Hudson River HealthCare, Dr. Kaye directs a community health center network that serves over 45,000 patients at 14 sites. Since 1998, Hudson River HealthCare has worked with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement and the Bureau of Primary Health Care to implement new models of care delivery, using clinical information systems to guide improvements in health.

Dr. Kaye also serves as treasurer of THINC, a nationally recognized community health information network in the Hudson Valley.

Dr. Kaye is co-chair of the Pay for Performance and Medical Homes Workgroup of the National Association of Community Health Centers, and a two-time past chair of its Clinical Practice Committee. He is the chair of the Clinical Committee of the Community Health Care Association of New York State. He represents the National Association of Community Health Centers on the AQA Alliance.

Dr. Kaye has served on numerous quality and health IT advisory groups for both the state and federal governments, and was a national faculty member of the Bureau of Primary Healthís Health Disparities Collaboratives. He is currently serving on the Technical Advisory Panel for the Commonwealth Fund's Transforming Safety Net Clinics into medical homes project.

Dr. Kay received his medical degree from SUNY Upstate Medical Center and completed his pediatric residency at University of Wisconsin Hospital in Madison.

Susan Stuard
Practices are being asked to go beyond Level III NCQA patient-centered medical home recognition.

Susan Stuard, M.B.A., is the executive director at THINC, a not-for-profit convening organization that establishes research-based criteria to enhance healthcare quality and value in the Hudson Valley. The organization uses its active leadership board and market leverage to advance accountable, patient-centered delivery models. Stuard works with a multi-stakeholder board of directors, academic research teams and over 60 community and national subject matter experts to champion and implement pay-for-performance, quality improvement and health system transformation.

Under Stuardís leadership, THINC has championed a pay-for-performance physician practice transformation project that will reward practices that achieve NCQA PCMH certification. The program has also been designed to pay bonuses for achieving community-defined clinical and operational goals such as care coordination. THINC also sponsors the Hudson Valley Health Information Exchange and an EHR adoption program. Stuard serves as the primary liaison with THINCís constituent organizations and its board of directors and its committees.

Prior to THINC, Stuard was the director for technology policy development at the New York-Presbyterian Hospital (NYPH). Stuard managed NYPHís health information exchange projects and developed the hospitalís position relative to legislation and regulation of health information technology. Stuard was also the vice president of regulatory affairs for the Greater New York Hospital Association (GNYHA) where she led GNYHAís efforts with respect to clinical information technology and the HIPAA Privacy and Security rules. She has also held regulatory affairs and hospital operation roles at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.

Stuard holds a bachelorís degree from Hamilton College and received her Master in Business Administration from the Yale School of Management.

Publication Date: June 23, 2010
Number of Pages: 45-minute webinar
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