Pay for Performance Measures: Lessons from the Early Adopters, a September 8th audio conference on CD-ROM, covers the types of measures that are effective in establishing pay for performance programs.
As healthcare organizations turn to pay for performance programs to improve the quality of healthcare, many questions still abound on what standards are effective to measure the quality of care of healthcare providers.
During this 90-minute audio conference on CD-ROM our expert speakers address what the early adopters of P4P programs have learned on what measures to use in pay for performance programs.
Our expert panel includes:
- Paul Keckley, Executive Director, The Center for Evidence-Based Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center
- Dr. Milton Schwarz, Regional Medical Director, Aetna US Healthcare
You'll get details on:
- Identifying what measures to use;
- Tying the measures to compensation;
- Outcomes vs. practices measures; and
- Adjusting measures for severity, co-morbidities, patient compliance and other factors.
You can listen to this program right in your office and enjoy significant savings – no travel time or hassle; no hotel expenses. It’s so convenient! Invite your staff members to participate.
Who Will Benefit from this audio-conference?
CEOs, CFO, chief medical officers, chief nursing officers, medical directors, quality improvement executives, disease management directors, managers and coordinators, health plan executives, care management nurses, strategic planning directors, human resources executives, employer coalition executives and physician organizations.
About our Panelists:
Paul H. Keckley, Ph.D.
Paul H. Keckley, Ph.D., serves as Executive Director of the Vanderbilt Center for Evidence-based Medicine leading a team of researchers focused on applications of evidence-based medicine in pay-for-performance programs, consumer-directed care and chronic disease management. He also lectures in the Vanderbilt School of Medicine and in the Vanderbilt Owen graduate School of Management.
He is the author of two books The Handbook of Healthcare Market Research (AHA Publishing, Chicago) and 99 Questions You Should Ask Your Doctor and Why (Rutledge Hill Press, Nashville). 2004 publications to date include Disease Management and Health Outcomes, Healthcare Informatics, and GenIntMed, the on-line peer-reviewed periodical of MedScape. He has been the keynote speaker for AMA House of Delegates, National Quality Forum, The Medical Group Management Association, Disease Management Association and American Association of Health Plans and has been featured in ABC’s 20/20, CBS 60 Minutes, Fox News, CNN, New York Times, Miami Herald, the Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times and others.
In 1998, Dr. Keckley founded EBM Solutions, a developer of evidence-based guidelines, subsequently acquired by HealthGate Data Corporation in 2002. From 1994 to 1998, he served as President and CEO of PhyCor Management Company, an IPA Management Company operating today as Aveta Inc. From 1979 to 1994, he was CEO of The Keckley Group, a national healthcare research organization that supported more than 200 healthcare organizations including HCA, VHA, Smith Kline, JCAHO and others.
He is a member of the Society for Medical Decision Making; Director, Mercy Children’s Clinics; Member, TennCare Reform Task Force; Member, Institute for Healthcare Innovation “Teaching Improvement” task force, and Senior Advisor to HealthGate Data Corporation.
He received a BA from Lipscomb University (1970), his MA (1973) and PhD (1974) degrees from Ohio State University and completed a fellowship in economic policy at Oxford University (1972). His primary academic focus is healthcare economics and healthcare strategy development by payer and provider organizations.
Dr. Milton Schwarz
Dr. Milton Schwarz, has been Regional Medical Director for Aetna’s West Region since September, 2001.
Dr. Schwarz joined Aetna in 1997 as the Quality Medical Director for the West Region, and led the region through six NCQA accreditations, including two Excellent ratings. Prior to joining Aetna, Dr. Schwarz was President of Premier IPA, a Southern California group of 350 primary care and specialty physicians, and was Vice Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics at the University of California, Irvine.
Dr. Schwarz began his career as a practicing pediatrician after receiving his medical degree from State University of New York, Upstate Medical Center, and serving his internship and residency at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD.
A Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American College of Physician Executives, Dr. Schwarz is also a past President of the California Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
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