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Pay for Performance: Improving Clinical and Financial Outcomes, Audio Conference on CD-ROM
Pay for Performance: Improving Clinical and Financial Outcomes, Audio Conference on CD-ROM
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Pay for Performance: Improving Clinical and Financial Outcomes, a June 10th audio conference available on CD-ROM, addresses how health plans can improve the quality of healthcare through pay for performance (P4P) programs.

Driven by the Institute of Medicine report that found that there was little correlation between healthcare reimbursement systems and improvements in the quality of healthcare, there is a growing movement in the healthcare industry to align financial incentives with improved outcomes.

During this 90-minute audio conference, our speakers address how pay for performance programs can improve clinical and financial outcomes in healthcare.

Our expert panel includes:

  • Geoffrey B. Baker, President, Med-Vantage, Inc.
  • Dr. Nicholas Bonvicino, Senior Medical Director, Clinical Network Management, Horizon-Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Mark Xistris, Director of Provider Relations & Health Information, The Alliance

You'll get details on:

  • trends in P4P;
  • getting physician buy-in;
  • components of a successful program;
  • transitioning P4P programs to an open access environment;
  • overcoming the common obstacles to P4P;
  • Steps in the process of building a performance based reimbursement (PBR) program;
  • Sources of measures for use in PBR; and
  • what other purchasers are doing.

Here's what participants said about our live program:

"Level of detail was appropriate...Good overview with relevant examples and outcomes," said Peter Publow, Director - Product Development, Ascension Health, St. Louis, MI.

"The topic was relevant and I could offer the program to 10 staff at a low cost," said Christine Izui, Managing Director - Quality; Blue Cross Blue Shield


CEOs, CFO, chief medical officers, chief nursing offices, 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.


Geoffrey B. Baker
Geoffrey B. Baker, MBA, is President of Med-Vantage, Inc. Mr. Baker has eighteen years of healthcare industry experience as an accomplished executive, entrepreneur, and consultant. Mr. Baker has worked nationally and internationally with health plans, provider delivery systems, and technology companies on healthcare operations, managed care, marketing, and medical informatics issues. He tracks and publishes on industry trends, conducts client surveys and writes case studies.

Mr. Baker received his Master of Business degree from the Wharton School of Business and his Bachelor's degree in Economics from Williams College.

Dr. Nicholas Bonvicino
Dr. Nicholas Bonvicino, MD, MBA, F.A.C.S. is the Senior Medical Director, Clinical Network Management of Horizon-Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey. Dr. Bonvicino has been active in the managed care industry for 20 years, serving the last eight years in the areas of utilization management and network development for Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of N.J.

Dr. Bonvicinoís current responsibilities at Horizon include clinical support for network management, the development of collaborative physician relationships, supervision of incentive programs, clinical data and information management and leading Horizonís development of specialty profiling activities.

Dr. Bonvicino received a BS in chemistry at Hobart College and his MD at New York Medical College. He completed a surgical internship, residency, and fellowship in surgical endoscopy at St. Vincentís Hospital and Medical Center in Manhattan. He received his MBA at Farleigh Dickinson University. Dr. Nicholas Bonvicino
Dr. Nicholas Bonvicino

Mark Xistris
Mark Xistris has been with The Employer Health Care Alliance Cooperative (The Alliance), since 1997 and is responsible for managing The Alliance provider network, designing the provider reimbursement mechanisms, and coordinating financial and quality analyses for both internal and external customers. The Alliance is an employer owned and directed health care purchasing cooperative located in southern Wisconsin, serving 160 ERISA employers and their 90,000 employees and dependents.

Mr. Xistris is a member of The Leapfrog Groupís Incentives and Rewards pad, which provides input on financial and other incentives for Leapfrog purchasers to use with providers.

He earned a Masters degree in Health Care Fiscal Management from the UW - Madison School of Business and holds a BS degree in Business from Arizona State University, where he graduated summa cum laude in Accountancy.

Publication Date: June 2004
Number of Pages: 90 minutes of audio on CD-ROM
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