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Sept. 04, 2015: Health Care Payment Learning Network Seeks Presentations for Summit

The Health Care Payment Learning and Action Network (HCPLAN) is seeking presenters for its first national summit next month. The network hopes to identify presenters who have innovative and practical approaches to alternative payment models (APMs) with demonstrated results.

Co-chaired by Drs. Mark McClellan and Mark Smith, the HCPLAN will host the summit Oct. 26 in Arlington, Va. Innovators from health systems, health plans, consumer groups, large employers and federal, state and local governments who are designing or have implemented alternative payment models will join together at this first stakeholder event.

Organizations that have implemented an innovative payment model, overcome barriers to implementing APMs among vulnerable populations, developed best practices for APMs or developed a curriculum that successfully educates providers or patients on the benefits of APMs should consider submitting a statement of intent via email to PaymentNetwork@cms.hhs.gov by Sept. 8. Organizations should include a short paragraph describing the intended subject of the presentation. Priority will be given to new ideas, techniques and processes that provide LAN participants – ranging from beginners to those at different stages of implementation – with knowledge and tools they can apply to support their own organization’s transition to APMs. Presentations must be non-commercial.

The following are examples of innovative and practical approaches with demonstrated, replicable results that could be presented:

  • Risk sharing, population management and data
  • APMs: A patient’s perspective
  • APM successes within the safety net
  • Elements of a successful ACO
  • Discussing risk with physicians
  • Implementing core quality measures
  • APM best practices
  • The business case for APM adoption
  • APM success in challenging environments
  • Elements of a successful bundled payment

The official call for abstracts will be due Sept. 15; instructions will be forthcoming from the HCPLAN. Presenters who are selected will be assigned to one of two session types: a round table discussion or a poster presentation in the Hall of Innovators. Proposals not selected for this meeting may be featured at future LAN meetings. The LAN team also is interested in ideas about what should be covered at the first LAN Summit; share ideas for content and speakers via email to PaymentNetwork@cms.hhs.gov.