Health Care Entrepreneur Stephen Wiggins to Keynote Fourth National Bundled Payment Summit

Submitted by on Thursday, May 22, 2014 - 08:19

Policy makers, national hospital and physicians leaders share best practices; focus on how to best engage consumers in bundled payment programs

WASHINGTON – MAY 21, 2014 – As efforts continue across the U.S. to improve the quality of health care and lower costs, bundled payments are increasingly being looked to as one of the solutions by policy makers, payers and providers. Sharing successful strategies for implementing bundled payment contracts for high cost procedures and conditions will be the focus of the Fourth National Bundled Payment Summit, being held June 16-18, 2014 in Washington and also available via live webcast.

In addition to Stephen F. Wiggins, founder and past chair and CEO, Oxford Health Plans and chairman, Remedy Partners, speakers include Sean Cavanaugh, deputy director, Programs and Policy, Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services; and Dr. Mark McClellan, director, Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform, Leonard D. Schaeffer Chair in Health Policy Studies, The Brookings Institution and former CMS Administrator and FDA Commissioner.

“Bundled payments have entered the mainstream of payment reform and this year’s Summit will focus on practical implementation processes taken by payers and providers and highlight lessons learned and emerging best practices,” said Francois de Brantes, Executive Director of the Health Care Incentives Improvement Institute (HCI3), the summit’s lead sponsor. “It’s an essential conference for those who are currently or planning to be implementing bundled payments.”

The conference will include co-chairs and faculty from the following organizations: The Alliance, American Association of Medical Colleges, Brooks Health, Catalyst for Payment Reform, The Camden Group, Center for Value-Based Insurance Design, Cigna, Colorado Business Group on Health, Davis Wright Tremaine, Euclid Hospital, Geisinger Health System, HackensackUMC, HCI3, Horizon Healthcare Innovations, Integrated Healthcare Association, Lancaster General Health, Lancaster General Health, McKinsey & Company, National Pharmaceutical Council, NaviHealth, NCQA, New England Baptist Hospital, NYU Langone Medical Center, Office of the State Comptroller, State of Connecticut, Pacific Business Group on Health, Premier Bundled Payment Collaborative, Premier Health Alliance, Remedy Health, Rutledge Health Care Consulting, Visiting Nurse Services of New York, and XG Health.

For additional information or to register for the Summit, please visit

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