Two Innovative Summits for Two Key Efforts

Submitted by on Friday, May 2, 2014 - 12:38

Price Transparency and Bundled Payment are two keys to healthcare system reform – Both have recently received much attention and for good reason: they each present a tremendous opportunity to decrease our soaring healthcare costs. I believe that with adequate access to healthcare information on price and quality, consumers will make informed decisions that will not only benefit their health, but the system as a whole. In addition, the implementation of Bundled Payment encourages providers to hold down variable costs while satisfying a minimum set of quality metrics in order to receive payment, which ensures they demonstrate high-quality care.

As an organization dedicated to advancing these efforts, HCI3 is excited to be a part of two upcoming summits which focus on these pivotal solutions.

The Catalyst for Payment Reform (CPR) Virtual Summit on Price Transparency is a half-day web-based event held May 20th. As a proud sponsor, I hope you will join us as we explore the barriers to consumer price transparency in health care and the opportunities, including websites, tools, consumer engagement and education, and all-payer claims databases. In addition, I will review the findings from the recent CPR-HCI3 2014 Report Card on Price Transparency Laws. This Summit will provide a wonderful opportunity to hear from experts in the field including representatives of Consumers Union, Castlight Health, Change Healthcare, Healthcare Bluebook, CIVHC, NH Department of Insurance, and others. Learn more and register here.

The Fourth National Bundled Payment Summit, will take place on June 16-18, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, Washington, DC. features keynote addresses from policy makers and national hospital and physician leaders with real-life implementation experience. This event will focus on successful strategies to implement bundled payment arrangements. In addition, focus will also be on consumers and how to best engage them in bundled payment initiatives. Other topics include implementation case studies, data & analytics, risk arrangements, employer perspectives, and transparency. Click to see the complete agenda. The Summit will be offered both onsite and live as well as archived for 6 months over the Internet.

It is our pleasure to offer HCI3 colleagues, members and friends a special discounted rate to the Bundled Payment Summit. Register for $995 to attend onsite or $595 to attend online by using the discount code " HCI3."

I hope you will consider joining us for one, or both, of these important and innovative events.