252143 Bending the Cost Curve

Wednesday, November 2, 2011: 11:10 AM

Richard M. Scheffler, PhD , Nicholas C. Petris Center on Health Care Markets and Consumer Welfare, University of California Berkeley, School of Public Health, Berkeley, CA
This presentation will discuss how the cost curve will be bent if ACA is to be successful. I will discuss how measures such as bundled payments and the implementation of Accountable Care Organizations (ACO's) will work as cost containment measures.

Learning Areas:
Conduct evaluation related to programs, research, and other areas of practice

Learning Objectives:
Describe “bundled payments” and how they will work. Discuss the components of Accountable Care Organizations (ACO’s)

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am a professor of Health Economics and Public Policy at Berkeley for 30 years.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.