Online Program

How To Leverage and Lead In The Shift From Fee-For-Service To Pay-For-Performance

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Paul Duck, Netsmart, Overland Park, KS
Pay-for-performance has been the standard for provider payments among policy makers and private and public payers, including Medicare and Medicaid. Pay-for-performance is an umbrella term for initiatives aimed at improving the quality, efficiency, and overall value of health care. These arrangements provide financial incentives to health care providers to carry out improvements and achieve optimal outcomes for their clients. In this session, the presenter will give closer examination to the realities of the massive shifts in the health care economy and shine some light on how you can take better,
practical action to prepare your organization for these shifts ... and leverage this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for your organization.

The presentation will review the history of these changes and why the government is making this move. It will also highlight local health departments who are well on their way to successfully embracing the shift to pay-for-performance, and provide tips from those LHDs that can be utilized in your organization. A focus will be on how top leadership and the finance team can support and help move the needle toward acceptance.

Learning Areas:

Administration, management, leadership
Program planning
Public health or related laws, regulations, standards, or guidelines
Systems thinking models (conceptual and theoretical models), applications related to public health

Learning Objectives:
Discuss the drivers behind payer shifts in the health care economy Describe the models organizations are using in the public health community to leverage these shifts Define critical leadership elements that will be vital in the shift in the health care economy

Keyword(s): Health Care Reform, Public Health Administration

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have built and led several financially successful companies, taking them from incubation stages to highly profitable well-refined operations. These companies were mainly in the healthcare and information technology sectors. I have my finger on the pulse of the health care landscape, especially as it pertains to business practices. I presented this talk through OpenMinds to huge success and would love to offer it from the local health department angle.
Any relevant financial relationships? Yes

Name of Organization Clinical/Research Area Type of relationship
Netsmart N/A Employment (includes retainer)

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.