Monday, March 14, 2016

New Strategic Opportunities for Hospice

On Tuesday, March 8, Medicare announced a new five-year initiative that has the potential to radically change the way it pays for outpatient drugs. This is just another part of CMS’ ongoing migration of provider incentives from volume to value. These changes are already altering the landscape for hospices and their relationships with professional referral sources, including hospitals, health systems, physicians and ACOs.
Healthcare payment reform is creating a new set of challenges and opportunities for hospitals and health systems. This seminar will help the hospice administrator evaluate opportunities to become an active partner with hospitals, Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) and other at-risk organizations in your market. In this session, you’ll gain clarity and a sense of direction for your organization’s strategies by learning from the perspective of three speakers: a hospice strategist, a hospice provider, and an ACO physician and owner.
Are you comfortable that you understand all the implications for your hospice?
In April, at the NHPCO Management and Leadership Conference, Sue Lyn Schramm, M.A., Director of NHPCO Edge, will be leading a half-day preconference session on the topic of hospice strategies for working with ACOs. Taking Hospice Skills Upstream: New Ways Hospice Can Partner with Health Systems and ACO’s is being presented on Wednesday, April 20, 9:00am - 12:00pm and online registration is open until March 31, 2016.
Of additional interest, attendees may want to consider combining attendance at this cutting-edge preconference session with the 2nd Annual Executive Business Summit, Beyond the Benefit: Delivering on the triple aim in healthcare through palliative care, happening April 20 from 5:00 - 6:00pm (separate registration is required.)

Sue Lynn Schramm, MA
NHPCO Director, Consulting Services

See Sue Lyn Schramm's article in Spring 2016 NewsLine on ACOs and Alternative Payment Models.

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