Cost Transparency from the Ground Up  April 30, 2015

On April 30, 2015 more than 125 stakeholders representing Regional Health Improvement Collaboratives (RHICs), physicians and healthcare systems, public and private payers and insurers  gathered in Washington, DC to learn  from the five (RHICs)  that have worked together to implement and standardize Total Cost of Care reporting across their regions. The meeting participants shared ideas, learned new developments and soaked up the passion and energy around ways to leverage healthcare cost data to affect payment reform, manage overall cost of care, and improve quality.  Throughout the event our distinguished panelists shared their insights into why this work is critically important, and what it really takes to implement Total Cost of Care reporting at home.  Three breakout session options allowed attendees to take a deeper dive into data requirements, payment reform, and physician engagement, and the event provided ample and ideal opportunities for networking and learning from HealthDoers Who Have Done It.  Hear what our followers had to say on  Twitter at #costofcare15. If you are interested in learning more about the event, see materials and videos of the event provided below.

Watch: Total Cost of Care National Summit Keynote Panel Address

Summit Materials:

NRHI TCoC Pilot SummaryHealthDoers Who Have Done It

Additional Materials:

Total Cost of Care Pilot Participants

National Summit Speaker List

National Summit Agenda

Total Cost of Care Pilot Overview

Regional Healthcare Transformation  February 7, 2013

On February 7, 2013, NRHI convened a national Summit on Regional Healthcare Transformation in Washington, DC to report on the work that Regional Health Improvement Collaboratives (RHICs) are doing across the country to redesign the way healthcare is delivered so that healthcare costs can be reduced without rationing, to create payment systems that reward higher quality and lower cost, to help physicians, hospitals, and other providers succeed under new payment and delivery models, to effectively engage patients in improving their health and choosing the highest-value providers and services, and to measure and publicly report on progress.

Front Room NRHI SummitAt the Summit, over 100 leaders from Congress, federal agencies, national organizations, and regional collaboratives from across the country shared information about path-breaking initiatives to improve the quality and reduce the cost of healthcare. They also discussed ways to overcome the barriers that many communities and their stakeholders are facing in improving healthcare costs and quality, such as difficulties in obtaining access to timely, actionable data, problems in implementing appropriate and coordinated changes in payment systems, legal impediments to collaboration among payers and providers, and inadequate resources to support planning and implementation of dramatic changes.

Links to the videos and slides from the presentations from this important Summit are available below. They demonstrate the exciting and important progress that is being made in dozens of communities across the country in tackling one of the nation’s most important challenges, and describe actions that can and should be taken to continue and accelerate this progress.

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See How Regional Multi-Stakeholder Collaboration Can Make National Healthcare Reform Successful

Elizabeth Mitchell, President and CEO, NRHI
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Keys to Success in Reducing Costs and Improving Quality

Harold Miller, Strategic Initiatives Consultant, NRHI
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Helping Consumers Choose Quality Providers Inside and Outside of Insurance Exchanges

Jim Chase, President, Minnesota Community Measurement
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Helping Providers Reduce Over-utilization

Mylia Christensen, Executive Director, Oregon Healthcare Quality Corporation
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Measuring and Improving Specialty Care

Gail Amundson, Former CEO, Quality Quest for Health of Illinois
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Measuring and Improving Patient Experience

Barbara Rabson, Executive Director, Massachusetts Health Quality Partners
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Aligning Multiple Health Plans to Support Higher-Value Care

Mary McWilliams, Executive Director, Puget Sound Health Alliance
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Integrating Primary Care and Behavioral Healthcare

Sanne Magnan, President and CEO, Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement
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Designing and Implementing Bundled Payments

Tom Williams, President and CEO, Integrated Healthcare Association
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Improving Care Coordination Through HIT

Marc Bennett, CEO, HealthInsight
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Engaging Patients in Improving Their Health

Renee Frazier, CEO, Healthy Memphis Common Table
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Perfecting Care By Bringing Lean to Health

Karen Feinstein, CEO, Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative
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Planning and Managing Delivery System Capacity

Tom Mahoney, Associate Executive Director, Finger Lakes Health Systems Agency
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Implementing a Tiered Benefit Design Based on Quality & Cost

Frank Johnson, Former Executive Director, State Employees Health Commission
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Taking Accountability for Total Costs in a Health System

Barbara Crowley, Executive Vice President, MaineGeneral Health
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Creating Labor Support for Value-Based Benefits

Scott Ouillette, Systems and Lighting Technician, City of Portland, Maine
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Identifying Actionable Drivers of Health Care Costs

Michael DeLorenzo, Director of Health Analysis, Maine Health Management Coalition
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NRHI Summit 2013 Keynote Address: Creating an Effective Federal, State, and Local Partnership for Successful Healthcare Transformation

Stuart Altman, Professor of National Health Policy, Brandeis University
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Solving Key Policy Issues in Regional Healthcare Transformation