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.
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.
At 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.
See How Regional Multi-Stakeholder Collaboration Can Make National Healthcare Reform Successful
Keys to Success in Reducing Costs and Improving Quality
Helping Consumers Choose Quality Providers Inside and Outside of Insurance Exchanges
Helping Providers Reduce Over-utilization
Measuring and Improving Specialty Care
Measuring and Improving Patient Experience
Aligning Multiple Health Plans to Support Higher-Value Care
Integrating Primary Care and Behavioral Healthcare
Designing and Implementing Bundled Payments
Engaging Patients in Improving Their Health
Perfecting Care By Bringing Lean to Health
Planning and Managing Delivery System Capacity
Implementing a Tiered Benefit Design Based on Quality & Cost
Taking Accountability for Total Costs in a Health System
Creating Labor Support for Value-Based Benefits
Identifying Actionable Drivers of Health Care Costs
NRHI Summit 2013 Keynote Address: Creating an Effective Federal, State, and Local Partnership for Successful Healthcare Transformation
Solving Key Policy Issues in Regional Healthcare Transformation