Health Industry Forum

October 22, 2012

Building the Components of Accountable Care: What Do Physicians, Hospitals and Insurers Need to Do Differently?

Co-Sponsored by Kaiser Permanente Institute for Health Policy, the Council of Accountable Physician Practices and Brandeis University

Federal policy makers and private insurers are rapidly implementing programs designed to hold health systems accountable for providing care under predetermined budgets in order to help control health care spending. This forum will examine strategies for optimizing performance under such arrangement through program design and development of organizational capacity. It will begin by presenting the results of a new survey of risk contracting in organized medical groups that illustrates operational differences between risk-based and fee-for-service groups. It will then examine key areas that organized delivery systems must address in order to succeed in accountable care arrangements – aligning physician compensation with organization objectives and developing strong partnerships with hospitals and post acute care providers. It will conclude by examining accountable care programs developed by private insurers and assessing the necessary elements for productive collaborations between health plans and provider systems.




Survey of Risk-Based Contracting and Physician Compensation in Organized Delivery Systems
Robert Mechanic, MBA, Senior Fellow, Heller School, Brandeis University, and Darren Zinner, PhD, Scientist, Heller School, Brandeis University

Rewarding Better Care at Lower Cost: Re-Designing MD Compensation in the World of Accountable Care
Craig Samitt, MD, MBA, President and CEO, Dean Health System

Developing a Sustainable Approach to Physician Compensation
Thomas S. Nantais, Chief Operating Officer, Henry Ford Health System Medical Group

Aligning the Physician Compensation with Organizational Objectives
Donald J. Rebhun, MD, MSPH, Regional Medical Director, HealthCare Partners Medical Group & Affiliated Physicians

Cornerstone: Your Medical Home and Health Care
Grace Emerson Terrell, MD, President and CEO, Cornerstone Health Care

Building the Components of Accountable Care
Norman H. Chenven, MD, Founder and CEO, The Austin Regional Clinic

Can an Independent Multi-Specialty Physician Group be Successful as an ACO?
Michael Pinnolis, MD, Chief Medical Offier and Executive Vice President for the Clinical Practice, Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, An Affiliate of Atrius Health

Cigna Collaborative Accountable Care
Dick Salmon, MD, PhD, Vice President and National Medical Director, Performance Measurement and Improvement, Cigna