We invite you to submit comments on two draft white papers from the Population-Based Payment (PBP) Work Group no later than next Monday, March 7. Please also register for three new webinars and submit your comments on a draft white paper from the Clinical Episode Payment (CEP) Work Group. Your input is vitally important for improving the white papers. Details about how to submit comments and how to register for the upcoming webinars are listed below.

Comment Period Closes for Patient Attribution and Financial Benchmarking

Monday, March 7

patient-attributionfinancial-benchmarkingThe public comment period for two draft white papers released by the PBP Work Group closes on Monday, March 7. This is a friendly reminder to please submit your input on the patient attribution and financial benchmarking white papers, as well as any of the diagrams, flowcharts, and tables used to illustrate key concepts. To provide feedback please use Handshake, the online patient attribution or financial benchmarking comment forms, or email at PaymentNetwork@MITRE.org.

LAN Learnings Webinar: Alternative Payment Models for Behavioral Health

Monday, March 14 @ 12:00 – 1:15 PM EST

LAN-Learnings-IconRegister here for a virtual presentation on Monday, March 14 from 12:00 – 1:15 pm EST. This webinar will highlight the current landscape, lessons learned, and best practices in the effective integration of alternative payment models (APMs) and behavioral health services. Panelists from LAN Committed Partners include Deb Adler of Optum describing the Achievements in Clinical Excellence program that rewards providers for collaboration, better patient outcomes, and improved cost efficiencies, as well as Henry Chung of Montefiore describing this health system’s progress in moving to value-based payment.

Comment Period for Elective Joint Replacement is Now Open

joint-replacement-highlightThe public comment period for the draft white paper on episode payment for elective joint replacement opened on Friday, February 26. The paper provides recommendations for how to design patient-centered episode payment for elective hip and knee replacement. The CEP Work Group invites your feedback and input through Monday, March 28 via an online discussion forum on Handshake, comments submitted directly on the LAN website, and by email at PaymentNetwork@MITRE.org

LAN Listening Session for States: Preliminary Recommendations on Elective Joint Replacement

Thursday, March 17 @ 12:00 – 1:15 PM EST (registration opening soon)

LAN-Listening-IconPlease join us on Thursday, March 17 from 12:00 – 1:15 pm EST for a special listening session for states, which highlights the CEP Work Group’s recent draft white paper on elective joint replacement. Speakers include John Bertko (Covered California), Steve Spaulding (Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield), and Brooks Daverman (State of Tennessee). Save the date and stay tuned for registration details.

LAN Listening Session for Providers: Preliminary Recommendations on Elective Joint Replacement

Tuesday, March 22 @ 12:00 – 1:15 PM EST

LAN-Listening-IconRegister here for a special listening session for providers on Tuesday, March 22 from 12:00 – 1:15 pm EST to discuss the draft white paper on elective joint replacement and solicit your questions and feedback. Panelists include Kevin Bozic (University of Texas at Austin), Mark Froimson (Trinity Health), and Richard Shonk (The Health Collaborative).

We look forward to your participation and input.

To achieve the goal of better care, smarter spending, and healthier people, the U.S. health care system must substantially reform its payment structure to incentivize quality, health outcomes, and value over volume. The Health Care Payment Learning and Action Network (LAN) was established as a collaborative network of public and private stakeholders, including health plans, providers, patients, employers, consumers, states, federal agencies, and other partners within the health care community.

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