Providers and Payers Working Together: The Rural Way

Event Details
Wednesday, January 16, 2019
11:00am to 12:00pm CST
National Rural Health Resource Center (The Center)

Speaker: Patricia Schou, Executive Director, Illinois Critical Access Hospital Network (ICAHN)

The webinar covers the various components of value-based care and explains how the new alternative payments models will make a positive difference for rural hospitals. Rural accountable care organization (ACO) leaders will share their experiences (successes and challenges) with creating culture change to support the transition to value-based care and improve the perception of rural providers within the payer community. Understand the importance and financial impact care coordination and prevention can have on population health. Learn how to rebuild and grow your primary care base to prepare for value-based payment models.

Participants will be able to:

  • Understand the differences of ACOs, clinically integrated networks, patient-centered medical homes and other alternative payment models
  • Understand that the move to value-based care is driving the new delivery and payment models
  • Understand the value-based care framework and various strategies to support new delivery and payment models
  • Realize the impact care coordination and prevention have on population health to keep people healthy, control costs and improve your primary care base
  • Understand the importance for rural hospital leaders to implement a culture change process
  • Describe the advantages and disadvantages of being part of an ACO or other alternative payment model
  • Evaluate the return on investment (whether the new programs will work and not work) for rural hospitals

This project is/was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UB1RH24206, Information Services to Rural Hospital Flexibility Program Grantees, $1,009,121 (0% financed with nongovernmental sources). This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.