Learn new tactics for activating patients and improving population health at MGMA 16

By Shannon Geis
October 17, 2016
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Is your practice ready to transition from fee-for-service to value-based care? As the healthcare world shifts toward value-based care, population health and patient engagement will become increasingly important as payment begins to depend more and more on outcomes.

You can make sure your practice is prepared by checking out a few of these relevant sessions at the upcoming MGMA 2016 Annual Conference at the end of October.

C04 Population Health – Making it Count

As practices prepare to move from fee-for-service to value-based care, incorporating a population health management strategy can help your practice focus on appropriate patient cohorts to improve outcomes and lower costs. Kate Konitzer, MS, chief informatics architect, MCIS Inc., and Kori Krueger, MD, MBA, director of institute for quality, innovation and patient safety, Marshfield Clinic, Marshfield, Wis., discuss strategies you can use to prepare your practice for value-based care.

D06 Enhancing the Patient Experience in a Consumer-Driven Healthcare Market

Thanks to rising healthcare costs, many patients are beginning to shop around for the most affordable pricing. The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center’s answer has been to implement a patient-centric, consumer-focused model that digitally integrates services to provide patients with convenient and transparent access to care. Learn more about how your practice can implement similar measures to enhance patient experience.

G06 How to Activate Patients and Increase Outcomes and Satisfaction

MGMA senior consultant Pamela Ballou-Nelson, RN, MSPH, PhD, PCMH CCE, discusses how to improve patient experience and quality outcomes by actively engaging patients in their own healthcare and could potentially reduce healthcare costs. She will discuss why activated engagement is important, particularly in the value-based world, and how to produce activated engagement strategies at the practice level.

I05 Managing Population Health with Team-Based Care

Learn how to define your practice’s population and select high-value areas of focus, as well as how to develop team-based care strategies and identify external partners. Elisha Jewett, MPH, program manager and practice facilitator, HealthTeamWorks, Golden, Colo., will help you learn to leverage your care team and use community resources to enhance your population health management.

J01 Integrating Behavioral and Medical Care: Improving Patient Outcomes

In this session, Marcia McCall, MBA, CMPE, RYT, counselor-in-training, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, N.C., explores how some practices and hospitals are adopting integrated care models, where mental health and medical care providers work together. McCall will also discuss the challenges and successes Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center encountered while adopting an integrated care model that provided counseling for trauma inpatients.

Register today for these and many other sessions focusing on patient-centered care at this year’s MGMA Annual Conference, Oct. 30-Nov. 2 in San Francisco.

Shannon Geis, Staff writer/editor, MGMA

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