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2012 Annual Meeting Education Programs

The 2012 AMA-OMSS Annual Meeting was held June 14-16, 2012, in Chicago. Continuing medical education (CME) credit is still available for those programs marked with an asterisk (*).

*Essential Physician Leadership Attributes for Improving Health Outcomes: Part 1

Physician leadership during challenging times

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The restructuring of healthcare reimbursement through value-based purchasing and payment reform

CME credit is no longer available for this program.

Faculty: Philip Gaziano, MD and Apurv Gupta, MD, MPH

Fee-for service is a payment mechanism in which a provider is paid for each individual service rendered to a patient. It does not provide incentives for care coordination, efficiency, and/or healthy patient outcomes. Value-based purchasing is envisioned to provide incentives and disincentives to encourage higher quality care at lower costs.

Third-party payors, including the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), have expressed their desire to move from serving purely as payors for services to serving as purchasers of high-quality, affordable care, and to this end have begun to implement value-based purchasing programs. For example, CMS's newly implemented (2012) Hospital Inpatient Value-Based Purachsing program rewards hospitals for achieving certain performance scores calculated using a formula that assigns weights to a range of clinical process (70%) and patient experience of care (30%) measures. As value-based purchasing programs such as this proliferate, it will be important for physicians to understand how these programs typically function and the implications they might have for health care organizations and the delivery of high-quality affordable care.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Explain value-based purchasing strategies and how they will affect physician and hospital reimbursement.
  2. Discuss the CMS Hospital Inpatient Value-Based Purchasing program and its methodologies for rewarding hospitals for the provision of high-quality, affordable care.
  3. Examine the implications value-based purchasing may have on physicians and health care organizations.

Gaziano lecture materials

Gupta lecture materials

Conflict Resolution for Medical Staffs

CME credit is no longer available for this program.

Faculty: Ila S. Rothschild, MA, JD

In this changing healthcare environment, a multitude of conflicts may arise between medical staffs and hospital governance. Such conflicts are often multidimensional, with disagreements between medical staffs and hospital governance often proving to be complex and layered in underlying issues between the parties. It is important for physicians to understand how to resolve conflicts.

Joint Commission Leadership Standard LD.02.04.01 requires hospitals to "manage conflicts between leadership groups to protect the quality and safety of care" using a conflict management process that includes the following: "meeting with the involved parties as early as possible to identify the conflict; gathering information regarding the conflict; working with the parties to manage and, when possible, resolve conflict; and protecting the safety and quality of care." Medical staff and hospital governance compliance with this standard is essential in order to foster a collaborative working relationship that will ensure the provision of the highest quality of care. Also, Element of Performance 10 of The Joint Commission Medical Staff Standard MS.01.01.01, states "The organized medical staff has a process which is implemented to manage conflict between the medical staff and the medical executive committee on issues including, but not limited to, proposals to adopt a rule, regulation, or policy or an amendment thereto." This program will arm physicians with the knowledge and skills they need to effectively manage conflict resolution and create workable solutions to provide high-quality and safe patient care.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss Joint Commission Leadership and Medical Staff Standards concerning the conflict management process.
  2. Identify the knowledge and skills needed to effectively manage conflict.
  3. Provide examples of workable solutions to manage conflict.

Lecture material