Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012
Learn about value-based care and earn CME credit
With Medicare and other payers transitioning to new payment models that reward high-quality and cost-effective care, learn what it means to deliver value-based care by participating in an AMA webinar at 7 p.m. Eastern time Nov. 27.
The webinar, "Here it comes … Delivery reform, payment reform and everything in between," is the first in a new series that will highlight why current reform efforts will succeed where others have failed by:
- Defining what it means to deliver value-based care and explaining key concepts related to delivery and payment reform.
- Comparing how current reform efforts are similar to and different from past efforts.
- Identifying delivery reforms and payment models that support value-based care.
- Describing the magnitude of change and the importance of physician leadership.
Physicians can earn continuing medical education (CME) credit in the form of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ by participating in the webinar, which is hosted by the AMA Innovators Committee. AMA members can register for free; nonmembers can sign up for $30. If you're not an AMA member, join today.
The next webinar, scheduled for 7 p.m. Eastern time Dec. 11, will explain how team-based care can help physicians optimize their practice's workflow and increase value.
Subsequent webinars will offer step-by-step guidance on how to improve care coordination, how to optimize practice workflow, how to meaningfully analyze your performance and how value-based payment models can be customized to work for you.
Learn more about the series, view a new white paper by the Innovators Committee and access other resources by visiting the AMA's Next Generation Physician Payment and Delivery Models Web page.
Hear from peers: How to streamline patient payment
Participate in an AMA webinar at 1:30 p.m. Eastern time Nov. 29 to learn how other physicians have streamlined patient payments in their practices. Register today.
The second of a two-part program, this webinar will take a look at the experiences of other physician practices as they use the information in electronic eligibility verification transactions to provide point-of-care pricing for their patients.
Part of the AMA's observation of "Heal That Claim"™ month, the webinars complement the AMA's point-of-care pricing toolkit, a new collection of resources that can help your practice learn to use newly available electronic patient-specific insurance eligibility information to provide point-of-care pricing.
This information includes the patient's co-payment, co-insurance and remaining deductible amounts with each eligibility response, which all insurers will be required to provide starting Jan. 1. Most major insurers already are providing these details in advance of the compliance deadline.
If you haven't already, sign the campaign pledge to demonstrate your commitment to claims processing efficiencies.