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As the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) drives the charge to value, health care organizations are challenged to make strategic population health investments, even in rural settings. What should leaders of smaller, rural health organizations consider when preparing for population health and alternative payment solutions? On Nov. 6, join nThrive Chief Medical Officer Carl Couch, MD, MMM, for a complimentary educational health care webinar where he'll explore the "Strategic Value of Value," hosted by the National Rural Health Association (NRHA). Register here today.

Dr. Couch will define value (Value = Quality/Cost) and explain how the shift from fee-for-service to fee-for-value stands to impact providers, patients and payors. He'll provide key insight into what quality "looks like" through the lens of each stakeholder, contrasting value-based care with today's current fee-for-service model.

"Everyone talks about delivering value in health care today," says Dr. Couch, "however, population health investments may actually lower hospital utilization and reduce procedures – and results may not be immediate." As past president of Baylor Scott & White (BSW) Quality Alliance, he'll share why it pays for organizations to take the long view, detailing how BSW kept its costs flat with effective utilization management practices, achieving a cumulative savings over six years exceeding $100 million.

As part of the discussion, Dr. Couch will also address the critical role of physicians in the shift to population health and how health care organizations can leverage incentives to accelerate their buy-in and adoption. For incentives to work in a value-based world, he'll cover the need for a sufficient percentage by volume of patients and revenue, as well as the need to build additional incentives around total cost of care, quality patient satisfaction and access between the payor and provider organizations.

Learning objectives for the upcoming webinar include:

  • Effectively engaging physicians in value-based care
  • Incentivizing physicians to adopt a value-based purchasing care model
  • Improving collaboration between physicians, hospitals and post-acute organizations

Join Dr. Couch on Nov. 6 for this important event. Register today!