The Health Care Payment Evolution: Maximizing Value Through Technology

Recorded December 11th, 2015

How will your organization succeed in the changing health care marketplace? Dr. Charles Kennedy, Healthagen Chief Population Officer, discussed what’s coming in the next generation of programs such as the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), and the role technology plays in driving the evolution of this new health care environment. Dr. Kennedy also examined current market trends and drivers and the federal government’s response to them.

Learning Objectives
Viewers of this webinar will receive a brief overview of the ACO Pioneer and MSSP programs, in addition to:

  • Evolution of payment models to accountability and value
  • The role of data in value-based health care
  • Building virtual care systems
  • Next generation value-based contracts
  • Medicare revenue growth opportunities
Speaker Bio

Charles D. Kennedy, M.D. is chief population health officer for Healthagen. In this role, Dr. Kennedy is responsible for leading Healthagen’s population health and care management strategies and working with health systems and provider organizations to design and implement population health management programs. Previously, Dr. Kennedy was chief executive officer of Accountable Care Solutions from Aetna, a business he helped to establish at Aetna that collaborates with high quality health systems to implement accountable care models.

Dr. Kennedy is a recognized expert in health care and health information technology. He was a founding commissioner of the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT), the first organization recognized by the federal government to certify EMRs. He is currently the health insurance industry representative on the HIT Policy Committee, a Federal Advisory Committee that is guiding Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) policies to allocate $40 billion in federal funding for HIT deployment. Dr. Kennedy serves on the AHIP Foundation Board of Directors and on the advisory board for the Center for Healthcare Innovation, Healthcare and Life Science Innovation Lab. Dr. Kennedy holds an M.D. in Internal Medicine from the University of California at Los Angeles, an MBA in Corporate Strategy and Health Care Economics from Stanford University, and a bachelor’s degree in Genetics from the University of California at Berkeley.
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