The payment reform initiatives within the Affordable Care Act have increased hospitals’ and physicians’ interest in becoming more clinically integrated. Since successful clinical integration can result in additional revenue during a time of decreased reimbursement, most boards and senior management teams are trying to determine whether they will invest in developing medical homes, accountable care organizations, bundled payment models, etc.
However, the concept of clinical integration is not new; it has been the goal of many forward-thinking provider organizations for years. Coordinating and managing patient care helps ensure that healthcare is patient-focused, high-quality, and low-cost. Whether the Affordable Care Act gets repealed or modified, boards and their management teams should determine how to lay the foundation for achieving true clinical integration.
The following questions, among others, are covered in this program:
- What is the board’s role in physician alignment and clinical integration efforts?
- What are the various models of clinical integration and physician alignment?
- How can hospitals and health systems set a solid foundation for achieving successful clinical integration?
Pamela R. Knecht and Dan Grauman
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Below are links to download publications and articles related to this Webinar topic.
“Governing in an Era of Accountable Care” (BoardRoom Press article, August 2011)
“Clinical Leadership: Now More than Ever” (BoardRoom Press article, August 2011)
“Hot Topics in Healthcare Governance” (BoardRoom Press article, August 2011)
“A Value-Based Marathon Doesn’t Start with an ACO-Sprint: A Board Member’s Guide to ACO Alternatives” (BoardRoom Press article, June 2011)
Leadership in the ACO Age: Creating, Governing, and Administering a Value-Based System of Care (white paper, Winter 2011)
“The Changing Face of Physicians on the Hospital Governing Board: Tactics for Promoting Board–Physician Understanding” (BoardRoom Press special section, February 2011)
Hospital–Physician Integration (Governance Spotlight DVD, August 2010)
“Making the Case for Clinical Integration and Accountable Care” (BoardRoom Press article, April 2010)
Aligning Hospitals and Physicians: Formulating Strategy in a Changing Environment (white paper, Fall 2008)
"Capital Planning for Clinical Integration" (Healthcare Financial Management Association, April 2011)
"Solving the ACO Conundrum" (Healthcare Financial Management Association, November 2010)
Geisinger Health System: Achieving the Potential of System Integration through Innovation, Leadership, Measurement, and Incentives (The Commonwealth Fund case study, June 2009)