2007 National Pay for Performance Summit Features Mini Summit on Measuring Efficiency
  • The Leading National Forum on Pay for Performance to Enhance Healthcare Access, Quality and Efficiency
  • Sponsored by the Integrated Healthcare Association, Bridges to Excellence, Leapfrog Group and National Business Coalition on Health
  • February 14 - 16, 2007
  • Beverly Hilton, Los Angeles, CA
Phone: 800-684-4549

LOS ANGELES, CA USA -- HEALTHCARE UPDATE NEWS SERVICE™ -- DECEMBER 8, 2006: The 2007 National Pay for Performance Summit,, February 14 - 16, 2007, at the Beverly Hilton, Los Angeles, CA announced today that it will offer a special Mini Summit on Measuring Efficiency. The P4P Summit is sponsored the Integrated Healthcare Association,, and a number of other associations and publications, including Bridges to Excellence, the Leapfrog Group and the National Business Coalition on Health.

On Thursday, February 15, the Summit will offer the following special Mini Summit on Measuring Efficiency:
  • 10:15 a.m. - Introduction and Overview
    by Arnold Milstein, MD, National Health Care Thought Leader, Mercer Health & Benefits, Medical Director, Pacific Business Group on Health, San Francisco, CA, (Co chair)

  • 10:30 a.m. - The Efficiency Measurement Landscape and a Conceptual Model
    by Elizabeth A. McGlynn, PhD, Associate Director for RAND Health, Director for Research on Quality in Health Care, Santa Monica, CA

  • 11:00 a.m. - Reviewing the Evidence and Implementation Issues
    by Howard Beckman, MD, FACP, Medical Director, RIPA, Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of Rochester School of Medicine, Rochester, NY; J. William (Bill) Thomas, PhD, MBA, Professor Emeritus of Health Management and Policy, University of Michigan School of Public Health, Professor of Health Policy and Management, University of Southern Maine in Portland, Portland, ME; and Herbert Wong, PhD, Senior Economist, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD

  • 11:45 a.m. - Faculty Panel Discussion/Questions and Answers

  • Aligning Incentives for Hospital Performance Excellence
  • Sponsored by the Leapfrog Group
  • Targeted to purchasers, health plans, and hospitals

  • Improving Quality and Paying for Excellence: P4P and Prometheus
  • Sponsored by Bridges to Excellence
  • Targeted to purchasers, health plans, and physicians

  • Creating a Community Collaboration to Support Data Collection and Performance Measurement
  • Sponsored by the Integrated Healthcare Association (IHA)
  • Targeted to hospitals, purchasers, health plans, physician groups, physicians, and community leaders

  • The Role of Government in the P4P Revolution
  • Pay for Performance in the Private Sector: The Purchaser Role
  • How do Hospitals and Health Systems Fit into the Pay for Performance Puzzle?
  • Physicians and Physician Organizations: The Engine of P4P
  • Panel: National Debate and Stakeholders' Perspectives on P4P
  • An International Perspective on Healthcare Pay for Performance: Payment by Results and Quality Assurance in England
  • Biotech and Pharmaceutical Industry Participation in P4P: The Value Proposition for Stakeholders
  • The Current Landscape: Health Informatics and Efficiency Measurement
  • Pay for Performance and Medicare and Medicaid
  • Pay for Performance and Racial Disparities
  • Engaging Nursing Staff for Better P4P Outcomes
  • Gainsharing: Another Approach to Incentives and Healthcare Transformation
  • Recent State Experiences with Pay for Performance in Medicaid Managed Care
  • Implementing the Institute of Medicine's Report, Rewarding Provider Performance: Aligning Incentives in Medicare
  • AHRQ Briefing: Findings on Provider and Consumer Incentives
  • The Efficiency Measurement Landscape and a Conceptual Model for Healthcare Incentives
  • Balancing Electronic Data Collection with Performance Measurement: Optimism vs Reality
  • Case Study: Integrated Healthcare Association: Statewide Pay for Performance Collaborative
  • Minnesota Pay for Performance: A Case Study in Market Alignment of Various Stakeholders
  • Case Study: Wisconsin Collaborative for Healthcare Quality
  • The Market at Work: The Memphis Experience with Hospital P4P

  • The Market at Work - The New Jersey Experience with Hospital P4P
  • A Proven Relationship Between Cost and Quality - Understanding Premier's 'Performance Pays' Study
  • Performance Incentives in the Southern California Permanente Medical Group (SCPMG), 1994-2007
  • Evidence-based Case Rates and Scorecards and Incentives
  • Tools to Align Hospital Incentives for Performance Excellence
  • Getting Started: Leapfrog Hospital Rewards Program™
  • Activating Consumers with Effective Messaging and Report Cards
  • Bridging Market Approaches and Professionalism to further Physician Accountability and Improvement
  • Emerging Role of Pay for Performance in Accelerating Effective Use of IT in Care Delivery
  • Pay for Performance and Gainsharing Legal Issues
  • Getting Beyond Money: What Else Drives Physician Performance?
  • Benchmarking and IT Meet Pay for Performance Demands
  • Incorporating End-of-Life Care into Pay for Performance Contracts
  • Will Reform of the SGR Catalyze Medicare P4P?
  • How Everyone Can Win By Combining P4P with Gainsharing to Lower Healthcare Costs and Improve Profitability
  • Collaboration Amongst Independent Practices on a Common EMR Database
  • Implementing a Chronic Care Management Strategy in the CMS Pay for Performance Demonstration: First Year Results
  • A Breakthrough P4P Case Study: MedEncentive's Doctor-Patient Interactive Reward Program
  • Improving Clinical Quality Measures by Deploying Integrated Technology Solutions
  • Performance Measurement and Rewards Beyond HEDIS and CAHPS: Expanding Performance Measures
  • The Convergence of P4P and CDHPs
  • Measuring Performance in Physician Organizations in California P4P 2005: Distinctions without Differences

Francois de Brantes
Officer and Director, Bridges to Excellence, Fairfield, CT
Suzanne Delbanco, Ph.D.
Chief Executive Officer, The Leapfrog Group, Washington, DC
Andrew Foster, CBE
Director of Human Resources and Organisational Development, Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre Hospitals NHS Trust, Former Director of Workforce, Department of Health, National Health Service, United Kingdom
Robert S. Galvin, MD, MBA
Director, Global Healthcare, General Electric Company, Founding Member, The Leap Frog Group, Vice Chair, Washington Business Group on Health, Fairfield, CT
Michael O. Leavitt (Invited)
Secretary of Health and Human Services, Department of Health and Human Services, Former Governor of Utah, Washington, DC
Peter V. Lee, Esq. President and Chief Executive Officer, Pacific Business Group on Health, San Francisco, CA
Janet Marchibroda
Chief Executive Officer, eHealth Initiative, Foundation, Executive Director, Connecting for Health, Washington, DC
Robert Margolis, MD
Managing Partner and Chief Executive Officer, HealthCare Partners, Chair, NCQA, Los Angeles, CA
Arnold Milstein, MD, MPH
U.S. Heathcare Thought Leader, Mercer Health & Benefits, Medical Director, Pacific Business Group on Health, San Francisco, CA

Ian Morrison, PhD
Senior Fellow, Institute for the Future, Founding Partner, Harris/Harvard Strategic Health Perspectives, Author, Healthcare in the New Millennium: Vision, Values and Leadership and The Second Curve: Managing the Velocity of Change, Menlo Park, CA
Peggy E. O'Kane
President, National Committee for Quality Assurance, Washington, DC
Richard A. Norling, MA, MHA
President and Chief Executive Officer, Premier, Inc., Former President and Chief Executive Officer, Fairview Hospital and Healthcare System, San Diego, CA
James Robinson, Ph.D., MPH
Kaiser Permanente Distinguished Professor of Health Economics, Chair, Division of Health Policy and Management, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
Meredith B. Rosenthal, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Health Economics and Policy, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA
Steven A. Schroeder, MD
Distinguished Professor of Health and Health Care, University of California, San Francisco, Chair, IOM Committee on Redesigning Health Insurance Performance Measures, Payment, and Performance Improvement Programs, San Francisco, CA
Mark D. Smith, MD, MBA
President and Chief Executive Officer, California HealthCare Foundation, Oakland, CA
Tom Williams
Executive Director, Integrated Healthcare Association, Oakland, CA





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