Live Building New Payment Models and Getting Paid
Talk of bundling payments never gets very far before any number of challenges threaten to slow progress. There is no doubt that designing and implementing payment bundles is tough work that forces physicians and other providers to work together to address issues ranging from, episode definitions and length, payment attribution and control, risk adjustment, and high cost outliers. The good news is that many physicians have overcome these challenges to design successful episode and global bundles in operation today. Get the inside scoop from early innovators on the data and analytic tools necessary to design payment bundles across settings of care that will work for your practice. Should you have any questions regarding the content, please contact Jason Scull at
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Building New Payment Models and Getting Paid 
Release Date: July 18, 2013 7pm 
(EST) (60 minutes)

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At the end of this activity, I will be able to:

  1. Describe the difference between episode-based bundles and global bundles.    
  2. Identify the technology and analytic tools necessary to build and maintain these payment models.     
  3. Recognize the challenges associated with each model and identify solutions.  

Target Audience
This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of practicing physicians.

Statement of Need
This is the sixth in a series of webinars that will address the misnomer that you have to be a large, integrated system in order to successfully implement delivery and payment reforms by focusing on the specific habits of high value care delivery. It will further counter arguments that current reforms efforts are a repackaged version of managed care by highlighting specific differences between health maintenance organizations of the 1990s and innovative models, such as ACOs, that currently are gaining prominence.

Statement of Competency
This activity is designed to address the following ABMS/ACGME competencies: practice-based learning and improvement, interpersonal and communications skills, professionalism, systems-based practice, interdisciplinary teamwork, quality improvement and informatics.

Accreditation Statement
The American Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement
The American Medical Association designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Claiming Your CME Credit
In order to claim AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™, you must view the webinar in its entirety and complete the evaluation.

Planning Committee

Cindy Brown – AMA Associate Director, Federal Affairs
Jeanette Harmon – AMA Director, Advocacy Planning & Management
Rita LePard - CME Program Committee/AMA
Sandy Marks -  AMA Associate Director, Federal Affairs
Jason Scull– AMA Associate Director, Federal Affairs

Carol Vargo – AMA Associate Director, Federal Affairs 

Philip Gaziano, MD - Accountable Care Associates
Harold Miller - Center for Healthcare Quality and Payment Reform
About the Innovators Committee
The Innovators Committee is a group of innovative physicians tasked with developing resources to help their colleagues from various specialties implement effective delivery and payment reforms that are applicable to their practice setting and service mix. Go to for more information about the Committee and its work.

Disclosure Statement

The content of this activity does not relate to any product of a commercial interest as defined by the ACCME; therefore, neither the planners nor the faculty have relevant financial relationships to disclose.

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Type:  Live Activity
Activity Price
107 Registered Users
1 Credits> AMA> AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

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