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Live Fee-for-Value Reimbursements: The More Things Change, the More They Remain the Same
There is much angst among physicians over what healthcare reforms will mean for their payments. Many wonder if physicians’ payments will be capitated or if they will be penalized for failure to achieve cost and quality targets while others wonder if their services will be valued at all in Fee-for-Value models. Leading physician innovators will make the case that most new payment models will continue to rely on a modified Fee-for-Service (FFS) system to ensure that individual physicians are appropriately reimbursed. Attendees will appreciate that the key innovations of global budgets and other new payment models is not a replacement of FFS, but rather, the ability to aggregate, analyze and use clinical and claims data in new ways that better enable them to control costs and moderate volume. Finally, understand how these innovations are giving a growing number of physicians the confidence to partner with other healthcare stakeholders in risk-based payment arrangements. Should you have technical questions, please call the AMA Unified Service Center at 800-621-8335. Direct content-related questions to Jason Scull at webinarquestions@ama-assn.org.
Fee-for-Value Reimbursements: The More Things Change, the More They Remain the Same  
Release Date: April 8, 2014 7pm 
(EST) (60 minutes)

Participants can claim credit through May 8, 2014


Confirmation of your successful registration – including instructions on how to access the webinar on the day of the presentation – will be sent to you via an email from webinarquestions@ama-assn.org.  If you don't receive such an email, please first check your spam box. 

Technical Support
Should you have technical questions, please call the AMA Unified Service Center at 800-621-8335.

Federation Staff Access
Please contact Terri Marchiori at terri.marchiori@ama-assn.org to obtain your discount code before registering.


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

  1. Build a budget for their practice that includes costs and savings projections.
  2. Identify other payment models that can coexist with a global budget.
  3. Explain how a prospective (and capitated) global payment differs from a global budget that reconciles payments retrospectively.
  4. Define the concept of risk sharing in FFV models.    

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

Statement of Need
Physicians have a persistent fear of the unknown when it comes to how they will get paid under new models. These webinars will make the case that most new payment models will continue to rely on a modified Fee-for-Service (FFS) payment system for the foreseeable future. Rather than replacing FFS entirely, most new models are FFS hybrids with enhancements that enable more accurate cost and quality projections and performance benchmarking. This is made possible by emerging data analytic and sharing capabilities which give physicians the confidence to assume more risk in their payment contracts. 

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

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. Participants can claim credit through May 8, 2014.


Planning Committee

Cindy Brown – VP, Government Relations/AMA
Rita LePard - CME Program Committee/AMA
Sandy Marks -  Associate Director, Federal Affairs/AMA
Jason Scull– Associate Director, Federal Affairs
/AMA

Faculty
Grace Terrell, MD - Cornerstone Health Care
Donald Liss, MD - Independence Blue Cross

 
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 http://www.ama-assn.org/go/paymentpathways 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.

Hardware/software Requirements
Adobe Flash 9.0.115 or above

Audio speakers or headphones

Screen resolution of 800X600 or higher.

MS Internet Explorer 8.0 or higher, Firefox, Opera, Safari, etc.
Adobe Reader 5.0 or higher.


Type:     Live Activity
$30.00
Activity Price
25 Registered Users
Credits
1 Credits> AMA> AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

0 Credits> AMA> Certificate of Participation for Non-Physicians