The Advancing Excellence in Long-Term Care Collaborative (AELTCC) has selected value-based payment and quality as the topic of its next Forum of 2018, to be held 9:00 am to 3:30 pm on Tuesday, June 19 at Forest Hills of DC.

Date: Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Time: 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

Location: Forest Hills of DC

4901 Connecticut Avenue
Washington, DC

This day-long Forum will address the ongoing movement from paying for volume of services delivered under traditional fee-for-service payment to paying for the value of services provided, and the impact on resident/patient quality of care. Value in healthcare is often defined as the ratio of cost to quality, and new payment models differ in their methods for calculating costs, measuring quality, and determining payments.

The opportunity is to align healthcare incentives to achieve the highest value, but there are barriers and challenges that impact stakeholders in different ways. The morning session will explore the impact of value-based payment models on long-term and post-acute care payers, providers, clinicians, and patients. The afternoon will be focused on the evolving Federal policies and regulations driving many of these changes. The AELTCC Forum will conclude with a discussion that generates recommendations for 1) resolving industry confusion surrounding value-based payment models and 2) improving the incentive structure to promote the highest quality of long-term and post-acute care.

Program Outline:

Background introduction to topic and level-setting

Morning Session: Impact of new payment models on quality in long-term care

  • Quality impact data on outcomes from implementing programs
  • Payer impact
  • Provider impact
  • Clinician impact
  • Patient and family impact

Afternoon Session: Perspectives on policy surrounding value-based payment

  • CMS initiatives and experience with Value-based payment (VBP)
  • Advanced Payment Models/VBP policy and EHR technologies
  • Provider perspectives on policy
  • Implementation of VBP policies and regulations at the provider level

Discussion: Alignment around AELTCC recommendations (Entire Group)