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Webinar Replay: Total Cost of Care Benchmarks and Physician Practices

On December 9, 2015, HMA Information Services hosted the webinar, “Total Cost of Care Benchmarks and Physician Practices: An Early Stage Evaluation of Five Regional Healthcare Improvement Collaboratives Funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.”   

The Total Cost of Care and Resource Use framework developed by HealthPartners is at the center of a pilot program funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) to identify and address healthcare overuse and inefficiency in five areas of the country. RWJF funded (NRHI) – along with five regional healthcare improvement collaboratives (RHICs) – to implement the first phase of the pilot, which involves the use of multi-payer commercial claims data to produce and share total cost of care benchmarks with physicians and practices. 

During this webinar, representatives of NRHI, the Oregon Health Care Quality Corp., MN Community Measurement, and Health Management Associates (HMA) share findings from an evaluation of this first phase of the pilot. The results of the evaluation, conducted by HMA, illustrate both the challenges and promises of using cost transparency initiatives to drive delivery system change. Listen to the replay and:

  • Understand how each RHIC’s specific approaches and progress vary according to pre-existing data collection infrastructures, stakeholder dynamics and the local healthcare environment.
  • Learn how RHICs are dealing with concerns over the measurements and public reporting, and how they are incorporating technical assistance and checklists to improve data quality.
  • Understand the importance of seeking physician input and feedback as early as possible to help design and plan the project and to ensure that total cost of care reporting is actionable. 
  • Find out how efforts among RHICs to work collaboratively and share lessons learned helped accelerate progress toward the development and dissemination of total cost of care reporting in their communities.
  • Learn how the early experiences of RHICs can be applied to other regionally based healthcare transparency and reform initiatives.

The slide deck for this webinar can be retrieved by clicking the “DOWNLOAD” button below.