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Webinar

Principles of episodes of care

What they are and how they'll help you bend the cost trend

Original air date: April 1, 2021  

Learn how to improve costs and outcomes through an episodes of care program

As healthcare costs continue to outpace inflation and point solutions pile up, employers and health plans alike keep searching for novel ways to reverse negative trends while also improving quality and outcomes. Clearly, more comprehensive methods are needed to bridge the elusive ‘last mile’ in healthcare — methods that enable greater cost predictability, reduce spending, and drive better patient outcomes. Episodes of care with bundled payments are increasingly the strategy of choice for many on the leading edge of innovative benefits strategies, so how can you start to incorporate this approach to your own programs?

Bend the trend with actionable insights

In this webinar, get the insights and actionable approaches you need to bend the healthcare trend across the many cost drivers in chronic conditions, major surgeries, maternity, and mental/behavioral health.

Our experts will address common questions such as:

  • How are episodes of care programs defined — and how do they work?
  • How is quality managed via network strategies and performance measures?
  • How are risk arrangements structured to align primary and specialty care?
  • How can health plan investments be redirected so that they self-fund outcomes improvements?
  • What are the sources of savings and what can you expect in your own program?

Whether you’re a benefits leader, employee benefits consultant, or manage risk, cost, and/or medical management at a health plan, this session will provide an important foundation to support your strategies for 2022 and beyond.

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Presenters

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Tami Hutchison
Senior Director, Episodes of Care
Signify Health

Tami has held a variety of senior roles in a career that spans three decades, including leading enterprise/product strategy for large healthcare systems, developing and operating value-based care services directly to self-funded employers, and founding a healthcare marketplace to bring together healthcare providers, health plan sponsors and health plan administrators. Prior to Signify Health, Tami held senior leadership positions at Dignity Health, Cerner, Washington Medical System, and Tenet Healthcare.

 

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Sage Nakagawa
Vice President, Operations
Signify Health

Sage brings a depth of expertise and experience across multiple healthcare operations disciplines, including strategic planning and business operations, value-based care, program management, contract administration, claims administration, and vendor implementation and oversight. Before joining Signify Health, Sage held senior roles at Optimity Advisors, Human Care Systems, and CalPERS.