HIMSS experts to share tips on making payment for value succeed
With more than 70 sessions on tap at HIMSS16 concentrating on value-based care, it promises to be among the hottest topics in this year’s show.
HIMSS Quality, Cost, and Safety Committee leaders Shelley DiGiacomo, RN, vice president of consulting services at the Quammen Group and Pauline Byom, regional quality administrator at the Mayo Clinic, in fact, will share recommendations for quality reporting and performance requirements within the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System.
Last November, HIMSS warned the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services of the administrative burdens on providers, and now the tension continues. On Jan. 14, 31 major healthcare organizations, including Intermountain Healthcare and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center wrote to CMS calling for the federal government to back down off of Meaningful Use 3. It’s not meeting the ultimate objective, the organizations said.
At HIMSS16, DiGiacomo and Byom will explain the HIMSS committee’s core mission to promote the use of health IT to improve the quality of healthcare delivery while ensuring that data collection is not an overly burdensome part of workflow.
The speakers will also share insights about the policies that are driving value-based care and tips for recognizing current barriers to e-reporting in quality programs and advice on developing principles for feedback on CMS programs.
What’s more, DiGiacomo and Byom intend to help attendees know how best to identify opportunities to participate in the development of CMS policy outside of regulatory public comments.
Come to the keynote, “Making Payment for Value Work: HIMSS Recommendations,” and find out HIMSS’ predictions on Monday, Feb. 29 from 3:15 - 4:15 p.m. at the Sands Expo Convention Center, Lando, Room 4301.
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