MITRE Moderates Bundled Payment Panels
The concept of bundled payment is rapidly catching on in U.S. healthcare, but challenges to implementation still exist. At the Integrated Healthcare Association's National Bundled Payment Summit, June 12-13, 2012, in Washington, DC, attendees will learn from key individuals in government, academia, and the private sector who have made meaningful progress in working through these challenges. The agenda will delve deep into all the key issues — clinical, analytic, measurement, payment, and patient engagement — involved in implementing a bundled payment program. MITRE's Center for Transforming Health (CTH) will share its own expertise in two dynamic panel sessions focusing on contracting for bundled payment and IT for bundled payment and care redesign.
MITRE's participants include:
- Cindy Speck. Cindy Speck, RHIA, has 30+ years of experience in healthcare IT. At MITRE, she supports the Center for Transforming Health with IT initiatives for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the Food and Drug Administration. Prior to MITRE, she worked at Inova Health System as an IT Department Director and at George Washington Medical Center in Health Information Management, Hospital Administration, and IT. She has a BS in Health Records Administration from the University of Pittsburgh and an MBA in Information Systems Management from George Washington University. She is a member of the American Health Information Management Association.
- David Tanenbaum. David Tanenbaum, PhD, is a seasoned biomedical informatics professional. At MITRE, he supports the Center for Transforming Health in initiatives for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT. Prior to MITRE, he worked at the Lombardi Cancer Center, the J. Craig Venter Institute, and Celera Genomics. He holds a PhD from Yale University in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, and was a Research Fellow at Harvard Medical School. He is well-published in the literature, including papers in "Science," "Nature," "Nature Genetics," and the "Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association."
- Erin Williams. Erin Williams, J.D., is an internationally recognized speaker and author with 18 years of experience in health law, policy, and bioethics. Her publications cover biotechnology, end-of-life issues, managed care, food safety, and other topics. At MITRE, she provides policy guidance in the Center for Transforming Health. Previously, she gave legislative support to Congress, leading Congressional Research Service teams on health reform, and the FDA. She founded and directed the Foundation for Genetic Medicine, Inc., and is now the Vice President of the International Society of Bioethics' Scientific Committee, as well as a member of the Virginia Bar and other legal associations.
- John Brooks. John Brooks, MBA, J.D. is a senior health policy analyst at MITRE's Center for Transforming Health, where he provides policy guidance and program management support to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). He has assisted CMS with policy development, project leadership, and clinical quality measure strategic management. Prior to joining MITRE's Center for Transforming Health, John practiced private equity and merger and acquisition law in the healthcare and energy fields at a leading international law firm and worked in a variety of roles in finance, risk management, and project leadership.
- Adela Lucero. Adela Lucero, J.D. is a senior health policy analyst at MITRE's Center for Transforming Health, where she provides policy guidance to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). She has advised and supported CMS with rulemaking for quality reporting programs, administrator briefings, business requirements, and communications outreach. Prior to joining MITRE's Center for Transforming Health, Adela was an attorney advisor with the Social Security Administration's (SSA) Office of Disability Adjudication and Review, where she assisted administrative law judges with case review, research, and decision drafting under Titles II and XVI of the Social Security Act.
For additional information on bundled payment, take a look at these resource documents created by MITRE and The Brookings Institution's Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform to help participants in bundled care arrangements better understand the key competencies and resources required to succeed under those arrangements.