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The Role of POCT in the World of Value-based Contracts
Live Event: Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at 1:00 PM EDT
PACE® Credit available until September 18, 2020  |  Florida Lab Credit available
In spite of a continued rise in U.S. healthcare spending, patient outcomes are poor when compared to other developed countries. In an effort to curb an unsustainable spending trajectory and improve patient outcomes, our healthcare system is transitioning its reimbursement structure away from fee-for service (FFS) payments to value-based models. Healthcare systems are entering into value-based contracts with payers that incentivize improved patient outcomes and conscientious spending.

Alongside this change, laboratories need to re-evaluate their value proposition and ensure they are providing service that aligns with their organization’s value-based goals. One of the ways that a laboratory increases its value to patients and its parent healthcare organization is by making the organization successful in value-based contracts (VBCs), such as those in the growing Medicare Advantage (MA) plans. The laboratory’s role is in impacting total cost of care and providing data for quality metrics that are required in value-based contracts. As an example, the lab’s ability to extract and present key data that can identify and measure the health of a chronically-ill patient is a key quality metric in a value-based contract.

The webinar will discuss healthcare’s payment model progression from fee-for service to fully-delegated risk and identify the key components of a value-based contract (VBC). Discussion will further breakdown the key elements measured in VBCs related to both cost and quality. As a subset of VBCs, Medicare Advantage risk-based contracts will be discussed including an introduction to code sets that are used to predict healthcare spending based on patient diagnoses; and quality measurement systems that are used to measure quality of care.The laboratory’s “value-add” by tying POCT to VBC performance along with specific relevant examples will be a key takeaway for participants.

This session will:
  • Illustrate healthcare’s payment model progression—from fee-for service to fully-delegated risk
  • Identify the key components of a value-based contract
  • Describe the aspects of Medicare Advantage (MA) as a subset of a value-based contract
  • Appraise the value that POCT brings to value-based contracts with real-life examples

Matt Modleski, Executive VP, Business Development
Orchard Software
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As Executive Vice President of Corporate and Business Development at Orchard Software, Matt is responsible for strengthening Orchard’s corporate relationships and bringing additional value through new business opportunities. Previously, Matt led the operation of more than 70 physician practices and was a key member of the executive team at American Health Network. From 2006 to 2014, he was a partner at Stovall Grainger Modleski, a healthcare consulting firm with expertise in the healthcare environment and competitive positioning. Prior to his work in healthcare sales and marketing, Matt was an accomplished pilot in the U.S. Air Force. He was awarded the 355th Wing Instructor Pilot of the Year and also a lead member of the United States Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, The Thunderbirds.
Continuing Education Credit:
One P.A.C.E.® credit-hour will be provided for this complimentary basic level session. Orchard Software is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E.® Program.

This session is approved for 1 Florida CE credit. Florida Board of Clinical Laboratory Personnel approved number: 50-12563  
Additional Educational Resources Sponsored by Orchard Software POC Webinars
Orchard's commitment to education extends to our sponsorship of the long-running point of care group webinars, which are produced by Whitehat Communications and free to the point of care and laboratory community. You can register for the 2020 sessions a by visiting: 2020 Point of Care Group Webinars
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