Yesterday, Richard Jones, President and CEO of Lumeris Healthcare Outcomes (Lumeris), joined leaders across the private, public and nonprofit sectors for the launch and first working session of the Health Care Payment Learning and Action Network (HCPLAN) in Washington, D.C.
The HCPLAN was established by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to advance efforts to transition from volume- to value-based care. The initiative will support larger HHS goals to help achieve improved health outcomes:
- Tie 30 percent of Medicare fee-for-service payments to quality or value through alternative payment models by 2016, and 50 percent by 2018.
- Tie 85 percent of all traditional Medicare payments to quality or value by 2016, and 90 percent by 2018.
Through participation in workgroups and learning sessions, Lumeris will collaborate with other stakeholders to share approaches, remove barriers to identified core issues, and create implementation guides. Working together, participants are taking a critical step in helping transition the nation’s health system from fee-for-service to value-based payments and alternative payment models, ultimately improving the quality and reducing the cost of care.
For more information on the HCPLAN, visit http://innovation.cms.gov/initiatives/Health-Care-Payment-Learning-and-Action-Network/.
Lumeris is a pioneer in population health management solutions. Through our operations, technology and consulting services, we enable health care organizations to successfully make the journey from volume- to value-based care. We help health systems create Population Health Services Organizations and define populations for risk. We empower providers and their accountable care teams with process improvement strategies, technology tools and clinical workflows to manage their patients and populations effectively. We work collaboratively with payers to ensure the right contracts, measures and incentives are in place to influence physician behavior and drive quality, cost and utilization performance. The depth and breadth of Lumeris’ solutions—combined with its decade of experience in value-based care—make the company an ideal partner for any health care organization seeking to transform its business and care-delivery model and remarkably improve its clinical and financial outcomes. For more information, call 1.888.586.3747 or visit Lumeris.com.