Social determinants of health determine up to 80% of an individual’s overall health status. Now that CMS rewards providers for reducing readmissions, many are taking steps to channel patients toward outpatient care. But what if patients could avoid needing care in the first place? We’ll discuss how better coordination of patient transfers between care sites and the community could improve the quality of care and ultimately save money.

Topics for discussion may include:

  • Existing payer and provider efforts to address non-medical factors to reduce readmissions
  • How payers and providers can work together to improve social determinants (and reduce readmissions)
  • How contracts between payers and providers can help reduce patient readmissions (and pitfalls to avoid in those contracts.)
  • How the shift from fee-for-service to fee-for-value will help providers and payers reach their goal of improving care and reducing avoidable readmissions.

Featured Speakers

Stacey Souchak

Senior Director, Health Services
Geisinger Health Plan

As the Senior Director of Health Services/Health Choices for Geisinger Health Plan, Stacey Souchak is responsible for the oversight of the Special Needs Unit and Community Health Assistant program within Population Health. Stacey’s team focuses on high risk women’s and pediatrics, coordination of physical health and behavioral health, and addressing Social Determinants of Health to improve access and quality of health care.

Brian Ebersole

Senior Director at Springboard Health
Geisinger

Driven by a commitment to connect the dots between theory and action, ideas and passion, tasks and impact, Brian Ebersole has created a career that focuses on reforming health care delivery systems for the collective good. Brian currently serves as the Senior Director of Springboard Health, an initiative supported by Geisinger as part of the Steele Institute for Innovation. 

Priya Bathija

Vice President, The Value Initiative
American Hospital Association

In this role, Priya leads AHA’s efforts to guide hospitals and health systems as they promote affordability by improving quality and decreasing cost. In addition, she continues to lead the association’s efforts to explore innovative delivery and payment system reforms that will allow vulnerable urban and rural communities to ensure access to essential health care services. 

Sue Powers

Chief Growth Officer
VirtualHealth

With over twenty years of experience in healthcare, Sue has a passion for leveraging technology to improve people’s quality of life. As Chief Growth Officer of VirtualHealth, she oversees all client initiatives, from the initial meeting to continued success long after implementation. Sue has held senior roles at Array Health, Edifices, Quovadx, Vitria, Netscape, and Tandem Computers. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics with an emphasis on Computer Science from the University of Northern Iowa.

Date:  Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Time:  2pm ET / 11am PT
Duration:  1 Hour

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