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April 25, 2019

Recap: PatientPing's Leadership Collaborative Roundtable

On March 15th, PatientPing held its first Leadership Collaborative Roundtable, an online event that brought together executives and stakeholders from nearly 20 different organizations across the country including Hackensack Meridian Health, Wake Forest Baptist Health, WellStar, Baptist Health, Houston Methodist Coordinated Care, Atrium Health, and more. Thirty-nine percent of attendees currently participate in MSSP Track 1, 6 percent are a part of MSSP Track 3, 22 percent are in Non-ACO risk arrangements, and 33 percent are Next Generation ACOs. The goal of the roundtable was to bring PatientPing community members together to share, discuss, and collaborate on pressing healthcare initiatives while bringing their PatientPing connections to life.

The roundtable kicked off with opening remarks from our Head of Operations, Neal Vachhani, who reflected on our expanding national network of post-acutes, hospitals, health plans, HIEs, and provider organizations. He expressed the importance of bringing healthcare executives together to enable shared learnings that ultimately lead to improved care coordination.

“We’re all part of a very progressive and forward-thinking care coordination community. If you bring everyone together, like we’re aspiring to do today, then wonderful things can happen. Hopefully you’ll get the chance to make some new relationships, learn from one another, and exchange ideas. That is what we’re aspiring to do today.” - Neal Vachhani, Head of Operations, PatientPing

Our Market Operations Manager, Todd Sather, shared participants' success metrics, including benchmark comparisons for readmission and post-acute length of stay (LOS). Afterwards, Vanessa Kuhn, our Director of Health Policy led a discussion about recent milestones in value-based care. She reviewed several recent federal initiatives such as the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement Advanced Model (BPCI Advanced), Primary Care Transformation, SNF Value-Based Purchasing Program, Integrated Care for Kids, and Pathways to Success, and spoke to attendees about how they can best prepare for taking on additional risk.

For the remainder of the event, attendees were prompted to participate in online, interactive polls to help inform topics for discussion. Topics ranged from challenges organizations faced when taking on additional risk, to engaging post-acute and community providers. Specifically:

Southwestern Health Resources engages their post-acute care partners by holding recurring in-person meetings to understand pain points and how they can leverage community resources to better coordinate care for their shared patients.

Houston Methodist Coordinated Care engages community-based organizations to manage social determinants of health (SDoH) and behavioral health issues among their patient populations. Through a program with Meals on Wheels, Houston Methodist is able to screen for patients that may be affected by SDoH.

To cap off the event, attendees were asked to participate in one final interactive poll to see which value-based care initiatives they were considering pursuing over the next 1-2 years. Some of the most common responses were pursuing more risk based contracts with commercial payers, expanding current ACOs, and participating in new BPCI initiatives.

Thank you to all attendees for participating in our Leadership Collaborative Roundtable and for your thoughtful discussions! It isn’t every day that providers from all over the country are able to collaborate with one another on how to improve outcomes for their organizations, patients, and for our healthcare system as a whole. Stay tuned for our next roundtable coming next month!

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