Learn About Accountable Care Organizations

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Learn about Accountable Care Organizations during our CME webcast. As of August 2017, there are 480 shared saving program ACOs covering 9 million Medicare beneficiaries. That is 1 out of every 5 people on Medicare today. On this CME webcast, we are going to introduce you to the Accountable Care Organization: why they exist, how they work, and whether you should participate in one. Joining our moderator in the studio are ACO experts from the Ohio State University. Dr. Randy Wexler is an Associate Professor and the Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs in the Department of Family Medicine. Also, we have Dr. Gail Grever who is an Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine.

View a video introduction of this webcast

What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: better UNDERSTAND the cost reasons behind value based health care; UNDERSTAND the variations of value based reimbursement; DISCUSS elements necessary for success of an ACO; and better UNDERSTAND definition of Accountable Care Organizations.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • HMOs versus ACOs
  • When should you expect to get an end of the year shared savings bonus
  • How baseline patient population characteristics affect the probability of an ACO’s success
  • Characteristics of a successful ACO structure
  • The role of the electronic medical record in an ACO
  • ACOs and commercial insurance companies
  • How are patients assigned to an ACO
  • Whether being in an ACO restricts a patient’s choice of doctors?

You can find this and many other MedNet21 programs on the OSU – CCME website.

Call our MedNet21 Program Manager at 614.293.3473 for more details about subscribing to MedNet21 as a hospital or as an individual. You can also e-mail him at derrick.freeman@osumc.edu.

Get a Better Understanding of Single Payer Health Systems

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Get a Better Understanding of Single Payer Health Systems. If you look at other economically successful countries, most have some type of single payer health care and most do a better job of delivering consistently high quality health care to all of their residents than we do here in the United States. But what exactly is a single payer health plan and would it work here in the United States? Well, today on this CME webcast, we’re going to introduce you to how single payer plans work and we’ll let you decide if it is the right idea for our nation. Here with me in the studio is Associate Professor from the Division of Health Services Management and Policy from the Ohio State University College of Public Health, Dr. Eric Seiber.

View a video introduction of this webcast

What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: EXPLAIN how a single payer would be different from our current method of paying for health care in the United States; and COMPARE the outcomes of existing single payer systems to outcomes in the United States.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • What a single payer health system is
  • The health care system for Massachusetts
  • What would happen to the insurance companies
  • Hospital ownership and uncompensated care
  • Medication coverage: effects on downstream costs
  • Colorectal cancer screening in Appalachia
  • The Canadian health system
  • The United Kingdom health system
  • Lessons learned from the Veteran’s Administration

You can find this and many other MedNet21 programs on the OSU – CCME website.

Call our MedNet21 Program Manager at 614.293.3473 for more details about subscribing to MedNet21 as a hospital or as an individual. You can also e-mail him at derrick.freeman@osumc.edu.