Next Thursday, December 2nd, the Quality and Cost Council will host a Public Forum on Health Care Payment System Delivery Reform (info here). The forum will be held at the Hoagland Pinkus Conference Center in Shrewsbury from 12:30-2:30pm.
The QCC would like to get feedback on the following topics:
- Establishment of Integrated Provider Organizations: What is your idea of a more integrated provider organization? How do we transition to this service model? What consumer protections should be provided to members of integrated provider organizations?
- Payment Methodologies: What are your concerns about the current payment system? What payment models/methodologies and financing mechanisms might the Committee and the Council consider? What consumer protections should be provided by these models in the redesigned payment system as well as in the transition period?
- How should quality performance standards for Integrated Provider Organizations be set, monitored, and evaluated?
In addition to oral testimony, written comments will also be accepted.
-Georgia J. Maheras
(UPDATED 11/29 to revise questions as reformulated by DHCFP – the state is apparently changing terminology from “Accountable Care Organizations” to “Integrated Provider Organizations.”