Bay Area

Healthcare Executives Group

3rd Thursday of the month |  8:30 – 11:30 am   | Oakland, CA (for in-person sessions)

Upcoming Meeting

May 18, 2023


Winning the Reimbursement Disruption Race
Executives Racing

Ever since CMS launched the Hospital Quality Incentive Demo as its first Pay for Performance program in 2003, the Agency has been trying to incentivize hospitals, for providing high-quality care. Four years later CMS introduced the Physician Quality Reporting System to provide financial incentives to providers who reported on quality measures. Those who reported, were eligible for a bonus, those who didn’t faced penalties. These programs led to Value-Based Purchasing, ACOs, and Alternative Payment Models. Today every provider is struggling to provide Value-Based care. Almost.

Turns out relatively few changes were made to Organ Procurement Organization’s Conditions for Coverage since the program was established under the National Organ Transplant Act in 1984. Until recently.

We’ll first hear from YOU how the various iterations of P4P and Value-Base Purchasing have fostered change and improvements in your organizations. Then, our Featured Member Janice Whaley, President and CEO of Donor Network West will share how DNW became the second largest federally-designated Organ Procurement Organization in the country – and the significant changes envisioned to the original OPO “Conditions for Coverage” for efficient and transparent organ procurement and transplantation through the OPTN Modernization Initiative.

Janice has been dramatically increasing organ donations ever since she began her career with the Alabama Organ Center (1992-03), then moved on to head Clinical Operation at LifeGift in Houston, where she led the region to record-setting numbers of donor recovered. She then became COO of LifeShare of Oklahoma, where she doubled the number of organ donors, before joining Donor Network West (in January 2019), where she’s substantially increased performance metrics that matter.

RSVP today for this far-reaching discussion and Janice’s presentation.

Upcoming Meeting Dates

2023: JAN 19   FEB 16   MAR 16   APR 20   MAY 18
JUN 15     JUL 20    AUG 17   SEP 21     OCT 19    NOV 16
Dec 6 – Combined session for the Innovations in Healthcare Awards Event

This Table meets on the 3rd Thursday of each month.
Meeting are held via Zoom with an in-person session held quarterly

Past Round Tables

  • How COVID's Taught America to Innovate
  • California's Master Plan for Aging
  • Predicting What's Next in The New Normal
  • How to Bring the Patients Back In
  • Finding the Value in Value Based Care
  • Cybersecurity Risk Mitigation - While Your Team is WFH
  • Beyond P4P: AMP'ing-Up IHA
  • Lessons in Healthcare Purchasing from CalPERS
  • AI Innovation for Healthcare
  • Best Practices for Re/Training Your Team
  • Lessons from Integrating Acquisitions
  • Moving to Value: Healthcare Lessons from Beyond the Bay
  • Moving from Innovation to Adoption
  • AHS: Caring, Healing, Teaching, Serving All
  • Utilization Matters!
  • Lessons from Running California's Largest IPA
  • New Approaches for Delivering Care
  • Lessons Learned from Geographic Expansion
  • Successful Healthcare Business Lessons Using The Jackpot Principle
  • Moving Towards Value
  • How AI's Changing Healthcare