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.
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