Total Cost of Care Benchmarks and Physician Practices: An Early Stage Evaluation

November 25, 2015 Health Management Associates


Total Cost of Care Benchmarks and Physician Practices: An Early Stage Evaluation of 5 Regional Healthcare Improvement Collaboratives Funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Wednesday, December 9, 2015
3 to 4 p.m. ET

During this webinar, representatives of the Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement (NRHI), the Oregon Health Care Quality Corp., MN Community Measurement, and Health Management Associates (HMA) will share findings from an evaluation of this first phase of the Total Cost of Care and Resource Use framework pilot. This pilot program was developed by HealthPartners and funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF). RWJF funded NRHI along with five regional healthcare improvement collaboratives to implement the first phase of the pilot, which involves the use of multi-payer commercial claims data to produce and share total cost of care benchmarks with physicians and practices.

Learning Objectives

  1. Understand how each RHIC’s specific approaches and progress vary according to pre-existing data collection infrastructures, stakeholder dynamics and the local healthcare environment.
  2. Learn how RHICs are dealing with concerns over the measurements and public reporting, and how they are incorporating technical assistance and checklists to improve data quality.
  3. Understand the importance of seeking physician input and feedback as early as possible to help design and plan the project and to ensure that total cost of care reporting is actionable.
  4. Find out how efforts among RHICs to work collaboratively and share lessons learned helped accelerate progress toward the development and dissemination of total cost of care reporting in their communities.
  5. Learn how the early experiences of RHICs can be applied to other regionally based healthcare transparency and reform initiatives.


Ellen Gagnon, Senior Project and Operations Director, Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement
Gunnar Nelson, Health Economist, MN Community Measurement
Sharon Silow-Carroll, Managing Principal, HMA
Meredith Roberts Tomasi, Program Director, Oregon Health Care Quality Corp. (Q-Corp.)

Who Should Attend

Executives of hospitals, health systems, physician practices and other healthcare organizations; regional health care collaborative staff and board members; regulators and healthcare policy analysts; state public health officials; Medicaid directors and staff; executives of managed care plans and other payers.

Register now for this free webinar