LMOA - September 2019 Meeting Invitation

September 12, 2019

Program:        Value-Based Care:  Why, Perspectives, & Future Trends

If you pick up any health care trade publication, you cannot avoid reading a headline regarding efforts to improve “health care value.” However, the what, how and when behind this detailed work varies depending on who you ask; the health plan, the provider, or the patient.

Value-based care is a form of reimbursement that ties payments for care delivery to the quality of care provided and rewards providers for both efficiency and effectiveness.  The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has introduced an array of value-based care models, such as the Medicare Shared Savings Program/Accountable Care Organization (ACO) Model.  Private payers have in turn adopted similar models of accountable, value-based care.  The goal of value-based care is to replace the nation’s reliance on fragmented, fee-for-service care with comprehensive, coordinated care using payment models that hold organizations accountable for cost control and quality gains.

This presentation will explore the “why” behind value-based care, and specifically health care’s growing lack of affordability on patients and our economy.  We will discuss key stakeholders and their perspectives on the transition to health care value and payment.  After discussing these key perspectives, we will examine future trends and how we might best prepare for what is to come.


Speakers:              Jennifer Meeks, Principle for Clinical Regulatory Affairs, Spectrum Health
                                Eric Thayer, Director of Quality Improvement, Spectrum Health
                                Laura Stuursma, Director of Provider Network, Spectrum Health

Date:                       Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Time:                      11:45 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. (lunch: 11:45 - 12:30, program begins at 12:30)

Location:                Hilton Garden Inn, 1300 Cinema Way, Benton Harbor, MI

Cost:                        $20.00 per person, if registered by noon the Friday prior to the meeting

Late Registrants:  $30.00 per person

Payment:          Payment is expected by the meeting date and can be made at the door via a check made payable to Lakeland Medical Office Association, or with cash (exact change), or you can mail your check to LMOA, PO Box 144, Stevensville, MI  49127.

RSVPs are required to attend to ensure adequate seating and lunch.  CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW TO SUBMIT YOUR RSVP.  We must have your RSVP by noon on Friday, September 13, 2019.


Please note:  If you are unable to attend and have already sent in your RSVP, but it is past the RSVP deadline, please send someone else in your place as you will be responsible for the cost of the lunch.

If you have any questions or if you are having difficulty with the link, please contact Deb Akins at (269) 428-2140 or dakins@lakelandhealth.org.