Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Rick Gilfillan on WIHI

The Newest Innovator on the Block: Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation
Thursday, February 24, 2011, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Eastern Time

Rick Gilfillan, MD, Acting Director, Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation

Health reform in the US has a lot of moving parts, and sometimes it’s difficult to sort out the political ups and downs from the on-the-ground changes and challenges facing those in the trenches, seeking to make health care delivery safer, more patient-centered, better coordinated, and cost effective. As WIHI tries to keep its eye on the ball of innovation and new designs so badly needed to pave the way, it’s a sincere pleasure to welcome to the program the man behind the country’s first-ever government center dedicated solely to figuring out what works...and what could be spread widely.

Dr. Rick Gilfillan, the Acting Director of the Innovation Center at CMS, has a track record of thinking outside the box. He helped design a bundled payment system – coupled with a guarantee of quality care – for the Geisinger Health System in Pennsylvania, long before others were willing to take the notion seriously. Now Dr. Gilfillan is working hard with his staff in Washington to roll out opportunities for others to tell him, and to tell the country, about other payment models that are needed for health care. What’s the accountable care organization (ACO) model that’s good for patients as well as the bottom line? Where are providers walking the talk of the Patient-Centered Medical Home and reinventing primary care?

Join WIHI host Madge Kaplan to get the latest from Dr. Gilfillan about the Innovation Center’s plans, priorities, and programs that will enable health care providers to test new ways of delivering care and sharing the learning more broadly. There will be plenty of time for your questions and comments and we look forward to your participation!

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