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How Effective is Value-Based Purchasing in the Public and Private Sectors?

Washington, DCECRI Institute's 16th Annual Conference on Using Evidence in Policy and in Practice

Speaker Presentations

ECRI Institute, in cooperation with the Kaiser Permanente Institute for Health Policy, the Milbank Memorial Fund, Health Affairs, the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics at the University of Pennsylvania, and the Center for the Evaluation of Value and Risk in Health at Tufts Medical Center, is planning this year's annual conference for December 2-3, 2008, in Washington, DC.

At this conference, we are examining whether there is sufficient precision in the definition of "value-based" programs, and in ways to measure value, to support significant initiatives in the public and private sectors. Regulation and private sector programs increasingly require providers and other health professionals to improve the value of their services, and reward or penalize them. So, it is time to take stock.


Speakers and Moderators

Robert A. Berenson, MD, FACP, Senior Fellow, the Urban Institute; Adjunct Professor, School of Public Health, the George Washington University School of Medicine, and the Fuqua School of Business, Duke University


J. Michael McGinnis, MD, MPP, Senior Scholar, Institute of Medicine


Cybele Bjorklund, Staff Director-Majority Staff Subcommittee on Health, U.S. House of Representatives


Arnold Milstein, MD, MPH, National Health Care Thought Leader, Mercer Health & Benefits; Medical Director, Pacific Business Group on Health

Kevin J. Bozic, MD, MBA, Associate Professor in Residence, Department of Orthopedic Surgery and the Institute for Health Policy Studies at the University of California, San Francisco


Peter J. Neumann, Sc.D., Director, Center for the Evaluation of Value and Risk in Health, Institute for Clinical Research and Health Policy; Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine

Mylia Christensen, Director of Operations/Planning for the Center for Evidence-based Policy, Oregon Health and Science University; Project Director, Medicaid Evidence-based Decisions Project


Carmen Hooker Odom, President, Milbank Memorial Fund 

Carolyn M. Clancy, MD, Director, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality David B. Pryor, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Ascension Health

The Honorable Eileen Cody, 34th Legislative District, Chair, Health Care and Wellness Committee, House of Representatives, State of Washington

Steve E. Phurrough, MD, MPA, Director, Coverage and Analysis Group, Office of Clinical Standards and Quality, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services 

Marie-Therese Connolly, JD, Senior Scholar, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars 



Murray N. Ross, PhD, Vice President, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan; Director, Kaiser Permanente Institute for Health Policy

Janet M. Corrigan, PhD, MBA, President and CEO, National Quality Forum



Sanford Schwartz, MD, Professor of Medicine, Health Care Management, and Economics, School of Medicine and The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

Dan Florizone, MBA, Deputy Minister of Health, Saskatchewan, Canada


  Cary Sennett, MD, PhD, Chief Medical Officer, MedAssurant, Inc

Daniel M. Fox, PhD, President Emeritus, Milbank Memorial Fund



Allison W. Shuren, JD, MSN, Partner, Arnold & Porter, LLP

James A. Guest, JD, President and CEO, Consumers Union

David M. Steinhaus, MD, Medical Director & Vice President, CRDM Strategy and Professional Relations, Cardiac Rhythm Disease Management, Medtronic

Thomas A. Gustafson, PhD, Senior Policy Advisor, Arnold & Porter, LLP

Barry M. Straube, MD, CMS Chief Medical Officer, Director, Office of Clinical Standards and Quality, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Mark D. Hayes, Health Policy Director and Chief Health Counsel-Minority Staff, U.S. Senate Committee on Finance

  Jed W. Weissberg, MD, Associate Executive Director, Quality and Performance Improvement, The Permanente Federation

John K. Iglehart, Founding Editor, Health Affairs


Gail Wilensky, Ph.D., Senior Fellow, Project Hope

Allan M. Korn, MD, Senior VP, Clinical Affairs, Chief Medical Officer, Blue Cross Blue Shield Association



Janet S. Wright MD, FACC, Senior Vice President for Science and Quality, American College of Cardiology  

Peter V. Lee, JD, Executive Director, National Health Policy, Pacific Business Group on Health


Charlotte S. Yeh, MD, Chief Medical Officer, AARP Services, Inc.

Jeffrey C. Lerner, PhD, President and CEO, ECRI Institute  

    Conference Sessions

    • SESSION 1     Value-based Purchasing at CMS and Among Private Purchasers
    • SESSION 2     Research Panel on Whether We Can Measure and Effectively Use Data on Quality,
                            Safety,and Cost  Details
    • SESSION 3     U.S. State-Based and International Programs
    • SESSION 4     Programs and Perspectives from Hospitals and Physicians
    • SESSION 5     Constructing Regulations for Value
    • SESSION 6     Who Determines the Value of Technology? A Case Study of Orthopedic and Cardiac
    • SESSION 7     Political Prospects for Developing Incentives for Value-based Purchasing

Preliminary Agenda

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

7:45 am     Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30 am     Conference Sessions Begin

5:30 pm     Networking Wine and Cheese ReceptionSpeaker Presentations

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

7:45 am     Continental Breakfast

8:30 am     Conference Sessions Begin

1:00 pm     Conference Concludes    

Continuing Education

  • Continuing Medical Education
    CME Accreditation Statement: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). ECRI Institute is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
    CME Credit Designation: ECRI institute designates this entire education activity for a maximum of 10 AMA PRA Category 1 credits.TM  (This includes 6.5 credits for Day 1 of the conference and 3.5 credits for Day 2 of the conference). Physicians should claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.

  • Continuing Legal Education
    This program has been approved by the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for a total of 10 substantive Continuing Legal Education credits (up to 6.5 substantive credits on Day 1 and up to 3.5 substantive credits on Day 2).

  • Case Manager Certification
    This program has been approved for 10 continuing education clock hours from the Commission For Case Manager Certification (CCMC), approval # CM459-A200.

Visitor Information 
For hotel and visitor information, please refer to our Visitor Information Page.

Porter Auditorium, Law Offices of Arnold & Porter, LLP, 555 Twelfth St., NW, Washington, DC 20004-1206


  Funding for this conference was made possible [in part] by grant 1R13HS017895-01 from the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).  The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.





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  • For more information about the conference, please e-mail or call +1(610) 825-6000, ext. 5889.