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Apr 26, 2018 2:00 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)
Description: With lifestyle-related chronic conditions responsible for over 85% of health care spending, payers (self-insured employers, unions, and governments) urgently need a solution that produces significant and sustainable cost savings. However, most, if not all, provider reimbursement systems (fee-for-service, value-based, or salary) currently do nothing to directly reward health care providers for actually improving patient health and reducing costs. Further, providers of lifestyle medicine are in effect penalized since patients who reverse chronic conditions require fewer billable services. This webinar presents a new recurring reimbursement model that pays for improvement in patient health rather than the number of office visits, prescriptions written, or procedures performed. By demonstrating to key decision makers at health care payers the substantial future cost savings resulting from improved health outcomes, this model offers lifestyle medicine practitioners an opportunity for generous compensation.
Speaker Bio: Ken Beckman is Vice President & Actuary at Central States Indemnity and has nearly 25 years of actuarial and insurance industry experience. He is President and co-founder of Actuaries for Sustainable Health Care and has presented the concept of providing financial incentives for using LM to reverse chronic disease to a variety of actuarial audiences. He is also a member of the Lifestyle Medicine Economic Research Consortium.
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