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The American College of Lifestyle Medicine (ACLM) features complimentary live webinars as a service to those interested in learning more about the powerful specialty field of lifestyle medicine. These webinars are recorded and made available exclusively to ACLM members in the members-only section of our website. 

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Upcoming Webinars

Making Lifestyle Medicine Financially Rewarding for Health Care Providers: An Actuary’s Perspective

Apr 26, 2018 2:00 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)

Featured Speaker: Ken Beckman, ASA, ACAS, MAAA, CFA

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.

1. Demonstrate how using lifestyle medicine to reverse chronic disease can be financially lucrative to health care providers through a new recurring reimbursement model.
2. Describe the cost savings that result from reversing chronic disease.
3. Differentiate between metrics that provide a true indication of patient health improvement and those that measure processes unrelated to health outcomes and spending.
4. Identify key decision makers at health care payers who are necessary to implement this payment model.

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.

Archived Webinars (Available in the Members-Only Section)

"Health Immersion Programs: A Tool in the Lifestyle Medicine Toolbox" By: Michael Klaper, MD, John Kelly, MD, MPH, Scott Stoll, MD

"Addressing our Nation's Crises of Poor Health & Clinician Burnout: A Primary Care Physician's Personal and Professional Transformation" By: Dr. Steven Lawenda, MD, ABFM

"Group Visits: Leveraging Time for Clinical, Operational & Financial Success" By: Dr. Shilpa P. Saxena, MD, IFMCP

"Treating the Root Cause to Prevent and Reverse Obesity, Heart Disease and Diabetes" By: Dr. Pankaj Vij, MD, FACP

"The Role of Plant-Based Nutrition in Reversing Insulin Resistance in Type 1 Diabetes, Prediabetes, and Type 2 Diabetes" By: Dr. Cyrus Khambatta, PhD

"Coaching & Lifestyle Medicine: A Marriage Made in Health" By: Margaret Moore, MBA

"Bringing Plant-Based Nutrition into Clinical Practice" By: Dr. Robert Ostfeld, MD, MSc

"Advances in the Detection and Reversal of Atherosclerosis" By: Dr Joel Kahn, MD, FACC

"Physical Activity Assessments for Seniors" By: Anthony J. Wall MS, CPT

"How Evidence-Based Lifestyle Medicine Strategies can Prevent and Reverse Memory Loss in ALzheimer's Disease" By: Dr. Wes Youngberg, DrPH, MPH, CNS, FACLM

"How to Integrate Behavioral Health Into Your Lifestyle Medicine Practice" By: Dr. Joe Raphael, DrPH, MBA, MS, FACLM, LMFT, CHES, HAPM

Sample Webinars

Masticating TRUTH—refusing to swallow!

David L. Katz, MD, MPH, President
American College of Lifestyle Medicine


The American College of Lifestyle Medicine (ACLM) is the world's flagship professional medical association for physicians, clinicians and allied health professionals, as well as those in professions devoted to advancing the mission of lifestyle medicine.


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