Population Health Alliance (PHA) Announces Center for Medicare and…

Jul 25, 2022 | Press Releases

PHA Expo 22 https://phaexpo.com

“The Population Health Alliance holds CMMI’s mission to advance quality and affordability of healthcare in high regard,” said Rose Maljanian, Board Chairman Emeritus of PHA and Chairman & CEO of HealthCAWS.

Population Health Alliance (PHA), the industry’s only multi-stakeholder professional and trade association solely focused on population health, announced today that Kate Abowd Johnson, PhD of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) will join PHA as the luncheon keynote speaker on October 26th at the PHA Expo 22 in Washington DC. Ms. Johnson is the Acting Deputy Division Director for the Division of Population Health Incentives and Infrastructure at the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation, which houses the Accountable Health Communities (AHC) and Integrated Care for Kids (InCK) Models. Kate previously led the AHC Model and has contributed to many population health and prevention models and Social Determinants of Health initiatives at the Innovation Center since joining in 2016. Prior to that she worked at Johns Hopkins University, where her research focused on neighborhood impacts on obesity and associated chronic disease, and in management consulting. Kate holds a PhD in Social and Behavioral Sciences from Johns Hopkins University, an MS in Nutrition with a specialization in Food Policy from Tufts University, and a BBA from the University of Notre Dame.

“The Population Health Alliance holds CMMI’s mission to advance quality and affordability of healthcare in high regard,” said Rose Maljanian, Board Chairman Emeritus of PHA and Chairman & CEO of HealthCAWS. “PHA is honored to welcome Ms. Johnson as keynote speaker given her vast knowledge and breath of the areas she covers that are important to PHA including advancing value based care, social determinants of health, and health equity,” she added.

The PHA Expo 2022-Decision Maker’s Connect” will focus on marketplace needs that improve the consumer journey and health, achieve quality of care targets, reduce costs and advance technologies to improve efficiency and relieve burdens from an already stretched workforce. The intimate environment will allow audience members to meet directly with PHA Board members and senior leadership colleagues to advance current and future partnerships.

The interactive sessions and networking opportunities will include:

  • CMMI Priorities and Strategies
  • Medicaid- Population Health Needs Amidst Growing Challenges
  • Senior Health-Ramping Up Aging in Place Support
  • Employer Value-based Approaches to Benefit Design and Health Promotion
  • Advanced Analytics Across Market Segments
  • Public Private Partnerships to Achieve Community Health

Across these market focused sessions topical issues such as chronic condition prevention and management, addressing the growing behavioral health crisis, and supports for social determinants of health and health equity will be addressed. To review the entire agenda and register for the PHA Expo 22 please visit Https://phaexpo.com/

About Population Health Alliance

Established in 1998, Population Health Alliance (PHA) is the industry’s only multi-stakeholder professional and trade association solely focused on population health management, representing stakeholders (e.g., health systems, health plans, employer solutions, academia, biopharma and technology companies) from across the health care ecosystem that seek to improve health outcomes optimize the consumer and provider experience and drive affordability. Learn more at http://www.populationhealthalliance.org . Join us at PHA Expo 22 https://phaexpo.com

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About the Center for Medicare and Medicaid innovation (CMMI)

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Innovation Center, also known as “CMMI,” develops and tests new healthcare payment and service delivery models to: improve patient care; lower costs; and better align payment systems to promote patient-centered practices.

The CMS Innovation Center tests alternative payment models (APMs) which reward health care providers for novel approaches to delivering cost-efficient, high-quality care. APMs can apply to a specific:

  • Health condition, like end-stage renal disease.
  • Care episode, like joint replacement.
  • Provider type, like primary care providers.
  • Community, like rural areas.
  • Innovation within Medicare Advantage or Medicare Part D.

The CMS Innovation Center was established by Congress in 2010 to identify ways to improve healthcare quality and reduce costs in the Medicare, Medicaid, and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) programs. Following this charge, the CMS Innovation Center, through its models, initiatives and Congressionally-mandated demonstrations, has accelerated the shift from a health care system that pays for volume to one that pays for value.

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