A Future Vision for 
Medicare Value-Based Payment

Recorded on Monday November 2, 2015 | 1 PM EST

We invite you to join this Google Hangout discussion of the NCQA’s White Paper, A Future Vision for Medicare Value-Based Payment. The paper describes potential principles to achieve for an optimal state of paying clinicians for value rather than volume of care. 
This transition is accelerating through the Medicare Access & CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA), a law recently enacted with broad bipartisan and multi-stakeholder support. Current quality measurement abilities can help to start this important advancement. However, achieving the optimal future state of measurement to support performance-based clinician pay requires more work that must begin now. 
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Moderator: Sarah J. Dash, M.P.H., Vice President for Policy, Alliance for Health Reform

Sarah Dash is Vice President for Policy at the Alliance for Health Reform, a nonprofit, nonpartisan health policy education organization that aims to help Members of Congress, their staff, the media, and other opinion leaders understand the roots of the nation’s health problems and the trade-offs posed by various proposals for change. Ms. Dash was previously a member of the research faculty at the Georgetown University Health Policy Institute in the Center on Health Insurance Reforms, and served as a senior health policy aide in the House and Senate during the enactment and early implementation of the Affordable Care Act. She earned her master's degree in public health from Yale University.

Lauren Birchfield Kennedy – Director of Health Policy, National Partnership for Women & Families

Lauren Birchfield Kennedy is the director of health policy at the National Partnership for Women & Families where she directs the National Partnership’s health policy portfolio and oversees advocacy strategy for key policy priorities, including implementation of the Affordable Care Act. Previously, she was the senior health policy and government affairs adviser for Boston Medical Center, and policy representative for NARAL Pro-Choice America. Kennedy graduated University of California, Los Angeles and holds a law degree with honors from Harvard Law School.

Margaret O’Kane—President, The National Committee for Quality Assurance

Ms. O’Kane is the founding and current president of NCQA. She was elected a member of the Institute of Medicine in 1999 and received the 2009 Picker Institute Individual Award for Excellence in the Advancement of Patient-Centered Care. She is a board member of the Milbank Memorial Fund, American Board of Medical Specialties and Chairman of the Board of Healthwise, a nonprofit organization that helps people make better health decisions. Ms. O’Kane holds a MA in health services administration and planning from Johns Hopkins University.

Randall Curnow, MD– President, Mercy Health Physicians (Cincinnati and Springfield)

Dr. Curnow is President of Mercy Health Physicians- Cincinnati and Springfield, serving previously as Vice President of Medical Affairs for the regional partner physician group. Prior to joining Mercy, Dr. Curnow was Executive Vice President/Chief Medical Officer at Summit Medical Group in Knoxville, TN.

In addition to his medical experience, Dr. Curnow also received an MBA from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst; has served on the board of directors of numerous healthcare organizations; and has published articles and a book on Medical Management.