Apr 16

Past Event

MEDTalk: Treating Congestive Heart Failure and the Role of Payment Reform



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In a new and exciting "MEDTalk" format that converges medicine, education and delivery reform, the Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform presents the Merkin Series on Innovations in Care Delivery. These unique learning opportunities will allow participants to interact with experts about advancements in clinical care and how payment reforms can support clinical innovation.

The series kicked off on April 16th and focused on: “Treating Congestive Heart Failure and the Role of Payment Reform: Lessons from Duke University Health System and the University of Colorado Hospital.” The agenda included seven brief “TED-style” talks that covered the clinical effects of congestive heart failure (CHF), its economic impact on the health system, as well as firsthand experiences from Duke and Colorado about their CHF care strategies, and how they used alternative payment models to support these innovations.

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Event Agenda

  • 10:00 - 10:05


  • 10:05 - 10:20

    Speaking from the Heart: The Patient Experience

    • Lee Satterfield

      District of Columbia Superior Court

  • 10:20 - 10:35

    Anatomy of a Broken Heart: Congestive Heart Failure

    • Kapil Parakh

      Johns Hopkins Bayview

  • 10:35 - 10:50

    A Provider Heart to Heart: A Conversation About Optimal Care

    • Zubin Eapen

      Duke University Health System

  • 10:50 - 11:05

    Avoiding a Financial Flatline through Payment Reform

    • Mai Pham

      Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation

  • 11:05 - 11:20

    Duke Health System: Lessons in Payment Reform and Clinical Redesign

    • George Cheely

      Duke University Health System

  • 11:20 - 11:35

    University of Colorado Hospital: Lessons in Payment Reform and Clinical Redesign

    • Larry Allen

      University of Colorado Hospital System

  • 11:35 - 11:50

    Where Do We Go From Here? Lessons Learned and Challenges Ahead

  • 11:50 - 12:10

    Discussion and Answer Session


April 16, 2014

10:00 AM - 12:10 PM EDT

Brookings Institution

Falk Auditorium

1775 Massachusetts Avenue NW


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