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Accelerating Health Care Innovation to Achieve System-Wide Impact

With U.S. health care expenditures projected to double by 2035, reforming payment and delivery systems is essential to reining in costs and achieving higher-value care. The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMI)—created by the new Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act—has the potential to accelerate, optimize and speed health care payment and delivery innovation.

On October 18, the Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform at Brookings hosted a forum focused on key themes for accelerating health care innovation, including the importance of strategic public and private collaboration and alignment of investments to effect system-wide improvements in payment and delivery. Following keynote remarks by Donald Berwick, administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, experts discussed methods to spur rapid identification, execution and evaluation of promising payment and delivery reform models, as well as issues surrounding CMI implementation.

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12:00 PM -- Introduction

Mark B. McClellan

Former Brookings Expert

Director, Margolis Center for Health Policy - Duke University

12:15 PM -- Panel I: Evaluation and Implementation for System-Wide Impact


Allen Dobson

President, North Carolina Community Care Network


Allan Korn

Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association


Polly Bednash

Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director, American Association of Colleges of Nursing

1:15 PM -- Keynote: Overview of CMI and Its Role in Broader Health Reform

1:45 PM -- Panel II: Federal Leadership for System-Wide Impact


Jeff Kang

Chief Medical Officer, CIGNA Corporation


Jason Hwang

Executive Director of Healthcare, Innosight Institute


Dana Safran

Senior Vice President, Performance Measurement and Improvement, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts

2:50 PM -- Closing Remarks

Mark B. McClellan

Former Brookings Expert

Director, Margolis Center for Health Policy - Duke University

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