Population Health Alliance (PHA) Announces Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) Keynote Speaker for PHA Expo 22

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“The Population Health Alliance places great importance on CMMI’s mission to advance the quality and affordability of health care,” said Rose Maljanian, Chair Emeritus of PHA’s Board of Directors and President and CEO of HealthCAWS. .

Population Health Alliance (PHA), the industry’s only multi-stakeholder professional and trade association focused exclusively on population health, today announced that Kate Abowd Johnson, PhD of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) will join the PHA as the lunchtime keynote speaker on October 26 at PHA Expo 22 in Washington DC. Ms. Johnson is acting assistant division director for the Division of Population Health Incentives and Infrastructure at the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation, home to the Accountable Health Communities (AHC) and Integrated Care for Kids (InCK) models. ). Kate previously led the AHC model and has contributed to numerous 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 his research focused on neighborhood impacts on obesity. and associated chronic diseases, and in management consulting. Kate holds a Ph.D. in Social and Behavioral Sciences from Johns Hopkins University, a Masters in Nutrition with a specialization in Food Policy from Tufts University, and a BBA from the University of Notre Dame.

The Population Health Alliance places great importance on CMMI’s mission to advance the quality and affordability of health care,” said Rose Maljanian, Chair Emeritus of PHA’s Board of Directors and President and CEO of HealthCAWS. . “The PHA is honored to welcome Ms. Johnson as our keynote speaker given her vast knowledge and breath-taking in the areas she covers that are important to the PHA, including advancing value-based care, social determinants of health and health equity,” she added.

PHA Expo 2022-Decision Maker’s Connect” will focus on market needs that improve the consumer journey and health, achieve quality of care goals, reduce costs, and advance technologies to improve efficiency and alleviate burdens. loads of an already overstretched workforce.The intimate environment will allow members of the public to meet directly with PHA Board members and senior management colleagues to advance current and future partnerships.

Interactive sessions and networking opportunities will include:

  • CMMI priorities and strategies
  • Medicaid – Population Health Needs Face Growing Challenges
  • Senior Health-Ramping Up Aging in Place Support
  • Employer value-based approaches to benefit design and health promotion
  • Advanced analyzes on market segments
  • Public-private partnerships to achieve community health

During these market-focused sessions, topical issues such as chronic disease prevention and management, responding to the growing behavioral health crisis, and supports for the social determinants of health and equity health will be addressed. To view the full agenda and register for PHA Expo 22, please visit https://phaexpo.com/

About the Population Health Alliance

Established in 1998, Population Health Alliance (PHA) is the industry’s only multi-stakeholder professional and trade association focused solely on population health management, representing stakeholders (e.g., health systems, health plans, solutions for employers, universities, biopharmaceutical and technology companies) from across the healthcare ecosystem that seek to improve health outcomes, optimize the consumer experience and supplier and promote affordability. Learn more about 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 models for paying and delivering health care services to: improve patient care; lower costs; and better align payment systems to promote patient-centered practices.

The CMS Innovation Center is testing alternative payment models (APMs) that reward healthcare providers for new approaches to delivering high-quality, cost-effective care. APMs can apply to a:

  • Medical condition, such as end-stage renal failure.
  • Episode of care, such as joint replacement.
  • Type of provider, such as primary care providers.
  • Community, such as rural areas.
  • Innovation within Medicare Advantage or Medicare Part D.

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

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