For the third year in a row, RISE will bring together payers and providers for open dialogue and idea exchange to deliver quality value-based care, align financial incentives, and improve patient outcomes. The live-streaming virtual event, held on May 20-21, will feature critical topics and insights relating to the current health care landscape.

Throughout the two-day event, mid- to senior-level professionals from managed care organizations, health plans/payers, employer groups, and service providers will share best practices, collaborative strategies, and what’s next in value-based care. The key topics and sessions at this year’s summit will encompass four key themes, including value-based contracting and delivery, strategic partnerships, innovative approaches to delivery of care, and improvement of member health.

Here’s a look at some of the key sessions and speakers on the agenda:

Day one highlights

The Payer/Provider Engagement & Contracting Summit will kick-off with a keynote panel on the pandemic’s impact on value-based contracting and delivery. Stephen J. Linesch, principle, Paradigm Group, will moderate the discussion as panelists explore how the pandemic has affected the shift to value and any implications to consider, share insights if capitation or prospective payments is a wise approach to recover from reduced revenue/fee for service payments, discuss opportunities to leverage value-based success across the health care ecosystem, and examine the potential impact of the Biden administration on health care delivery and health care payment models.

During a session on partnerships and collaboration for quadruple aim success, Stuart Levine, M.D., MHA, operating partner, Chicago Pacific Founders; Jatin Dave, M.D., MPH, chief medical officer, MassHealth; and Masuma Maqsodi, director, employer products, Trinity Health, will share effective partnership strategies for employers, payers, and providers to flatten the cost curve and deliver quality value and care, how to develop a collaborative member centric approach to improve quality outcomes post pandemic, and ways to incorporate prevention and post-acute strategies into your partnership strategy for patient engagement success.

The afternoon will be split into two concurrent tracks to provide tailored sessions to payers and providers. Provider breakout sessions will include:

  • Challenges and opportunities for ACOs
  • Capitalize on the direct primary model
  • Strategies for prevention care and vaccine management

Payer breakout sessions will include:

  • Engaging providers post pandemic
  • The evolution of value-based health care
  • Incorporate social determinants of health into a successful benefit design

Day two highlights

A few of the timely general sessions on the second day of the conference include:

Tools for effective patient engagement and satisfaction led by Jennifer A Houlihan, vice president, value-based care and population health, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. Houlihan will discuss how to increase patient engagement and effectively manage the challenges of social isolation and depression with AI and other technology solutions, how to implement innovative, cost-effective approaches to increase patient and caregiver engagement post pandemic, tips to integrate partnerships I your patient engagement strategy, and value opportunities of incorporating pharmacists into primary care teams.

Understand patient provider trust and resilience and how it impacts burnout with Vishal Bhalla, CPXP, MS, MBA, vice president and chief experience officer, Parkland Health and Hospital System, who will examine a system dynamics model of various variables and their impact on provider, nurses, and patient burnout; shift the focus from quality measurement to quality improvement to increase patient advocacy and trust; and understand the patient provider trust and resilience and examine variables that impact burnout to tackle this phenomenon.

Balance telehealth effectively for patient care with Shannon Decker, M.Ed., MBA, Ph.D., vice president, clinical performance, Brown & Toland Physicians, and Sarah Hampton, program specialist, clinical innovations, Association of American Medical Colleges. Dr. Decker and Hampton will share lessons learned from virtual care during the pandemic and how it will fit into the delivery of care post pandemic, discuss the reimbursement models that will exist in the future for telehealth, and tips to optimize and foster telehealth with populations that benefit the most.

A shift to address rising behavior health needs presented by Hans Wiik, FACHE, MPH, RPh, president, Hans Wiik Health Group, LLC, who will discuss effective behavioral health programs to meet increasing demand, strategies, and advantages to integrate behavioral health into a primary care plan network, and how to build resiliency in your staff and tackle physician burnout with a tailored behavioral health treatment plan.

Click here to learn more about The Payer/Provider Engagement & Contracting Summit, including the full agenda and how to register for the conference.