◂  April 2018

Strive for Five Forum: Preparing for Payment Reform and Value Based Payments

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$165 per member/ $235 per Non AHCA Member


Brittany Page

Topics of the Day:

  • AHCCCS/ALTCS Leadership: Thoughts on Payment Reform, VBP & Partnerships

Hear from Arizona’s three Medicaid managed care plans in an informal conversation about their perspective on current challenges and opportunities in partnerships in care and payment.

  • Medicare Advantage National Trends and Opportunities for Providers

Every year CMS provides direction to the MA Plans regarding payment, and policy – AHCA will offer insight on how this may impact plans and providers and their operations.

  • Medicare Alternative Payment Methods and Unified PAC

CMS and its Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) is aggressively moving ahead with alternative payment methods including bundling and Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs)- hear more on this front, along with information about the IMPACT Act and a unified post-acute payment system.

  • Medicare FFS and Resident Classification System Version 1

CMS has laid out a new skilled nursing facility prospective payment system (PPS) concept which is intended to replace the existing RUGs IV called the Resident Classification System, Version 1 (RCS-1) – understand how this will impact other payers including Medicaid and Medicare Advantage (MA) Plans.

  • AHCCCS and the Role of Value Based Payment

The state of Arizona is increasingly focusing on requirements for VBP contracting and outcome- based care. Hear directly from AHCCCS about ideas and projects in the works across the continuum.



David Gifford, MD, MPH, Senior Vice President, Quality & Regulatory Affairs, American Health Care Association

Mike Cheek, Senior Vice President of Reimbursement Policy, American Health Care Association

Narda Ipakchi, Senior Director of Managed Markets, American Health Care Association

George Jacobson, Project Manager, Payment Modernization, AHCCCS

Jesse Eller, Executive Director, Long Term Care and Medicare, United Healthcare Community Plan

Sue Benedetti, RN, BSN, ALTCS Administrator, The University of Arizona Health Plans/ Banner University Family Care

Nancy Wexler, DBH, MPH, Director, Innovation and Collaborative Care University of Arizona Health Plans/

Banner Health Network

Chad Corbett, MPA, HS-BCP, Vice President, Long Term Care, Mercy Care Plan

Up to 5.5 CEUs through the NCIA Board

Lunch provided to all attendees


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