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“Developing and Operating Post-Acute Networks in Value-Based Programs
Speaker: Sheldon Hamburger, Principal at The Aristone Group
Cost: Complimentary, sponsored by Wellbe
Watch the recording or download the slides.

Today’s value-based programs (ACOs, bundled payments, etc.) are shifting the responsibility for total spend from the payer to the provider. As the primary contractor under many of these programs, hospitals take on the responsibility for post-acute spend while generally having little experience in that area. This creates a significant challenge to create a successful and profitable programs.

This session will focus on the design and development of an effective post-acute provider network through implementation and ongoing operation. Specific areas to be covered include:
– The role of post-acute care in value-based programs
– Identifying post-acute opportunity for your partnerships
– Designing a post-acute network
– Developing your network
– Operational issues
– Monitoring performance

Learning Objectives:
1. Establish an effective post-acute network
2. Understand performance drivers for post-acute partners
3. Create incentives for post-acute partners to participate
4. Evaluate partner performance within your program
5. Communicate network value to patients

About the Speaker:
Sheldon100Sheldon Hamburger is an alternative payment model advisor for hospitals and healthcare firms nationally. With a focus on program implementation, he brings extensive knowledge and experience gained from more than 25 years of healthcare financial consulting, technology design and development, and sales & marketing strategy for Fortune 1000 clients. He is a frequent speaker and writer on regulatory and technology trends affecting hospital operations, provider reimbursement issues, BPCI and CJR, programs and regulations, medical expense strategies and payer-provider dynamics.

Residing in Raleigh, he is an Executive-In-Residence at North Carolina State University – Poole School of Management and an investor at RTP Capital Associates. He continues to be an active member of national and regional HIMSS and HFMA.

He holds a degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Michigan.