1. RSVP Now for the 8th Annual PIPC Forum on Dec. 13! See details below.
2. PIPC Responds to HHS Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2019, click here to read the letter.
3. PatientEngagementHIT: How Do Healthcare Consumers Define Value in Patient-Centered Care? Click here to read the article
4. MedCity News: How a patient-centered approach to imaging improves clinical workflow and staff satisfaction, click here to read the article.
5. MobiHealthNews: Patient access to notes could boost patient engagement, reduce documentation time, click here to read the article.
6. Upcoming Events and Webinars, see details below
7. Medical Journal Articles, see details below.
8. AHRQ Effective Program Updates, see details below.
The 8th annual PIPC Forum will take place this Wednesday, December 13, from 12:30-2:30 at the Reserve Officers Association (1 Constitution Avenue NE). This year, we will discuss how alternative payment models can support care that patients value. With the announcement of a New Direction for the CMMI, PIPC looks forward to hearing from CMS on how their future work can instill principles of patient-centeredness into payment models. We also look forward to a panel that discusses the role of patients in developing innovative payment models, how CMMI can support payment models that embrace a culture of patient-centeredness, and how patient-centered care can bend the cost curve by avoiding the adverse events that emanate from a “fail first” mentality in health care. Our panel will include experts on shared decision-making, patient engagement and innovative payment models both in Medicare and the VA.
We are excited to have Ms. Amy Bassano, Acting Director of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation, provide a keynote address about the Innovation Center’s new direction.
In addition to PIPC Chairman Tony Coelho, we will also have the following individuals join us for the panel discussion:
- Suzanne Schrandt, Director of Patient Engagement, Arthritis Foundation
- Joanne Buzaglo, PhD, Senior Vice President of Research & Training, Cancer Support Community
- Tom Berger, Executive Director, Veterans Health Council of Vietnam Veterans of America
- Eric Gascho, Vice President, Policy and Government Affairs, National Health Council
You can RSVP directly to firstname.lastname@example.org
2. PIPC Responds to HHS Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2019
In a letter to Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma, Partnership to Improve Patient Care (PIPC) Chairman Tony Coelho criticized the HHS Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters for focusing on cost effectiveness and creating a national default definition of essential health benefits. While the notice proposes flexibility for states in defining essential health benefits, Chairman Coelho noted that the Notice of Benefit does not focus on how to align payment with achieving care tailored to individual patients. "It fluctuates between a policy of “anything goes” by allowing states increased flexibility in defining their benefit packages, and a “one-size-fits-all” policy relying on cost effectiveness reports to determine patient access to care," wrote Chairman Coelho. "To truly put patients first, CMS should instead embrace this as an opportunity to change the culture of our payment system to be patient-centered." Click here to read the letter.
3. PatientEngagementHIT: How Do Healthcare Consumers Define Value in Patient-Centered Care?
Sara Heath notes in PatientEngagementHIT that patients and providers differ in what constitutes "value" in patient-centered care, according to a recent survey. “While few would disagree that high-quality, patient-centered care at an affordable cost is the desired outcome for our nation, progress toward achieving that goal has been slow…If we as a country agree that we can, and must, provide higher quality health care and a better patient experience at a lower cost, then—as a first step—all stakeholders need to understand how other groups define and prioritize these three aspects of health care,” the research team explained. Click here to read the article.
4. MedCity News: How a patient-centered approach to imaging improves clinical workflow and staff satisfaction
Jan Kimpen and Kees Wesdorp discuss the benefits of a patient-centered approach to imaging in MedCity News. “While healthcare providers tend to agree on the importance of patient-centered care, many struggle to balance increased efficiency and productivity with positive patient experience and satisfaction rates. Yet, the experience of the patient is the most basic measure of how well a health system or care pathway is performing. This follows the simple logic that a satisfied patient typically reports good waiting times and a fast or first-time-right diagnosis, with an effective treatment. Also, for a health system, a satisfied patient tends to correspond with efficient workflows, higher staff retention and a successful medical outcome achieved at the right cost. This is the essence of value-based care – it requires a more complete approach to healthcare innovation that encompasses lean workflows and performance management with intuitive and compassionate healthcare design.” Click here to read the article.
5. MobiHealthNews: Patient access to notes could boost patient engagement, reduce documentation time
Jeff Lagasse reports on the OpenNotes movement, which encourages doctors to share visit notes with patients who may then contribute to their own medical records. “Participants overall believed that OurNotes could promote patient engagement, improve patient-centered care and patient-provider collaboration, and possibly take some of the documentation burden off busy providers. The consensus was that the most promising approach for OurNotes is to contact patients before an upcoming visit and ask them to review previous notes, provide an interval history and list what they hope to address at the visit. Participants were clear that patient contributions should not increase providers' workloads or disrupt workflow, and that participation in OurNotes should not be a requirement, but offered as an option. Click here to read the article.
6. Upcoming Events and Webinars
The Next Wave in Adaptive Biomedical Innovation: Advancing Platform Trials into End-to-End Rapid Learning Systems
December 12-13, 2017
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Advisory Panel on Addressing Disparities Fall 2017 Meeting
December 14, 2017
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Advisory Panel on Improving Healthcare Systems Fall 2017 Meeting
December 14, 2017
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Pragmatic Clinical Studies Applicant Town Hall - Cycle 1 2018
January 29, 2018
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7. Medical Journal Articles
Including the Patient Voice in Patient-Centered Outcomes Research in Integrative Oncology, click here to view.
Patient and Provider Perspectives on Shared Decision Making: A Systematic Review of the Peer-Reviewed Literature, click here to view.
Gene Therapy: Evidence, Value and Affordability in the US Health Care System, click here to view.
Patient Value: Perspectives from the Advocacy Community, click here to view.
The Added Value of Integrate-HTA Guidance in the Work Processes of Health Technology Assessment Agencies, click here to view.
Practicalities Of Using Real-World Evidence (RWE) In Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER): Learnings From Imi-Getreal, click here to view.
The Role of Condition-Specific Preference-Based Measures in Health Technology Assessment, click here to view.
Hospital Cost Impact of Orbital Atherectomy with Angioplasty for Critical Limb Ischemia Treatment: A Modeling Approach, click here to view.
Real-World Evidence: Useful in the Real World of US Payer Decision Making? How? When? And What Studies? Click here to view.
Targeted Identification of Adverse Events in Coronary Artery Disease Patients Based on Patient-Reported Outcomes, click here to view.
Use of Patient-Reported Outcomes and Satisfaction for Quality Assessments, click here to view.
Patient-Reported Outcomes in Cancer Care — Hearing the Patient Voice at Greater Volume, click here to view.
8. AHRQ Effective Program Updates
Management of Insomnia Disorder - Consumer and Clinician Summaries, click here to view
Harms of First-Line Depression Treatment in Older Adults, click here to view.
Management of Renal Masses and Localized Renal Cell Carcinoma: Current State of the Evidence - Clinician Summary, click here to view.
Stroke Prevention in Atrial Fibrillation Patients: A Systematic Review Update, click here to view.
Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis in Major Orthopedic Surgery: Systematic Review Update, click here to view.
Nonsurgical Treatments for Urinary Incontinence in Adult Women: A Systematic Review Update -- Research Protocol, click here to view.
Drug Therapy for Early Rheumatoid Arthritis in Adults – An Update -- Research Protocol, click here to view.
Psychological and Pharmacological Treatments for Adults with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD): A Systematic Review Update -- Research Protocol, click here to view
Tympanostomy Tubes in Children with Otitis Media -- Final Report, click here to view
Treatment of Osteoarthritis of the Knee: An Update Review -- Final Report, click here to view.
Assessment Tools for Palliative Care -- Final Report, click here to view.
Noninvasive, Nonpharmacological Treatment for Chronic Pain, click here to view.
The Role of Immunotherapy in the Treatment of Asthma, click here to view