Patrick Conway on Medicare Payment Demos

CMS’s Patrick Conway will meet with reporters May 4th to answer questions about recent developments in ACOs, bundled payments and other Medicare payment demonstrations. He’ll also discuss a recently-announced demo, Comprehensive Primary Care Plus, which could bring more flexibility to 20,000 primary care physicians, and may cover services such as telemedicine.

Medicare is testing new ways to pay for medical services, emphasizing value rather than volume, and evidence is beginning to build about successes and challenges.

This conversation will examine what we know so far about the basic models, savings, quality, the impact on patients, the prospects for replication, and what’s coming next.

Patrick Conway, principal deputy administrator for innovation and quality and chief medical officer, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Marilyn Serafini of the Alliance for Health Reform and Alan Weil of Health Affairs will co-moderate.

Contact: Samantha Feller sfeller@allhealth.org 202-789-2300

The event is organized by the nonpartisan Alliance for Health Reform and Health Affairs, with support from The Jayne Koskinas Ted Giovanis Foundation for Health and Policy.