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Polsinelli Shughart Health Care Webinar Series

Polsinelli Shughart's complimentary Health Care Webinar Series continues with


Hospital|Physician Alignment Strategies to Perform Well Under Health Reform

The reimbursement paradigm is changing. Both CMS and private payors are transforming payment policy by changing its role from a passive payor of services to an active purchaser of high value health care. The implementation of programs like the hospital quality reporting, value-based purchasing, readmissions reduction, and hospital-acquired conditions programs are placing the onus on providers to improve both efficiency and quality of care. CMS is utilizing the so-called "stick" approach to incentivize quality improvement. Now, due to these programs, poorly performing providers will begin losing reimbursement this year and could lose up to 6 percent in reimbursement by FY 2017.

Hospitals cannot perform well under the new reimbursement paradigm without buy-in from physicians. Thus, it is essential that they enlist the support of physicians in order to meet these targets and thrive in this changing regulatory environment. This complimentary hour-long presentation will discuss the changing reimbursement paradigm as well as some of the ways providers can affiliate with physicians to improve reimbursement. The topics will include:

  • The Hospital Quality Reporting Programs
  • Value-Based Purchasing Program
  • Readmissions Reduction Program
  • Hospital-Acquired Conditions Penalties
  • Hospital-Physician Alignment Strategies including, "Pay for Quality" programs, Co-Management Agreements, Gainsharing, Clinical Integration, and Accountable Care Organizations

Janice A. Anderson, Shareholder, Polsinelli Shughart
Joseph T. Van Leer, Associate, Polsinelli Shughart




Tuesday, March 20, 2012


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10:00 AM | PACIFIC

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CLE for this webinar presentation - and the rest in the series - is pending in several states. Click here to see the list of states where CLE is pending.



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If you have any questions or need additional information, contact Lindsay Tiehen at 800.473.6014. There is NO COST for this event.



Polsinelli Shughart's Health Care Webinar Series


Polsinelli Shughart, one of the nation's leading health care law firms, is launching a monthly webinar series on important topics and issues confronting health care providers today. Look for additional upcoming webinars in this free series, including:

  • How Health Reform Can Impact Your Business
  • Compensating Individual Providers Based on Quality
  • Future Drivers of Mergers and Acquisitions in Healthcare Services
  • Medicare Reimbursement Developments
  • EMRs and Meaningful Use, to name a few.
Tuesday, February 21, 201212:00 - 1:00 PM Central Time



Janice A. Anderson, Shareholder | Polsinelli Shughart

Janice has more than 25 years' experience focusing on health regulatory and compliance issues and more than 30 years' experience working in the health care industry. Her practice focuses on corporate health care and transactional law, including mergers and acquisitions, hospital/physician and other joint ventures, physician relationships and contracting. She has advised her clients in the development of health care business structures to achieve strategic goals and has specific expertise in structuring hospital/physician alignment strategies to improve the quality and cost effectiveness of care. She is skilled in the vast array of legal/regulatory issues arising in health care transactions such as certificate of need, licensure, tax-exempt status, reimbursement, etc.

Janice A. Anderson

Joseph T. Van Leer, Associate | Polsinelli Shughart

Joseph focuses his practice on counseling clients in the Certificate of Need process before the Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board. He also advises clients on corporate health care and transactional issues, including mergers and acquisitions, hospital and physician alignment, and joint ventures. He has assisted health care providers in health care business and compliance issues, including fraud and abuse, reimbursement, and other corporate transactional work. He also has experience representing hospitals, health systems, long term acute care hospitals, home care and hospice agencies, and a variety of other health care sector providers.

  Joseph T. Van Leer



March 2012

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