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Wellbe Announces Webinar on Preparing for Medicare’s Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CCJR) Model

MedAssets to share lessons learned in physician alignment and bundled payments.

Madison, WI, August 20, 2015 --(, a free resource to the orthopedic community sponsored by Wellbe, is hosting a complimentary webinar featuring Kevin Lieb, Senior Director for MedAssets’ Physician Alignment Solutions, titled “Prepping for CCJR: Lessons Learned in Physician Alignment and Bundled Payments.”

With CMS’ recent announcement of its Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CCJR) payment model and its plan to implement in seventy-five geographic areas, hospitals must be prepared to manage the entire episode of care from the time of surgery through ninety days after discharge. CCJR presents both opportunities and challenges for hospitals. In order to achieve success, organizations must manage their system of care delivery, ensure they are aligned with their physicians and post-acute providers, and master the analytics necessary for driving high quality, low cost care.

MedAssets has worked with numerous providers to implement alignment models that bring hospitals and their physicians together, evaluate, identify, and implement changes to the care delivery system to improve quality and decrease cost across the continuum, and employ meaningful analytics for managing an episode of care.

Kevin Lieb, Senior Director for MedAssets’ Physician Alignment Solutions division, will share examples demonstrating how organizations have successfully implemented Episodes of Care. Mr. Lieb will also share examples from both hospital led and specialist led programs and provide lessons learned from these experiences.

This webinar will enable attendees to do the following:

· Identify alignment models within bundled payments and understand their applicability to your organization
· Understand the analytic capabilities necessary for success in a bundled payment environment
· Identify opportunities and strategies for cost reduction and quality improvement

Prepping for CCJR: Lessons Learned in Physician Alignment and Bundled Payments
Date/Time: Thursday, August 27, 2015 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EST
Cost: Complimentary
Register here: is a free resource for orthopaedic service line leaders designed to give them actionable insights and ideas to grow and streamline their programs. is sponsored by Wellbe.

About the Speaker:
Kevin Lieb is a Senior Director for MedAssets’ Physician Alignment Solutions division located in Denver, Colorado. He is responsible for directing overall business development and client relationship efforts with hospitals and physicians.

Mr. Lieb has more than 20 years of healthcare-related experience focusing on quality improvement, market development and cost reduction initiatives for the hospital provider market. Mr. Lieb has worked for a number of well-known healthcare companies including GE Medical Systems, HCIA and LBA in Denver, Colorado. His responsibilities included healthcare consulting with a focus on process improvement and quality initiatives in orthopedics, cardiology, cardiac surgery, vascular surgery and general medical conditions. Additionally, he has extensive experience in hospital market share development for new hospital service lines, consulting management, product development, and direct sales. While at GE Medical Systems, Mr. Lieb was certified in Six Sigma.

Mr. Lieb earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from Santa Clara University.

About Wellbe (
Wellbe, the inventor of the cloud-based Guided CarePath, works with health providers to engage patients as partners in their episodes of care. Our Guided CarePaths empower patients to learn and take the actions required to achieve better outcomes at lower costs. High-performing hospitals use Wellbe’s Connected Care solutions to improve the experience and efficiency of helping patients to successfully navigate their medical treatments and surgeries.
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