How UTSACN Advanced Care Coordination Bridges Gap Between Appropriate Levels of Care and Care Plan Adherence for ACO Attributed Lives: September 27, 2016 Webinar

Learn the utilization management tactics driving UT Southwestern Accountable Care Network's significant success as it completes year three as a Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) during a September 27, 2016 webinar sponsored by the Healthcare Intelligence Network.

Sea Girt, NJ, September 15, 2016 --( UT Southwestern Accountable Care Network (UTSACN) has experienced explosive growth in attributed lives and provider participation as well as achieved shared savings in both 2014 and 2015. As it winds down year three of its Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP), UTSACN will share its successful strategies for managing utilization during "Advanced Care Coordination: Bridging the Gap Between Appropriate Levels of Care and Care Plan Adherence for ACO Attributed Lives," a September 27, 2016 webinar.

Sponsored by the Healthcare Intelligence Network, this 45-minute webcast is available in live, on-demand and recorded formats.

Learn more about UTSACN's care coordination model at

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Scheduled Speaker: Cathy Bryan, director, care coordination at UT Southwestern.

Conference Focus: How UTSACN's care coordination model manages utilization while achieving its mission of bridging the gap from where patients are to where they need to be to adhere to their care plan, including the following strategies:

- Using a combined strategy to identify patients in need of care coordination, including a predictive model, PCP referral, hospital and ED utilization data and leveraging its own data warehouse;

- Taking a whole-patient approach to care coordination, addressing the socio-economic, education and psycho/social issues that can impact patients through a team-based approach of nurse care coordinators and community health workers;

- Developing relationships with PCPs and becoming an extension of the provider at the patient level through its care coordinators embedded in the primary care practice, as well as telephonic and home visits; and

- Delving into its data warehouse and identifying home health as a key area in need of care coordination, which saved the health system $6 million in just one quarter by managing home health over-utilization while providing patients with needed services at the most appropriate level of care.

Ample time for Q&A will be provided.

Webinar Formats: 45-minute live webinar on September 27, 2016 at 1:30 pm Eastern, including Q&A; "On-Demand" replay available September 29, 2016; 45-minute training DVD or CD-ROM with printed transcript available October 18, 2016. Participants may add an on-demand replay, DVD or CD to live session registrations to share with colleagues.

Learn more about UTSACN's care coordination model at

"The tactics leading to UTSACN's enviable success in the Medicare Shared Savings Program and its willingness to embrace risk-based contracts offer a replicable model for organizations aiming to succeed in a value-based climate."
- Melanie Matthews, HIN Executive VP and COO

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