Banding Together for Population Health - A New Business Model for Rural Hospitals

Please join the Commonwealth Fund on Monday, May 22 at 11am PT/12pm CT/1pm ET for a webinar exploring how accountable care contracts and other value-based payment approaches can strengthen rural hospitals and successfully transform their health care delivery system.

A Q&A discussion will be moderated by Melinda Abrams, Vice President for the Program on Delivery System Reform at The Commonwealth Fund, and Lynn Barr, CEO of Caravan Health, the market leader in supporting rural hospitals as they make the transition to value-based payments.  

Presenters include: 

  • Brock Slabach,Senior Vice President for Member Services, National Rural Health Association.
  • Tim Putnam, President and CEO of Margaret Mary Health, a critical access hospital in Batesville, Indiana that is part of an Accountable Care Organization (ACO) sponsored by Suburban Health.
  • Lee McCall, CEO of Neshoba County General Hospital based in Philadelphia, Miss., a 200-bed hospital that includes outpatient clinics and a skilled nursing facility in rural Mississippi. Neshoba County General Hospital is part of the Magnolia-Evergreen ACO, along withseven rural hospitals,spanning across Mississippi and Washington state. Magnolia-Evergreen ACO’s 2016 reporting year demonstrated $30 million in increased hospital revenue andreduced inpatient utilization by 17.7%, appearing to save Medicare almost $11 million.

Where: Register for the presentation here





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