Monica Bourgeau to Speak on Value-Based Payment Model Success During 2016 Pre-Learning & Action Network Meeting

Portland, Oregon – October 6, 2016 – Monica Bourgeau, Executive Director of the National Rural Accountable Care Consortium, will present the business case for the Practice Transformation Network (PTN) at the 2016 Pre-Learning & Action Network (LAN) Fall Summit Meeting on October 24, 2016 in Washington, DC.

The LAN Summit brings health care professionals from across the nation to facilitate discussion on developing and implementing Alternative Payment Models (APMs). During the pre-meeting, Ms. Bourgeau will share her expertise on helping hundreds of practices and rural providers successfully adopt value-based payment models as a PTN participant through the National Rural Accountable Care Consortium

“Alternative payment models are shifting the way the nation pays for health care,” says Ms. Bourgeau. “This movement is establishing a sustainable delivery system that values quality over volume which better meets the needs of patients and providers.”

In 2015, the National Rural Accountable Care Consortium was awarded a Transformation of Clinical Practice Initiative grant to transition providers into new payment models. Under the Consortium’s program, small and rural primary care practices are able to begin the transformation to the new value-based payment models at no cost.

The PTN program infrastructure has helped practices reduce per-capita spending while improving care and patient satisfaction. More than 90% of the Consortium’s ACO Investment Model (AIM) applications were successful, making up more than 50% of all AIM ACOs in the nation.

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Bryan Hagar
Communications Director
Caravan Health
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