Speakers Confirmed for Health Policy Session at ASNC2016

This week, the ASNC team confirmed a stellar line-up of health policy and practice management experts for the ASNC2016 session “Alternative Payment Models & Value-Based Healthcare: What Does It Mean for Cardiovascular Imaging?” On Thursday, Sept. 22, from 4:00 to 5:45 pm, on the main stage at ASNC2016, a team of five panelists will take the Nuclear Cardiology community on a guided tour through the rapidly evolving policy landscape.
They'll explain the forthcoming regulatory changes and new payment models that are poised to affect every U.S. cardiac practice, with focus on the predicted impact of value-based reimbursement on cardiovascular imaging. Speakers will report on where the U.S. healthcare system is today, where it's going and the challenges that every cardiology practice should consider as regulations for the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) are rolled out.

Mark your calendar to attend ASNC's healthcare plenary session, featuring:
  • MACRA, MIPS, APMs: Payment Changes Are Coming, by Valinda Rutledge, Vice President, Public Payor Health Strategy, Care Coordination Institute, Greenville Health System
  • The American College of Cardiology Perspective, by Rick Chazal, MD, ACC President
  • Constructing Cardiac Episodes: Health Care Payment Learning & Action Nework's (HCP-LAN) Cardiac Care Payment Model, by Jason Wasfy, MD, Assistant Medical Director, Massachusetts General Physicians Organization, & Director of Quality and Analytics, Massachusetts General Hospital Center
  • Constructing Cardiac Episodes: Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation's (CMMI) Bundled Care Initiative—Lessons Learned from PCI and CABG, by Gregory S. Thomas, MD, MPH, MASNC, Medical Director, MemorialCare Heart & Vascular Institute, Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, Miller Children's and Women's Hospital Long Beach; Clinical Professor & Director of Nuclear Cardiology Education, University of California, Irvine
  • Practice Prep: Getting Your Practice Ready for Value-Based Payment, by Cathie Biga, President/Chief Executive Officer, Cardiovascular Management of Illinois
  • System-wide Survey: Clinical Imperatives for Physicians in a New Payment Paradigm, by Angelo Sinopoli, MD, Vice President, Clinical Integration and Chief Medical Officer, Greenville Health System
  • Q&A: Ask Questions, Get Answers