Toward Accountable Care: How Healthcare Reform Will Shape Provider Integration

    May 2010

    On May 12, 2010 Squire Sanders Partner Peter A. Pavarini co-presented "Toward Accountable Care: How Healthcare Reform Will Shape Provider Integration" at the American Health Lawyers Association’s "Healthcare Reform: The Law and Its Implications" event.

    Mr. Pavarini’s presentation, available for download in PowerPoint format, addressed the following topics:

    • Practical implications of health care reform for hospitals, physicians and other providers preparing to function in a payment system that rewards clinical effectiveness, coordination of care and resource management
    • How reform will accelerate trends such as hospital employment of physicians, shared governance of the delivery system and performance management
    • The state of provider integration before health care reform
    • Health care reform imperatives for creating a new hospital-physician performance platform, such as bundled payments and Medicare and Medicaid forms of payment risk sharing
    • Ownership, governance and operational models for creating and restructuring integrated delivery models
    • The role of accountable health organizations, medical homes, post-discharge care and wellness programs in a reformed delivery system
    • Feasibility considerations for successful implementation of the newest generation of integrated delivery system relationships including health information technology infrastructure and staffing concerns
    • Potential federal and state legal hurdles to achieving tighter integration