11:30—1:00 PM
Center for Global Development, 1800 Massachussets Ave, NW, Third Floor, Washington, DC

Innovations in Paying for Healthcare: Lessons from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Hoangmai Pham
Senior Advisor and Director of Accountable Care Organization Programs Innovation Center
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Hosted by
Victoria Fan
Research Fellow
Center for Global Development

Ensuring better quality care within constrained budgets is an issue in developing and developed countries alike. In the US, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services new Innovation Center is tasked with helping transform Medicare, Medicaid, and the Children's Health Insurance Program through improvements in the health care system, thereby ensuring better health care, better health, and reduced costs for beneficiaries. Hoangmai Pham will present an overview of the Innovation Center and discuss its experiments in payment models such as accountable care organizations and primary care medical homes, with a particular focus on the value for money and efficiency implications. Can these processes and systems find applications in global health programs and financing systems? How can CMS utilize systems used internationally to better leverage efficiency and reduce costs? What are the processes for cultivating innovation that could benefit global health activities across the globe?

Before joining the Center, Pham was the co-director for research at the Center for Studying Health System Change, and she has published widely on quality of care, payment reform, and physician behavior. She won the Avedis Donabedian Award in Quality from the American Public Health Association in 2010.


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