UMass Medical School experts to present on SNE-PTN at AcademyHealth

June 21, 2016 - 11:00am EDT

UMass Medical School experts will present “Paving the Way for Practice Success Under Value-Based Payments: Implementing the Southern New England Practice Transformation Network (SNE-PTN) at the annual AcademyHealth Research Meeting at 11:45 a.m. June 25 in Boston.

Presenters are experts from Commonwealth Medicine, the health consulting division of UMass Medical School:

  • Judith Steinberg, MD, MPH, UMass Medical School
  • Valerie Konar, MBA, MEd, UMass Medical School
  • Frederick Perro, MBA, MS, UMass Medical School
  • Pamela Senesac, PhD, SM, RN, UMass Medical School
  • David Polakoff, MD, MSc, UMass Medical School

SNE-PTN is a complex, large-scale care transformation effort requiring a multi-faceted approach and alignment with current efforts and aims at the practice, health systems and state levels. Engaged leadership at each level is required for successful implementation. Focused attention to working collaboratively across multiple provider networks, independent practices and other stakeholders is an important element of the implementation strategy. Engaging clinicians who are not already participating in value-based payment contracting, such as Accountable Care Organizations, is challenging since many are wary of change. Researchers said finding the value proposition that captures the “What’s in it for me?” is essential.

View the completed poster.