Wellbe Announces Webinar on Implementing Bundled Payments

Hear from the Connecticut Joint Replacement Institute on their experience

OrthoServiceLine.com, a free resource to the orthopedic community sponsored by Wellbe, is hosting a complimentary webinar Dr. Steven F. Schutzer, Medical Director of the Connecticut Joint Replacement Institute, titled “Implementing Bundled Payments: A Deeper Dive.”

A Bundled Payment can be defined as “a single package price that provides a positive margin for a comprehensive and specific set of healthcare services delivered by multiple providers over a specified period of time.”

There is growing consensus that this payment methodology, and the powerful spillover effect from extensive care redesign associated with its implementation, may be the most effective strategy to reduce spiraling healthcare costs.

The secondary hypothesis is that bundled payment creates sufficient financial incentives to encourage multiple stakeholders to re-align and focus on improving the value of healthcare delivered to the patient.

There is data, including from the Connecticut Joint Replacement Institute (CJRI), which supports these hypotheses. Despite growing interest in bundled payment methodology, however, there are numerous upside challenges and downside risks. In this webinar, these issues will be reviewed and a cogent strategy for implementing a bundled payment program presented.

Implementing Bundled Payments: A Deeper Dive
Date/Time: Wednesday, February 4, 2015 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM EST
Cost: Complimentary

OrthoServiceLine.com is a free resource for orthopaedic service line leaders designed to give them actionable insights and ideas to grow and streamline their programs. OrthoServiceLine.com is sponsored by Wellbe, Inc.

About the Speaker:
Dr. Steven F. Schutzer graduated with Honors from Union College 1974 and then the University of Virginia School Of Medicine in 1978. Dr. Schutzer was a Lieutenant in the Medical Corps of the United States Navy between 1979 and 1981. He did his General Surgical training at the University of Rochester and then completed his Orthopedic Residency at the University of Connecticut in 1985. He was then a Fellow in Adult Hip and Reconstructive Surgery at the Massachusetts General Hospital and entered practice with Orthopedic Associates of Hartford in July 1986.

He is currently on the staff of St. Francis Hospital, Hartford Hospital and the University of Connecticut John Dempsey Hospital. Dr. Schutzer is a Founding Member and the Medical Director of the Connecticut Joint Replacement Institute. He is also President of Connecticut Joint Replacement Surgeons, LLC. Dr. Schutzer is a member of AAOS, AAHKS, and the Orthopedic Research Society.

About Wellbe
Wellbe, the inventor of the cloud-based Guided CarePath®, works with health providers to engage patients as partners in their episodes of care. Our Guided CarePaths empower patients to learn and take the actions required to achieve better outcomes at lower costs. High-performing hospitals use Wellbe’s Connected Care solutions to improve the experience and efficiency of helping patients to succeed with their medical treatments and surgeries.


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