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Affordable Care

As part of its efforts to help its members achieve the Triple Aim, ICSI is addressing the unsustainable increases in health care costs by reducing waste in the system, redesigning care delivery and payment, championing the appropriate use of care, and supporting transparency of costs so consumers can make wiser choices on the care they receive.

These resources help medical groups and hospitals address cost reduction opportunities that improve the affordability of health care while simultaneously improving, or at least maintaining, the quality and experience of care. Learn more about ICSI's work to improve health care affordability.

SGR Fix: What Does it Mean for measures and payment models? (July 2015)

What does the Medicare Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula fix mean to future Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) measure and payment models? And what does it mean to you? This recorded webinar provides a brief overview of the recently passed Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 and its potential impact on you and your organization, including the two new payment systems that are part of the Act. Ideal for physicians and administrators. Available as a benefit to ICSI members only. Please log in to access these resources.

SGR Fix: What Does it Mean for Measures and Payment Models? (07/23/15) SGR Fix: What Does it Mean for Measures and Payment Models? (07/23/15)

Available for Download. Members only.

Podcast (31 minutes)


SGR Fix: What Does it Mean for Measures and Payment Models?
Craig Acomb, Chief Operating Officer, Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement

Total Cost of Care and Affordability Improvement Within the Triple Aim (April 2015)

Learn about this topic on your on time, anytime, with this recorded presentation (50 minutes) by Howard Epstein, MD, chief medical officer for Preferred One, followed by a deeper discussion with Dr. Epstein and Gary Oftedahl, MD, ICSI’s Chief Knowledge Officer. This enduring resource will help you:

  • Understand imperatives for addressing health care affordability
  • Learn from examples of successful Triple Aim collaboratives
  • Explore Total Cost of Care models for our community

The webinar is ideal for organizational leaders, board members, providers, and anyone interested in the cost of care. The 20-minute Q & A portion of this session is also available separately.

Affordability Within the Triple Aim Networking Event (10/9/14)

Session Minutes

Baby Boomers for Balanced Health Care

John Allen Editorial Paper on Choosing Wisely 2014

Amy Harris-Overby Bio

Bill Adams Bio

Jeanne Clay Bio