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Can Value Based Care be Bridged into the Worker Compensation World? #OC2018

One of the hottest topics you may hear will revolve around value based care in the worker compensation world. FOTO's Outcomes Conference held in Denver, Colorado from September 27th - September 29th provides insight on all aspects involving outcomes. This session will delve into necessary changes for value based care to be a part of worker compensation payment models.


If you think about it, worker compensation is a complex topic. Each state has differing levels of oversight and regulations for worker compensation situations.  From a clinical perspective, there are aspects that clinicians are not able to control: if an injured worker is happy with her work environment or if an employer will allow return to work at partial capacity. How are outcomes defined? Is it return to work at full capacity? Is it return to partial duty? And how does a clinician attain the desired outcomes when more times than not there is a high amount of utilization review occurring every step of the way.

This year we welcome Randall Lea to share the results of his study that revolved around a survey of providers, regulators and payers. The focus of the survey was to attain thoughts of the study participants about value based care in the realm of worker compensation.  Randall is Vice President and Chief Medical Officer at Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital. Besides being an orthopaedic surgeon, he more recently graduated from the Dartmouth Master of Public Health Program (MPH) at Dartmouth’s Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice.

Hear what Randall learned via the survey - both the positive and negative findings. Unlike other medical professionals, rehabilitation professionals may be a bit further ahead in the area of outcomes and defining positive outcomes. In order to move forward with a value based initiative, you will learn the hurdles to overcome and concepts to consider when negotiating contracts for worker compensation payment models.

Please register now to reserve your seat!   Register now!

In the event this conference is new to you, here are the thoughts from an attendee from last year's conference:

I enjoyed the one-on-one sessions to be able to ask more questions.

The content of the conference revolves around outcomes: sharing the science,  helping with implementation, understanding data, using the data clinically, increasing patient engagement, marketing and discussing payer contracts focused on value based purchasing.

Still not sure if this conference is for you?   Learn More

I'll keep you updated via blog posts about the conference topics as I learn the details, so stay tuned!

Until next time,


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