Online Program

Role of Local Public Health Associations in the Affordable Care Act:: MA Model and Beyond – Linking population health to clinical care through payment reform

Wednesday, November 6, 2013 : 12:50 p.m. - 1:10 p.m.

John Auerbach, MBA, Institute on Urban Health Research, Northeastern University, Boston, MA
The Mass. Public Health Association has provided leadership in the multi-faceted efforts to link health care reform to public health. In addition to the ground-breaking creation of the Prevention and Wellness Trust, the most recent HCR-related bill in MA created opportunities for embedding population health with the efforts to move away from fee-for-service payments to global, value-based reimbursement – opening the door for incentivized population health quality outcome measures.

Learning Areas:

Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs

Learning Objectives:
Describe the multiple prevention-related component of the MA health care reform efforts. Explain the possible options for creating population health quality outcome measures within insurance and provider contracts and reimbursement systems.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I was the Commissioner of Public Health for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts from 2007 – 2012 and the Executive Director of the Boston Public Health Commission from 1998 – 2007. In these roles I was involved in efforts to promote prevention and public health politics and practices. I was a member of the implementation team for the Massachusetts health care reform effort, with responsibility for the public health components.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.