Save The Date! DCHI Cross-Committee Meeting: June 28, 2017 1-4 pm

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Accelerating Payment Reform in DelawareA forum to share best practices and strategies for accelerating payment reform to drive meaningful changes that will further incentivize adoption of value-based payment models across all segments.

Program Description: The DCHI Cross-Committee meeting will engage a broad audience of stakeholders to discuss the challenges and opportunities of accelerating new approaches to health care reform, including the adoption of policy designed to facilitate overall health system transformation. In this forum, audience members will hear from industry experts and leading researchers who will offer their perspective about payment reform efforts across multiple states, including Delaware.

Attendees are encouraged to actively participate in the discussion that will follow each panel presentation. Your input on the proposed path to accelerating payment reform is critical to achieving our shared goal of achieving the Quadruple AIM.

The Meeting will take place on:

Date: Wednesday, June 28th, 2017
Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm EST
Location: The Outlook Center, 500 West Loockerman St, Dover, DE 19904  

**REGISTRATION ENDS: Monday, June 26th at 12:00 PM**


(1:00 PM- 1:05 PM) Introduction/Welcome/Matthew Swanson –Chairperson, DCHI

(1: 05 PM- 1:15 PM) Opening Remarks/Dr. Kara Walker –Secretary, DHSS      

(1:15 PM- 2:15 PM) Panel 1: State Experiences with Payment Reform 


  • Tom Brown, Sr. V.P of Nanticoke Health Services & President of Nanticoke Physician Network, Co-Chairperson,  DCHI Payment Committee       


  • Maryland: Dr. Joshua Sharfstein, Associate Dean for Public Health Practice and Training at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • Vermont: Robin Lunge, Member of the Vermont Green Mountain Care Board
  • Massachusetts: David Seltz, Executive Director of the Massachusetts Health Policy Commission

(2:15 PM- 2:45 PM) Q&A/Discussion 

(2: 45 PM- 2:50 PM) Break

(2:50 PM- 3: 30 PM) Panel 2: Research/National Perspectives on Payment Reform   


  • Traci Bolander, PsyD, CEO/Licensed Psychologist, Mid-Atlantic Behavioral Health Co-Chairperson, DCHI Payment Model Monitoring Committee    


  • Peter Hussey, Ph.D. - Program Director, Health Services Delivery Systems, RAND Corporation
  • Robert Saunders, Ph.D. – Research Director, Payment and Delivery Reform, Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy

(3:30 PM- 3: 50 PM) Q&A/Discussion        

(3:50 PM – 4:00 PM) Closing Remarks – DCHI/DHSS/HCC

Hosted by the Delaware Center for Health Innovation (DCHI) in collaboration with the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) and the Delaware Health Care Commission (HCC).

For more information and to RSVP to this event: 

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We look forward to your attendance and participation, and hope to see you there!

The Outlook Center:  500 West Loockerman St, Dover, DE 19904  

The Event will also be streamed on Facebook Live at

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