1372. Physician Payment Reform - What's It All About
Session: Mini-Symposium: Status of Health Care Reform and Implementation
Sunday, October 23, 2011: 8:00 AM
Room: 153ABC
We will discuss the reasons physician and health care provider payment reform are being discussed and the types of payment models being developed.

Ronald Nahass, MD, FIDSA, ID Care, Inc., Hillsborough, NJ

Ronald G. Nahass, MD, FACP, FIDSA, was born and raised in New Jersey. After graduating cum laude from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1979, he earned his medical degree at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey Ė The Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (RWJMS) in 1982. He completed an internal medicine residency and Chief Residency at the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH). He completed his infectious diseases fellowship at RWJUH in 1988 and joined the faculty of RWJMS. He began private practice of infectious diseases in January 1990. He is a past President of the Medical Staff and is the Hospital Epidemiologist at Somerset Medical Center. He is a past Treasurer of University Medical Center at Princeton. He is a Clinical Professor of Medicine at the RWJMS. He is an attending physician at Somerset Medical Center, Saint Peterís University Hospital, RWJUH, the University Medical Center at Princeton, and Morristown Memorial Hospital. Dr. Nahass was elected a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, the Infectious Diseases Society of America, and the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America. Dr. Nahass is a member of the clinical affairs committee of the Infectious Diseases Society of America. Dr. Nahass was named the winner of Princeton HealthCare System's 2008 Distinguished Physician Humanitarian Award for his work with patients with AIDS over the last 20 years. He is currently President of ID Care, a 30 physician single specialty infectious diseases practice in NJ. He is completing a Masterís of Science degree at the Harvard School of Public Health on Healthcare Management

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