6. Payment Reform as the Driver for Healthcare Reform
Wednesday, October 2, 2013: 1:30 PM-3:30 PM
Room: The Moscone Center: 132-133 (Hall E)
Co-organized with the IDSA Clinical Affairs Committee

Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:

  • describe how quality metrics related to healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) are tied to the value-based payment modifier for health care facilities (as delineated in the National Action Plan for HAIs)
  • explain how cognitive specialists function in the “Primary Care Medical Home – Neighborhood”
  • recognize the advantages and pitfalls of measuring infection-related outcomes on a system level in an accountable care organization (ACO)
  • plan how to use the Value of ID toolkit to promote your value to hospital and health plan administrators

Target Audience: pharmacists, nurses, members-in-training, infectious diseases physicians, infectious diseases pediatricians, infection preventionists, hospital epidemiologists, hospital administrators, HIV clinicians, health care workers, fellows, epidemiologists, clinicians

Tracks: Epidemiology and Infection Control, Adult ID

Moderators:  Daniel Mcquillen, MD, FIDSA, Lahey Hospital & Medical Center and Steven K. Schmitt, MD, FIDSA, Cleveland Clinic

CME Credits: Maximum of 2.0 hours of AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM

ACPE Credits: No CPE credit is offered for this session.

ACPE Number:


D. Mcquillen, None

S. K. Schmitt, None

D. Bratzler, Oklahoma Foundation for Medical Quality: Consultant,
Telligen: Consultant,
Medline: ,

M. C. Greenlee, None

S. Parodi, None

S. K. Schmitt, None

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