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Quality Improvement to Optimize Financial Outcomes – Cost of Care Part 4

Tuesday May 7 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm


Description: This webinar will explore the critical connection between the cost of healthcare services and quality outcomes. Attendees will gain the skills to identify a set of meaningful metrics to monitor that inform strategic opportunities to elevate the quality of care delivered. You will learn how quality and cost data empowers providers to benchmark their performance against standards set by funders and Managed Care Organizations (MCOs), pinpointing areas for improvement to enhance financial and clinical outcomes. The presenters will demonstrate the value of meaningful measures and ongoing performance monitoring as a powerful tool for informed, data-driven decision-making. Healthcare providers will delve into the analysis of trends, patterns, and utilization data, equipping them to make decisions that optimize both clinical and financial outcomes.

Speakers: Chuck Weis, MBA, CPA Principal, Health Management Associates, Rachel Bembas, PhD Principal, Health Management Associates & Suzanne Daub, LCSW Principal, Health Management Associates

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Learning Objectives:

  • Develop a comprehensive understanding of how cost information and quality metrics are interrelated in healthcare.
  • Explore how providers can assess the relationship between cost and outcomes to enhance the overall quality of care delivered.
  • Illustrate how to analyze trends, patterns, and utilization data to inform decisions that optimize both clinical and financial outcomes.
  • Demonstrate how to translate quality performance trends and cost-related insights into actionable strategies for improving both clinical and financial aspects of care within a behavioral healthcare setting.

Content Level: Foundational

Target Audience: Administrators

Course Interaction & System Requirements: This live webinar is fully interactive. Attendees may ask and answer questions throughout the presentation and participate in instructor-led discussions.

Course Completion & CE Requirements:

Health Management Associates, #1780, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers.  State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Health Management Associates maintains responsibility for this course.  ACE provider approval period: 09/22/2021 – 09/22/2025.   Social workers completing this course receive 1.0 continuing education credit.

To earn CE credit, social workers must log in at the scheduled time, attend the entire course, and complete an online course evaluation. To verify your attendance, please be sure to log in from an individual account and link your participant ID to your audio.

CME Credits:

The AAFP has reviewed the Integrated Care DC webinar series and deemed it acceptable for AAFP credit. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. This session is approved for 1.0 Online Only, Live AAFP Prescribed credits.

Certificates of completion will be emailed within 10-12 business days of course completion.

System Requirements:

  • Operating Systems: Windows XP or higher, MacOS 9 or higher, Android 4.0 or higher
  • Internet Browser: Internet Explorer 9.0 or higher, Google Chrome, Firefox 10.0 or higher
  • Broadband Internet connection: Cable, high-speed DSL & any other medium that is internet accessible


Tuesday May 7
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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