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The Road to Value Is Paved in Data: Speed Bumps or Smooth Sailing?

Sep 26, 2023
1:00 pm EDT
Presented by Integra Connect
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About This Webinar

As the cost of cancer care continues to increase, organizations are realizing they need a new approach to lower costs if they want to stay competitive in the years ahead, and still deliver improved care and experiences to their members. New specialty specific alternative payment models (APMs) are being employed by health insurance providers with promises to improve outcomes and lower costs, but as organizations start their journey, they need to take steps to get ahead of any speed bumps and reach their business goals.

Join panelists from Integra Connect and UPMC Health Plan as they host a discussion around how the most effective alternative payment models go beyond traditional program components and feature innovations to enable improved patient outcomes and experience, reduced patient, provider, and payer costs, and clinical, financial, and operational practice transformation.

Attendees Will Learn About

  • How APMs are driving a competitive advantage, along with best practices
  • How and why leading insurers collaborate with specialty specific technology partners and enable providers to succeed with value-based care
  • How APMs can reduce the risk to health plans and improve clinical outcomes for patients
  • New approaches to administering APMs, including how to support providers and practices


Heather Adamson, Moderator

Head of Marketing & Communications

Integra Connect

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Jeffrey Scott, MD

Chief Medical Officer & President, Population Health Solutions

Integra Connect

Dr. Scott is the Chief Medical Officer and President of Population Health Solutions for Integra Connect. He has significant experience building market leading initiatives in Community Practice and GPOs, bringing a multitude of innovative programs and organizations to the marketplace. He has helped lead and build one of the largest community oncology practices, Georgia Cancer; co-founded ION…

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Michael Sweeney

Vice President of Provider Relations, Contracting and Reimbursement

UPMC Health Plan

Michael Sweeney is the Vice President of Provider Relations, Contracting and Reimbursement for the UPMC Health Plan. He is responsible for all aspects of the provider network from contracting and rate negotiation to network development and provider relations. He has been in the health care field for 20 years, starting as an ancillary billing supervisor with Cleveland Clinic. In 1998 he joined…

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James Schuster, MD, MBA

Chief Medical Officer

UPMC Insurance Services Division

James Schuster, MD, MBA is the Chief Medical Officer for the UPMC Insurance Services Division where he has served in leadership roles for nearly 2 decades. In addition, Dr. Schuster oversees the UPMC Center for High Value Healthcare which has a decade long record of multiple research awards and publications and is a member of the Board of Governors of the Patient Centered Outcomes Research…

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