Free Webinar: The Impact of Value-Based Payment on Health IT

April 6, 12:00pm, EDT - 1:00pm, EDT

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The Impact of Value-Based Payment on Health IT

Healthcare is facing seismic change in the coming years because of new value-based payment approaches reaching critical mass. The President recently announced that 30% of Medicare’s spend is now in alternative payment models.  The passage of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) will only further accelerate this trend.  MACRA will also consolidate PQRS, Medicare Meaningful Use and the Value Modifier programs into 1 new program, called MIPS.

Health IT will play an important role in the success of health care organizations with these new initiatives.  On April 6, join Bluegrass HIMSS for a webinar on the impact of MACRA and value-based payment on the Health IT industry. A presentation will provide an overview of MACRA and value-based payment in Kentucky followed by a lively discussion of key strategic impacts and ways to prepare for what is ahead.   

Speaker Profile:

Trudi Matthews-Managing Director, Kentucky Regional Extension Center

Trudi Matthews serves as Managing Director of the Kentucky Regional Extension Center (REC) at the University of Kentucky. Trudi manages all staff, programs and operations of the Kentucky REC, a center charged with assisting health care providers, practices, and hospitals across Kentucky with using technology, connectivity, process improvement and value-based care models to improve the quality and value of health care.  Trudi also serves as a policy advisor on the External Affairs team for UK HealthCare. In this role, Trudi helps leadership remain informed of changing state and federal legislation, regulation and policy related to quality, value, meaningful use of IT, and payment innovation.

Trudi formerly served as Director of Policy and Business Development with the Health Collaborative, HealthBridge and the Greater Cincinnati Health Council, where she worked with one of the nation’s top regional health improvement and transformation teams. Between 2008-2014, Trudi provided leadership and support for a wide range of technology and quality improvement initiatives including Cincinnati’s Beacon Community Program, the Tri-State Regional Extension Center, Aligning Forces for Quality, the Kentucky and Indiana State Health Information Exchange Programs, and the Nationwide Health Information Network, among other initiatives.  Trudi led grant and business development efforts, which garnered more than $26 million in funding for regional health improvement programs.

From 2005-2007, Trudi was Senior Policy Advisor with the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services serving as coordinator for Kentucky’s statewide eHealth efforts. Trudi worked for the Council for State Governments from 1999-2005, where she managed CSG’s health policy activities for state legislators and executive branch officials.

Trudi received her B.S. and M.B.S. in political science from Iowa State University. She lives in Lexington, KY with her husband, four children.