"Aligning Forces for Quality" and Supporting Payment Reform
March 30, 2011 1:00 pm Eastern Time
GIH Audioconference Series on Health Reform
Wednesday, March 30, at 1 p.m. Eastern / 12 p.m. Central / 11 a.m. Mountain / 10 a.m. Pacific
Claire Gibbons, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Barbara Leonard, Maine Health Access Foundation
Ted Rooney, Aligning Forces for Quality Project Leader
Improving the quality of the health care system requires attention to cost, especially in this era of health reform. One way to achieve a higher-value health care system is to change the way providers are paid. This audioconference described payment reform efforts underway in Maine and how local and national health foundations have supported this work.
This audioconference was designed for funders within the Aligning Forces for Quality (AF4Q) regions (an initiative of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation) and will describe ways local funders can partner with their local AF4Q alliance around payment reform and improving health care quality.