Einstein/Montefiore Department of Medicine

Grand Rounds

Medicine Grand Rounds: Improving Health System Performance--Why We Need Health Reform

Einstein/Montefiore Department of Medicine Grand Rounds

Thursday, November 17, 2011

8:00 AM: Forchheimer 3rd Floor Lecture Hall, Einstein
Repeated @ 12:15 PM: Cherhasky Auditorium, Montefiore Medical Center

Speaker & Info

Stuart Guterman
Vice President, Payment and System Reform
Executive Director
Commonwealth Fund

Stuart Guterman is vice president for Payment and System Reform at The Commonwealth Fund and executive director of the Commonwealth Fund's Commission on a High Performance Health System. The Commission on a High Performance Health System is charged with promoting a high-performing health system that provides all Americans with affordable access to high-quality, safe care while maximizing efficiency in its delivery and administration. The Program on Payment and System Reform supports the analysis and development of payment policy options that include incentives to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of health care delivery while curbing growth in health spending.

Mr. Guterman was director of the Office of Research, Development, and Information at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services from 2002 to 2005. Prior to that, he was a senior analyst at the Congressional Budget Office, a principal research associate in the health policy center at the Urban Institute, and deputy director of the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (and its predecessor, the Prospective Payment Assessment Commission) from 1988 through 1999. Previously, Mr. Guterman was chief of institutional studies in the Health Care Financing Administration's Office of Research, where he directed the evaluation of the Medicare Prospective Payment System for inpatient hospital services and other intramural and extramural research on hospital payment.

Mr. Guterman holds an A.B. in Economics from Rutgers College and an M.A. in Economics from Brown University, and did further work toward the Ph.D. in Economics at the State University of New York at Stony Brook.

After attending this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Review the need for health system reform
  2. Summarize the relevant provisions of the Affordable Care Act
  3. Describe the potential impact of the health reform legislation

Accreditation: Albert Einstein College of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1 credit towards the AMA Physician's Recognition Award. Each physician should claim only those credits that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

Host: Department of Medicine (Quality Improvement)

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