June 8, 2017
On May 24 and 25, 2017, Best Doctors held its first Executive Summit for Payers and Providers, Solving the Unsolvable: Innovations in Cost Containment for High-Impact Cases. This Summit, hosted by CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, gathered thought leaders in the health care industry to find solutions to one of health care’s most challenging issues: critical, complex and high-cost cases. Download the slides from one of our sessions, “Decreasing Cost and Improving Quality of Care in Highly Complex Cases.”
The first night offered a chance for networking at the Sagamore Pendry, a newly opened boutique hotel in Fells Point, Baltimore. The attendees, executives of many prominent health care organizations, had a relaxing evening mingling with the Best Doctors team and fellow attendees.
The second day was kicked off at the CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield Headquarters by Chet Burrell, CEO and President of CareFirst, whose welcome address explained why Best Doctors was important to CareFirst, and the conversation that followed featured engaging discussions on what optimal clinical quality was and the challenges in achieving it. Among the payer and provider organizations, we found many of the challenges in managing risk and quality care were due to the shortcomings in our health care delivery system.
The Best Doctors solution is uniquely designed to mitigate these shortcomings with our comprehensive solution:
“When identifying and managing high-cost, highly complex patients, you have to work with multiple partners and bring both data and the experience of the providers that are taking care of the patients together to make true determinations,” said John Bulger, DO, MBA, Chief Medical Officer of Geisinger Health Plan. “Best Doctors will help us to educate our providers at understanding cues and will help us run algorithms on our data to identify the patients who will most benefit from an expert second opinion.”
Download the slides from one of our sessions, “Decreasing Cost and Improving Quality of Care in Highly Complex Cases” to learn how Best Doctors’ helps CareFirst put members at the center of their care, solving many of the issues both payers and providers face in health care delivery.