First Steps to Integrating Clinical Pathways Post M&A

Tuesday, June 20th, 2017 | 1:00pm - 2:00pm CT

A merger & acquisition movement has emerged as providers seek to make sense of the value-based care models being encouraged by CMS and other payers. However, these legal ties don’t automatically lead to system-wide standardization; many steps must be taken to blend and streamline operations between two entities. Clinical engagement is integral to creating financial and supply chain “systemness.” This presentation will help healthcare leaders better anticipate M&A challenges and prepare them for identifying how clinical integration impacts new infrastructure, and creating standardized processes that reduce variability and improve healthcare outcomes post M&A.

After this presentation, attendees will be able to:

  • Recognize the potential pitfalls that could arise while merging operations (based on provider experience) and what strategies can employed to overcome them
  • Identify items to consider when selecting clinical leadership and implementing the infrastructure required to successfully integrate clinical pathways post M&A
  • Describe the characteristics of individuals ideal to serve as project managers and physician champions to support clinical integration and downstream efforts
  • Recognize how clinical integration has the ability to impact CQO: cost, quality, and outcomes (related to reimbursement)