How to better manage your Medicare spend to boost patient care

Tuesday, December 7th, 2021 | 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM CT

Health plans and providers have invested mightily in value-based care capabilities over the last decade with a particular emphasis on primary care and reducing hospital admissions. Yet, even the most successful value-based care organizations will still have hospital admission rates of anywhere from 100 to 200 admits per thousand members. With 50% of Medicare spending happening in the acute episode of care that is initiated by that admission, a holistic approach to cost and quality must look beyond primary care interventions to the other major drivers of cost and quality.

Key learning points:

  • How a comprehensive value-based care strategy that extends into the acute episode of care can complement a primary care strategy
  • Sound’s lessons from managing $10 billion in at-risk spending
  • Five operational principles that create reproducible results
  • Sound’s perspective on the future of value-based care


Robert Bessler, MD
CEO, Sound Physicians