Making Health Reform Work: How Local Leadership Can Control Costs & Improve Quality!

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"Making Health Reform Work: How Local Leadership Can Control Costs & Improve Quality!"
Aligning Forces For Quality – South Central Pennsylvania (AF4Q SCPA)’s Physician Clinician Learning Network (PCLN) invites physicians and their management staff, hospital executives, health plans, community leaders and employers to our next dinner meeting!
Topic of Discussion:
Harold Miller, Executive Director of the Center for Healthcare Quality & Payment Reform and President & CEO of NRHI
will present and lead a discussion that will help attendees:
  1. Learn how alternative ways of paying for health care can reduce costs and improve quality,
  2. Learn about the kinds of changes physician practices, hospitals, health plans, employers and consumers will need to make to support higher-quality, more affordable health care, and
  3. Learn about payment and delivery reform approaches being used in other communities to improve health care value.

When: April 20, 2011 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. (Registration starts at 5:30 p.m.)
Location: Holiday Inn Conference Center
– 2000 Loucks Road, York, PA 17408 717-846-9500
R.S.V.P. Today!
Contact Joyce Ortiz at (717) 801-4830 or by April 15th!
Attendance is free but you must register to attend.

Want more information?
Contact Christine Amy, AF4Q SCPA’s Project Director, at (717) 801-4823 or, or Dr. Karen Jones, AF4Q SCPA’s Physician Champion, at
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Harold D. Miller is the President and CEO of the Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement and the Executive Director of the Center for Healthcare Quality and Payment Reform.  Miller has been working at both the regional and national levels on initiatives to improve the quality of healthcare services and to change the fundamental structure of healthcare payment systems in order to support improved value.  Miller also serves as Adjunct Professor of Public Policy and Management at Carnegie Mellon University’s Heinz School of Public Policy and Management, where he was Associate Dean from 1987-1992.

Miller organized the Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement’s national Summits on Healthcare Payment Reform in 2007 and 2008.   His report Creating Payment Systems to Accelerate Value-Driven Health Care: Issues and Options for Policy Reform which was prepared for the 2007 Summit was published by the Commonwealth Fund in September, 2007,and his summary of the recommendations from the 2008 Payment Reform Summit, From Volume to Value: Transforming Healthcare Payment and Delivery Systems to Improve Quality and Reduce Costs, was published in November 2008 by NRHI and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.  His paper “From Volume to Value: Better Ways to Pay for Healthcare” appeared in the September 2009 issue of Health Affairs.  He also authored the Center for Healthcare Quality and Payment Reform’s reports How to Create Accountable Care Organizations and Transitioning to Accountable Care: Incremental Payment Reforms to Support Higher Quality, More Affordable Health Care, the Massachusetts Hospital Association’s report Creating Accountable Care Organizations in Massachusetts,and the American Medical Association’s report Pathways for Physician Success Under Healthcare Payment and Delivery Reforms.

Miller’s work with the Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative (PRHI) demonstrating the significant financial penalties that hospitals can face if they reduce hospital-acquired infections was featured in Modern Healthcare magazine in December, 2007.  He designed and is currently leading a multi-year PRHI initiative to reduce preventable hospital admissions and readmissions through improved care for chronic disease patients.  In 2007 and early 2008, he served as the Facilitator for the Minnesota Health Care Transformation Task Force, which prepared the recommendations that led to passage of Minnesota’s path-breaking healthcare reform legislation in May, 2008. 

In previous positions, Miller served as Director of the Pennsylvania Governor’s Office of Policy Development, the President of the Allegheny Conference on Community Development, and the Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Economy League of Southwestern Pennsylvania.  Miller received his Master of Science in Public Policy and Management from Carnegie Mellon University. 

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