BOSTON--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--With the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) potentially issuing guidance on Shared Decision Making (SDM) by 2015, now is the time to fully understand the value of Shared Decision Making and the unique approaches that have demonstrated its effectiveness in improving care and reducing costs. To help educate and prepare providers about achieving maximum impact from SDM programs with Medicare Advantage members, Health Dialog’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Peter Goldbach, will be speaking at the 2013 AHIP Medicare Conference on September 23 from 7:30 – 8:30am EDT, in Washington DC.
“Adding Value to Medicare Advantage Programs Through Shared Decision Making”
The session, entitled “Adding Value to Medicare Advantage Programs Through Shared Decision Making”, will outline how SDM can transform the way providers and members communicate for better delivery of more effective, efficient care. Specifically, Dr. Goldbach will focus on proven SDM approaches which help Medicare Advantage members, who typically manage multiple chronic conditions and make a large number of medical decisions each year, to have the best chance possible to improve the quality of their decision, while significantly improving satisfaction with their outcome and lowering healthcare costs.
Attendees from all media outlets, industries, and levels of management are encouraged to attend the session or contact Health Dialog for more information. Additional details, including a full agenda, speakers, and content can be found here.
About Health Dialog Services Corporation:
Health Dialog Services Corporation is a leading provider of healthcare analytics and decision support. The firm is a private, wholly-owned subsidiary of Bupa, a global provider of healthcare services. Health Dialog helps payers, employers and providers improve healthcare quality while reducing overall costs. Company offerings include health coaching for medical decisions, chronic conditions, and wellness; population analytic solutions; and consulting services. Health Dialog helps individuals participate in their own healthcare decisions, develop more effective relationships with their physicians, and live longer, healthier, happier lives. For more information, visit www.healthdialog.com.