THE DEADLINE FOR HIPPOCRATES LECTURE RESERVATIONS HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO MONDAY, OCTOBER 24
THIS YEAR’S LECTURE IS BEING HELD AT A NEW LOCATION – SPAZIO WESTPORT
“From Volume to Value … to Values” is the topic of the 14th annual Hippocrates Society Lecture sponsored by the St. Louis Society for Medical and Scientific Education and scheduled for Thursday, October 27. The event moves this year to Spazio Westport, 12031 Lackland Road in Maryland Heights, with a cocktail reception beginning at 6:00 p.m., followed by dinner and the lecture at 7:00 p.m.
Jay Want, MD, of Denver, Colo., will be the presenter. With the transition to MIPS (merit-based incentive payment system) and APMs (alternative payment models), health care reimbursement models are rapidly changing. According to many experts, these are the biggest changes in physician reimbursement in a quarter century – and nothing about it is easy. Dr. Want’s presentation will discuss some of the reasons why making sense isn’t always enough; why the architecture of the human brain tells us to assume change is bad until proven otherwise; and how physicians might overcome that hardwiring to help themselves and others adapt well.
Dr. Want is the owner and principal of Want Healthcare, LLC, consulting for a variety of clients including the Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. He is also the Chief Medical Officer for the nonprofit Center for Improving Value in Health Care (CIVHC), a public-private partnership in Colorado. He has spoken nationally for a number of health organizations and forums, and was the 2010 recipient of the John K. Iglehart Award for leadership in health care from the Colorado Health Foundation.
Board certified in internal medicine, Dr. Want was a primary care internist in private practice for ten years, providing him with a unique understanding of the challenges that health care reform poses for practicing physicians. He believes that the current system is broken, and that physicians can and should lead the transformation to a more effective, efficient, and humane system for providers and patients alike. A native of Fort Wayne, Ind., Dr. Want earned his medical degree from Northwestern University and completed his internal medicine training at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center.
Invitations to the Hippocrates Society Lecture have been mailed to all SLMMS members. CME credit will be available for this lecture. The event is free to SLMMS members, but there is a $40 per person fee for spouses, guests and non-members. An RSVP is required by Monday, October 24, to Liz Webb at 314-989-1014, ext. 108 or email@example.com