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Commercial Bundles: The New Frontier in Transitioning From Volume to Value

Thursday, March 21, 2019   (0 Comments)
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AAOE's 2019 Annual Conference agenda is packed with a lineup of all-star industry experts presenting on the latest trends and innovation in orthopedic practice management. To help you get to know the conference's speakers a little better, we will be spotlighting them leading up to the conference.

AAOE's 2019 Annual Conference brings to you Ann Conrath, MSW, LCSW, Director of Business Development for Signature Care ManagementWith the demonstrated success of bundled payment programs such as BPCI and Medicare-based orthopaedic bundles, commercial payers are moving to reap the benefits of improved quality at reduced costs. Orthopaedic practices have the opportunity to be an early adopter of commercial bundled payments to establish themselves as leaders in the volume to value transition. Attend this session to understand the differences between Medicare-based and commercial-based bundles, learn key tips for negotiating a commercial bundle, and gain implementation strategies that can drive success in commercial bundles. 

Conrath recently shared some information to help you get to know more about her and her session!

AAOE: Why should attendees come to your session?

Conrath: Commercial payers are rapidly adopting bundled payments for orthopaedics to achieve cost savings and improve quality of care for their patient population. It is essential for administrators to understand the financial and clinical variables involved.


AAOE: What's a fun fact about you that attendees should know?

Conrath: I've backpacked in eight countries.


AAOE: What are key takeaways from your session?

Conrath: Learn the key components of a commercial bundled payment contract and how to improve clinical outcomes and maximize financial success.


Register now for AAOE's 2019 Annual Conference, May 5-8 in Nashville, TN to attend Conrath's session! Add her session to your personal agenda during registration, or add it later by editing your registration form in the Attendee Service Center


Questions about the Annual Conference or creating your personal agenda? Contact AAOE at or 800-247-9699.

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