Susan Nedza, MD, MBA, to Join First LAN Work Group on Alternative Payment Models

SUSAN MEDZA, MD: MPA's Senior Vice President, Clinical Outcomes Management

SUSAN MEDZA, MD: MPA’s Senior Vice President, Clinical Outcomes Management

Chicago – September 1st, 2015 –  Dr. Susan Nedza, Senior Vice President for Clinical Outcomes Management of MPA Healthcare Solutions will serve on the first CMS convened, Learning Action Network (LAN) Work Group.  The LAN was developed by CMS to accelerate learning around value based payment models.  The first group is the Alternative Payment Model (APM) Definitions and Progress Tracking Work Group.

“One of the keys for success for APMs is that they be fair, transparent and aligned across government and private payers,” stated Dr. Nedza.  “This Work Group is key to that success.”

The purpose of this group is to develop common payment reform terms and operational definitions, which will lay the foundation for the LAN’s work going forward. It will also look at ways to improve alignment with private payers on APMs.  Finally, the Work Group will develop an approach for measuring progress toward achieving the LAN’s goals. The work will be initiated soon and completed in as little as 4 months.

MPA Healthcare Solutions is an analytic health care consultancy that specializes in improving outcomes for patients, physicians, providers, and payers alike.  Founded over 25 years ago by a physician, MPA’s mission is to improve clinical quality and cost effectiveness.   To do this, we have developed and refined cutting edge quality assessment methods and predictive models.  Our contributions have appeared in numerous peer-reviewed publications; such as JAMA, Medical Care, HSR, The American Journal of Surgery, Annals of Surgery, and The Archives of Surgery.  Implementation of our techniques has allowed clients to better focus their quality improvement efforts and realize significant cost savings.