October 4, 2016

2016 Episodes of Care Annual Feedback Session Memo

From the Tennessee Division of Health Care Finance & Administration:

On July 19, 2016, we held Episodes of Care Feedback Session meetings so that members of the public from across Tennessee could comment on what is working well and areas for improvement in the design of episodes in Wave 1 (perinatal, total joint replacement, and asthma exacerbation) and Wave 2 (COPD acute exacerbation, colonoscopy, cholecystectomy, acute PCI, and non-acute PCI). The meetings were held simultaneously in six cities across Tennessee (Chattanooga, Jackson, Johnson City, Knoxville, Nashville, and Memphis) and connected via videoconference to make it easier for the public to participate.

The feedback received has been compiled and carefully analyzed by the state and our insurance carrier partners. We are pleased to share the memorandum that contains the summary of the feedback session and the resulting changes that will be implemented for the 2017 performance period. The memorandum can be located on our website here.

We would like to thank everyone who attended the sessions or submitted an email for their continued participation and support of the Tennessee Health Care Innovation Initiative.  Please feel free to continue to contact us at payment.reform@tn.gov.