Project for Integrative Health and the Triple Aim (PIHTA) - A Short Course for Understanding the Emerging Triple Aim Landscape

Shifting "Perverse Incentives" - Basics on Accountable Care and the Potential for Integrative Health and Medicine

This webinar took place: Thursday, November 6th, 2014 12pm EST/ 9am PST. Archived Webinar can be viewed below. Presentation Slides can be downloaded here

Intersection between Accountable Care Organization (ACO) Goals and Integrative Health & Medicine. 

Former Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Deputy Director for the Center for Strategic Planning Karen Milgate helped developed the concept and regulations for Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs). She will discuss how Affordable Care Act reforms seek to balance "perverse incentives" toward a values-based system that open new opportunities for integrative health and medicine. Milgate, a member of the PIHTA Advisory Team, will discuss requirements for ACOs and other emerging payment and delivery initiatives and explore ways integrative professions and practitioners could assist providers in meeting these goals. This is the first in a series to enhance competence in understanding emerging institutional culture and practice.

 Participants will be able to:

  • Understand how incentives in the payment and delivery system can create opportunities to optimal use of integrative disciplines and practitioners
  • Describe changes in the Medicare and other delivery and payment programs that are attempting to shift these "imbalanced incentives."
  • Articulate how their profession, discipline or teams can be useful for meeting the valued-based goals of the emerging system


Karen Milgate, MPP, former Deputy Director, Center for Strategic Planning, CMS; Member, PIHTA Advisory Team

This is the first webinar in a three part series on emerging Institutional Culture and Practice that also examines how "patient experience" and quality improvement initiatives are opening doors. 

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