A Dialogue: Addressing and Paying for Genetic Services in Integrated Delivery Systems

May 15, 2015

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You are invited to attend a national dialogue to address access and payment for genetic and genomic healthcare in integrated delivery systems. The meeting will bring together genetics and primary care healthcare providers, consumers, legislators, federal partners, insurers, payers, and public health to discuss genetic/genomic services needed, barriers to accessing those services, and solutions in delivering and covering genetic services by developing frameworks/algorithms for delivering and paying for genetic services across delivery and payment environments.

Over the past decade the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) has served as the HRSA-funded National Coordinating Center (NCC) for the seven Regional Genetic Service Collaboratives (RCs), with a goal of addressing gaps in access to and financing of genetic services across the lifespan and across healthcare delivery systems. At the time of the rollout of the ACA and the state exchanges ACMG/NCC was funded to take on several system-wide projects aimed at understanding the impact of the ACA on essential healthcare services and access for individuals with genetic conditions.

As the culmination of this work one of these projects, Genetic Considerations for Accountable Care Organizations and Integrated Care Delivery Systems, ACMG is convening a (free) national meeting of insurers, policymakers, healthcare providers, delivery systems, industry representatives, consumers, regional collaborative leadership, advocacy organizations, and public health on June 15, 2015 at the Hyatt Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C. The goal of the meeting is to engage as broad a group of thought-leaders and stakeholders as possible to further identify essential genetic/genomic healthcare services and the approaches and barriers to providing those needed services. Through a structured dialogue ACMG hopes to identify gaps and feasible solutions that can be developed into a framework the NCC/RC system can use to collaborate with integrated delivery systems and payers to move towards solutions that will improve access to and availability of genetic service across the lifespan and across service delivery systems.

Meeting Objectives
• To identify the genetic/genomics services needed and the approaches and barriers to providing those needed services.
• To initiate a dialogue among genetic providers, experts and consumers and representatives of delivery systems, purchasers and payers of services designed to support the development of appropriate delivery system options and payment for genetic services.
• To develop a plan for the NCC/RCs to collaborate with integrated delivery systems and payers to implement solutions that will improve access and availability of genetic services.

To register for the meeting and view the preliminary agenda, please click here.

Kindest Regards,
Alisha Keehn

Alisha Keehn, MPA
Project Manager, NCC
American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics
7220 Wisconsin Ave, Suite 300
Bethesda, MD 20814
(301) 718-9603

If you are interested in attending this meeting, please e-mail Anayeli Herrera Morales by or before COB on Wednesday, May 20. Heartland will sponsor a limited number of RC participants to attend the meeting in DC next month. If you are selected to attend, you will be notified by Friday, May 22. If you do not need Heartland’s assistance, please feel free to register for the meeting using the link listed above.

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