Health Services Forum: Lifestyle Medicine and Physician Practice Innovation

Tuesday, May 10, 2016, 6:30-8:30 pm. Steelcase Showroom, 4 Columbus Circle, NY, NY

This event is free but you must register.


Since its passage in 2010, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) has had its supporters and detractors.   It is a complicated piece of legislation, reflecting the complexity of the $3 trillion U.S. healthcare system:  Kaiser Health (a non-profit news service specializing in healthcare issues) requires 13 pages of dense text just to summarize its provisions.

Physicians are among the many healthcare stakeholders affected by sections of the ACA, particularly by the provisions that move the healthcare system from one that pays for units of care (volume-based) to one that pays for outcomes of care (value-based).  The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) refers to such efforts as Value-Based Purchasing when dealing with hospitals and as Alternative Payment Models (APMs) when dealing with physicians.

On Tuesday, May 10th, the YANA Health Forum is convening an event designed for YANA members who want to understand ways in which physicians can leverage these changes as opportunities to innovate to improve their patients’ health. Dr. David Katz, Director of Yale University’s Prevention Research Center, will explain the work underway at the American College of Lifestyle Medicine which promotes the systemic integration of stress management, nutrition, physical exercise and other non-drug modalities into individual physician practices.  Dr. Ingrid Edshteyn will share her work with the College and ways in which YANA members can share this information source with their own physicians.  The Forum will close out with a presentation from Dr. Carol Duh-Leong  (Trumbull ’07) who will present the innovations being introduced by physicians practicing at Montefiore Medical Center, referencing her work at the Children’s Health Incentive Lab.

Steelcase, the global leader in the manufacturing of office furniture and technologies “designed to help unlock human promise,” is making their beautiful showroom available to YANA at no charge, along with donating beverages and light snacks to support a brief networking session from 6:30 to 7pm.  Presentations will start promptly at 7pm. The Forum will end at 8:30pm.

Please Note:  While the Showroom’s official address is 4 Columbus Circle, it is actually located on the westside of Eighth Avenue between 57th & 58th Streets, 7th Floor.

You must be on the guest list to be granted entry to this event so pre-registration is required.  Please bring a picture ID to confirm your registration.


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