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Date(s) - Tuesday, May 24, 2016, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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Stakeholders interested in providing feedback on the draft white paper Accelerating and Aligning Clinical Episode Payment Models: Maternity Care.


Pregnancy and childbirth are pivotal events in a woman’s life. Paying for maternity care as an episode can provide incentives for creating a positive, patient-centered maternity care experience, while also lowering the overall cost of maternity care, and achieving better outcomes. The LAN Clinical Episode Payment (CEP) Work Group developed a set of draft recommendations for designing episode payment that supports evidence-based maternity care to achieve a number of goals, including: increased rates of full-term births and vaginal births, and decreased rates of pre-term and early elective births, unnecessary cesarean sections, and complications and mortality.

While the comment period for the draft white paper Accelerating and Aligning Clinical Episode Payment Models: Maternity Care is closing on May 23, the LAN is holding an open forum webinar to collect additional input on the recommendations. This forum will be moderated by CEP Work Group Chair Lew Sandy, Executive Vice President, Clinical Advancement, UnitedHealth Group, with additional input provided by CEP Work Group member Cara Osborne, Chief Clinical Officer, Baby+Company. This will be an audience-driven, interactive forum so please bring your questions and concerns about the recommendations to this special webinar on Tuesday, May 24, from 1:00 – 2:00 pm ET.


  • Opening Remarks and LAN Overview – Tanya Alteras
  • CEP Work Group Overview – Lewis Sandy 
  • Recommendations For Designing a Maternity Episode Payment Model – Lewis Sandy 
  • Facilitated Discussion – Tanya Alteras, Cara Osborne, and Lewis Sandy
  • Upcoming LAN Activities and Closing Comments – Lewis Sandy



To achieve the goal of better care, smarter spending, and healthier people, the U.S. health care system must substantially reform its payment structure to incentivize quality, health outcomes, and value over volume. The Health Care Payment Learning and Action Network (LAN) was established as a collaborative network of public and private stakeholders, including health plans, providers, patients, employers, consumers, states, federal agencies, and other partners within the health care community.


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