All member webinar: It begins with you—Going back to our roots to improve Colorado health care
On Dec. 16, 2015, CMS members participated in an all-member webinar—It begins with you: Going back to our roots to improve Colorado health care—to learn how CMS is changing to better serve Colorado physicians.
This webinar featured how CMS is changing to keep members engaged, informed and empowered. The content included a brief overview of The New CMS and what it means to members and how CMS will demonstrate our deep commitment to advocacy.
Following this, CMS pollster Benjamin Kupersmit discussed the findings from an all-member survey on managed care pain points. Because CMS physicians have identified payer issues as a high priority, this survey establishes a data baseline on the current interaction between physicians and insurance companies in Colorado, identifying what is and is not working in terms of access to networks, network de-selections, payment for out-of-network care and what can be done to repair problems in these areas. Issues around networks and insurance industry mergers will be debated in the executive and legislative branches of our state and federal government in 2016. This webinar gave members an understanding of the issues in play, how to be involved and how to provide CMS with further insights on issues that need attention.