Australian health insurance companies are seeking to expand their role. Examples include purchasing hospitals and the direct provision of previously hospital based care. Doctors including anaesthetists are being approached to participate in “bundled” care programmes, transferring control to the insurer and financial risk to the providers of care.
How should doctors and the wider healthcare industry respond to this change? What are the likely consequences of expanded health insurance companies increasing their power over healthcare providers?
Join us for a webinar exploring this issue. We will examine the American experience of managed care from an anaesthetic perspective. Australian speakers will outline the current state of the healthcare industry including rapid changes in some areas.
INTERNATIONAL GUEST SPEAKER
Dr Jonathan Gal, MD
Medical Director, Clinical Revenue Initiatives for Mount Sinai Health System
NATIONAL GUEST SPEAKER
Dr Andrew Zuschmann
Head of Department at The Sutherland (public) Hospital
and O&G representative MAC, Kareena Private Hospital