Highmark has launched a new Population Health University video series called Value-Based Care (VBC) 101, which provides an overview of our VBC methodology, programs, and successes.

“Our intent is to equip clinicians and our members with tools and resources to improve health,” said Karen Hanlon, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Highmark Health. “Throughout this series, you’ll see examples of the value-based program success achieved with our partners in primary care, specialists, facility, and skilled care.”

The five-part video series features Highmark leaders discussing the following topics:

  1. Focus on Provider Collaboration
    • Karen Hanlon – Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Highmark Health
    • Margaret Haney – Vice President of Strategic Integration, Highmark Health

  2. More Effective and Meaningful Value-Based Care
    • Derek Goldin – Senior Vice President, Provider Transformation, Highmark Health
    • Dr. Bridgette Wiefling – Senior Vice President, Clinical Transformation Leader, Highmark Health

  3. Coordination of Care in Measurable Improvements (Panel Discussion)
  4. Moderator:
    • Dr. Phil Majewski - Senior Medical Director, Population Health Pharmacy & Quality Enablement, Highmark Health

    • Dr. Jackie Holder – Clinical Transformation Physician Executive, Highmark Health
    • Dr. Chris Wheelock – Clinical Transformation Physician Executive, Highmark Health
    • Mike Samczak – Director, Value-Based Clinical Performance & Development, Highmark Health
    • Kim Mehta – Director, Population Health Pharmacy & Quality Enablement, Highmark Health

  5. Social Determinants of Health
    • Deb Donovan – Vice President, Social Determinants of Health Strategy & Operations, Highmark Health

  6. The Future of Value-Based Care
    • Mike Bennett – Executive Vice President, Chief Strategy & Transformation Officer, Highmark Health

CME Credits

You can earn Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits for completing all or part of the module for the VBC video series. To learn more, go here .

The Connection to Living Health

VBC plays an essential role in Highmark’s Living Health model and health care transformation by aiming to lower costs for our members while delivering faster, aligned, and proactive care through more coordinated efforts between the payor and the provider.

“Our strategy emphasizes shared accountability for patient outcomes and expenses with our network providers,” said Margaret Haney, Vice President of Strategic Integration. “We are equally committed to collaborating with physicians and hospitals across Highmark’s footprint to help all providers thrive in value-based care.”

By watching the VBC 101 series, you’ll learn more about our Living Health model, the tools and resources that Highmark has to offer to assist you in this transformation, and thoughts for the future for value-based care.

How to Watch

To view the video series, visit the Provider Resource Center (PRC). Select EDUCATION/MANUALS from the left menu and click Population Health University. Once on that page, choose Value-Based Care 101.