Learning Collaborative Overview

As health care reform continues to gain momentum nationwide, providers across the continuum of care are facing increasing pressure to demonstrate that they deliver value-based care – namely cost-effective, high quality care and exceptional patient experiences. With this in mind, in 2014 the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) partnered with Premier, Inc., a leading health care improvement company, to establish a national learning collaborative to develop, pilot and evaluate the Perioperative Surgical Home (PSH) model – a patient-centric, team-based system of coordinated care that guides patients through the entire surgical experience, from the decision to undergo surgery to discharge and beyond.

Learning Collaborative 2.0

The PSH Learning Collaborative 2.0 began April 1, 2016 with 57 participating organizations. Building upon the successes of the first collaborative, the second Learning Collaborative focuses on PSH strategies that are compatible with alternative payment models such as the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement (BPCI), Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR), the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) and Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs).

The collaborative welcomes participants who are at the earliest stages of PSH participation and those seeking more advanced guidance.

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Learning Collaborative 1.0

The first PSH Learning Collaborative brought together 44 leading health care organizations from across the country to define the model, pilot the model, institute iterative improvement, collect data and assess whether the model proves superior to conventional perioperative care. Through active collaboration and shared learning, the founding members of the collaborative demonstrated that the PSH is an innovative model of care with the potential to drive meaningful and lasting change in perioperative costs, outcomes and experience for patients nationwide. The first learning collaborative completed its work in November 2015.