Why attend

Be Part of the Decision Making Process

What is INSIGHTS + INNOVATIONS? It's the American Society of Anesthesiologists® enhanced Perioperative Surgical Home (PSH) conference designed by a group of health care professionals from a variety of disciplines. This is the only meeting solely dedicated to discussing PSH and what it means for the entire care team. INSIGHTS + INNOVATIONS is a fundamental step that will support and create the PSH leaders of tomorrow to shape the future of our specialty. The PSH is a patient-centric, team-based model of care that emphasizes value, patient satisfaction and reduced costs. The PSH also helps you move from volume to value.

The outpouring of support for PSH and participation in the new model of care resulted in many positive outcomes including:

  • A regional medical center saving $1.5 million in the first year.
  • A pediatric institution reducing a 30-day readmission rate from 8.33 percent to 7.5 percent for laryngeal cleft patients and reducing the average cost of these patients by approximately 20 percent.
  • An academic center saving an average of $10,000 per cystectomy case compared to pre-PSH cases and reducing the length of stay for these cases from 10.5 days to approximately six days, creating space in the organization for open beds and additional new revenue.
  • A major health system improving room turnover by approximately eight minutes, reducing the length of stay for hip/knee arthroplasty cases from an average of 110 hours to 51 hours, and cutting in half the readmission rate for hip/knee arthroplasty cases.


ASA’s PSH strategies were recently accepted by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) as Improvement Activities (IA) under the 2018 Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). PSH Care Coordination allows for the reporting of strategies and processes related to care coordination of patients receiving surgical or procedural care within a PSH. As 2017 is the first reporting year to qualify under MIPS, the INSIGHTS + INNOVATIONS conference will provide you the tools, resources and strategies to implement a PSH pilot at your facility and help you meet the MIPS IA requirement.



Here's how it will benefit you:



As an integral participant, you help define and lead your facility’s care redesign journey.

  • Discover your role in MACRA.
  • Learn how to perform clinically while being responsive in the health care environment.
  • Discover your leadership role in population health to better the specialty.
  • Gain strategies to work collaboratively with your care team to implement innovative health care delivery reform.
  • Learn to effectively align your patient's expected outcomes with your own to create a positive experience.
  • Receive expert insights into creating effective partnerships with key stakeholders including nurses and health care executives.
  • Explore the latest tools and resources for a successful PSH model in the Connection Center - a product, service and resource showcase.


As an essential member of the care team, your role is critical to the success and sustainability of the care redesign.

  • Understand and optimize the navigation process as your patients move from decision for surgery, through surgery and beyond.
  • Receive expert insights into creating effective partnerships with physicians to enhance your professional relationship.
  • Network with your peers while learning about the latest technologies and services that are critical to the care team's success in the Connection Center - a product, service and resource showcase.
  • Nursing credit will be available.

Health Care Executives

Whether you are in finance management, hospital administration or part of Quality and Safety, you are part of the leadership triad responsible for addressing the shift from volume to value. You understand the importance of communicating how quality impacts your bottom line.

  • Learn how to build your team synergy, explore new innovations and gain insights about the latest in patient safety so you can effectively communicate and enact changes for population health and patient care within your organization.
  • Discover how improved collaboration drives value and increases your return on investment.
  • Step into the Connection Center, a product, service and resource showcase, and learn about cutting-edge technologies that address new ways to deliver cost-effective, quality care.

Patients and Patient Advocates

You, the patient, are the center of the story; your active and meaningful engagement matters.

  • Discover innovative ways to create value in patient/physician engagement.
  • Learn how to ensure that the care you receive reflects your expected outcomes.
  • Explore new resources to keep you connected and engaged with care providers in the Connection Center - a product, service and resource showcase.

Thank you to the interdisciplinary planning committee!

Dr. Stanley Stead

Stanley Stead, M.D., M.B.A.

Vice President for Professional Affairs – American Society of Anesthesiologists
President – Stead Health Group

Mike Schweitzer, M.D.,M.B.A.

Mike Schweitzer, M.D., M.B.A.

Principal, Population Health and Chief Medical Officer,
Bundled Payments – Premier, Inc.

Marc Boutin, J.D.

Marc Boutin, J.D.

Chief Executive Officer – National Health Council

Dr. Jimmy Chung

Jimmy Chung, M.D., FACS

Senior Director of Perioperative Services – Providence Health & Services

James D Grant MD

James D. Grant, M.D

President-Elect, American Society of Anesthesiologists

Dr. Karen Grimley

Karen A. Grimley, Ph.D., M.B.A., R.N., FACHE

Chief Nursing Executive – University of California Los Angeles
Assistant dean in the UCLA School of Nursing

Richard L Gundling

Richard L. Gundling, FHFMA, CMA

Senior Vice President, Healthcare Financial Practices, Healthcare Financial Management Association

Dr. Gary Loyd

Gary Loyd, M.D.

Director of Perioperative Surgical Home – Henry Ford Health System

Aman Mahajan, M.D. Ph.D.

Aman Mahajan, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor of Anesthesiology and Bioengineering – University of California Los Angeles
Chair of Department of Anesthesiology – David Geffen School of Medicine

Jeff Mueller MD

Jeff Mueller, M.D.

Associate Dean for Hospital Practice, Mayo Clinic

Dr. Peggy Naas

Peggy Naas, M.D., M.B.A.

ASA Perioperative Surgical Home (PSH) Learning Collaborative Steering Committee –
American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Representative

Dr. Beverly Philip

Beverly Philip, M.D., FACA

Professor of Anesthesia – Harvard University
Director of the Day Surgery Unit – Brigham and Women's Hospital