Learning Collaborative

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 - Now taking applications

ASA is currently seeking participants for its PSH Learning Collaborative 2.0, which begins on April 1, 2016. Building upon the successes of the first collaborative, the second Learning Collaborative will focus 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.

Building on this success, ASA and Premier will launch a second iteration of the PSH Learning Collaborative in early 2016 on April 1, 2016 that will run for two years, concluding March 31, 2018. In addition to the initial offerings, the second iteration of the PSH Learning Collaborative will feature two membership options designed to meet the unique needs of organizations at different points in the transformation process

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Learning Collaborative 1.0

The PSH Learning Collaborative launched on July 1, 2014 with a goal of bringing together a diverse group of leading health care organizations from across the country to define, pilot and evaluate the extent to which the Perioperative Surgical Home model proves superior to conventional perioperative care in terms of clinical outcomes, cost of care and patient experience.