UMHEG Seminar Series: Controlling Health Care Costs: The Role of Payment Reform

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Seminar Room 6.05. Level 6, 111 Barry Street

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Susan Méndez

  • UMHEG Seminar Series

Thursday 12 March 2020

The University of Melbourne Health Economics Group is a cross-faculty network of health economists based at the Faculty of Business and Economics and the School of Population and Global Health.


Prof. Bruce Landon, Harvard University

Bruce E. Landon, MD, MBA, MSc, is a professor of health care policy at Harvard Medical School and a professor of medicine at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He practices internal medicine at BIDMC. Dr. Landon studies tools that help translate macro-level policies and incentives into treatment strategies that lead to better care at lower cost, namely strategies to promote integrated care, payment incentives at both the organization and physician level, and approaches to quality management and improvement. Dr. Landon graduated summa cum laude from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania with a major in finance. He received his MD degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, and an MBA with a concentration in health care management from the Wharton School. He also received an MSc in health policy and management from the Harvard School of Public Health. He is a fellow of the American College of Physicians and is an elected member of the American Society of Clinical Investigation and the Association of American Physicians. He currently is a recipient of Fellowship from the Harvard Club of Australia and is completing a six month sabbatical at the University of Sydney’s Menzies Center for Health Policy.


This presentation will examine new alternatives to FFS payment that are now being adopted in the US. The focus will be on bundled payments, including both discrete bundles for both surgical and medical episodes and global bundles, such as Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs). Professor Landon will review recent evidence about the success of these new payment models and discuss challenges in implementation and to sustainability.

Venue: Seminar Room 6.05. Level 6, 111 Barry Street
Date: Thursday, 12 March 2020
Time: 3.30 - 4.45pm
Enquiries: Dr Susan Méndez,