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Dell Med Grand Rounds: Lewis Sandy, M.D., FACP

Location: Zoom

Date: Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Time: 5–6 p.m.

Contact: Charlotte Harris

About the Event

Join us for the next installment of Dell Med Grand Rounds featuring Lewis Sandy, M.D., FACP, presenting “Payment/Delivery Reform and the COVID-19 Pandemic: Help or Hindrance?”

Sandy is the executive vice president of clinical advancement at UnitedHealth Group, a diversified health care company dedicated to helping people live healthier lives and helping make the health system work better for everyone. At UnitedHealth Group he focuses on clinical innovation, payment/delivery reform practice and policy, and physician/health professional collaboration.

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Learning Objectives

By the end of this presentation, the audience participant should be able to:

  • Discuss the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on health care delivery and financing.
  • Describe the differences between health systems paid via FFS versus alternative payment models (APMs) and how that affected/affects health systems performance during the pandemic.
  • Identify current public and private efforts to advance high value care and APMs and how they may evolve in the future.
  • Explain the essential elements of success in APMs and initial steps to take to adopt APMs.

Target Audience

  • Primary: Current physicians from all specialties
  • Secondary: Residents; medical students; mid-level providers; nursing staff; and other members of the health care team


This activity has been designed to promote some of the following desired physician attributes and competencies:

  • ACGME: Patient care; professionalism; interpersonal and communication skills; medical knowledge; systems-based practice.
  • IOM: Patient-centered care; work in interdisciplinary teams; use evidence-based practice; apply quality improvement; use informatics.
  • IECC: Values/ethics for interprofessional practice; roles/responsibilities; interprofessional communication; teams and teamwork.

Sandy did not report relevant financial relationships or disclose conflicts of interest relating to the educational content of this presentation.

The Dell Medical School Community Grand Rounds planning committee members are Kevin Bozic, M.D., MBA; Clay Johnson, M.D., Ph.D.; Emily Vinas, Ed.D.; Lori Cook; Charlotte Harris; and Denice Richard. The members of the planning committee have no financial conflicts of interest to disclose relating to the educational content of this series.

Accreditation Statement:

The University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.