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Immersion Program in Value-Based Health Care

Kevin Bozic presenting during an MSKI immersion program session.

Meet the institute’s providers and business leaders, interact with clinical and operational representatives from leading institutions across the country and learn how to create your own value-based health care models.

June Session

This session will occur virtually on June 3 and 4. The price for this program is $495. For more information or to sign up, fill out the interest form.

The next session will occur Sept. 30 and Oct. 1. Price and location are to be determined.


The agenda is subject to change.

  • A Deeper Dive Into Value-Based Health Care — Elizabeth Teisberg, Ph.D., and Scott Wallace, J.D., MBA, of the Value Institute for Health & Care
  • Integrated Practice Unit (IPU) Team Huddle — Providers in the Musculoskeletal Institute
  • Cost and Pricing Methodology for Value-Based Health Care — Kevin Bozic, M.D., MBA
  • An Overview of the Perioperative Surgical Home — Thomas R. Vetter, M.D., MPH
  • Interactive Discussion: Comprehensive Care of Musculoskeletal Symptoms — David Ring, M.D., Ph.D.
  • Multidisciplinary Team Panel — Providers in the Musculoskeletal Institute
  • Reflections — Kevin Bozic, M.D., MBA, and Karl Koenig, M.D., M.S.

About the Program

The two-day Immersion Program in Value-Based Health Care is held throughout the year in February, June, September and December. Engage with leaders from the Musculoskeletal Institute — affiliated with the Dell Med Department of Surgery and Perioperative Care — during sessions showcasing how to put value-based care models into practice.

The curriculum includes an introduction to the process of developing integrated practice units with Kevin Bozic, M.D., MBA, department chair and executive director of the Musculoskeletal Institute; an interactive discussion on alternative payment models for IPUs with Miranda Hoff, MPA, assistant director of operations and strategy; and an overview of the institute’s unique approach to perioperative surgical optimization with Thomas Vetter, M.D., MPH, director of perioperative care and deputy editor-in-chief of the journal Anesthesia and Analgesia.

The program also includes a tour the clinic space to learn about the innovative design from IDEO alumni and current leaders of the Design Institute for Health. Additional presentations from Elizabeth Teisberg, Ph.D., and Scott Wallace, J.D., MBA, of the Value Institute for Health and Care highlight the benefits and challenges facing health care leaders as the industry transitions to a value-based care model.

Participants get a behind-the-scenes look at the Musculoskeletal Institute space and are introduced to a clinical team huddle. During the clinic tour, providers are available to answer questions about working on a multidisciplinary team and offer their perspective on the care models.

The program is developed with health care professionals in mind. This includes providers, payers, business managers and more.

Complete the interest form to attend. If you have questions, email the team.

Since returning from the Musculoskeletal Institute immersion program, we have begun to reorganize into an integrated practice unit model to enhance the role of our physician extenders and to help provide more patient-centered care, even when (actually, especially when) surgery was not the best way to make a patient better.

Chancellor F. Gray, M.D.
Assistant professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Florida

Elizabeth Teisberg and Scott Wallace present to a group during the Musculoskeletal Institute's Immersion Program in Value-Based Health Care.
Elizabeth Teisberg reviews material with a participant during the Musculoskeletal Institute's Immersion Program in Value-Based Health Care.
Kevin Bozic presents during the Musculoskeletal Institute's Immersion Program in Value-Based Health Care.

The Musculoskeletal Institute Approach

The Musculoskeletal Institute is designed to help people get and stay healthy. With an eye toward patient-centered design, the institute developed new models of care delivery to maximize patient outcomes and address a broad range of musculoskeletal conditions.

The model includes multidisciplinary care teams that specialize in specific conditions (e.g., osteoarthritis, back pain, rheumatologic conditions, etc.). From surgeons to chiropractors to social workers, the teams include experts across all disciplines that support the treatment and management of musculoskeletal conditions.

The Immersion Program in Value-Based Health Care teaches participants about the philosophy behind this approach and demonstrates how it works on a day-to-day basis.

The Immersion Program in Value-Based Heath Care illustrated the importance of providing patients with comprehensive musculoskeletal care in one initial visit and capturing outcomes that can improve future health care delivery and outcomes. From my experience, I am eager to incorporate value-based health care principles because Dell Med has proven that value-based delivery can make a significant impact on physical function and mental health [for patients].

Vietta L. Johnson, M.D., MPH