Case Mix Schools

PCSI remains committed to providing newcomers to case mix with educational opportunities and as part of this offers twos schools on an annual basis.

The first school is called Principles and Applications of Case-Mix in Health Systems all over the world (formerly the Summer School). It was first hosted in Yale Univeristy in 1985 and continued to be held in Australia, Spain, UK, Italy, France(Avignon), Portugal and Estonia.

The second School is called Advanced Design and Implementation of Case-Mix Funding Models (formerly the Winter School) and it is focused on casemix-based funding systems and analytical methods. The school has been held in Dublin (2011 and 2012), Sydney (2013), Lisbon (2014 and 2015) and Nicosia (2017).

Comparison of Schools

The following is a comparison of the two schools

School
Introduction to Principles and Applications of Case-Mix in Health Systems
(formerly the Summer School)
Advanced Design and Implementation of Case-Mix Funding Models
(formerly the Winter School)
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Who the school is intended for
  • Individuals new to the field of case-mix interested in learning about what case-mix is and what it can be used for.
  • Appropriate for health care professionals, policy-makers, government and private sector funders, administrators, researchers, etc.
  • Individuals with experience in the case-mix field, or prior attendance at PCSI’s school ‘Introduction to Principles and Applications of Case-Mix in Health Systems’.
  • Appropriate for those with a role in the development of health policy, design of funding models, or the management of a hospital or health insurance organisation.
Objective of the school
  • Introduce students to case-mix fundamentals and application of case-mix for funding, management, benchmarking, quality-control, comparative analyses, etc.
  • Provide students with comprehensive skills in the design, implementation, and evaluation of case-mix funding models.
Content
  • Background, history, and uses of case-mix tools in healthcare systems.
  • Definitions and discussion of diagnosis and procedure coding systems; classification system options; obtaining cost data at aggregate or patient level; selecting groupers; calculating relative weights, case-mix index, base prices, etc.
  • Country examples of implementation experiences and outcomes of case-mix based funding.
  • Exercises on various components of case-mix, including a longitudinal week-long, small group exercise focused on creating a model case-mix-based funding system.
  • Various mechanisms of case-mix funding (e.g. population, case-mix based budget allocations, activity-based funding) and their applications in regional allocations, funding of physicians, hospitals, and long-term care.
  • Role of clinical information, financial information, case-mix systems and cost weights, as foundations of case-mix funding.
  • Funding model design (i.e., price setting, activity targets, outlier payment, and incentives), and implementation (i.e., regulation, data requirements, monitoring and evaluation).
  • Analytical techniques and data analysis exercises applied to the funding and management of health services.
Prerequisites
  • Ability to work and study in English.
  • Interest in learning about case-mix classifications and how they can be used in a health system.
  • Interest in developing or managing case-mix models, health policy/health systems research, hospital management, etc.
  • Ability to work and study in English.
  • Prior exposure to one or more case-mix applications in current or past employment, or prior attendance at PCSI’s school ‘Introduction to Principles and Applications of Case-Mix in Health Systems’.
  • Basic familiarity with statistical distributions, statistical tests, and statistical analysis including linear regression.
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Introduction to Principles and Applications of Case-Mix in Health Systems

Introduction to Principles and Applications of Case-Mix in Health Systems 2018

  • When: 09 – 15 June 2018
  • Where: Avignon, France
  • Deadline for registration: 01 April 2018
  • Deadline for confirmation: 15 April 2018

The PCSI summer school “Introduction to Principles and Applications of Case-Mix in Health Systems all over the world” will be held from June 09th to June 15th 2018 in the unique location of Avignon, France. This is the 26th time the school will be held since 1985 in USA, Australia, Spain, UK, France (Avignon), Portugal and Estonia. The school provides students with solid and comprehensive expertise in casemix building blocks necessary to implement a casemix system, as medical coding, patient level costing and price setting, statistics analysis, quality and safety management and after case mix future. It is an interactive event, delivered in English, with students presenting casemix in their country, working on practical exercises and playing a longitudinal serious game during all the week to integrate the provided presentations.

If you are interested in this unique event please register first and launch authorization process in your institution. Please wait until 15 April 2018 confirmation date to process the payment.

A parallel french speaking track can be delivered if at least seven (7) exclusively French speaking students wish to attend the school.

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Advanced Design and Implementation of Case-Mix Funding Models

Advanced Design and Implementation of Case-Mix Funding Models 2018

  • When: 23 – 27 April 2018
  • Where: Limassol, Cyprus

The PCSI "Advanced Design and Implementation of Case-Mix Funding Models" school will be held from April 23rd to April 27th 2018 in Limassol, Cyprus. This is the seventh time school has been held. The school provides students with solid and comprehensive expertise in the design, implementation and monitoring of case mix funding mechanisms.The topics covered will include case mix system design, patient level costing, calculation of cost weights and price setting, setting of activity targets, outlier flagging, exception payments, monitoring and evaluation, analytical techniques, and hands-on analysis of data.

BOOK NOW An early bird tuition rate of €1600 is available until 15 January 2018 BOOK NOW

Inquiries regarding the 2018 School can be addressed to school director, Jeff Hatcher at jhatcher@cihi.ca

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