Training Programs

Tap Into Industry Thought- and Practice-Leadership

In addition to delivering unparalleled economic, clinical, and humanistic outcomes for patients who suffer from musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs), Integrated Mechanical Care (IMC) is advancing orthopedic and transdisciplinary fields.

The Company’s thought- and practice-leaders produce groundbreaking content on:

  • Human-Drivers of Socioeconomic Development
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders and Population Health Optimization
  • Accountable Community Development
  • Cost-Savings and Outcomes-Assurance™ in Group Health, Worker’s Compensation, and Disability Programs
  • Outcomes-Accountability™ in Health-Related Benefit Plans, Provider Networks, and Incentives Programs
  • Outcomes-Assured™ Orthopedic Condition Management Programs
  • Economic, Clinical, and Humanistic Outcomes (ECHO) Optimization for Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs)

Pursue Post-Graduate Training After Your McKenzie® MDT Coursework

Integrated Mechanical Care (IMC) offers a Three-Part Lecture Series, Internship-Based Accountable-Practitioner Credentialing Program, and Nine-Month Master of Comparative-Effectiveness Residency Program to reinforce outcomes-accountable™ musculoskeletal care as a cost-effective and patient-preferred orthopedic solution that has been and will continue to be proven cost-effective in rigorous health economics, outcomes research, and comparative effectiveness studies.

These Educational Plug-Ins are designed to (1) legitimately advance outcomes-accountable™ musculoskeletal careas a clinical discipline and (2) empower Accountable Practitioners with the skills that enhance the wellbeing, productive capacity, and socioeconomic contributions of individuals plagued with musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs).

IMC’s educational programs:

  • Ensure graduates have the economic sensitivity, motivation, and capacity to secure employment and/or run clinical practices in an era of health reform and scope-of-practice battles.
  • Ensure graduates have an understanding of population health optimization, accountable care, and health economics, outcomes research, and comparative-effectiveness research (HEOR/CER).
  • Ensure graduates understand how to use HEOR/CER intake, analysis, and reporting forms and technologies to substantiate their training and practices.

Educational program graduates:

  • Master the Vocabulary/Lexicon of (1) population health management (including risk-management tools such as healthcare benefit plans, workers’ compensation programs, and short-term/long-term disability programs), (2) health reform, and (3) health economic, outcomes research, and comparative-effectiveness studies.
  • Demonstrate the ability to (1) build analytical formulas in a multi-tabbed MS Excel workbook, (2) download claims data into the workbook, and (3) generate relevant Pivot Tables on sequential tabs to illustrate the theoretical ROI of outcomes-accountable™ musculoskeletal care relative to prevailing practices.
  • Demonstrate the ability to build a real-time comparative-effectiveness research program within a clinical practice, with attention to (1) program objective-setting; (2) program war-gaming and mission-based neutralization strategies for program politics; (3) ethical treatment of human subjects; (4) evaluation methods for clinical interventions and cross-stakeholder outcomes; (5) development of survey instruments; (6) data collection, statistical computing, and outcomes measurement (using univariate, bivariate, and multivariate statistical methods); and (7) program outcomes reporting and management.
  • Demonstrate the ability to build a compelling presentation in MS PowerPoint and effectively deliver the case for MDT to an audience of skeptical executives and adversarial clinicians.
  • Demonstrate the ability to build a proposal that addresses (1) payer pain points, (2) program goals and projected return-on-investment (ROI), (3) implications of condition incidence and prevalence, (4) benchmarks, (5) case management strategies, (6) measurement, management, and reporting methods, and (7) mechanisms for continuous improvement.
  • Demonstrate the capacity to describe the purpose, methods, and favorable/unfavorable outcomes of historic population health management systems and risk-management tools, and what outcomes-accountable™ musculoskeletal care has to offer that will drive population health optimization (versus population health management).
  • Demonstrate the capacity to manipulate raw claims data on a beneficiary population to show the adverse economic outcomes of fee-for-service and relative-value (RV) based and bundled prospective payment systems (PPSs).
  • Demonstrate the capacity to design a pilot program to document in 100 patients or less the ability to reduce MSD-related PMPM costs 25% or more within three (3) months.
  • Demonstrate the ability to scale and sustain pilot program practices in a real-world beneficiary population while documenting statistically significant improvements in economic, clinical, health, health-related quality of life and satisfaction outcomes from the perspectives of patients, plan sponsors, and community leaders.
  • Demonstrate the ability to leverage the Accountable Practitioner and Center of Accountable Care concepts to influence orthopedic practitioners to modify care practices as part of a Community-Wide Practice-Transformation Initiative.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in explaining the differences among health economics, outcomes research, and comparative effectiveness study methods; and determining which methods are optimal for new clinical care strategies (e.g., Patient-Centered Medical Homes), comparisons of a prevailing practices with outcomes-accountable™ musculoskeletal care practices (e.g., from a safety, efficacy, and cost-effectiveness perspective), and influencing both patient-centric and cost-driven payers.

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