Implementation of accountable care organizations (ACOs) has continued to advance rapidly in the past year. The National Accountable Care Organization Summit (www.ACOSummit.com), will provide an unprecedented opportunity to discuss remaining barriers to widespread ACO implementation and strategies to overcome them. The Summit brings together leading policymakers, experts, and ACO implementers to provide unique and in-depth insights on ACO implementation and ongoing health care reform. The Summit will go over a variety of topics including strategies and technology for innovative payment models, performance measurements, delivery system reform and clinical transformation, managing vulnerable populations, and engaging patients in medical care.
At the end of this meeting, participants will be able to:
Identify strategies that will lead to quality-based payments and examples of standards of benchmarks for quality performance, quality-of-care outcomes and efficiency.
Identify programs and reimbursement policies that encourage provider/payor collaboration and the delivery.
Identify various types of technologies that are being used for payment reform and population health management.
Identify strategies and approaches when developing a care delivery team.
Identify strategies to tackle the healthcare workforce deficit including strategies to incentivize programs for primary care physicians.
Identify areas of opportunity for specialists in an accountable care organization.
Identify various performance measurement tools that can help ACOs identify high-risk patients and intervene to achieve better care at a lower cost.
Identify strategies to improve health care access for vulnerable populations including disadvantaged racial minorities, individuals of low socioeconomic status, and patients with complex medical issues.
Identify strategies to integrate care for dual eligibles in an Accountable Care Organization.