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Accountable Care Organizations: The Opportunities and the Risks - 60-Minute Audio Program on CD-Rom
Managed Care Information Center, October 2010, Minutes: 60
There are more questions than answers surrounding accountable care organizations (ACOs) and what an ACO may mean for your organization.
We do know this for certain, as you and your management team work through weighing the merits of creating an ACO, the upside and downside decision involves your competitors and the competitive landscape in your market, market share, your revenues and more threats than a swamp full of alligators.
That’s why “Accountable Care Organizations: The Opportunities and the Risks,” a management education audio webcast briefing, was presented on, Sept. 30, 2010.
Hospitals, PHOs, IPAs and other physician organizations, networks or group practices need to make some quick decisions about ACOs.
If your organization is considering creating an ACO, you have no time to lose. ACOs can begin to operate in January 2012. Proposed CMS regulations are due to be published this fall.
Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (the health reform law), ACOs are being encouraged as a ‘key delivery system reform’ to be accountable for and to improve the quality, cost and overall care of Medicare beneficiaries.
The competitive landscape and market share strategic issues are foremost for your organization’s decision makers because the new law provides that physicians and other professionals in group practices or networks of practices, hospitals employing physicians/professionals, partnerships or joint ventures between hospitals and physicians and others can become an ACO.
What You Will Learn
- An overview of Accountable Care Organizations
- Assessing the risks and opportunities
- Developing your organization’s strategic assessment
- How to estimate the size of the ACO opportunity for your hospital/organization
- What parties need to be involved in the decision making
- Decisions – Who’s In the ACO - only employed physicians or your entire medical staff
- Question and answer session
Listen in to this program with your key management team members and decision makers for an information-packed comprehensive overview of one of the “next big things’ in healthcare.
Who Will Benefit?
- Hospital and healthcare CEOs
- Leadership of physician hospital organizations and independent practice associations
- PHO or IPA officers
- Board members or executive directors
- Medical directors
- Directors of network management
- Chief quality officers
- Managed care directors
- Physician organization provider relations coordinators
- Contract officers
- Administrative officers
- Utilization directors
- Medical management directors
- Clinical operations directors
- Chief information officers
- Directors of network management
- Directors of provider services
- State and national medical society or association executives
- And vendors
- Providers of solutions
- Technology and services to healthcare
- Hospitals and physician organizations.
Your CD-Rom includes program audio, all ‘handout’ program materials including agenda, informational program slides, speakers’ biographies and contact information and any other program materials.
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John Harris assists healthcare organizations with planning and developing ACOs as part of his extensive efforts to support clinical coordination and cost effectiveness. He leads strategic planning, business planning and managed strategies across the payer/provider spectrum for hospitals, health systems, health plans, PHOs and IPAs. In addition to consulting, John's 25 years of health care experience includes senior management positions with providers, health policy work, and the successful launch of a national health information storage and access company.
He has spoken often on health care strategy for the American Association of Integrated Health Delivery Systems and other organizations.
John has an MBA in Health Care Management from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and a BA from Dartmouth College.