2024 Winter Clinical Boot Camp Agenda 

February 8-9
Marriott Orlando Airport Lakeside

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This is a preliminary agenda.  We are in the process of fine-tuning topics and confirming speakers.
Exact times may change slightly.

Day 1, February 8




8:00 am

Registration and Optional Breakfast


9:00 – 9:30 am

Welcome and Introduction


9:30 – 10:30 am

ACO Basics: Practice Readiness

Presenters will teach participants how to determine if a practice is ready for population health and value-based care using tools such as evaluation “grids” and assessments. This includes evaluating readiness for downside risk and what to help them do to become ready. Information will include evaluation criteria and the process to move a practice from “basic to enhanced” in readiness as well as what to consider when adding specialists to the ACO.

Rick Martin, Keystone ACO

Tori Bratcher, Trinity Health

10:30  10:40 am



10:40 – 11:35 am

Cardiovascular Diagnostics in Value-Based Care

In this session, participants will learn about why ambulatory cardiac monitoring matters for organizations shifting toward value-based care, how it affects patient outcomes, HCRU and medical costs, and ways ACOs can prepare for this shift to value in cardiology diagnostics. This session will also look at the significant overlap between arrhythmias and other chronic diseases.

Ken Boyle, iRhythm

11:35 – 11:40 am

Transitional Break


11:40 am – 12:30 pm

Critical Policy Updates for 2024

Join this session to hear updates on how Congress and the Administration are looking to shape the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP), REACH Model and other Innovation Center models as well as clinical areas of focus that are on the horizon such as behavioral health, complex care management, and telehealth. This session will also include an overview of quality requirements and outline the newly finalized Medicare Clinical Quality Measures reporting option for MSSP ACOs. We will also share NAACOS advocacy efforts to improve APMs to ensure a sustainable value model future. 

Aisha Pittman, NAACOS

Jennifer Gasperini, NAACOS

12:30–1:30 pm



1:30 – 2:25 pm

Building a Preferred Network: Levers and Tools that Support Patient-centered Specialty Care

Presenters will describe the process for an ACO to build a preferred network of specialists. It begins with an overview of some current ACO activities to improve specialist engagement and support primary care referrals. It will describe an analytic process for identifying preferred specialists in an ACO’s principal market. Then it will present one ACO’s journey engaging with prospective specialist partners and developing preferred provider relationships. Finally, it will discuss approaches to coordinating specialty care more effectively through referral management, e-consultations, and specialty team-based care models.

Rob Mechanic, Institute for Accountable Care

Jen Perloff, Institute for Accountable Care

Danny Harhay, Vytalize

2:25 – 2:30 pm

Transitional Break


2:30 – 4:00 pm

Care Redesign: What’s Working? What Isn’t? 

This session will include interactive tabletop discussions of three topics related to care redesign with each table reporting out the best options for positive outcomes and largest challenges in developing and implementing these features of value-based care redesign (I.e., clinical best practice protocols, secrets to implementing successful workflows and tools, staffing models for team-based care). Presenter will review where to start and examples of success or what hasn’t worked. We will group tables by organization type such as integrated health systems, smaller, provider group only, or FQHC, RHC ACOs, as well as a combination of the above types. The session goal is to provide peer-to-peer discussion and provide information to NAACOS to inform the needs of future education and advocacy and develop programs to bridge the information gap.

Melody Danko-Holsomback, NAACOS

4:00 – 4:10 pm



4:10 – 5:00 pm

Evaluating Documentation Needs by Clinicians for V28 Conversion

This session will give an overview of Version 28 CMS HCC Model changes…what’s new, what’s deleted, documentation nuances, and things to think about to assist clinicians with documentation.

Victoria Ruetten, AdvocateHealth

5:30 pm–6:30 pm



Day 2, February 9




7:30 am

Optional Breakfast


8:00 – 8:45am

Chronic Condition Management Opportunities 

Presenters in this session will provide information on new evidence-based models for enhanced care coordination within hypertension and diabetes management with remote monitoring, improving medication adherence and outcomes in higher risk population. In addition, you will hear how one ACO identifies opportunities for improvement in quality and cost in chronic disease management for “High 6” chronic conditions to develop management plans.

Rick Martin, Keystone ACO

Ryan Graham, Privia Health

Alisha Thorton, Brilliant Care

8:45  8:50 am

Transition Break


8:50 – 9:50 am

Using Data to Monitor Performance 

Presenters will explore leveraging data analytics within ACOs to monitor performance effectively. Presenters will delve into strategies for making data actionable and showcasing various programs and methodologies that transform raw data into actionable insights. Expect discussions on real-world examples and innovative approaches to maximize the impact of data in driving quality improvements and operational efficiencies within accountable care settings to achieve clinical and financial outcomes.

Tori Bratcher, Trinity Health

Gabriel Orthous,
Health Choice Network

9:50 – 10:00 am



10:00 am–11:30 am

Transitions of Care: Identifying Post-Acute Pathways for Improved Patient Outcomes 

The presenters will provide information on how ACOs partner with post-acute care providers including shared information, collaborative clinical protocols to promote best practices, transitional care management and preferred networks. The session will examine data available to identify high performing facilities to drive these relationships. Including an overview of SNF performance with ACO and FFS patients nationally and cost profiles for common post-acute care pathways. Additionally, faculty will provide an overview of TOC pathways and tools to prevent readmission including case study examples of potential impact.

Rob Mechanic,
Institute for Accountable Care

Hiren Doshi,
Brilliant Care

Rick Martin, Keystone ACO

11:30 am – 12:30 pm



12:30 – 1:40 pm

Building a Care Management Program: Vendors, Home Grown, or Both

This session provides an overview of considerations for developing the CM infrastructure and platform for your ACO with reflections from ACO faculty on their experiences and current CM structures.


Melody Danko-Holsomback, NAACOS

Ryan Graham, Privia

Rick Martin, Keystone ACO

Tori Bratcher, Trinity Health

1:40 pm–1:45 pm

Transition Break


1:45 pm – 2:30 pm

Peer-to-Peer: A Time for Reflection 

This session will provide additional time for questions to presenting faculty members and NAACOS staff on the future of health care and ACO needs within the value-based care continuum.

Boot Camp Faculty

2:30 pm – 2:45 pm

Wrap-up and Adjourn