Agenda Fall 2017 

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NAACOS conferences deliver valuable policy insights and operational strategies for ALL accountable care organizations. Our upcoming conference on October 5 and 6 will draw more than 650 ACO leaders from across the country and will feature presentations from noted ACO experts and CMS officials, as well as opportunities for networking and peer-to-peer learning. NAACOS conferences are the only events organized exclusively by ACOs.

Conference Schedule  
October 4 - Pre-Conference Workshops 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm ET
October 5 - Main Meeting 7:30 am - 6:30 pm ET
October 6 - Main Meeting 7:30 am - 4:30 pm ET


Preliminary Highlights from the Agenda

Plenaries with the "Who's Who" of the ACO World: 

  • Opening Keynote by HHS Secretary Tom Price, M.D. (invited)
  • Keynote by CMS Administrator Seema Verma (invited)
  • Presentation and book-signing with Robert Pearl, MD, executive director and CEO of The Permanente Medical Group and president and CEO of the Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group. Author of the new book, Mistreated: Why We Think We're Getting Good Health Care—and Why We're Usually Wrong. (Confirmed)
  • ACO Thought Leader Mark McClellan on the Future of the ACO Model (Confirmed)
  • Report on PY16 Results and Success Stories
  • Update on Legislation Affecting ACOs
  • Town Hall for ACO Q&A with CMS Staff 

Don't miss these confirmed breakouts on priority topics for ACOs:

  • Managing Chronic Conditions
    • Chaired by Jeff Farber, Mt. Sinai Health System
  • Engaging and Aligning Physicians
    • Chaired by Michael Rossi, Lehigh Valley Health Network
  • Financial Modeling for ACO Tracks
    • Chaired by Jeffrey Spight, Collaborative Health Systems
  • Managing One Patient Population with Multiple Payers/Models
    • Chaired by Jennifer Moore, MaineHealth ACO
  • Everything ACOs Need to Know about MACRA
    • Chaired by Allison Brennan, NAACOS
  • Patient Engagement Through Technology and Social Media
    • Chaired by Jennifer Stephens, Lehigh Valley Health Network
  • Commercial Contracting
    • Chaired by Kim Kauffman, Summit Medical Group

Plus more breakouts on:  

  • Fundamentals of Effective Care Management
  • Transitioning from Track 1 to 1+
  • Integrating Social Services into ACOs
  • Telehealth
  • Winners of NAACOS Call for ACO Innovations
  • Results of the Annual NAACOS-Leavitt Partners Survey of ACOs 

Optional workshops on October 4 from 1:00-5:00 pm:

  • Deep Dive into MIPS and MACRA led by Allison Brennan, NAACOS
  • Maximizing Data and Financial Operations led by Stephen Nuckolls, Coastal Carolina Quality Care
  • Optimizing Physician Participation, Compensation and Productivity