Agenda Fall 2018

NAACOS conferences deliver valuable policy insights and operational strategies for ALL accountable care organizations. Our upcoming conference on October 4 and 5 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. Pre-conference workshops draw more than 150 ACO leaders for a deeper understanding of specific issues.  NAACOS conferences are the only events organized exclusively by ACOs. 

Conference Schedule  
October 3 - Pre-Conference Workshops 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm ET
October 4 - Main Meeting 7:30 am - 6:30 pm ET
October 5 - Main Meeting 7:30 am - 3:00 pm ET


Agenda Highlights
Plenaries with CMS Officials, Private Payers, and Other ACO Experts

Peer to Peer Exchanges for Each ACO Model

Pre-conference deep dives into critical ACO issues such as using data, optimizing operations, and coordinating care

And breakouts:

Regulatory Update: Key Policy Provisions for ACOs in 2018 and Beyond
Led by: Jennifer Gasperini, NAACOS

Improving Care and Reducing Cost as Patients Approach the End of Life
Led by: Richard Feifer, Genesis Healthcare

Provider Sponsored Health Plans: The Final Frontier

Led by: Kimberly Kauffman, Summit Medical Group

Medicare Advantage - Driving MA Success within Your ACO

Led by: Rob Fields, Mount Sinai Health System

Designing Effective Strategies to Improve Care for High-Need, High-Cost Patients

Led by: Rob Mechanic, Institute for Accountable Care

Combating the Opioid Epidemic: Strategies for ACOs

Led by: Jennifer Gasperini, NAACOS

Distributing Shared Savings

Led by: Thomas Kloos, Optimus Healthcare Partners

It's Negotiable: Contracts Beyond Medicare

Led by: Jeanette Flood, Delaware Valley ACO

How to Succeed as an Independent, Physician-Led ACO

Led by: Andrea Cichra, South Bend Clinic Accountable Care Organization 

ACO Innovations
Led by: Debbie Welle-Powell, Essentia Health

Late-Breaking Issues
Led by: Mike Rossi, Lehigh Valley Health Network

Building a Network of Specialists

Led by: TBD