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 

Breakouts that answer these critical ACO questions and more: 

  • How will MACRA affect my ACO?
  • Should my ACO apply for Track 1+?
  • How does my ACO motivate its physicians to align with the ACO’s goals?
  • How can my ACO create lucrative contracts with private payers?
  • What are the fundamentals of a successful care management program?
  • How does my ACO manage a single patient population with multiple payers?
  • How can my ACO use Medicare Wellness Exams effectively?
  • How can my ACO best manage chronic conditions?

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

  • Three workshop topics to be announced soon