Fall 2022 Conference Preconference Workshops
September 7
Marriott Marquis Washington, D.C.

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Pre-Conference Workshop Registration Rates
(before and on July 15)
(after July 15)
Member ACOs
$395 $495
Non-Member ACOs
$495 $595
NAACOS Partners 
(Business or Alliance)
$395 $495


NAACOS Pre-conference workshops are held concurrently on Wednesday, September 7 from 1:00 – 5:00 pm ET.  These workshops require separate registration from the main meeting.  There will only be two concurrent workshops for the Fall 2022 Conference.  

Roadmap to Implementing eCQMs: Preparing for the Future of Digital Quality Measurement 
Chair: Anna Taylor, MultiCare Connected Care
Speaker: David Degandi, Cambia Health; Jennifer Gasperini, NAACOS; Ben Hamlin, NCQA: Nate Hunkins, Bluestone ACO;  Linda Michaelsen, Optum; Jessica Walradt, Northwestern Memorial

This workshop will cover data literacy, how to get started with eCQMs and what the future entails.  ACO leaders will share their experiences and how the new Physician Fee rules will impact the future of this.  The workshop will close with participants designing their own roadmaps - working on putting in writing the next best actions. 

  1. Background and data literacy
  2. How to get started with eCQMs
  3. Experience sharing on those who have tried and how the new Physician fee rules impact the future of this (meaning doubling down on the all payer) 
  4. What the future entails
  5. Designing your roadmap – during this portion participants will start putting in writing next best actions and outlines of their roadmap.

Building a Foundation for Operational Ease in ACO REACH 
Chair: Beth Patak, Equality Health 
Speakers: Andrew Allison, On-Belay; Britainy Barnes, Aledade; Christy Cawthon, Southwestern Health Resources; Kim Kauffman, Aledade; Lisa Leveque, Bandera Healthcare; Lyn McMullen, Equality Health

The start of ACO REACH is fast-approaching – is your organization ready?

CMS has redesigned the Global and Professional Direct Contracting Model (GPDC) in response to the Administration’s commitment to advancing health equity. The Accountable Care Organization Realizing Equity, Access, and Community Health (ACO REACH) Model launches January 1, 2023, with three cohorts of ACOs participating.

Some ACOs have been participating in the GPDC Model since Spring 2021, others will be joining in January 2023. No matter the starting point or journey an ACO has taken to get here, a strong operational foundation will be needed to be successful in ACO REACH.  

Join us to learn operational tips and takeaways that you can implement in your own REACH ACO. This workshop includes an overview of the unique characteristics of the Model, discusses financial differences and opportunities, offers compliance dos and don’ts plus a framework for planning, includes a discussion on waivers within this model, as well as pros and cons of Voluntary Alignment and tips for operational success.

Part 1
ACO REACH Basics and Cash Flows  
Includes information on the Health Equity Plan

Part 2
Compliance in the ACO REACH World
Includes information on audits and simplifying the compliance preparations

Part 3
Waiver Dos and Don’ts
Includes a SNF 3-Day waiver deep dive

Part 4
Pulling it All Together for Operational Success