Learning Labs 

Learning Labs are a new educational activity for members designed to provide a deep dive into fundamental strategies in accountable care and to foster exchange among peers with frontline experience. These interactive "labs" will include expert presentations, experiences from member ACOs, brainstorming activities, and peer-led collaborations. NAACOS will be an active partner in these Learning Labs to understand what additional resources and tools members need to work through various administrative, operational, and transformational processes.

First Lab on Specialist Engagement Continues

NAACOS launched this new member benefit in conjunction with the Spring 2022 Conference due to great interest from our membership on the topic -- Specialist Engagement and Incentives.  This work is continuing in both virtual and in person sessions until topic needs are fulfilled by current participants. If you signed up for the specialty learning lab and have not received the calendar invitations, one or more portions of the requested information were not received by the NAACOS team.  If you would still like to participate, please check your past email for instructions on group choice and reply to us with your choice. If you contact information has changed, please reach out to Emily Perron for more information.

Second Learning Lab Focuses on Medicaid ACOs and Contracting Needs

NAACOS Medicaid Learning Lab focuses on Medicaid ACOs and contracting needs. The learning objectives of this event series includes:

  • Medicaid contracting throughout the United States
  • Care models to support your contract populations and networks
  • Best care settings to address population needs
  • Workflow options for value-based care related to primary care, SDOH, BH and high needs patients
  • How to improve quality in the Medicaid population and
  • How to enhance patient engagement in the Medicaid population.

Participation is open to NAACOS ACO Members only.  ACOs are not limited to the number of participants for the learning labs.  Virtual sessions for this lab will include monthly 90-minute meetings held on the first Friday of each month from 2:00 to 3:30 pm ET.  The first virtual meeting will be held December 2 and meetings will run for the next 12 to 15 months with in-person opportunities to be announced with future conference planning.  The learning lab will consist of formal presentations with a mixture of open peer-to-peer discussion. Register here and add the event to your calendar!


If a representative from your ACO has expertise to present or would like to take a more active role in either of the learning labs, please reach out to Melody Danko-Holsomback, VP of Education, [email protected].