NAACOS Boot Camp Agenda

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NAACOS BOOT CAMP: Mastering Your Benchmark, Risk, and Data for Financial Success


FEB 12

1:00 pm




On-site Registration

2:00 pm

60 minutes

Speaker: Randy Cook, AmpliPHY of Texas ACO, LLC

  1. Welcome
  2. Set goals for workshop
  3. Review basics:
    • Compare and contract ACO Models
    • Define risk and risk taking
    • Discuss attribution basics

3:00 pm

15 min break


3:15 pm

120 minutes

(75 min presentation, 45 min lab)

Understanding the Benchmark Calculation
Speaker: Elena Tkachev, Collaborative Health Systems, subsidiary of Wellcare; Jill Herbold, Milliman; and Colleen Norris, Milliman

  • Benchmark formula, by model
  • Review of benchmarking methodology
  • Influenceable elements vs non-influenceable
  • Population attribution
  • Eligibility mix
  • Cost trending
  • Claims timing
  • Regional vs National
  • Renewing ACOs

LAB – Calculate multiple benchmark scenarios by providing alternate inputs

5:15 pm

15 min transition time


5:30 pm

60 minutes

Cocktail hour for networking

FEB 13

7:30 am


8:00 am


120 minutes

(75 min presentation, 45 min lab)

 Breakfast and networking 

Risk Scores and Risk Adjustment
Speaker: Andrew Webster

  1. Understanding the CMS Risk score formula
  2. Use for MA plans and ACOs
  3. Key inputs
  4. Timing of changes
  5. Measuring and managing risk scores

LAB – Provide population data and calculate the impact on benchmark of varied Risk Score Scenarios

10:00 am 15 minutes

Coffee break

10:15 am

120 minutes

(75 min presentation, 45 min lab)

Getting and Using Your Data
Speaker: Michael Weiss, Populytics; Lehigh Valley Health Network
Thomas Kloos
, Altantic MSO

  1. Using Beneficiary Reports and Files
  2. Interpreting Quarterly Utilization and Trend Reports
  3. Part A vs Part B spend
  4. Public Use Files
  5. HCC Data
  6. Monthly Claim Files and CCLF 

LAB – technical assistance with data and reports

12:15 pm

45 minutes

Lunch with peer-to-peer networking and learning

1:00 pm

120 minutes

(75 min presentation, 45 min lab)

Putting the Pieces Together for Financial Success
Speaker: Stephen Nuckolls, Coastal Carolina Quality Care

  1. Reviews and synthesizes information on benchmarking, attribution, risk adjustment, using data
  2. Key elements for a successful strategy
  3. Common pitfalls and how to avoid 

LAB: Develop strategies for success and action plans to implement back at your ACO

3:00 pm

30 minutes

Wrap up
Speaker: Randy Cook, AmpliPHY of Texas ACO, LLC