Spring 2024 Preconference Activities
April 10–12
Hilton Baltimore Inner Harbor 


Pre-Conference Workshops

NAACOS pre-conference workshops are held concurrently on Wednesday, April 10 from 1:00 – 5:00 pm ET.  These workshops require separate registration from the main meeting.  There will be three concurrent workshops for the Spring 2024 Conference. Registration will open December 1. 

Pre-Conference Workshop Registration Rates
(before and on Feb 23)
(after Feb 23)
Member ACOs
$395 $595
Non-Member ACOs
$495 $695
NAACOS Partners 
(Business or Alliance)
$395 $595


Not Your Mother's Primary Care led by Joanne Sciandra at Geisinger
Speakers: William Dempsey, The Wright Center; C. John Torontow, Vytalize Health; Brandon Webb, OneHealth Nebraska
This workshop will have modules on care management, clinician buy in, specialist engagement/savings distribution

Your Multipayer ACO Roadmap:  Strategic and Operational Synergy and Success led by Katherine Schneider, former chair, NAACOS Board of Directors
Speakers: Tori Bratcher, Trinity Health; Rick Goddard, Lumeris; Danielle Lloyd, AHIP; Rajiv Patel, Bluestone ACO; Margaret Senese, Atrius; Brandon Webb, OneNebraska Health

Using the four-stage LAN framework for Value-Based Care, ACO and industry experts will share their experiences building and operating successful multipayer portfolios (i.e. in addition to CMS/CMMI models).   Topics to be covered include strategic payor relations, a statewide multipayer ACO experience (Massachusetts), where alignment matters and where it does not, physician and practice engagement, organizational structure and infrastructure, duals and Medicaid risk alongside other payor programs, and current/future private health plan alignment initiatives in quality and technology.  Registrants will be asked to pre-submit a brief form outlining their current portfolio of ACO lives, using the LAN framework (one per organization). 

Care Needs and Contracting for Unique Populations led by Khue Nguyen, CVS Accountable Care
Speakers: Andrew Albano, Prisma Health; Elizabeth Davis, Rush; Abby DeVries, Medical Home Network ACO; Thomas Kim, Sound Long Term Care Management ACO; Todd Liu, Griffin Health; Kim Morgan, CVS Accountable Care; Carrie Sevarns, CVS Accountable Care; Fred Wallish, CVS Accountable Care

Discover the path to achieving holistic healthcare excellence in our session, 'Embracing Whole-Person Healthcare Across Diverse Populations.' Join this patient-centered workshop, where each session outlines key components for delivering a comprehensive healthcare experience. The sessions will unpack the principles of value-based care, offering guidance on nurturing patients' well-being at every stage and addressing their diverse needs. Learn from industry experts who will provide firsthand perspectives and impactful stories that underscore the pivotal role of Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), particularly with managing high-risk populations.

Learning objectives:

  • Gain a comprehensive understanding of the evolving landscape of value-based care, exploring industry changes and ambitious goals to align all Medicare beneficiaries in ACOs by 2030.
  • Learn the critical role of data, analytics, and technology in driving actionable insights, risk stratification, and prioritization of patient needs within value-based care, including social determinants of health (SDoH).
  • Explore strategies and best practices in care management, with a focus on high-risk and diverse patient populations, and understand the significance of community-based delivery models and partnerships in addressing healthcare disparities and improving overall patient outcomes.