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These workshops are held in conjunction with the NAACOS Spring 2017 Conference on April 6-7. The workshops require separate registration and you do not need to attend the full meeting in order to attend the workshops. Discounted rates are available for NAACOS members and partners. The pre-conference workshops will not be included in the conference recording.  

Optimizing Financial and Data Operations in an ACO
Led by Stephen Nuckolls, Coastal Carolina Quality Care
Introduction Stephen Nuckolls, Coastal Carolina Quality Care
Getting and Using Your Data
Detailed Review of the various CMS reports and how to use them effectively
Sheila Fusé and Travis Broome, Aledade ACO
Strategies to Improve Quality and Engage Physicians and How to Establish and Manage a Chronic Care Management Program Stephen Nuckolls
Understanding and Managing Compliance
ACO obligations for effective compliance and how to operationalize those obligations
Kimberly Busenbark, Wilems Resource Group
Utilization Management Strategies
Review strategies to more effectively utilize and monitor, HH, SNF, Hospice, ER, & other expenses
Randy Cook, AmpliPHY Physician Services
Importance of HCC Risk Adjustments and Strategies to Optimize
Add context to the afternoon’s presentation, draw distinctions between MA and ACOs
Stephen Nuckolls
Wrap Up Stephen Nuckolls

Everything ACOs Need to Know about Risk
Led by Mike Barrett, Universal American, and Art Wilmes, Milliman 
If you lead an ACO, a hospital, health system, large provider group, or multi-specialty group, then you need to attend this workshop to learn about: 
  • Techniques to quantify the total risk of an individual contract
  • Calculating the total risk of the providers portfolio of risk contracts
  • Risk levels by the type of provider - protecting a strategy and balance sheet
  • Population risk profile by type (Commercial, Medicaid, Medicare)
  • Risk-based capital requirements and basic formula
  • Considerations for risk management tools and techniques between payer and provider
  • Important contractual provisions of risk contracts

Clinical Transformation in an ACO: Adapting to Population Health
Led by Denise Prince, Mount Sinai Health System

Panelists: Robert Fields, Mission Health Partners; Thomas Kloos, Atlantic MSO; Scott Maron, Atlantic ACO; Anoop Raman, Mount Sinai Health System; Tony Reed, Keystone ACO/Geisinger; Stella Safo, ICAHN School of Medicine; 

Introduction Denise Prince

Getting Started: Creating a Plan for Transformation
Case Studies - each panelist will present their organization role in clinical transformation, goals and a summary of their transformation plan

Anoop Raman: Stella Safo; Tom Kloos

We Have a Plan – Now how do we get some things done? Tips and tricks
Panelists will present their launch plans, goals and approaches with emphasis on what works and what doesn't

Robert Fields,Tony Reed, Scott Maron
Approaches to Data and Analysis 
Panelists will discuss data priorites, lessons learned about choosing vendors and presenting data
Robert Fields,Tony Reed, Scott Maron
Change Management
Panelists will comment on leading their organizations through change - all panelists will join in the discussion
Tom Kloos, Stella Safo, Denise Prince
Discussion and Wrap-Up Denise Prince


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