Since the Third National Accountable Care Organization Congress in November 2012, the ACO trend has taken hold in every sector and every region of the country. As of August 2013, there are 488 ACOs identified in the U.S. Of those, 253 are Medicare ACOs with CMS contracts; commercial ACOs continue to be developed, with new entries being announced daily. An estimated 27 million Americans are in ACOs. The number and variety of organizations adopting accountable care delivery models demonstrates the strong belief that this is a key component of the future of American healthcare, particularly as provisions of the Affordable Care Act continue to roll out during the next several years.
The Fourth National Accountable Care Congress, November 4-6 in Los Angeles, brings together leading policymakers, dealmakers, experts, and those who have been working on the front line of ACO implementation and operations to provide unique, in-depth insights and hands-on experience on what has been done so far and what's in the planning stage in every sector.
The three-day conference will be filled with compelling keynote presentations, including: lessons learned by the Pioneer ACOs; the transformation of health insurance through Exchanges; commercial health plan and hospital-centric ACOs; clinical integration to maximize population health management; bringing accountable care to Medicaid and Dual Eligible populations; political forecasts from leading healthcare advisers and futurists; updates from CMS; and insights from the private sector. There are two content-rich pre-conferences and twenty-four concurrent sessions that offer participants a chance to learn more about ACO transactions and partnerships, financial and risk management. We will hear from experts on ACO legal issues, quality measurement and HIT implementation, and from clinical leadership from the highest performing ACOs.
Please join us for this exciting conference as ACO models continue to dominate the U.S. healthcare marketplace.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
- Executives and Board Members of Health Plans, Health Systems, Hospitals and Physician Organizations
- Medical Directors
- Nurses, Nurse Practitioners and Other Allied Health Professionals
- Pharmacists and Pharmacy Benefit Managers
- Representatives of Purchasers, including Private Employers and Public Purchasers
- Consumer Organization Representatives
- Federal and State Government Officials
- Health Care Regulators and Policy Makers
- Health Benefits Consultants
- Health Services Researchers and Academics
- Health Care Attorneys and In-house Counsel
- Chief Financial Officers
- Chief Innovation Officers
- Directors of Accountable Care
- Directors of Quality Management and Improvement
- Directors of Government Programs
- Directors of Medicare Programs
- Directors of Medicaid Programs
- Directors of Network Contracting
- Directors of Provider Relations
- Directors of Finance and Reimbursement
- Pharmaceutical Executives
- Pharmaceutical Consultants
ABOUT THE CONGRESS PRODUCERS
CAPG (www.capg.org) is the voice of Accountable Physician Groups, a professional association representing more than 155 leading physician groups in 21 states. These groups employ and/or contract with physicians who in turn provide health care services to approximately many millions of patients throughout the U.S. CAPG is the nation's largest professional association representing physician groups practicing in the managed care model. CAPG's member groups are committed to the delivery of coordinated, accountable, clinically integrated health services. We support our members through public advocacy, educational services and collaboration with other healthcare stakeholders in all sectors.
The Integrated Healthcare Association (IHA) is a not-for-profit multi-stakeholder leadership group that promotes quality improvement, accountability and affordability of healthcare in California. IHA administers regional and statewide programs, serves as an incubator for pilot programs and projects, and actively convenes all healthcare parties for cross sector collaboration on healthcare topics. IHA principal projects include the California Pay for Performance Program (the largest private physician incentive program in the U.S.),the measurement and reward of efficiency in healthcare, administrative simplification, healthcare affordability, bundled episode of care payments, and accountable care organizations.