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NATIONAL HEALTH POLICY AUDIOCONFERENCE:
The Role of Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) in Health System Change and Health Reform

A Part of the National Health Policy Audioconference Series
Understanding Key Elements of the Congressional Health Reform Debate


Thursday, May 21, 2009
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm (Eastern)
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm (Central)
11:00 am - 12:30 pm (Mountain)
10:00 am - 11:30 am (Pacific)

AUDIOCONFERENCE FACULTY

Robert S. Galvin, MD, MBA
Director, Global Healthcare, General Electric Company, Founder, Center for Payment Reform, Founding Member, The Leapfrog Group, Vice Chair, Washington Business Group on Health, Fairfield, CT

Glenn Hackbarth, JD, MA
Independent Consultant, Chair, Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC), Former Chief Executive Officer, Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, Former Deputy Administrator, Health Care Financing Administration, Washington, DC

Charles N. (Chip) Kahn III, MPH
President of the Federation of American Hospitals, Former President of the Health Insurance Association of America, Former Staff Director and Minority Health Counsel, Health Subcommittee, House Ways and Means Committee, Washington, DC

Mark McClellan, MD, PhD
Director, Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform, Brookings Institution, Former Administrator, Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Former Commissioner, Food and Drug Administration, Washington, DC

John K. Iglehart
Founding Editor, Health Affairs, National Correspondent, New England Journal of Medicine, Washington, DC (Moderator)

OVERVIEW

The concept of Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) is increasingly being talked about as a potential component of a national Health reform plan. The heart of the ACO concept is a voluntary grouping of providers paid on a shared savings basis in order to create incentives to eliminate waste, reduce overuse and misuse of care, and support the development of health systems that can deliver high quality, affordable care Proponents of the ACO concept include Mark McClellan, MD, PhD and Elliott S. Fisher, MD, MPH. The concept was initially articulate in "Creating Accountable Care Organizations: The Extended Hospital Medical Staff" (Health Affairs Web Exclusive, Dec. 5, 2006), http://content.healthaffairs.org/cgi/content/ abstract/26/1/w44. See a presentation on the ACO concept by Elliott S. Fisher, MD, MPH @ http://videos.med.wisc.edu/videoInfo.php?videoid=7121. More recently MedPAC has begun to assess the ACO concept. This health policy audioconference will offer a deeper dive into the ACO concept.


AUDIOCONFERENCE AGENDA
The Audioconference agenda is set forth in Eastern Daylight Time below:

1:00 pm Welcome and Introductory Comments
John K. Iglehart (Moderator)
1:05 pm An Overview of the Accountable Care Organization (ACO) Concept
Mark McClellan, MD, PhD
1:20 pm MedPAC's Research on Delivery System and Payment Reform: the Potential Role of Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs)
Glenn Hackbarth, JD, MA
1:35 pm Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs): the Provider Perspective
Charles N. (Chip) Kahn III, MPH
1:50 pm Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs): the Payor Perspective
Robert S. Galvin, MD, MBA
2:05 pm Questions and Answers
John K. Iglehart (Moderator)
2:30 pm Audioconference Adjournment


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Additional Audioconferences in this series on Understanding Key Elements of the Congressional Health Reform Debate:

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February 23, 2009

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Monday, June 15, 2009


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Wednesday, July 15, 2009


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