Key Issues and Considerations in Joining an Accountable Care Organization

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Prerecorded Event
Charlotte Kohler, RN, CPA, CVA, CPAM, CPC, CHBC
60 Minutes
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Accountable Care Organizations: Mind These Evaluation Criterion and Legal Considerations

Accountable Care Organizations will help healthcare providers work along with each other and more efficiently communicate with each other to treat patients. With so much to consider, it becomes essential for you to understand how ACOs are shaping the healthcare future.

Our experts Charlotte Kohler will help you understand the current and future state of ACOs; how they will be paid by CMS and other commercial health plans. You will learn how will payment methodology evolve and its impact in reimbursement to providers within the ACO.  This expert session will focus on:

  • Overview of the different provider reimbursement options under ACOs
  • Shared savings – will there be a sufficient upside
  • Performance benchmarks and metrics that will determine type and amount of provider reimbursement
  • Gain knowledge that can be applied regarding the evaluation and decision of whether to join an ACO and make the best selection of which ACO to participate with
  • Other considerations of options and opportunities to participate in gain sharing, shared savings and value purchasing arrangement with ACOs and other managed care organizations
  • Legal considerations in joining an ACO

Plus, this presentation will provide key “takeaways” including:

  • A detailed and comprehensive PowerPoint document that covers all of the issues addressed in the presentation will be sent to all attendees.
  • Description of shared savings arrangements and other reimbursement methodologies to be available through ACOs.
  • Evaluation “Criteria” to be applied in decision making process.
  • “Best Practices” of those successful ACOs in operation to date.
  • Other emerging information and intelligence that will be forthcoming through July and August on latest developments in ACOs.

Here are a few topics covered in the session:

  • ACOs and participation in Health Exchanges under the Affordable Care Act (ACA)
  • Legal Implications for provider participation in ACOs
  • Key areas of provider inquiry and due diligence before joining an ACO:
  1. Internal practice assessment
  2. External Market Assessment
  • Human and Information Technology Resource Requirements and other investment
  • Beyond ACOs; is this a passing trend? What is next?

Who should attend? Physician practice Administrators, Executive Directors for all medical specialties, anyone with a direct responsibility for health plan and managed care contracting within practices and hospitals.

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About Our Speaker

Charlotte Kohler - Pharma Training Expert

Charlotte Kohler, RN, CPA, CVA, CPAM, CPC, CHBC is President of Kohler HealthCare Consulting and has over 30 years of healthcare experience starting with nursing on the clinical side to the Finance CFO and Compliance Officer. She has served as the Chief Operating Officer of a hospital based Emergency Department and multi-specialty primary care medical practice, as well as a Compliance Officer of a five hospital integrated delivery system, and...   More Info
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