Accountable Care Organizations: Where Are We Now?

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Management of provider networks, insurance companies, clinicians, healthcare investors

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Get Insights into the current status of Accountable Care Organization (ACO) development. Following the Affordable Care Act, providers have been reorganizing to meet the requirements of efficient care. Data from the first two years of this extraordinary change help point the way forward. You will learn about the challenges facing ACOs and their successes in addressing the triple aim of treating more patients with higher quality care more efficiently.

James P. Kelleher, M.D., M.B.A. is a healthcare business consultant. He has been Chief Medical Officer of Four Winds Hospital Saratoga and of Howard & Hecht Continuity, LLC, and has been an advisor to/consultant for the Gerson Lehrman Group, Eli Lilly & Company, AstraZeneca, Accel Value Capital, Huron Life Sciences, and Fruit Street Health. He has also been a Guest Lecturer at Columbia Business School. He is Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at New York Medical College.

He completed undergraduate and medical education at New York University and Mount Sinai, residency and fellowship training at Harvard, and business education at Columbia. Dr. Kelleher is a frequent contributor to media discussions of healthcare topics. His perspective and related information can be found at

Ideas you should consider in advance of the discussion:

* Which three models has CMS used to classify ACOs based on their levels of development?
* What is the Next Generation ACO recently unveiled by CMS?
* Where are characteristics of currently successful ACOs?

What you'll know:

Caregivers now have significant responsibility for efficiency. This is leading to greater teamwork and greater focus on prevention. Outcomes of the initial experience of ACOs have been mixed. CMS continues to change the standards of ACOs and it is imperative that provider organizations stay ahead of the challenges.

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