Feb 1

Past Event

Achieving Better Care at Lower Costs through Accountable Care Organizations

Event Materials

Video

Highlights

  • ACOs Must Reinvent Health Care

    Donald Berwick, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services: ACOs will only succeed if they avoid replicating the status quo and reinvent how health care is delivered. As a former patient noted, ACOs have to offer thoughtful, seamless care.

  • Efforts to Improve Care On Track

    Mark McClellan: Efforts to vastly improve the quality of health care are on track. We know that treatment must be top-notch and costs must be contained; but more importantly, we have to put the patient at the center of process.

    Mark B. McClellan

  • Full Event: Part 1

    What follows is a portion of the archived webcast.

  • Full Event: Part 2

    What follows is a portion of the archived webcast.

  • Full Event: Part 3

    What follows is a portion of the archived webcast.

  • Full Event: Part 4

    What follows is a portion of the archived webcast.

Full Event

Audio

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Summary

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act created the Medicare Shared Savings program to implement Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), coordinated networks of providers with shared responsibility for providing better care at lower costs. Officials at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) are currently working on regulations for implementing ACOs in 2012 under Medicare provisions that will help transform the payment and delivery of health care.

On February 1, the Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform and the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice hosted a public forum to discuss the most effective and thoughtful path forward for ACOs to achieve such transformation. Donald Berwick, CMS Administrator, gave a keynote address.

After each panel, speakers took audience questions.

Event Agenda

  • 9:30 AM -- Welcome

  • 9:40 AM -- Goals for Accountable Care

    • Donald Berwick

      Administrator

      Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

  • Presentation: Educating Consumers

    • Debra Ness

      President

      National Partnership for Women and Families

  • Panel

    • Elliott Fisher

      Director, Center for Population Health

      The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice

    • Francis J. Crosson

      Associate Executive Director

      The Permanente Group, Inc.

    • Debra Ness

      President

      National Partnership for Women and Families

    • John Rother

      Director of Legislation and Public Policy, Government Relations and Advocacy

      AARP

  • Presentation: Moving Beyond Shared Savings

  • Presentation: Ensuring that Savings Reflect ACO Performance

    • John Bertko

      Guest Scholar, Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform

      The Brookings Institution

  • Panel

    • Moderator

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      Mark B. McClellan

      Director, Health Care Innovation and Value Initiative

      Senior Fellow, Economic Studies

    • John Bertko

      Guest Scholar, Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform

      The Brookings Institution

    • Ed Cymerys

      Chief Actuary

      Blue Shield of California

    • John Goodman

      President and CEO

      National Center for Policy Analysis

    • Gene Lindsey

      President and CEO

      Atrius Health

  • 12:30 PM -- Advancing Accountable Care Together

    • Nancy-Ann DeParle

      Counselor to the President and Director

      White House Office of Health Reform

  • 12:50 PM -- Next Steps

    • Elliott Fisher

      Director, Center for Population Health

      The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice

Details

February 1, 2011

9:30 AM - 1:00 PM EST

The Brookings Institution

Falk Auditorium

1775 Massachusetts Ave., NW

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