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The Delaware Valley Accountable Care Organization (DVACO) in Pennsylvania is owned by Main Line Health, Jefferson University and Hospitals, Holy Redeemer Health System, Doylestown Health, and Magee Rehab, with a stated purpose to enhance the quality of health care and reduce the growth rate of health care costs by acting as a convener, accelerator, and provider of the foundation needed to assist its participating members to transition from fee for service model, a business model focused on volume to a model focused on population health.

DVACO operates under the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) and is the region’s largest Medicare ACO with more than 670 primary care physicians and over 107,000 Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries. Additionally, DVACO currently holds three performance-based contracts with private payers — enhancing DVACO’s total number of beneficiaries to above 200,000 — a number that will likely increase in the future as DVACO participates with additional insurance payers in population health contracts.

DVACO's MSSP participation has generated shared savings, and DVACO's Humana members have experienced a ten percent increase in medication therapy adherence and a four percent increase in disease management program participation. The DVACO Humana arrangement has recently been expanded and includes value-based incentives tied to performance improvement and quality outcomes, emphasizing standard measures defined by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS), including breast cancer screening, colorectal screening, comprehensive diabetes care, and high-risk medications. DVACO participates in other private payer programs as well.

Please join us Wednesday, May 25th, 2016 at 2 PM Eastern as DVACO’s Doctor Katherine Schneider and Joel Port provide a case study in their Accountable Care Organization's evolving approach, in the HealthcareWebSummit event: The Delaware Valley ACO: Key lessons learned in our first two years.
Learning Objectives

After attending this webinar, attendees will be able to:

  1. Ascertain key components of DVACO's approach including their value proposition, population health care model, organizational structure, clinical programs, technology, analytics, care coordination and practice transformation teams.
  2. Understand key results-to-date from DVACO's MSSP and private payer accountable care arrangements.
  3. Examine DVACO's population health management model addressing data, technology and interoperability, including analytics, identifying care gaps, evidence-based assessments, and work-flow tools for case managers.
  4. Grasp the upcoming challenges and continuing transformation ahead for a major ACO as the landscape continues to evolve.
  5. Explore how DVACO fits into overall national trends for ACOs, value based care and population health.
  6. Consider how other organizations can adopt and adapt the DVACO approach to their own evolving environments.
  7. Engage in interactive learning through online question submission, attendee feedback and opportunity for follow up questions, and networking with attendees, faculty and other professionals through dedicated LinkedIn group.
Who Should Attend

Interested attendees would include:

  • C-Suite Executives
  • Accountable Care Directors and Staff
  • Strategy and Planning Executives and Staff
  • Legal, Regulatory and Policy Executives and Staff
  • Health Reform, Transformation and Clinical Integration Executives and Staff
  • Managed Care and Revenue Cycle Executives and Staff
  • Business Development Executives and Staff
  • Operations Executives and Staff
  • Provider Network Managers and Staff
  • Provider Contracting Managers and Staff
  • Medical Directors
  • Clinical Executives
  • Care Management Executives
  • Business Intelligence Executives and Analysts

Attendees would represent organizations including:

  • Accountable Care Organizations
  • Hospitals and Health Systems
  • Provider Networks
  • Medical Groups 
  • Health Plans 
  • Government Agencies
  • Business Process Organizations 
  • Solutions Providers 
  • Care Management Organizations
  • Associations, Institutes and Research Organizations 
  • Pharmaceutical Organizations
  • Media
  • Other Interested Parties
The Delaware Valley ACO Story - The continuing evolution of an ACO
  Individual Registration Fee: $195. Post-event materials, with video syncing slides and recorded audio, plus presentation pdf file: $45 for attendees; $260 for non-attendees after the event. Register online or download the event brochure. Registration includes a three month trial subscription to Accountable Care News for no additional cost.
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Katherine Schneider, MD

Katherine Schneider,
President and CEO
Delaware Valley Accountable Care Organization

  Katherine A. Schneider, MD, is President and CEO of the Delaware Valley Accountable Care Organization (DV-ACO). Dr. Schneider provides leadership, strategic direction and ongoing administration and management for all aspects of the DV-ACO.

Previously, Dr. Schneider was Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer at Medecision. The company is the leading provider of health care management and care coordination software solutions serving national, regional and local health plans, insurers and provider-based organizations. Prior to her role at Medecision, Dr. Schneider served as Senior Vice President, Health Engagement, for the southeastern New Jersey health system AtlantiCare, where she held numerous leadership roles, including founding Board Chair of the Accountable Care Organization and co-designer of a value-based health insurance benefit for 10,000 employees and dependents.

After graduating magna cum laude from Smith College with a degree in biochemistry, Dr. Schneider went on to receive her Master of Philosophy in Epidemiology and medical degree from Columbia University. She completed her medical residency in Family Medicine at Middlesex Health System. She is a Diplomate for both the American Board of Family Medicine and for Clinical Informatics subspecialty, American Board of Preventive Medicine. From 2010 to 2012, Dr. Schneider was appointed by United States Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Kathleen Sebelius to serve on the National Advisory Council, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) of the US Department of HHS.

Joel Port

Joel A. Port,
Chief Operating Officer
Delaware Valley Accountable Care Organization

  Joel A. Port is the Chief Operating Officer of the Delaware Valley ACO (DVACO), an Accountable Care Organization (ACO) formed by multiple health systems in southeastern Pennsylvania. In this role, he is responsible for business planning, network development and day to day operational management of the ACO.

Prior to his current position, he held various senior level planning, marketing and network development roles at Main Line Health. Mr. Port is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, and assists the local ACHE chapter in setting up an annual educational program in memory of one of his mentors. He attained his Masters Degree in Health Services Administration from The University of Michigan, earned his B.A. degree from Clark University; and received his CPA in 1987.

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