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Atrius Health’s Medicare Population Health Strategy: ACOs as the platform  
 
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Overview
Atrius Health has leveraged their Pioneer ACO as a platform for their Medicare population health strategy. Atrius Health, the largest physician-practice healthcare delivery system in New England, launched their Pioneer ACO agreement in January 2012, ultimately creating one model of care with full triple-aim accountability  that provides data-driven, stratified, best practice programs across their system.  This unified model addresses the medical and care managements needs of their Medicare population, including fee-for-service Medicare patients aligned through the Pioneer ACO model, members of their Medicare Advantage product, or enrolled in the new financially integrated programs for dual-eligibles.

Atrius Health is a non-profit alliance of six community-based medical groups in Massachusetts, encompassing more than 1,000 physicians and more than 2,100 other staffers, in six separate medical groups, based in Newton, Massachusetts, that provide care of 35,000 Medicare beneficiaries in the Pioneer ACO program, 30,000-40,000 Medicare Advantage members, and 5,000 dual-eligibles.

Providing a single model of care for the Medicare population, that is population-based, as opposed to siloing patients into different service models has allowed Atrius Health to think about their entire Medicare population in the same way clinically—with an approach that serves that entire population. Their approach also involves aligning all clinicians to work together, system-wide, on care delivery improvement.

Please join Atrius Health's Dr. Richard Lopez and Emily Brower on Thursday, June 25th, 2015 at 1 PM Eastern as they share their case experience, results, challenges, opportunities, insights, and perspectives in the HealthcareWebSummit event: Atrius Health’s Medicare Population Health Strategy: ACOs as the platform. 
 
Learning Objectives
Participants will be able to:
  1. Review Atrius Health's Pioneer ACO results, experiences, insights, opportunities and challenges.
  2. Examine how Atrius Health leveraged their Pioneer ACO platform that created data-driven, stratified, best practice system-wide programs to address the medical and care managements needs of their Medicare populations.
  3. Consider how to launch a population health strategy with an accountable care platform.
  4. Ascertain how to improve the care of geriatric patients with triple aim accountability.
  5. Understand how to create a clinically integrated system of care.
  6. Identify how to develop clinical best practices for medical management and care coordination.
  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 a dedicated LinkedIn group.
Who Should Attend
Interested attendees would include:
  • C-Suite Executives
  • Medical Directors
  • Care Management Executives and Staff
  • Medicare Operations Executives and Staff
  • Quality Management Executives and Staff
  • Regulatory and Policy Executives and Staff
  • Strategy and Planning Executives and Staff
  • Health Reform, Transformation and Innovation Executives and Staff
  • Analytics, Business Intelligence and Other Research Analysts
  • Managed Care Executives and Staff

Attendees would represent organizations including:

  • Hospitals and Health Systems
  • Accountable Care Organizations
  • Provider Networks
  • Health Plans
  • Care Management Organizations
  • Government Agencies
  • Pharmaceutical Organizations and PBMs
  • Solutions Providers 
  • Associations, Institutes and Research Organizations 
  • Media
  • Other Interested Parties


Registration
Atrius Health’s Medicare Population Health Strategy: ACOs as the platform  
 
  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.
 
 
 
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Faculty
Richard Lopez, MD

Richard Lopez, MD
Chief Medical Officer
Atrius Health
  Dr. Richard Lopez, a physician at Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, was appointed Chief Medical Officer in January 2009. In this position, Dr. Lopez works collaboratively with the Chief Medical Officers and Chief Executive Officers of the five Atrius Health medical groups across a wide range of clinical and quality initiatives.

Specifically, Dr. Lopez’s focus includes clinical program and regional project development, clinical aspects of payer/provider contracting, clinical informatics, medical management, and safety and quality, as well as collaborating to develop quality standards and the outcome reporting measures and clinical dashboards that support the medical groups in meeting those standards. More than a 30-year veteran of Harvard Vanguard, Dr. Lopez has made many significant contributions to the organization and is the recipient of Harvard Vanguard’s Lifetime Achievement Award and the Becker's Healthcare 2014 Leadership Award.


Dr. Lopez received his medical degree from Boston University School of Medicine and completed his residency and internship at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital. Dr. Lopez received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Boston University and is a clinical instructor at Harvard Medical School. As a board certified internist, Dr. Lopez has practiced primary care internal medicine at Harvard Vanguard’s Medford practice since 1982.

Dr. Lopez serves on several committees including the State Quality Advisory Committee and the Massachusetts Healthcare Quality and Cost Council, the Neighborhood Health Plan Patient Care Assessment Committee, and is an advisor to the Massachusetts Medical Society Committee on Quality of Medical Practice. In addition, Dr. Lopez has served in the past on the Board of the Massachusetts Coalition for the Prevention of Medical Errors.

Emily Brower

Emily Brower
Executive Director, Accountable Care
Atrius Health
  Emily DuHamel Brower is Executive Director, Accountable Care Programs, for Atrius Health, an alliance of six community-based medical groups and a home health care and hospice agency in Massachusetts. Emily first joined Atrius Health in 2010, as Senior Director, Clinical Improvement Ventures for Harvard Vanguard.

In her position at Atrius Health, Emily has developed opportunities to support transformational work that measurably improves healthcare. Key accomplishments include securing Atrius Health’s participation in, and leading our implementation of, the Pioneer ACO model, an initiative of CMS’ Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation. She is currently working with local health plans partnering with MassHealth (Massachusetts Medicaid) and Medicare on a demonstration for the “dual eligibles,” developing new care models for patients with both Medicare and Medicaid. In her position, Brower leads cross-Atrius Health, cross-discipline teams of over 50 people involved in redesigning care for Atrius Health’s Medicare-eligible patients, moving from a payer-based to population-based approach.

Previously, Brower spent fifteen years as the Chief Operating Officer/Director of Finance and Operations at Urban Medical Group in Jamaica Plain, a non-profit healthcare organization specialized in medical management of medically complex, chronically ill populations across a community-based long term care continuum. Among her accomplishments at Urban Medical, Brower served as Principal Investigator for a multiyear research project analyzing cost and quality outcomes to support payment reform, and developed innovative, capitated contracts for medically complex Medicare beneficiaries.

Brower received her Bachelor of Arts from Smith College, and MBA from the New York University Stern School of Business.
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