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MedChi: ACO Lessons Learned - Case Study of Maryland ACOs
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Around the nation in 2014, over 360 Accountable Care Organizations participate in Medicare, and hundreds more in commercial and Medicaid programs. More than two-thirds of the U.S. population now live in localities served by accountable care organizations and more than 40 percent live in areas served by two or more.

As new ACOs continue to develop around the country, and existing organizations continue to mature, a variety of models and approaches have emerged and evolved, with a growing track record to take stock of. Fifteen Medicare ACOs now participate in Maryland, including six added in 2014.

MedChi, The Maryland State Medical Society, established a Network Services division to provide business support tailored for private practices, including development and management of physician-led ACOs. MedChi Network Services was awarded three Advance Payment ACOs in Maryland by CMS during 2012 and 2013.

Please join us Thursday, October 16th, 2014 at 1:00 PM Eastern as MedChi's Craig Behm discusses lessons learned for ACOs in Maryland.
Learning Objectives
Participants will be able to:
  1. Overview the Medicare ACO program to date, including antitrust guidance, program requirements, quality measures and ACO types
  2. Review the Advanced Payment model and illustrative ACO savings
  3. Understand the development timeframe and the organizations participating as Maryland Medicare ACOs
  4. Ascertain the initial goals, expectations and strategic focus for MedChi ACO development
  5. Examine the MedChi care coordination model incorporating central case managers
  6. Consider the healthcare IT environment for MedChi ACOs
  7. Explore MedChi and Maryland ACO lessons learned, including foundations for success, initial program barriers, primary challenges, and potential future ACO growth
  8. Learn about the MedChi organization, approach, and solutions for independent physicians in Maryland
  9. 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
  • Business Intelligence and Research Analysts
  • 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
  • Marketing Executives and Staff

Attendees would represent organizations including:

  • Accountable Care Organizations
  • Hospitals
  • Provider Networks
  • Medical Groups 
  • Health Plans 
  • Government Agencies
  • Employers
  • Business Process Organizations 
  • Solutions Providers 
  • Care Management Organizations
  • Associations, Institutes and Research Organizations 
  • Pharmaceutical Organizations
  • Media
  • Other Interested Parties
MedChi: ACO Lessons Learned - Case Study of Maryland ACOs 
  Individual Registration Fee: $195. Downloadable webinar post event materials with video syncing slides and recorded audio: $45 for attendees; $260 for non-attendees after the event. Register online or download the event brochure. Attendees will also receive a complimentary trial three-month subscription to Accountable Care News.
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Craig Behm

Craig R. Behm
Executive Director
MedChi Network Services

  Mr. Behm is the Executive Director of MedChi Network Services (MNS), a firm that offers practice services and Accountable Care Organization (ACO) management as a subsidiary of MedChi, the Maryland State Medical Society. Mr. Behm is the executive director of the three Medicare Shared Savings Program ACOs operated by MNS, where he performed a vital role in the ACO formation process and leads clinical integration and quality improvement actions. He continues to facilitate the expansion of ACOs and related services to enhance the private practice of medicine.

Prior to joining MNS, Mr. Behm worked as a health care business consultant for a small firm in the Baltimore region. He also worked at Erickson Living, a large-scale developer and operator of continuing care retirement communities. Mr. Behm holds a Bachelors of Arts from the University of Maryland, College Park and a Masters of Business Administration from the Loyola University Sellinger School of Business. 
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