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Seventh Annual Accountable Care Web Summit - 2016
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While a number of aspects of the Affordable Care Act are now facing upheaval under a new administration and Congress, value based care initiatives including accountable care organizations are expected to continue to evolve and thrive in the commercial and public sectors. Navigating the commercial shared risk arrangement environment is critical for provider organizations going forward, as is understanding the perspectives and insights of leading national ACO management companies as they look toward the coming year.

The Seventh Annual Accountable Care Web Summit features a 90 minute webinar with three prominent national accountable care speakers from Milliman, Aledade and Collaborative Health Systems that will share their knowledge to help ACO stakeholder position themselves for 2017.

Adam Laurin, Consulting Actuary with Milliman will discuss that in order for value based payment models to be transformational as intended, providers and payers must work together to construct agreements that adequately reward providers, are economically viable over a multiyear period, and strive to transfer care management risk (vs. insurance risk.) Adam will present five common pitfalls of shared risk agreements that can make it difficult to meet these objectives and put the provider at substantial risk.

The webinar also features executives from two leading national Accountable Care Organization management companies. Laura Chmar, VP of Initiatives & Impact Analytics at Aledade, will discuss their initiatives, insights and experiences. Aledade currently operates ACOs across 15 states and in partnership with more than 200,000 patients in more than 200 practices.  Michael Barrett, Senior Vice President, Southeast Region, Collaborative Health Systems will share their perspectives as well. Collaborative Health Systems is a Universal American company serving as a management services organization that partners with primary care physicians as they move to value-based payment systems. CHS currently manages one Next Generation ACO Model, and 22 MSSP ACOs, with approximately 5,000 providers, mostly primary care physicians, covering 239,000 Medicare beneficiaries.

The event also includes two on-demand sessions providing case-studies of ACO experiences, with Caravan Health's Lynn Barr discussing the state of rural ACOs and their lessons learned; and DVACO’s Doctor Katherine Schneider and Joel Port providing a case study in their Accountable Care Organization's evolving approach with their presentation: The Delaware Valley ACO: Key lessons learned in our first two years.

Position your organization for 2017 and beyond in the accountable care arena. Join us for the Seventh Annual Accountable Care Web Summit on Wednesday, December 14, 2016, and participate in the live national webinar, additional downloadable on-demand faculty sessions, ACO e-poll and more, featuring national experts providing key insights, trends, strategies, actionable intelligence and more - plus receive a three month trial subscription to Accountable Care News for no additional cost (new subscribers only).

Webinar Agenda
Wednesday, December 14, 2016
1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Eastern (10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Pacific)
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  • 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm  Five Common Pitfalls in Commercial ACO Shared Risk Arrangements - Adam Laurin, Consulting Actuary, Milliman 
  • 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm  The Aledade ACO Perspective - Laura Chmar, VP of Initiatives & Impact Analytics, Aledade 
  • 2:05 pm - 2:30 pm  ACOs, Risk, and Paradigm Shifts - Michael Barrett, Senior Vice President, Southeast Region, Collaborative Health Systems
On-Demand Sessions & More
On-Demand Video Presentations with audio and synchronized slide advancement:
  • Rural ACOs in 2016: Challenges, Opportunities, Insights and Experiences - Lynn Barr, MPH, Chief Executive Officer, Caravan Health (57 minutes)
  • The Delaware Valley ACO: Key lessons learned in our first two years - Katherine Schneider, MD, MPhil, FAAFP, President and CEO, Delaware Valley Accountable Care Organization; and Joel A. Port, Chief Operating Officer, Delaware Valley Accountable Care Organization (60 minutes)
  • Plus other Web Summit features including a Accountable Care Article Library, an exclusive ACO e-poll, and a three month trial subscription to Accountable Care News
Learning Objectives
Participants will be able to:
  1. Gain an overall sense of selected applicable current strategies, initiatives, challenges, experiences, contracting issues and insights relating to accountable care that will be applicable for the coming year ahead.
  2. Explore Milliman research  and strategies regarding five common pitfalls of shared risk agreements that can make it difficult to meet value based care objectives and put the provider at substantial risk.
  3. Consider the implications of insights and experiences offered by two leading national Accountable Care Organization management companies.
  4. Share in findings and implications of ACO lessons learned in case studies on the accountable care experiences of Caravan Health and the Delaware Valley Accountable Care Organization.
  5. Obtain relevant case experience and lessons learned offered by the faculty, with insights provided from multiple perspectives.
  6. Experience e-learning at the attendees' convenience, with on-demand sessions, article library, and other online Summit features available 24/7.
  7. Engage in interactive learning through live webinar providing online question submission, attendee surveys, 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
  • Value-Based Care Executives and Staff
  • Medical Directors
  • Clinical Executives
  • Care Management Executives
  • Business Intelligence Executives and Analysts

Attendees would represent organizations including

  • Accountable Care Organizations
  • 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
Seventh Accountable Care Web Summit 2016
  Individual Registration Fee: $295. Post Event Materials including videos syncing slides and recorded audio, presentation pdf files, and e-poll survey report: $45 for attendees; $355 for non-attendees after the event. Registration includes a three month trial subscription to Accountable Care News for no additional cost.  
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Adam Laurin

Adam Laurin
Consulting Actuary

  Adam is a consulting actuary with the Milwaukee office of Milliman. He joined the firm in 2010 after working as an actuary for a national publicly traded health insurance corporation for five years.

Adam primarily focuses on the provider market, employer-sponsored insurance, and managed Medicaid programs. He provides a wide array of consulting services to providers, which include negotiation support and modeling of shared risk arrangements, development of narrow network products, utilization and cost benchmarking, and fee schedule analysis.

Adam has assisted public and private employers with COBRA rate development, budget projections, RDS attestation, Medicare Part D creditable coverage testing, GASB retiree medical projections, and the development of long-term sustainability strategies. Adam also has experience in the Medicaid market, serving as a consultant to state Medicaid programs, managed care organizations, and providers seeking to share risk for the Medicaid population. Adam has also worked with a variety of other clients including insurance companies, HMOs, pharmacy benefit managers, and Taft-Hartley trusts.

Adam is a Fellow, Society of Actuaries and a Member, American Academy of Actuaries. He received his BS in Mathematics from the University of Wisconsin - Whitewater.

Laura Chmar

Laura Chmar
VP of Initiatives & Impact Analytics

Laura Chmar is Vice President of Initiatives and Impact Analytics at Aledade, Inc., and has served in this capacity since December 2014. She has over a decade of healthcare management related experience.

Previously Laura was Executive Director of DC Metro ACOs for Universal American's Collaborative Health Systems, with including oversight of the Virginia Collaborative Care, Southern Maryland Collaborative Care and Accountable Care Coalition of Maryland ACOs.

Prior to that, Laura served as Engagement Manager with McKinsey & Company, had also served with Booz Allen Hamilton and the Monitor Group.

Michael Barrett

Michael Barrett
Senior Vice President, Southeast Region
Collaborative Health Systems

Mike oversees the company’s ACOs in the southeast region. Mike has more than 25 years of experience in managed care payer and provider operations, holding executive positions at large hospital systems, managed Medicare physician groups and HMOs.

Prior to joining the company, Mike assisted in the turnaround of a large globally capitated “at risk” independent physician association (IPA) in greater New York City serving Medicare, Medicaid, Commercial and ACO populations.

Mike is Co-Chairman of the National Association of ACOs (NAACOS) and was one of the original founders of the association.  

Lynn Barr

Lynn Barr, MPH
Chief Executive Officer
Caravan Health

An energetic entrepreneur with 30 years of experience in healthcare, Lynn has shepherded four start-ups and twelve medical inventions through research, the FDA and to worldwide markets.

While pursuing her Master’s Degree in Public Health, she led the California Health IT and Exchange Strategic Planning Team under California Health and Human Services, formed the Rural Health Information Technology Consortium and assessed HIT status of California Rural and Critical Access Hospitals. She developed a $20 million rural hospital loan program with United Health Group and led 13 rural hospitals through vendor acquisition to meaningful use.

While acting as the CIO of a critical access hospital, she created the National Rural Accountable Care Consortium to overcome barriers for rural providers to participate in innovative payment models under healthcare reform. She currently serves on the board of this organization.

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 Consortium

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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