The Value of Medicare ACOs for Health Systems
Hear from AtlantiCare about their unique journey to implementing a successful Medicare Shared Saving Program (MSSP) Accountable Care Organization (ACO). They will review the value of the MSSP, as well as why they joined, left and rejoined.
Alternative payment models (APMs), such as an ACO, are one of the few ideas broadly supported in both Washington D.C. and across all sectors of healthcare for moving the industry forward. Building the capabilities for success in APMs across all payers is becoming increasingly necessary as the industry rapidly shifts toward accepting greater levels of accountability and risk in today’s world of value-based payment. Having the skills needed for population health management and value-based payment is imperative to thrive in today’s healthcare environment as the industry continues to move toward high-value networks, greater consumer transparency and choices, and payment reforms.
Between the MSSP, the Next Generation ACO model and other shared savings initiatives, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has estimated that 44 million beneficiaries — some 15 percent of the U.S. population — currently are enrolled in the Medicare program, with enrollment expected to rise to 79 million by 2030.
Join us to get a first-hand account of the unique journey taken by the AtlantiCare health system to implement a successful MSSP, including:
- Why they joined a MSSP in 2012 and the lessons learned in their journey.
- The struggles associated in not being in an MSSP in a value-based environment.
- Why they have rejoined the MSSP, and their need to drive risk-based infrastructure.
- Terri L. Schieder, RN, MSN, MBA, PH-C, Vice President, Population Health & Business Development, AtlantiCare
- Laura Campbell, MBA, Senior Director of Population Intelligence at AtlantiCare
- Richard G. Stefanacci, DO, MGH, MBA, AGSF, CMD, Medical Director, Population Health & LIFEconnection/PACE Program
- Elyse Pegler, MPH, Principal, Population Health, Premier
- Brian Esser, Director, Population Health, Premier