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Live A global perspective on accountable care organizations
An Accountable Care Organization (ACO) is an organization of physicians and other health care providers held accountable for the overall quality and cost of care delivered to a defined population of patients. The goal of an ACO is to increase access to care, improve the quality of care, and ensure the efficient delivery of care. The idea behind ACOs is to pay physicians and hospitals for quality rather than volume of service. Pilot ACO programs, both public and private, have shown mixed results in improving quality and reducing cost. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ Pioneer ACO Model program is a fitting example. While all ACOs participating in the program showed some success in improving quality as compared to traditional Medicare fee-for-service, just over half were able to reduce costs, and only 40 percent were able to reduce costs enough to qualify for bonus payments. After one year, more than a quarter of the ACOs dropped out of the program for various reasons. This program will provide a global perspective on ACOs. It will explore what has worked and what hasn’t worked thus far for ACOs and their participating physicians and other health care providers. Finally it will discuss whether any of the success of well-established ACOs, such as those that have participated in pilot programs, can be transferable to less experienced entities. Should you have technical questions, please contact the AMA Unified Service Center at 1-800-621-8335. Should you have any questions regarding the content of this activity, please contact Katie Pajak at kathryn.pajak@ama-assn.org or 312-464-5450.
A global perspective on accountable care organizations 
Release Date:
Saturday, June 7, 2014, 7:45 - 8:45 a.m., (CDT) (60 minutes) Hyatt Regency Chicago - Crystal Ballroom B (Green Level/West Tower)
Participants can claim credit until October 6, 2014

After registering for the activity, you must; 1) enter an access code to unlock the activity, 2) scroll to the bottom of the page and click continue to advance to the next tab, and 3) complete the evaluation to receive your certificate.

Objectives
At the end of this activity, physicians should be able to:

  1. Describe the structural, performance and technical challenges physicians and hospitals may face when forming an accountable care organization.
  2. Discuss what has worked and what hasn't worked for physicians and health systems participating in the Pioneer ACO Model program and other ACO pilot programs.
  3. Examine whether the success of pilot ACOs can be generalized to less well-organized and experienced entities.

Receiving Your CME Credit
In order to receive AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™, you must complete the evaluation. Participants can claim credit until October 6, 2014.

Target Audience

This activity is designed for medical staff leaders, medical staff professionals and medical staff legal counsel. 


Statement of Need
This program is intended to meet the educational needs of physicians seeking strategies on how to form a successful Accountable Care Organization. Specifically, describing the structural, performance and technical challenges physicians and hospitals may face when forming an accountable care organization. Discussing what has worked and what hasn't worked for physicians and health systems participating in Pioneer ACO Model programs and other ACO pilot programs. Finally, examining whether the success of pilot ACOs can be generalized to less well-organized and experienced entities. 

Statement of Competency
This activity is designed to address the following ABMS/ACGME competency: systems-based practice.   

Accreditation Statement
The American Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education credit for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement
The American Medical Association designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Planning Committee
Mary Kelly - AMA CME Program Committee
Arthur D. Snow, Jr., MD - Chair, OMSS Governing Council and Chair of OMSS 2014 Annual Education Program Planning Committee/AMA
Syed Danish, MD - OMSS Representative/AMA
Raj Lal, MD - OMSS Representative/AMA
Don Lee, MD - OMSS Representative/AMA
Howie Lazar, MD - OMSS Representative/AMA
Lee S. Perrin, MD - Delegate, OMSS Governing Council/AMA
Matthew Gold, MD - Alternate Delegate, OMSS Governing Council/AMA

David J. Welsh, MD - Vice Chair, OMSS Governing Council/AMA
Keith Voogd - Director, OMSS, Owner/Operator Marketing Segment, Physician Engagement/AMA
Kathryn Pajak, MEd - Program Development Administrator, OMSS, Owner/Operator Marketing Segment, Physician Engagement/AMA


Faculty

Grace Terrell, MD - President and CEO, Cornerstone Health Care  

Disclosure Statement 
The content of this activity does not relate to any product of a commercial interest as defined by the ACCME; therefore, neither the planners nor the faculty have relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Hardware/software Requirements
Adobe Flash 9.0.115 or above

Screen resolution of 800X600 or higher.
MS Internet Explorer 8.0 or higher, Firefox, Opera, Chrome, Safari, etc.
Adobe Reader 5.0 or higher.


Should you have any questions regarding the content of this activity, please contact Katie Pajak at kathryn.pajak@ama-assn.org or 312-464-5450.

Should you have technical questions, please contact the AMA Unified Service Center at 800-621-8335. 


Type:     Live Activity
FREE
Activity Price
46 Registered Users
Credits
1 Credits> AMA> AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

0 Credits> AMA> Certificate of Participation for Non-Physicians