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Achieving Better Care at Lower Costs through ACOs

A Brookings Event at The Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act created the Medicare Shared Savings program to implement Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), coordinated networks of providers with shared responsibility for providing better care at lower costs. Officials at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) are currently working on regulations for implementing ACOs in 2012 under Medicare provisions that will help transform the payment and delivery of health care.

On February 1, the Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform and the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice hosted a public forum to discuss the most effective and thoughtful path forward for ACOs to achieve such transformation. Donald Berwick, CMS Administrator, gave a keynote address.

Participants (partial):

  • Donald Berwick, Administrator, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
  • Mark B. McClellan, Director, Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform
  • Debra Ness, President, National Partnership for Women and Families
  • Elliott Fisher, Director, Center for Population Health, The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice
  • Francis J. Crosson, Associate Executive Director, The Permanente Group, Inc.
  • Ed Cymerys, Chief Actuary, Blue Shield of California
  • John Goodman, President and CEO, National Center for Policy Analysis
  • Gene Lindsey, President and CEO, Atrius Health

For complete faculty, video and audio downloads, click here.

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