According to the website, the FLAACOs mission is:
…to provide members a vehicle to collaborate, ensuring that each healthcare organization grows and thrives. The Florida-based association aligns goals to shift physician incentives and improve health-care outcomes across the state.
FLAACOs provides a voice for the accountable care marketplace and its participating providers, payers, and individual physicians.
The goal of FLAACOs is to provide advocacy and support to all Florida accountable care organizations so that together they can become the health-care models of the future.
To many most of the managed care ‘smarts’ and thus ‘risk savvy sophistication’ typically resides in and ‘metastasizes‘ from California to other parts of the U.S. One example being the re-branding and re-positioning for growth of ‘CAPG‘ formerly known as the California Association of Physician Groups who represents, advocates for and up-levels clinical risk management assumption core competencies for medical groups and ACOs nationwide. Yet, Florida is a Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) hotbed market and judging from the results returned by Florida ACOs there’s a fair amount of savvy infrastructure in the ‘Sunshine state’ particularly as represented by the member ACOs participating in FLAACOs.
For those who missed this informative conference, some of the highlights include:
A keynote presentation by Robert W. Fields, MD, Medical Director, Mission Health Partners ACO, titled ‘Key Drivers For Population Health: Redefining the Art of Medicine ‘. Our interview with Dr. Fields courtesy of Fred Goldstein is available here.
For the second year in a row René Lerer, MD, President, GuideWell the parent company of a number of subsidiary companies’ including Florida Blue provided a comprehensive update detailing the dynamics of a changing ‘Payer Landscape’ given the instability of many if not all of the provisions of the ACA ‘at risk‘ under the impending Trump Administration. Prior equally informative interviews with Dr. Lerer are available here and here.
A timely panel presentation on ‘How Reimbursement Will Be Tied to Value (MACRA, MIPS, AAPM)‘ was facilitated by Kelly Conroy, Senior Advisor, Aledade, with panelists Dan Duncanson, CEO, Southeastern Integrated Medical, and Ethan Chernin, COO, BayCare Physician Partners.
Finally an extremely informative and insightful interview was offered by Mike Barrett, Sr. VP, Southeast Universal American/Collaborative Health Systems here.
The complete schedule and available presentation decks are here.