NAACOS ACO 2020 Preliminary Boot Camp Agenda

Sponsored by Salient and Lightbeam


Monday, February 24

1:00 p.m.  Arrival, Registration
 1:30 p.m.

 Welcome, Introductions
 Tom Kloos, Atlantic Health MSO

 2:00 p.m.  Getting and Maintaining Buy-in from Leadership
 Led by: Tom Kloos
  • Demonstrating value to leaders
  • Getting funding, including using Stark exemptions/safe harbors and creative ways to raise funds
  • Setting/managing expectations
  • Staying in the game – even if you haven’t met expectations
 3:00 p.m.

 Understanding CMS Benchmarking
 Led by: Tim Hollowell, Imperium Health

  • Using regional benchmarking to keep score
  • Determining when to move up track
 4:00 p.m.  30-Minute Break
 4:30 p.m.

 Leveraging Risk Adjustment
Led by: Kim Kauffman

  • Training staff, monitoring performance, optimizing coding
  • ACO Case studies showing two different approaches
5:30 p.m. Reception


Tuesday, February 25

7:30 a.m. Breakfast
8:00 a.m

 Using the Data That’s Available
 Led by: Jen Perloff, Brandeis University

  • ACO Use Cases:  capabilities of the CMS Portal
  • NAACOS Data Sources (B-CAPA and more)
9:30 a.m. 30-Minute Break
10:00 a.m.

Fundamentals of Provider Networks (two one-hour sessions with 15-minute break)
Speakers: Rob Fields, Mount Sinai Health System; Allison Brennan, NAACOS; Gary Albers, Imperium Health

  • Embracing the conversation of network leakage and keepage
  • Calculating the 5 percent MACRA bonus
  • Building a preferred SNF network
  • Structuring collaborative practice agreements 
12:15 p.m.   Lunch

1:00 pm

Identifying and Implementing Best Practices
Speakers: Stephen Nuckolls, Coastal Carolina Quality Care; Tom  Kloos; Gary Albers

2:30 p.m.

Wrap Up 
Led by: Stephen Nuckolls and Rob Fields

A facilitated discussion of lessons learned, remaining questions, and where to go from here

3:30 p.m.