Call for Innovations Fall 2019
September 2527
Marriott Wardman Park, Washington, D.C.


The call for innovations is now closed.  Those who have submitted will be notified of the results by Aug 30.  If you would prefer to wait to register until you know if you have been selected, the early registration rate will be extended ONLY TO THOSE WHO HAVE SUBMITTED. 

NAACOS requests submissions from ACOs that showcase innovations which have helped ACOs with every day struggles.

Did you figure out a great way of segmenting your population?
What are your care management keys to success?
Do you have any unique partnership models that are helping you achieve a goal? Perhaps you figured out a great distribution model for your savings. 

These are just a few examples of the types of innovations we are looking for.  Innovation submissions consist of three parts: Operational Problem Faced, Innovative Solution and Results Achieved.  Each section should be limited to 500 words or less.  The submissions cannot include graphs or tables although you may include bullet points.  Examples of previous winners can be found here. 

Successful innovations are generalizable to different sizes and makeups of ACOs.  If your innovation included the use of a vendor, you may mention that in the submission, however, the submission must not be vendor focused and those most likely to be chosen will use a solution that can either be created in-house or that many different vendors can provide.  Vendors are not allowed to submit or present innovations.  

For the fall conference, three submissions will be chosen as the "Best Innovations.”  The winners will receive:

  • an award at the conference,
  • the opportunity to present during a breakout session, and
  • complementary registration.

The session and award presentation will be held during the NAACOS Fall 2019 Conference, September 25-27, 2019 at the Marriott Wardman Park, Washington, D.C. Each selected ACO will have a 20-minute presentation to describe who they are, what challenge they faced, and what their solution was. The rest of the 90-minute breakout session will be Q&A among the audience and the presenters. The submitter is the assumed presenter and only one person may present although others may be present during the session to assist with the Q&A.

All innovations must be submitted by employees of ACOs. Vendors/Partners are not eligible to submit.

If you have any questions about the submission process, please contact Anna LaFayette or call (202) 640-2492.