Fall 2021 Conference
September 29, 2021
Preconference Workshops

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Pre-Conference Workshop Registration Rates
(before and on August 27)
(after August 27)
Member ACOs
$395 $495
Non-Member ACOs
$495 $595
NAACOS Partners 
(Business or Alliance)
$395 $495


NAACOS Pre-conference workshops are held concurrently on Wednesday, September 29 from 1:00 – 5:00 pm ET.  These workshops require separate registration from the main meeting.  There will only be two concurrent workshops for the Fall 2021 Conference.  

Workshop Number 1: Improving Care for Duals in Your ACO
Chair: Bob Sarkar,
CHI St. Vincent 
Speaker: Jessica Martensen 
- Essentia Health; Kristen Muticielli Heath - Trinity Health; Kristin Rosemond- CommonSpirit Health; Rosa Vicente-Soito - CommonSpirit Health

  • Caring for high-need, high-risk patients
  • Applying elements of the CareMore model
  • Using dual population to expand more into Medicaid
  • What we can learn from D-SNPs and I-SNPs to inform care
  • Working with states to align value-based care across Medicare and Medicaid

Workshop Number 2: Succeeding with MA Contracts
Chair: Erin Smith,
Aledade ACO
Speakers: Melissa Cohen 
- Aurrera; Jane Eilbacher Anthem; Simon Moody Milliman; Michael Stanzione Aledade ACO

Whether your ACO is new or well-established, the financial success of your ACO depends on establishing and succeeding in Medicare Advantage contracts. This workshop provides the payer perspective on partnering with providers on ACO agreements. We will discuss tactics and strategies in negotiating ACO deals as well as keys to succeed once the deals are in place. Attend this interactive workshop to learn more about: 

  • MA basics: what plans enter MA, how are plans paid in MA, why would a patient choose MA over Medicare FFS, the importance of STARs and RAF. 
  • Understand the MA payer landscape 
  • How plans think about partnering with providers 
  • Strategies to negotiate a MA ACO agreement 
  • Importance of RAF and STARs 
  • Implementation considerations and keys to success: needed systems, sharing feedback with payers, the importance of data, and MSSP vs MA practice transformation.