Preconference Fall 2019
September 2527
Marriott Wardman Park, Washington, D.C.

These workshops are held in conjunction with the NAACOS Fall 2019 Conference, September 25-27 at the Marriott Wardman Park, Washington, D.C. and run concurrently from 1:00–5:00 p.m. ET on September 25. The workshops require separate registration, and you do not need to attend the full meeting in order to attend the workshops. Discounted rates are available for NAACOS members and partners. The pre-conference workshops are not included in the conference recordings.

Pre-Conference Workshop Registration Rates
(before and on Aug 9)
(after Aug 9)
Member ACOs
$395 $495
Non-Member ACOs
$495 $595
NAACOS Partners 
(Business or Alliance)
$395 $495


Pre-Conference Workshops: 

1. DIY Innovations that Engage Providers to Improve Healthcare Efficiency
Speakers: Edwin Lee, Anthony Sorkin and Braden Paschall, IU Health

Description: All healthcare organizations deal with similar challenges as they shift to the value-based paradigm. Internally developed experiments can lead to nimble solutions that improve the Healthcare Economic Efficiency of the risk population. This workshop will discuss:

  • Knowing your performance before claims data arrives.
  • Engaging providers to simultaneously managing both the risk score accuracy and spend of their attributed lives.
  • Engaging SNFs in delivering on their total cost of care (and not just length of stay).
  • Pragmatic philosophy of risk stratification for care management.

2. ACO Operational Basics:  Get Your ACO on the Path to Success
Speakers: Stephen Nuckolls, Coastal Carolina Quality Care; Kimberly Busenbark, Wilems Resource Group; Nick Bartz, Aledade

Description: Whether your ACO is new or well-established, everyone wants to know how to improve care and lower costs! This workshop provides detailed tactics and strategies for positioning your ACO to succeed with the following essential operations:

  • Getting and Using Data
  • Strategies to Improve Quality and Engage Physicians and How to Establish and Manage a Chronic Care Management Program
  • Understanding and Managing Compliance
  • Importance of HCC Risk Adjustments and Strategies to Optimize

3. Medicare Advantage: Differences and Similarities with MSSP
Led by Lorri Havlovitz, Wellcare Health Plan
Speakers: Mike Barrett, Prosper ACO; Rep from Cigna; Rob Fields, New York Medical Partners ACO; Regan Murphy, Oak Street Health; Anthony Valdes, Collaborative Health Systems/WellCare

Description: Most ACOs already have much of the infrastructure necessary to be successful in Medicare Advantage (MA). This panel will review strategies for success in MA and will include care management, quality reporting, risk adjustment, and other approaches. We will discuss these in the context of comparing and contrasting MA and MSSP and how to approach them differently to succeed.