Preconference Spring 2019

These workshops are held in conjunction with the NAACOS Spring 2019 Conference, April 25-26 at the Hilton Baltimore Inner Harbor and run concurrently from 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET on April 24. 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 February 28)
(after February 28)
Member ACOs
$395 $495
Non-Member ACOs
$495 $595
NAACOS Partners 
(Business or Alliance)
$395 $495


Pre-Conference Workshops:

  • Care Transitions
    Led by Debbie Welle-Powell, Essentia Health

    Speakers: Tony Reed and Joann Sciandra, Geisinger; Esther Moas, Mount Sinai Health System; Penni Weston, Essentia Health; Lauran Hardin, Camden Coalition’s National Center for Complex Health and Social Needs

    Smooth transitions between care settings are critical for an ACO to deliver high-quality care and prevent hospital readmissions. This workshop will review the latest best practices in creating and maintaining successful care transition programs in ACOs.

  • Medicare Advantage: Differences and Similarities with MSSP
    Led by Kimberly Kauffman, Summit Medical Group - TN
    Speaker: Mike Barrett, DAMEA, LLC; Olan Soremekun, Cigna-HealthSpring; Rob Fields, Mount Sinai Health System; Brendan Hodges, HealthTeam Advantage

    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. 

  • Using Data
    Led by Andrea Cichra, South Bend Clinic
    Speakers: Nick Bartz, Aledade; Morie Mehyou, Baptist Health UAMS; Kristen Ricciardi, Mount Sinai Health System; Elena Tkachev, Wellcare Health System

    In this workshop, speakers will address how to use CMS data and incorporate with other data sets to: understand your attributed population; monitor and report on ACO performance; develop clinical interventions; and lay the ground work for advance analytics.