Spring 2020 Conference
Preconference Workshops

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The NAACOS Board of Directors has made the difficult decision to make the NAACOS Spring 2020 Conference a virtual event, and we will notify registrants once the virtual event is scheduled.


Pre-Conference Workshop Registration Rates
(before and on Feb 7)
(after Feb 7)
Member ACOs
$395 $495
Non-Member ACOs
$495 $595
NAACOS Partners 
(Business or Alliance)
$395 $495


1. Models for Success in Leveraging Care Management and Community Health for your SDOH Strategy
Led by Megan Reyna, Advocate Aurora Health
Panelists: Sherri Aufderheide, Advocate Aurora Health; Shoshana Brown, Mount Sinai Health System; Andrea Cichra, Beacon Health System; Rob Fields, Mount Sinai Health System; Lisa Roome, Advocate Aurora Health

For ACO’s envisioning how to expand the reach and effectiveness of their social determinants of health (SDOH) strategy, this pre-conference provides an in-depth look into successful models of incorporating whole person care within existing care management and community health programs.  A panel of ACOs will provide an overview of their program and best practices for building an operating model for SDOH screening and closed loop referrals. The panel will also cover the importance of incorporating outcomes and SDOH data into a community strategy, and potential advantages of using commercial or publicly available data for predictive analytics, hot spotting, and program design. In addition, the panel will discuss SDOH vendor considerations and the need for local policy change to help communities thrive.

2. Provider and MA Payer ACO Agreements
Led by: Alex Blum, Aledade
Speakers: Gary Masumoto, United Health Networks at UnitedHealth Group; Sean Strohm, Aetna; and Christine Dang Vu, Aledade

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

3. ACO Operational Basics: Get your ACO on the Path to Success
Led by Stephen Nuckolls, Coastal Carolina Quality Care
Speakers: Nick Bartz, Aledade; Kimberly Kauffman; and Maddie Short, Wilems Resource Group