Plainsboro, N.J. (PRWEB) May 12, 2014
The American Journal of Managed Care will host the first gathering of its ACO and Emerging Healthcare Delivery Coalition, a group of more than 60 accountable care organizations (ACOs), payers, integrated delivery networks, group purchasing organizations (GPOs), quality-care organizations, retail and specialty pharmacy groups, and pharmaceutical manufacturers who seek the best ways to create patient-centered healthcare delivery models under the Affordable Care Act.
The meeting will take place May 15-16, 2014, at the Hyatt Regency, 300 Light St., Baltimore, Md., with registration opening Thursday, May 15, at 3 p.m. For information about the event or join the ACO Coalition, contact Nicole Beagin at (609) 716-7777 x 131, or nbeagin(at)ajmc(dot)com.
For 20 years, The American Journal of Managed Care has been the leading peer-reviewed publication providing original research and insights into healthcare delivery systems. “At AJMC, we have viewed the arrival of healthcare reform as an opportunity to embrace our leadership role, and the ACO Coalition is the embodiment of our commitment to providing direction during a time of change,” said Brian Haug, president of The American Journal of Managed Care.
“This initial gathering of the Coalition with be the first of many essential activities that will benefit members, giving them opportunities to hear from leaders and learn from each other,” Haug said. “A key feature of the meeting will be multi-stakeholder workshops, where Coalition members can apply what they have learned in earlier sessions. We hope and expect that participants will come away from this meeting with the seeds of new partnerships.”
Besides the workshops, key components of the two-day meeting include:
Participants in the ACO and Emerging Healthcare Delivery Coalition receive many benefits, including a second live meeting this year. Other member benefits include:
Membership in the ACO Coalition is diverse and growing, Haug said, giving early members a chance to gain advantages in their markets, as the best practices emerge on how to thrive in today’s changing delivery climate.
“Now is the time to collaborate,” he said. “Partnerships are forming, and those who wait to take part in multi-stakeholder events may learn a year from now that they are too late.”
FOR INFORMATION CONTACT: Nicole Beagin (609) 716-7777 x 131