A key feature of the meeting will be multi-stakeholder workshops, where Coalition members can apply what they have learned in earlier sessions.
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:
- Presentation of results from a pre-meeting survey of attendees on priorities for collaboration, including top issues facing ACOs.
- A presentation by Kelly Conroy, Palm Beach ACO, on physician-owned delivery models.
- A presentation by Michael A. Evans, BS, RPh, Geisinger Health System, on ways to improve quality and safety through medication therapy disease management.
Participants in the ACO and Emerging Healthcare Delivery Coalition receive many benefits, including a second live meeting this year. Other member benefits include:
- Two free virtual meetings each calendar year with other coalition members.
- Ongoing collaboration opportunities with coalition members, including monthly executive interchanges and participation in surveys.
- Free registration to live meetings hosted by The American Journal of Managed Care in the treatment areas of oncology, diabetes management, and infectious disease.
- Discounted registration on HRA syndicated managed care studies and the inclusion of 5 proprietary questions in 2014.
- Branded advertising opportunities in print publications.
- Receipt of the ACO and Emerging Health Delivery Coalition newsletter.
- Access to training modules, patient education resources and an exclusive ACO portal resource center within AJMC.com.
- Free subscription to The American Journal of Managed Care and The American Journal of Accountable Care, the quarterly publication dedicated to research and commentary on healthcare reform.
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