Health Industry Forum

April 16, 2010

Building Accountable Care Organizations

Co-Sponsored by Aetna Inc. and Kaiser Permanente Institute for Health Policy

This meeting examined case studies of three organizations aspiring to operate as Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs): a physician Independent Practice Association, a community hospital with aligned medical group, and an integrated delivery system. Participants discussed opportunities and challenges for each model and public policies that would support ACO development. CMS Deputy Administrator Anthony Rogers also discussed the new Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation with Forum participants.



Conference Report


Building Accountable Care Organizations
Harold Miller, President and CEO, Network for Regional HealthCare Improvement

Model for a Virtual ACO
Patricia Briggs, CEO, Northwest Physicians Network

Mount Auburn Hospital and MACIPA as an ACO
Kathryn Burke, VP of Contracting and Business Development, and Barbara Spivak, MD, President, Mount Auburn Hospital IPA

Transforming Fairview's Business Model to Accept Risk and Manage the Health of Populations
Terry Carol, PhD, Senior VP, Fairview Health Services

Minnesota's Vision, A Better State of Health
Carol Backstrom, Asst. to the Commissioner for Health Reform, Minnesota Dept. of Health

CMS Centers for Innovation and Strategic Planning
Anthony Rodgers, Deputy Administrator, Center for Strategic Planning, CMS

Evolution of CIVHC
Jay Want, MD, President and CEO, Physician Health Partners