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Webinar Title: Evaluating Assignment Methodologies and the Impact on ACOs
Speakers: Tyler Blanchard and Travis Broome, Aledade ACO; Jenny Carney, Beth Israel Deaconess Care Organization; Alex Hartzman, Dobson DaVanzo; Andrew Webster, Validate Health
Date / Time: July 26th 2018 02:00:00 PM - 03:15:00 PM (Eastern)

Description:
ACOs evaluate and select specific models and tracks, assignment methodology is an important consideration. There are pros and cons to retrospective and prospective assignment, which are both used in the Medicare ACO program depending on the specific ACO Model or track. In response to ACO concerns about whether a potential bias exists which would affect an ACO's overall ability to achieve shared savings as a result of their assignment methodology, NAACOS conducted an in-depth evaluation of retrospective and prospective assignment. This is the first study to simulate the prospectively and retrospectively assigned beneficiary populations for actual ACOs. During this webinar, speakers will review the study's results and ACO presenters will share their lessons learned about maximizing performance under their specific assignment methodology.

Cost for NAACOS Members and Business Partners: FREE
The cost is: $195

Webinar Title: Review of the 2019 Proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Rule
Speakers: Allison Brennan and Jennifer Gasperini, NAACOS
Date / Time: July 31st 2018 02:00:00 PM - 03:00:00 PM (Eastern)

Description:
NAACOS will host a webinar to review key proposals affecting ACOs in the recently released 2019 Proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) rule. Registration is free for members. In this webinar, NAACOS staff will discuss proposals affecting ACOs including Medicare physician payment policies, Medicare Shared Savings Program quality measure changes and Quality Payment Program (QPP) requirements for 2019.

Cost for NAACOS Members and Business Partners: FREE
The cost is: $195

Webinar Title: Understanding MSSP Risk Adjustment and How to Maximize ACO Performance
Speakers: Don Klitgaard and Jean Brodowski, Heartland Physicians ACO; Andrew Webster, Validate Health
Date / Time: August 2nd 2018 02:00:00 PM - 03:00:00 PM (Eastern)

Description:
There are a number of complex methodologies that ACOs must understand, such as attribution and financial benchmarking, and risk adjustment stands out as one of the most important. Beneficiary risk scores adjust benchmark expenditures to the performance year beneficiary risk profile which ultimately impacts ACO performance. Risk adjustment is a complex process and ACOs face limitations relative to risk adjustment, which is unique to the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) and is critical to understand. This webinar will review the basics of MSSP risk adjustment and walk ACOs through steps and strategies they can use to ensure they receive the maximum benefits from risk scores over time.

Cost for NAACOS Members and Business Partners: FREE
The cost is: $195

Webinar Title: Addressing the Opioid Crisis: Strategies for ACOs
Speakers: Kevin McNeill, Lehigh Valley Health Network; Meredith Gerland, National Quality Forum
Date / Time: August 16th 2018 02:00:00 PM - 03:00:00 PM (Eastern)

Description:
This webinar will review key strategies for ACOs to address the opioid crisis. Hear directly from Lehigh Valley Health Network ACOs Kevin McNeill, MD who will describe the programs and tactics deployed by his ACO. Additionally, speakers from National Quality Forum (NQF) will provide an overview of key areas of NQFs new resource, the National Quality Partners Playbook(TM): Opioid Stewardship.

Cost for NAACOS Members and Business Partners: FREE
The cost is: $195

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