SAVE THE DATE: U.S. Healthcare Experts to Convene at National Conference in California to Deliberate Implementation of Acc

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Leading healthcare experts from across the country will meet in Los Angeles, October 25 - 27, 2010, during the National Accountable Care Organization Congress to discuss implementation of accountable care organizations (ACOs) which have become the centerpiece of federal health reform. The California Association of Physician Groups (CAPG) and the Integrated Healthcare Association (IHA) are co-producing the conference to provide an unprecedented opportunity to examine accountable care models used here in California in order to implement ACOs throughout the nation.


  The National Accountable Care Organization Congress will take place as the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) takes steps to advance Medicare’s creation of ACOs and as many states and private payers work to implement them. Dozens of leading policymakers, experts, and California-based physician groups involved in ACO pilot projects will provide insights for moving forward at this critical point in health care reform.


Elliott S. Fisher, MD, MPH, Director, Population Health and Policy, Director, Center for Population Health at the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy

Mark McClellan, MD, PhD, Director, Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform, Brookings Institution, Former CMS Administrator and FDA Commissioner

Peter V. Lee, Esq., Director of Delivery System Reform, Office of Health Reform, US Department of Health & Human Services, Former President and Chief Executive Officer, Pacific Business Group on Health

Stephen M. Shortell, PhD, MBA, MPH, Blue Cross of California Distinguished Professor of Health Policy, Dean, UC Berkeley School of Public Health

John (Jack) H. Cochran, MD, FACS, Executive Director, The Permanente Federation



October 25 – 27, 2010 Full conference agenda and registration are available at:



Century Plaza Hyatt Regency, 2025 Avenue of the Stars, Los Angeles, CA

The event will also be available by webcast. Check



For California Association of Physician Groups
Kris Deutschman, 916-444-8801 or 916-425-7174 (c)
[email protected]
Daniel Danzig, 925-254-6078 or 925-216-8153 (c)
[email protected]

KEYWORDS:   United States  North America  California

INDUSTRY KEYWORDS:   Health  Hospitals  Public Policy/Government  Healthcare Reform  General Health