Second National Accountable Care Congress & Webcast in L.A. Nov. 1-3

Sponsored by Integrated Healthcare Association and California Association of Physician Groups

OAKLAND, Calif. & SACRAMENTO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Leading healthcare experts from across the country will meet in Los Angeles, November 1-3, 2011, during the National Accountable Care Organization Congress and Internet event to discuss implementation of accountable care organizations (ACOs), a centerpiece of health reform.

The California Association of Physician Groups (CAPG) and the Integrated Healthcare Association (IHA) are co-producing the event that will highlight:

  • Updates on many of the commercial and health plan organized ACOs being launched around the country.
  • Reaction to final ACO Regulations that are expected to be released before Nov. 1.
  • Discussion of the Hill Physicians/Blue Shield/Catholic Healthcare West ACO for CalPERS; and the Brookings Dartmouth ACO pilots in California.
  • Challenges facing PPO development of ACOs, from a white paper written by James C. Robinson, PhD, U.C. Berkeley School of Public Health, to be released Nov. 1.

The full agenda is at

Featured speakers include:

  • Jonathan Blum, Director, Center for Medicare Management, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services: Medicare Shared Savings Program and Accountable Care Organizations
  • Karen Ignagni, President and CEO, America's Health Insurance Plans: Private Sector Partnerships: Setting the Bar for Reform
  • Karen Davis, PhD, President, The Commonwealth Fund: How Payment Reforms Can Help Achieve a High Performance Health System

Keynote panel discussions on critical issues:

  • Report from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) on the Pioneer ACO program, designed for more sophisticated organizations that already have experience with coordinated care and population management.
  • Innovations in ACO development: Massachusetts Alternative Quality Contract
  • Modeling the future of collaborative accountable care: Bringing hospitals, physician systems and major purchasers together.
  • Looking through the crystal ball: ACOs, bundled payments, medical homes, and more.

Press Registration: Contact Daniel Danzig, [email protected] for online access or onsite registration.

Where: Hyatt Regency Century Plaza, 2025 Avenue of the Stars, Los Angeles, CA. The event will also be available by Webcast.

The California Association of Physician Groups (CAPG) is a professional organization of more than 150 of California's leading physician groups. More at

IHA is a multi‐stakeholder leadership group that promotes quality improvement, accountability and affordability of healthcare in California. More at

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for IHA
Daniel Danzig, 925-216-8153
[email protected]
for CAPG
Kris Deutschman, 916-425-7174
[email protected]

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