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Health Care Reform - Accountable Care Organizations: After the Regulations, The Way Forward
Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell
Registration and Refreshments: 10:00 a.m. CDT
Program: 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. CDT
Roundtable Lunch Discussion: 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. CDT
Live Program Location
Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell
111 South Wacker Drive
29th Floor Conference Center
This program also will be available via webinar. The program begins at 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. CDT. RSVP for further details on webinar participation.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued the long-awaited, proposed rule for participation in Accountable Care Organizations, known as “ACOs,” in the Medicare Shared Savings Program created by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. ACOs are networks of providers which may include physicians, hospitals and other providers that collectively assume responsibility for the health care of a specified patient population. Beyond the goal of reducing health care spending on their patients, ACO providers will be required to work in a collaborative fashion to coordinate their patients’ care through various care management techniques, enhanced provider communication and the sharing of patient data.
Our knowledgeable panel of Locke Lord attorneys and Deloitte1 professionals will discuss CMS’ proposed rule for participation in the Medicare Shared Savings Program and the organizational, governance, payment and quality standards that Medicare ACOs must follow. Based on CMS’ recent guidance, our panel will explore the opportunities and challenges for health care providers considering forming or joining an ACO and weigh the costs and benefits.
We will conduct a webinar and live presentation in the Chicago office of Locke Lord to review the proposed regulations and their implications. Lunch will be hosted in the Chicago office after the seminar.
- Overview of the Medicare Shared Savings Program
- Business strategies and emerging and alternative alignment models
- Key governance, regulatory and legal considerations for ACOs
- Implementation approaches and challenges
- ACOs as a game changer in the health care landscape?
Don Barbo (Deloitte Dallas, Director - Healthcare Valuation Services) Mr. Barbo is a director with Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP in the Life Science & Health Care industry team. He has extensive health care valuation experience and specializes in health care business valuations involving mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, partnership transactions, leasing arrangements, divorces, commercial damages and financial reporting.
Bob Clarke (Deloitte Chicago, Partner) Mr. Clarke is the Midwest Regional Managing Partner of Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP and the Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP Health Provider Sector Leader. Bob has more than 32 years of experience providing financial advisory and financial audit services for some of the leading organizations in the health sciences and higher education areas.
Patrick S. Coffey (Locke Lord Chicago Partner) For more than 25 years, Mr. Coffey has advised health care organizations in complex business litigation, internal investigations, regulatory, and government enforcement proceedings.
Lisa Genecov (Locke Lord Dallas Partner, Program Moderator) For about 20 years, Ms. Genecov has been counseling medical providers and health care professionals on a variety of issues, including formation of health care networks, joint ventures and management services organizations, and choice of entity and governance matters.
Denise E. Hanna (Locke Lord Washington, DC Partner) Ms. Hanna has been involved in public policy and transactional matters affecting the health care industry for more than 20 years.
Paul Keckley, PhD (Deloitte Washington DC, Executive Director - Deloitte Center for Health Solutions) Dr. Keckley is executive director for the Deloitte Center for Health Solutions and brings a distinguished 30 year career in health services research in the private sector and academic medicine. He is a health economist and policy expert, author, and much in demand speaker.
Bob Williams, MD (Deloitte Washington DC, Director) Dr. Williams is a Director in Deloitte's Health care Consulting Practice. Dr. Williams leads the clinical components of Deloitte's health care provider practice which is responsible for providing leadership and guidance to clients undertaking strategic and operational changes in healthcare provider process and technology improvement. He also leads our Physician Services practice.
Who Should Attend
CEOs, CFOs, COOs, In-House Counsel, Medical Directors and Corporate/Strategic Development Professionals.
CLE credit is available for this program and information specific to your state will be provided after you register. Please indicate your mode of attendance when you RSVP.
RSVP by April 28, 2011, to Lauren Smith at
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