Building a Patient-Centered Accountable Care Organization (ACO) for Medicaid Beneficiaries
2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Few concepts have taken hold as fast as the Accountable Care Organization (ACO). Most existing and potential ACO models are in the Medicare and commercial health insurance sector, but this audioconference, sponsored by the Harvard Health Policy Review and Medical Home, will argue that an ACO demonstration project focused exclusively on an underserved community with a high penetration of Medicaid would be easier to launch and more likely to succeed.
A broad coalition of stakeholders representing business, hospital, health care provider and consumer groups has joined together to propose the creation of Medicaid ACOs in New Jersey. New legislation was recently introduced in New Jersey to test the idea of a Medicaid ACO demonstration project.
The groundwork has already been laid through the work of the Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers (CCHP), a nonprofit organization committed to improving the quality, capacity and accessibility of the health care delivery system in Camden. The group's initiative was written up in the June 2009 issue of Medical Home News. Two similar citywide health care coalitions have been formed in Trenton and Newark. In this audioconference, CCHP Executive Director Jeffrey Brenner, MD, will describe the proposed model and the preparation work ongoing in Camden to become a Medicaid ACO. Elizabeth Litten from the law firm of Fox Rothschild LLP will then explain some of the potentially tricky legal issues involved.
Jeffrey Brenner, MD
Executive Director/Medical Director
Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers
Medical Home News (Moderator)
Fox Rothschild LLP