Speakers included Mat Kendall, executive vice president of Provider Networks at Aledade. Mat previously led the largest medical technical assistance project in history at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the REC Program at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, which has supported more than 143,000 primary care physicians across the country. Aledade addressed the uncertainty that many primary care practices feel about their ability to remain independent as physician payment shifts toward value-based models. In an ACO, primary care practices can be rewarded for keeping patients healthy. They receive regular payments for services and also get a share of savings from fewer avoidable emergency room visits, hospitalizations and unnecessary and potentially harmful procedures.
To maximize the savings generated by the ACO, Aledade is looking for partners to join the ACO who are:
- Independent Primary Care Providers
- Serving at least 200 Medicare fee-for-service patients
- Using a certified Electronic Health Record system
- Willing to understand, embrace and lead change
Does this sound like you? Click here to access the webinar that covered the basic facts about ACOs and Medicare Shared Savings Program, key considerations in forming an ACO, and an overview of the benefits of physician-led ACOs.
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