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Live Webinar: Accountable Care Organizations - Creating a Care Community

June 7th, 2013

Wednesday, September 11, 2013
2:00pm-3:30pm (E), 1:00pm-2:30pm (C), 12:00noon-1:30pm (M), 11:00am-12:30pm (P)

Created under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), CMS has begun contracting with Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) to provide services for a defined population of Medicare patients. The Final Rule governing the establishment of ACOs was released in October 2011, with the first wave of CMS-contracted ACOs launched in April 2012. Today, there are an estimated 328 ACOs across the U.S. with some 25 to 31 million patients being affected by this model, and big growth is expected in 2013. Each ACO will need to be armed with technology tools such as EHR, HIE and Patient Portals as a foundation for achieving cost-effective and patient-centric quality of care. ACOs are about returning patient care to the community of providers. These delivery systems must be physician led and contemplate the full continuum of patient care. Some markets are embracing a holistic range of health providers, while others are more exclusionary.

So, where do oral and maxillofacial surgeons fit into this new model?

In this live webinar, you will learn about the rules governing assignment of Medicare beneficiaries, the 33 quality measures, how commercial carriers are moving to this delivery model, and the desired reformation being sought by the federal government. We will discuss the health IT considerations necessary for successful participation so that oral and maxillofacial surgeons can join as active participants.

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