Preparing for Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs)

During this interactive session led by Mr. Chase and Dr. Cohn, participants will learn:

  • Examples and outcomes of ACOs in action
  • Alternatives to ACOs, including contractual arrangements, group practice subsidiary models, and risk-sharing considerations
  • Where do you begin: How to leverage your physician champions to make successful decisions in the face of rapidly changing market dynamics

Mr Curt Chase

Mr Curt Chase

Curt Chase is chair of the Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals Division of the law firm Husch Blackwell. He was a faculty presenter in the 2012 ACHE Congress session 97AB on Hospital-Physician Integration: What Do We Do Now?  He has developed a national healthcare practice providing transactional, regulatory, and compliance guidance for hospitals, physicians, and other healthcare providers. He routinely serves as outside counsel to hospitals and health systems regarding complex hospital/physician integration arrangements and is experienced in handling compliance and reimbursement matters, including government investigations and internal compliance reviews.

Dr. Kenneth Cohn

Dr Kenneth Cohn

To the best of his knowledge, Dr. Cohn is the only practicing general surgeon/MBA in the US who speaks, consults, writes, and teaches about physician-hospital relations. Using real-life stories from his work in 42 states, he demonstrates ways that collaboration improves retention and clinical and financial outcomes.  His four books, Better Communication for Better Care, Collaborate for Success, The Business of Healthcare, and Getting It Done, have sold over 5,000 copies.   Dr. Cohn has been mentoring physicians in leadership development over a decade, finding that they enjoy learning from a fellow practicing physician.


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