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2011 Interim Education Program

The 2011 AMA-OMSS Interim Meeting was held November 11-12, 2011, in New Orleans. Continuing medical education (CME) credit is still available for those programs marked with an asterisk (*).

*Doing the Right Thing for Our Patients – Leading as a Professional
*Engaging Members of the Medical Staff to Measure and Improve Quality
*Future of the Medical Staff
Your Relationship with an Accountable Care Organization

CME credit is no longer available for this program.

Faculty

Paul R DeMuro, JD, CPA, MBA

Description

With the advent of Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) physicians are interested in understanding what form(s) their relationship with any accountable care organization might take. This program will discuss the types of entities that may serve as accountable care organizations and the types of relationships that may exist between physicians and those entities. Those relationships may involve ownership, investment, provider or employment. It will also discuss the pros and cons of those potential arrangements and any ethical issues they may pose.

Learning Objectives

  1. Recognize the types of entities that may serve as providers of accountable care.
  2. Identify the forms of relationships a physician may have with an accountable care entity.
  3. Discuss the pros and cons of those relationships and any potential ethical considerations they may present.

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An Update on Health Reform Initiatives

CME credit is no longer available for this program.

Faculty

Frank Opelka, MD

Description

This program will provide an update and discussion on  implementation of PPACA, as it more specifically relates to Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), Consumer Operated and Oriented Plans (CO-OPs) and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation. The Secretary of HHS is required to establish the ACO program by January 1, 2012. It will also discuss the nonprofit, member-run health insurer CO-OP program that is intended to create a new type of nonprofit, consumer-governed health insurer program that should be available in 2014. The program will discuss how ACOs are intended to help physicians and others coordinate and provide effective quality care. Finally the program will discuss the undertakings of the “Center for Innovation."

Learning Objectives

  1. Discuss the current status of the Medicare Shared Savings Program (ACO) regulations and related issues.
  2. Describe the objectives and status of the CO-OP initiative.
  3. Explain the objectives and status of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation to include the Pioneer ACO Model.
  4. Identify new opportunities for the updated CO-OPs in the health system reform world.

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