Realizing the Potential:
Improving Population Health In Accountable Care

Primary care practices and hospitals will form the nexus for accountable care models and will need resources and proven methods for assessing patient populations, stratifying health risk, structuring successful solutions and measuring and reporting outcomes. This special education and networking event explored how population health management supports systems of accountable care and the tools and experience care coordination and health management offer to help physicians, hospitals and other providers succeed in the new era of accountability.

In two half-day, pre-conference sessions at The Forum 11 Sept. 6 and 7, 2011, prominent experts in collaborative care and population health presented critical information on federal policy and the outlook for physician practices, health risk assessment and stratification, data analytics and integration and other key considerations for accountable care models.

Sponsored by:APS HealthcareOptum


Tuesday, September 6, 2011
1 - 1:15 p.m. Opening Remarks:

Paul Wallace, MDPaul Wallace, MD
Senior Vice President
Director, Center for Comparative Effectiveness Research
The Lewin Group
1:15 - 1:35 p.m. Keynote: CMS Moves Toward Accountable Care

Anthony D. RodgersAnthony D. Rodgers
Deputy Administrator and Director
Center for Strategic Planning
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
1:35 - 2:30 p.m. Session One: Federal Policy Initiatives toward Accountable Care
Aaron McKethan, PhDAaron McKethan, PhD
National Program Director
Beacon Community Program
Office of the National Coordinator for HIT
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
David SayenDavid Sayen
Regional Administrator, Region IX
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
2:30 - 3:30 p.m. Session Two: Evolving Care Models: Medical Centers as Population Health Managers
Terry McGeeney, MD, MBA, FAAFPTerry McGeeney, MD, MBA, FAAFP,
President and CEO
Matt Patterson, MDMatt Patterson, MD
Center for U.S. Health System Reform
McKinsey & Company
3:30 - 3:45 p.m. Break
3:45 - 5:15 p.m. Session Three: Outlook for Physician-led Care Models
Peggy O'KanePeggy O'Kane, President, National Committee for Quality Assurance Ed Murphy, MDEd Murphy, MD,
TowerBrook Capital Partners LP
Diane Rittenhouse, MD, MPHDiane Rittenhouse, MD, MPH
Associate Professor
Department of Family and Community Medicine & Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies
University of California, San Francisco
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
7:30 a.m. Breakfast
8 - 8:45 a.m. Session Four: Realizing the Potential: Assessment Tools—What to Look for; What to Expect (case study)

Jason Z. Rose, MHSAJason Z. Rose, MHSA,
Vice President, Quality & Care Management
MedAssurant Inc.
8:45 - 9:30 a.m. Session Five: Realizing the Potential: Risk Management—Programs That Improve Population Health (case study)

Richard S. Chung, MD, Chief Clinical Officer, APS Healthcare
9:30 - 10:15 a.m. Session Six: Realizing the Potential: Using Data to Improve Patient Health, Population Health (case study)

Gary ZegiestowskyGary Zegiestowsky,
Informatics Corporation of American
Dexter W. Shurney, MD, MBA, MPHDexter W. Shurney, MD, MBA, MPH
Medical Director
Employee Healthcare Plan, Vanderbilt University and Medical Center
Assistant Professor, Vanderbilt School of Medicine
10:15 - 11:15 a.m. Session Seven: Realizing the Potential: Collaborative Case Studies
Randall Williams, MDRandall Williams, MD
Pharos Innovations
Mark SkubicMark Skubic
Vice President, Government Relations
Park Nicollet Health Services
Peter Magnusson, MD
Chico Heart Medical Clinic
Chico, Calif.
Lauren Fifield
Senior Policy Analyst
athenahealth Inc.
11:15 - 11:30 a.m. Closing Remarks:

Paul Wallace, MDPaul Wallace, MD
Senior Vice President
Director, Center for Comparative Effectiveness Research
The Lewin Group