February 17, 2011
HLNY Program – How Accountable Care Organizations Could Cut Costs and Improve Quality – Physician Integration Approaches.
ACOs are integrated care systems with physicians and hospitals working closely together to handle patient care. Backers see ACOs as a way to cut costs and improve outcomes because reimbursements would be based on how effectively they manage care. That potential comes with a warning that costs could go up because ACOs will lead to mergers and fewer providers.
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act paved the way for ACOs as Medicare demonstration projects starting in 2012, but the specifics of what they will include and how they will be structured is still in development.
While the promise of ACOs seems hopeful, the debate is mostly speculative right now.
Alan Gilbert-Vice President of Business Development at AxSys Health Corp
Stephen Rosenthal, M.Sc., MBA-President/CEO of The Care Management Company of Montefiore and Corporate Vice President for Network Management at Montefiore Medical Center
Mr. Rosenthal has worked in the Montefiore system for over 20 years and was one of the Montefiore strategists who conceived of and organized CMO. He has served as its chief operating officer since its inception. He was also responsible for organizing Montefiore’s 23 clinical academic departments into a successful facility practice plan and led the restructuring of the medical center into an integrated delivery system. Mr. Rosenthal has a Master’s in Business Administration from Pace University and a Master’s in Computer Science and a bachelor’s degree in speech from Brooklyn College.
OTHER PANELISTS TBA
***Special Note: There is limited seating for this event, registration will close after 150 registrants or 36 hours before the event, whichever occurs first.