Looking to involve healthcare organizations that are beyond the initial phases of developing an accountable care organization, the American Medical Group Association is launching the ACO Implementation Collaborative, an initiative to educate practices on ACO governance, care integrations, capital management, legal issues and information technology implementation.
AMGA launches ACO implementation initiative
Implementing the medical home model, integrating mental health into primary care and developing palliative-care programs will also be part of the learning collaborative, a news release said. The first meeting of the implementation collaborative is scheduled for Jan. 26-28, 2011, in Scottsdale, Ariz. Sponsors include: Abbott, Bosch Healthcare, Daiichi Sankyo, OptumHealth, Ortho-McNeil, Phytel, Premera Blue Cross, Sanofi-Aventis, and VHA.
An ACO Development Collaborative was already launched Aug. 30. The first meeting of its 22 member organizations was held Oct. 1-2.
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