The ACO Basics: What They Are Now, What They Can Become for Your Pharmacy and How to Be Ready

Monday, October 15, 2012, 7:15 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.
San Diego Convention Center
Location: Convention Center, Room 2, Level 2
Continuing Education Credits: 0.15 (1.5 Contact Hours)
ACPE #: 207-000-12-230-L04-P
ACPE #: 207-000-12-230-L04-T

Do Accountable Care Organizations or ACO's as they are known, do they represent a standard issue government program, or do they represent something more? There is a lot of movement in the healthcare market towards accountable care to improve patient outcomes and decrease the rapidly rising healthcare tab. This program will address the most frequently asked questions about the current state of ACO programs and the role as well as guidelines for independent pharmacy to play an active part. Going beyond the government program, will the potential savings represented by these organizations find a rapid uptake in the private insurance market and how will that affect your practice? What can you do to make sure that you have a seat at the table and a place in the ACO future? This session will bring you the questions and answers in practicing pharmacy terms to help you unravel the mysteries of ACOs.

Pharmacist Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss the structure of ACO programs as they are outlined in the PPACA.
  2. Identify the ACO performance markers where pharmacy can have an impact.
  3. Discuss the current insurance market preparations for accountable care.

Technician Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss the structure of ACO programs as they are outlined in the PPACA.
  2. Identify the ACO performance markers where pharmacy can have an impact.
  3. Discuss the current insurance market preparations for accountable care.

Speaker: Tom Moody, Brown & Fortunato, Amarillo, Texas

Categories:

Activity Type: Knowledge-based
Audience: Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians

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