Need to Know More About Accountable Care Organizations? (ACOs)

Plan to attend the Saturday, July 16, 2011 seminar, What physicians need to know about ACOs and the coming revolution in payment practices, at the Hilton, Raleigh-Durham Airport, Durham, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm.

Register today as space is limited and demand is strong. For more information on this event, click here.

Steven E. Wegner, MD, JD, chair of the North Carolina Community Care Network, will lead a panel discussion examining Specialist and primary care strategies for improving quality and lowering costs.

Panelists include:

  • Alan M Speir, MD, chairman of the Virginia Cardiac Surgery Quality Initiative,  will discuss the dramatic improvement in patient care that this statewide program has achieved.
  • Jeffrey G. James, CEO of Wilmington Health Associates, will explain how physicians can transform the culture of health care to support comprehensive and accountable care.
  • L. Allen Dobson, Jr., MD, president and CEO of Community Care of North Carolina, will describe how patient-centered medical homes can expand to become medical neighborhoods through coordination with specialist physicians.

Featured speakers:

  • Harold D. Miller, Executive Director of the Center for Healthcare Quality and Payment Reform, will explore new approaches to physician payment and delivery of care.
  • Jeremy A. Lazarus, MD, President-Elect of the AMA, will discuss how physicians can lead in this new payment revolution, as well as describe the Washington landscape with regard to new federal pilot programs.
  • Grace E. Terrell, MD, CEO, President of Cornerstone Health Care, will discuss delivery innovations at Carolina Regional Heart Center and a next generation clinical information system to improve population health.
  • Craigan L. Gray, MD, Director of the State of North Carolina Division of Medical Assistance (DMA) will survey the landscape of new models of care in the state.

This seminar is an American Medical Association program presented in conjunction with the North Carolina Medical Society. Register today!


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  • thomas kline md phd

    After all the failures of HMO’s here comes
    another one only fine tuned for big business
    (1.5 million to get started) It is inherently
    unethical to receive more income by performing less care. The assumption is rather odious as this will only work if physicians waste health care dollars. Do we?

    If we don’t then the payments at the end of the year to the venture capitalists and new “corporate medical groups” will have to come from cutting corners and denying care. Gee denying care, isn’t that the “Canadian System”. We need to rethink this.

    Thomas F. Kline MD PhD