Accountable Care Organization Summit: 6 Hot Topics for Debate

ACO's Summit (Accountable Care Organization) offers Medical Practitioners, Medical Office Managers, and Medical Billing staff the opportunity to learn from leaders and overcome profit barriers.  The National Accountable Care Organization Summit takes place June 6-9, 2012 in Washington DC.  Medical staff can also attend virtually via live video streaming.

Medical offices are facing a wide array of changes in the coming months.  The ACO conference will be addressing the importance and scope of these changes such as:

  • Accountable Care Payment Strategies
  • National Trends in Health Care Reform
  • Moving Towards Accountable Care in States
  • Implementing Performance Measures
  • Clinical Transformation
  • Medicare Shared Savings Program

Regarding the topic of Medicare, due to a drastic cut in red tape, $5 billion dollars will be saved over the next 5 years. Health and Human Services Secretary, Kathleen Sebelius, was recently quoted saying:  "We are cutting red tape and improving health care for all Americans," Sebelius went on to say, "Now it will be easier for health care providers to do their jobs and deliver quality care."

The security of Medical Practice data will most certainly be a topic of discussion during conference networking.  If you are wondering about how your practice compliancy measures up, created a quiz to assist you. The quiz addresses many of the key factors in compliance and security within a medical office. Check out a few of the links after the quiz for a deeper understanding of the technical side of the medial office of today.

The scope of the ACO summit shows the importance of implementing a solid medical practice management program in your office. Keeping abreast of the latest developments when it comes to what is happening in the medical field is critical.  If you are attending the summit, we'd like to hear your feedback on the main topics.  Feel free to comment below or with us on Twitter @Clinic_Service #ACOsummit.

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