ACO Summit attendees heard presentations offering perspectives on ACOs from the Brookings Institute, Crescent PPO, Community Care of North Carolina, Poyner and Spruill, LLP, and Smith Anderson. Participants discussed how new business models can improve the delivery of health care and how physician participants can use existing successful programs as a foundation for ACOs. The Summit also reviewed the NCMS current draft policy on Accountable Care Organizations, to be considered by the NCMS Board of Directors in September.
Presentations and materials from the ACO Summit can be found on the NCMS Health System Reform page http://www.ncmedsoc.org/healthreform. If you would like to offer feedback on the draft policy on ACOs or provide information on ACOs being developed in your area, please complete and submit the feedback form also found on the Health System Reform page. Please submit feedback regarding the draft policy by August 30, 2010.