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44th Annual Mid-Winter Leadership Forum
Leveraging the Continuum of Care to Enable Effective ACOs

Friday, January 28, 2011

9:00am - 2:30pm
Sheraton Framingham Hotel
Framingham, MA

$229 MHA & HCMA Member Rate
$399 Non-Member Rate

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Co-sponsored by HCMA 


As the centerpiece of the new payment reform system, Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) are poised to enhance quality, improve efficiency and reduce costs. The question on everyone’s mind is how to integrate the components of care across the continuum, especially between the acute and post-acute care service areas. At this year’s Mid-Winter Leadership Forum we will take a closer look at the current thinking on managing care across the continuum and hospitals’ role in this new landscape. We’ll look at how effective strategies can enable top-quality care and still bend the cost curve, and how revenue can be spread across the continuum of care through better coordination of acute and post-acute services. With thought-provoking keynote presentations and a panel discussion that will highlight the dimensions of the care continuum, this year’s Mid-Winter Leadership Forum is an event you won’t want to miss.


9:00 am          OPENING REMARKS
                         Dennis Keefe, President & CEO, Cambridge Health Alliance
                         Chairman, Mass Hospital Association

9:15 am          Moving from Volume to Value:
                         Aligning Value to Care Delivery and Payment
                         Tony Miller, Chief Executive Officer, Carol Corporation

10:15 am       NETWORKING BREAK

10:45 am       Acute & Post-Acute Care: 
                        Building Blocks for Successful  Integration
                        Gerben DeJong, Ph.D., FACRM, Senior Fellow & Director
                        Center for Post-acute Studies, National Rehabilitation Hospital 
                        & MedStar Health Research Institute


1:00 pm          From Policy to Action, Connecting the Dots on Care Transitions
                          JudyAnn Bigby, M.D., Secretary
                          Commonwealth of MA - Executive Office Health & Human Services
1:30 pm          Moderated Stakeholder Panel
-Tim Gens, Esq., Executive Vice President & General Counsel, Mass. Hospital Association
-William Bithoney, M.D., interim Chief Executive Officer, Mercy Medical Center 
-Patricia McDonald Kelleher, Executive Director, Home Care Alliance of Massachusetts
-W. Scott Plumb, Sr. Vice President, Massachusetts Senior Care Association     
-Paul Summergrad, M.D., Arkin Professor & Chairman, Psychiatry, 
 Tufts University School of Medicine, Tufts Medical Center

2:30 pm         CLOSING REMARKS

2:45 pm         ADJOURN



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Four (4.0) hours of pre-approved Category II (non-ACHE) continuing education credits will be granted for this program toward advancement or recertification in the American College of Healthcare Executives.


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