Funder: The Commonwealth Fund

January 17, 2017 | Webinar


Accountable care organizations (ACOs) have become increasingly prevalent in state Medicaid programs.  Currently, 10 states have active Medicaid ACOs, and at least 10 more are developing their own ACO models. ACO programs are designed to improve health care quality and control costs, and many states have reported promising results. Collectively, Medicaid ACOs now serve more than two million Medicaid enrollees and have saved close to $130 million while improving health care quality.

This webinar, made possible by The Commonwealth Fund, explored the promising results of three state Medicaid ACO programs: Minnesota’s Integrated Health Partnerships; Oregon’s Coordinated Care Organizations; and Vermont’s Medicaid Shared Savings Programs. Representatives from the three state programs discussed Medicaid ACO results to date, best practices, and key challenges.

Agenda

I. Introduction

Speakers: Tricia McGinnis, MPP, MPH, Vice President, CHCS; Pamela Riley, MD, MPH, Assistant Vice President, The Commonwealth Fund

Tricia McGinnis and Pamela Riley welcomed participants and discussed the Medicaid ACO landscape and progress to date.

II. Overview of ACO Program Results

Speakers: Alicia Cooper, Department of Vermont Health Access; Chris DeMars, Oregon Health Authority; Mathew Spaan, Minnesota Department of Human Services

Representatives from Vermont, Oregon, and Minnesota presented on the impact that Medicaid ACO programs have had on the quality and cost of care in their respective states, and shared both policy and implementation lessons.

III. Moderated Panel Discussion

Speakers: Alicia Cooper, Department of Vermont Health Access; Chris DeMars, Oregon Health Authority; Mathew Spaan, Minnesota Department of Human Services

Moderator: Tricia McGinnis, CHCS

Tricia McGinnis moderated a panel discussion on the lessons and promising practices that have helped to generate positive results for the Medicaid ACO programs implemented in Minnesota, Oregon, and Vermont.