21st Annual Kovner-Behrman Health Forum—Accountable Care Organizations: Making Progress in a Land of Unicorns
For the last five years, accountable care organizations (ACOs) have been at the leading edge of healthcare payment reform and heralded as the answer to the system’s cost and quality problems. But have ACOs delivered? Have they achieved any savings? If so, how? And what challenges do provider organizations, payers, and policymakers face in making payment reform work?
Don't miss the 21st Annual Kovner-Behrman Health Forum, where Dr. J. Michael McWilliams will present evidence on the effects of Medicare ACO contracts on spending and quality, explore strategies for ACO success, and discuss the importance of organizational structure, incentives, physician behavior, regulation, and competition to the success of payment reform.
J. Michael McWilliams, MD, PhD
Warren Alpert Associate Professor of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School
About the Kovner-Behrman Health Forum:
Established in 1996 by Anthony R. Kovner, NYU Wagner Professor Emeritus of Public and Health Management, the annual Kovner-Behrman Health Forum convenes leading health experts for a dialogue about how to improve the healthcare delivery system. With extensive experience as both a health practitioner and academic, Professor Kovner recognized the value of bridging the gap between the two sectors. Each year, the Forum offers insights that are relevant to both practitioners and researchers, with the goal of learning from one another and improving overall health outcomes.