ACO Alternatives: Payment Bundling, Community-Based Care and More

Legal Challenges in Evaluating and Implementing Alternative Value-Based Models

Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A

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Conducted on Tuesday, September 20, 2011

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Course Materials

This CLE course will provide guidance to counsel for healthcare providers considering alternatives to ACOs. The panel will analyze the alternatives, explain the anticipated structures and their requirements, and offer best practices for evaluation and implementation of the alternatives.


Accountable care organizations (ACOs) are lauded as the future for delivering quality healthcare while reducing costs. However, current proposed regulations will require providers to accept significant downside risk and make capital expenditures with no assurance of receiving shared savings.

Whether or not a provider elects to participate in an ACO, all providers must aware of the many other important alternative programs and initiatives included in federal health care reform which are set to roll out in the coming months and over the next few years.

Payment Bundling, Independence at Home, Hospital-Readmissions Reduction, and Community-Based Care Transitions may impact a provider’s ability to provide quality healthcare at a time when substantially less revenue will be available, whether or not providers participate in ACOs.

Listen as our authoritative panel of healthcare provider counsel and industry experts identifies and explains the significant alternatives and initiatives, examines the anticipated structure and requirements, and outlines best practices for evaluation and implementation of these alternatives.



  1. Significant alternatives to ACOs in PPACA
    1. National pilot program on payment bundling
    2. Independence In Home demonstration program
    3. Hospital Readmissions Reduction program
    4. Community-Based Care Transitions program
  2. Anticipated structure and requirements of alternatives
  3. Best practices for evaluation and implementation of ACO alternatives


The panel will review these and other key questions:

  • What key factors must counsel consider when advising healthcare providers on which alternative model to use?
  • What are the advantages of alternative models over the ACO model?
  • What strategies should counsel consider in evaluation and implementation of an alternative model?

Following the speaker presentations, you'll have an opportunity to get answers to your specific questions during the interactive Q&A.


Roth, Robert
Robert L. Roth

Hooper Lundy & Bookman

Mr. Roth advises clients on matters arising under Medicare and Medicaid, focusing on payment, compliance, and...  |  Read More

Lloyd A. Bookman
Lloyd A. Bookman

Founding Partner
Hooper Lundy & Bookman

He represents healthcare providers in reimbursement, regulatory and transactional matters. He is an expert on Medicare...  |  Read More

Robert A. Minkin
Robert A. Minkin

Senior Vice President
The Camden Group

He has over 30 years of experience serving in senior leadership roles in hospitals, including president and chief...  |  Read More

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