New ACO REACH Model: ACO Realizing Equity, Access, and Community Health Model, Navigating the Transition, Ensuring Compliance

A live 90-minute CLE video webinar with interactive Q&A

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Wednesday, June 1, 2022 (in 12 days)

1:00pm-2:30pm EDT, 10:00am-11:30am PDT

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This CLE course will guide healthcare counsel on the new accountable care organization (ACO) model--the Realizing Equity, Access, and Community Health (REACH) model--a significant overhaul to its Global and Professional Direct Contracting (GPDC) model. The panel will address critical considerations organizations face in the transition from the GPDC model to ACO REACH and others now opting to take global risk, and offer best practices for the transition.

Description

In February 2022, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and CMS Innovation announced an overhaul of its GPDC model. The change means impacted healthcare organizations will transition to the new model, ACO REACH, in 2023.

The new model includes some aspects of the current GPDC. However, there are several changes. The ACO REACH model requires that participating providers or appointees control 75 percent of the ACO's governing body. This is an increase over the current model but is consistent with CMS requirements for shared savings programs. The new model also introduces a health equity benchmark adjustment to support healthcare delivery for underserved communities and reduce health disparities.

The ACO REACH model calls for increased screening and monitoring of applicants and participants. Organizations that want to proceed with participation in the model will have unique opportunities and must ensure compliance with the new requirements.

Listen as our authoritative panel of healthcare attorneys examines the new ACO REACH model. The panel will address the policy and legal considerations organizations face in the transition from the GPDC model to ACO REACH and offer best practices for the transition.

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Outline

  1. New ACO REACH model and differences from prior models
  2. Key considerations in the transition
  3. Ensuring compliance with the new requirements
  4. Best practices for the transition and preparing for global risk sharing

Benefits

The panel will review these and other key issues:

  • The key features of the new ACO REACH model and understanding the role of health equity and global risk
  • Critical differences between former GPDC and prior models and new ACO REACH model
  • Steps to take to ensure compliance with the new requirements

Faculty

Blumenthal, Sarah
Sarah Blumenthal

Counsel
Ropes & Gray

Ms. Blumenthal practices as part of the firm’s health care group. She provides regulatory, transactional and...  |  Read More

Cheltenham, Laetitia
Laetitia L. Cheltenham

Attorney
Hall Render Killian Heath & Lyman

Ms. Cheltenham is a nationally certified health care provider and health law attorney. She focuses her practice on...  |  Read More

Swank, Sarah
Sarah E. Swank

Counsel
Nixon Peabody

Ms. Swank provides strategic, regulatory and operational advice to health systems, hospitals and academic medical...  |  Read More

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