Introduction to Accountable Care Organizations

September 17-18 | Washington, DC

About the Program

During this 1 ½ day seminar, NCQA faculty will provide a detailed explanation of the requirements to become an NCQA-Accredited Accountable Care Organization (ACO). We will outline the roadmap to reduce cost, improve quality and enhance the patient experience by applying the ACO standards. Information on how ACO HEDIS performance measures can be used to guide data collection and reporting to demonstrate outcomes will be discussed.
Additionally, documentation that meet the requirements will be examined in a group format.

Participants will receive an epub of the Standards and Guidelines for the Accountable Care Organizations.

At the conclusion of this seminar, you will be able to:
  • Explain eligibility requirements for NCQA ACO Accreditation
  • Discuss the standards for ACO Accreditation
  • Identify documentation requirements
  • Describe ACO performance measures and their role in the survey process
  • Describe the function of the Patient-Centered Medical Home within the ACO
  • Prepare to assess your organization’s readiness for NCQA ACO Accreditation

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Who Should Attend

This program is designed for organizations interested in learning about NCQA’s ACO Accreditation. Attendees include but are not limited to:
  • Account Managers
  • Care and Clinical Management
  • Chief Executive Officers
  • Chief Financial Officers
  • Chief Medical Officers
  • Medical Directors
  • Policy Managers/Directors
  • HEDIS Manager/Directors
  • EHR Staff and Vendors
  • Quality Improvement Managers/Directors
Seats are limited. Early registration is highly recommended.

Please note: A seat is not secured until payment is received and processed by NCQA.
If fees are paid by check, please note that NCQA MUST receive your payment in full no later than three weeks prior to the start of your event in order to guarantee your seat.

Hours, Registration Fees & Location

Seminar Hours:
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. on September 17th
8:30 a.m. – 12:30 pm. on September 18th
Registration is 8:10 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. on September 17th

Continental breakfast will be served both days; lunch will be served on the first day.

Registration Fees:
Early Bird Registration Fee: $945 on or before August 6th

Regular Registration Fee: $1015 after August 6th


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Continuing Education

In support of improving patient care, the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

This live educational activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

Continuing nursing education contact hours will be provided to participants.

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Education Resources

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One week before a seminar or workshop, registered attendees will receive an e-mail with a link and instructions for accessing electronic presentation slides, handouts and reference materials. Materials can be printed in advance or downloaded onto a laptop, tablet or smartphone to view during the seminar or workshop.

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