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ACOs - Critical Elements for Success for Payors and Providers
 

Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), often defined as a group of doctors, hospitals, health plans and other health care entities that come together to coordinate care for patient populations, have gained traction in both the public and private sectors. Although they take many specific forms, their shared objective is to improve efficiency in health care delivery, resulting in lower costs and improved quality. The speakers in this program will address the organizational factors essential to the success of ACOs from payor and provider perspectives. Join us and learn what design elements you may consider adopting in your own organization.


Speakers

Erik N. Johnson
Vice President and National Practice Lead, Value Based Care
Optum

Renee McLaughlin, MD
National Senior Medical Director for Value Based Relationships
Cigna Healthcare

Moderator: Mireille Jacobson, PhD
Professor of Economics and Public Policy, Director of the Center for Health Care Management and Policy, UCI Paul Merage School of Business

8:00 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. Registration and Breakfast
8:45 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Speaker Presentations and Q&A
10:30 a.m. Program End

Please contact Margaret Wong with any questions.

Beckman Center

Speakers

Erik N. Johnson
Vice President and National Practice Lead, Value Based Care
Optum

Erik Johnson is a VP and National Practice Lead for Value Based Care. He has broad experience in designing population health strategies for a broad array of providers. He was most recently Senior Vice President at Avalere Health, where he ran its Healthcare Networks consulting practice and oversaw new product development. Johnson assisted healthcare systems in determining how to adopt and assess accountable care and bundled payment models, and guiding overall strategy. Johnson also worked with health IT companies in responding to emergent issues around EHRs and data exchange.

Prior to joining Avalere, Erik Johnson was a Managing Director with Manatt Health Solutions, leading long-term customer engagements focusing on the application of health IT to clinical challenges and opportunities. He previously spent five years at the Advisory Board Company as Managing Director for its health IT and hospital finance research practices, respectively. From 1998-2003, Erik served in various management and executive capacities at MicroStrategy. He started his career in health care in 1992, as deputy branch chief for Health Finance in the Office of Management and Budget.

Johnson has an BA with honors and distinction from Stanford University and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Renee McLaughlin, MD
National Senior Medical Director for Value Based Relationships
Cigna Healthcare

Dr. Renee Mclaughlin is a senior medical executive with Cigna Healthcare and supports the development, implementation, and performance management of Cigna’s value-based health care solutions. She has extensive experience in the field of population health management and speaks regularly in both regional and national forums on value-based health care delivery. She is also very involved in health and workforce diversity issues and supports Cigna’s work in improving health access for underserved minorities.

Prior to joining CIGNA in 2005, Dr. McLaughlin was a practicing general and vascular surgeon in a single-specialty practice. She earned a BS at Adrian College, MS at Wayne State University, and completed her graduate and post-graduate medical and surgical training at the University of Pittsburgh. She served as a major in the United States Army Medical Corp during the first Gulf war. She currently lives in Chattanooga, Tennessee where she spends her free time enjoying Southern culture as well as the waters of the Tennessee River.

Moderator: Mireille Jacobson, PhD
Professor of Economics and Public Policy, Director of the Center for Health Care Management and Policy, UCI Paul Merage School of Business

Mireille Jacobson is a professor of economics and public policy and the Director of the Center for Health Care Management and Policy at The Merage School of Business at the University of California, Irvine. She is also a research associate in the Health Care program at the National Bureau of Economic Research. She has a diverse portfolio of research united by an interest in understanding how health care policies affect well-being. Past projects analyze the impact of Medicare payment policy for cancer drugs on the oncology market and the impact of Medicare coverage on medical expenditure risk. Her work has been funded by the National Cancer Institute, the National Institute on Aging and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and has appeared in The New England Journal of Medicine, Health Affairs, The Quarterly Journal of Economics, American Economic Journal – Applied Economics and American Economic Journal – Economic Policy.

Professor Jacobson received her B.A. in economics from the University of Chicago and her Ph.D., also in economics, from Harvard University.

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Event Details

Date: 05.31.2018
Time: 08:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Event Type: Public

Cost

$45 per person

Venue

Beckman Center
100 Academy, Irvine, CA 92617

Organizer

Center for Health Care Management & Policy
Margaret M. Wong
mwong@uci.edu