Potential of Accountable Care Organizations
Nov. 01, 2010
The MICHIGAN HEALTH POLICY FALL FORUM was proud to host "Potential of Accountable Care Organizations" on November 1, 2010, 1-4 p.m. at the James B. Henry Center for Executive Development, 3535 Forest Road, Lansing, MI 48910. Those in attendance evaluated the seminar highly and indicated how valuable the information is to their organization. The Forum featured Kelly Devers, Ph.D., a Senior Fellow in the Health Policy Center at the Urban Institute. Her areas of expertise include provider payment and competition, the organization and delivery of health care and the resulting impact on access, cost and quality. Dr. Devers most recent publication is entitled "Can Accountable Care Organizations Improve the Value of Health Care by Solving the Cost and Quality Quandaries?"
In addition to Dr. Devers, David A. Share, MD, MPH, Executive Medical Director of Health Care Quality for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan provided a stirring presentation titled “Health Care Effectiveness and Efficiency in Service of Community Wellbeing: The Physician Group Incentive Program (PGIP) and Organized Systems of Care (OSCs).” Dr. Share was followed by Paul D. Ponstein, DO, Medical Director of Lakeshore Health Network, and Charles E. Kelly, DO, Sr. Vice President and Chief Medical Officer for Henry Ford Physician Network. Drs. Ponstein and Kelly shared with the audience the efforts of their organizations with regards to developing accountable care organizations.
Kelly J. Devers, Ph.D., Senior Fellow in the Health Policy Center at the Urban Institute Keynote
Charles E. Kelly, D.O., Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of the Henry Ford Physician Network
Paul D. Ponstein, D.O.
David A. Share, M.D., M.P.H., Executive Medical Director, Health Care Quality, at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan