Founded in 1962, ACHCA is a non-profit professional membership association which provides superior educational programming, professional certification, and career development opportunities for its members. Guided by the vision that dynamic leadership forges long term health care services that are desired, meaningful, successful, and efficient, ACHCA identifies, recognizes, and supports long term care leaders, advocating for their mission and promoting excellence in their profession.

Tools and Strategies to Survive in a Highly Competitive Landscape  

Health Care Reform promises to cut costs and improve access to care for all patients. Today’s health care leaders, with responsibilities for creating value through the coordination of high quality, efficient and cost effective clinical and health care services, and managing the transitions of care across and between the spectrum of health care settings, are challenged to learn all they can about the Accountable Care Organization structure and how to participate within that network. Under health care reform, establishing effective relationships between long-term and post-acute care organizations, and hospitals, through an ACO network, is critical. Understanding the complexity of outcome measures and their related transparency to all stakeholders is essential. Acute care providers and SNF providers alike, must understand the dynamics of creating, maintain and communicating within an effective ACO relationship.

This Executive Leadership Series: Navigating the ACO Network Relationship for Optimum Outcomes discusses the important role of ACOs in transforming our nation's healthcare system from one that rewards overuse to one that delivers high-quality care at lower costs. In this focused education intensive our industry experts will:

  • Discuss the regulatory and environmental forces that led to the development of the Accountable Care Organization network;
  • Identify clinical and operational strategies related to the structure and implementation of an optimal ACO network relationship;
  • Demonstrate the use of internal and external data that will serve to improve organizational, clinical, and customer satisfaction outcomes;
  • Discuss the building of the ACO network relationship with potential partners and identify strategies for optimal market development and differentiation.