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[February 07, 2013]

Lessons From the First Accredited ACOs

WASHINGTON --(Business Wire)--

Executives of the first organizations to earn accreditation as Accountable Care Organizations (ACO) will discuss their ACO's development and accreditation experiences at a Webinar, Lessons from the First Accredited ACOs, on Wednesday, February 13, 9:30-10:30 a.m. EST.

Discussion topics include:

  • Lessons and challenges aligning internal processes to improve an ACO's ability to reduce cost, improve quality and enhance the patient experience.
  • How accreditation relates to organizations' previous and future ACO activities.
  • Advice for other aspiring ACOs.

NCQA President Margaret E. O'Kane will open the Webinar and NCQA Vice President Patricia Barrett will moderate a discussion featuring six ACO leaders:

As early adopters of NCQA Accreditation, the featured ACOs are delivery system innovators. NCQA Accreditation is the nation's only private evaluation program that:

  • Defines what a high-quality ACO is-for public and private ACO initiatives alike.
  • Identifies ACOs that are ready to coordinate and be held accountable for efficient, patient-centered care.
  • Gives provider-led organizations a roadmap to demonstrate their ability to reach the triple aim: reduce cost, improve quality and enhance the patient experience.




Wednesday, February 13
9:30-10:30 a.m. EST


WebEx virtual meeting
  1. Connect to d=666898329&t=a
  2. Locate the event: Lessons from the First Accredited ACOs.
  3. Enter your information and click JOIN.
  4. Enter the password: Lessons 101.
  5. Establish your phone connection by calling 866-469-3239.
  6. Enter the conference code: 666 898 329.
  7. If you have trouble connecting, call 866-229-3239, Option 1.

To RSVP for the event, please contact Apoorva Stull at or 202-955-3567.


NCQA is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to improving health care quality. NCQA accredits and certifies a wide range of health care organizations. It also recognizes clinicians and practices in key areas of performance. NCQA's Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS®) is the most widely used performance measurement tool in health care. NCQA is committed to providing health care quality information for consumers, purchasers, health care providers and researchers.

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