Why All Medicaid Managed Care Organizations Need an ACO Strategy


The growth and persistence of the state ACO movement is being fueled by CMS's State Innovation Model grants and by state implementation of Medicaid accountable care organizations (ACOs) -- 17 states have already implemented some form of Medicaid accountable care. These ACO Initiatives are designed to increase quality and access while lowering costs, hospitalizations and ER visits, and they are increasingly viewed as alternatives to Medicaid managed care.

This webinar, presented by Epstein Becker Green and Health Policy Source, will review current state ACO model initiatives, including:

  • their legal basis
  • payment methodology
  • project scope
  • attribution
  • trends

The webinar also will explore areas where Medicaid managed care expertise can be a competitive advantage:

  • quality measurement requirements of different states; and
  • data analytics and infrastructure needs of Medicaid ACOs.