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Special Announcement
VBCExhibitHall has grown exponentially over the last year and are excited to announce we are also expanding our highly-esteemed VBCEH Advisory Board. We are seeking several new value-based care executives to join the AB membership. Participation is voluntary, but is a minimal time commitment and will provide some unique networking opportunities for those involved.

Please email Garrett Schmitt directly if interested:

The American Hospital Association (AHA) has launched its Health Equity Roadmap, a resource to support hospitals and health systems. The road map consists of three parts: an equity transformation assessment, a customized action plan and a virtual community of peers. The resource is meant to meet providers where they are in their equity journey, the organization said in a press release. “The bottom line is this: Accelerating efforts to advance diversity, equity and inclusion is the right thing to do for patients, communities and organizations, and for the entire health care system,” said Rick Pollack, AHA president and CEO, in the announcement.
Accountable care organizations (ACOs) participating in the Medicare program have had their share of challenges making their finances work, and nowhere is that more true than for rural ACOs.
“Rural ACOs have found out that there are some big adjustments that need to be made to the risk adjuster,” including in Medicare’s new ACO Realizing Equity, Access, and Community Health (ACO REACH) model, said Bill DeMarco, president of Pendulum HealthCare Development, a Rockford, Illinois-based consulting firm. “People are complaining about risk adjusters not being as fair and balanced as they would like them to be."
It is well known that the United States spends more than any other nation on healthcare, but as a nation, our health outcomes miss the mark. As evidence-based medicine evolves, it is important that our healthcare practices adapt. With burnout at an all-time high and staff shortages on the rise, appropriate care helps health systems stay on track and care for their patient populations more effectively. What is considered an “appropriate” definition?Overall, appropriateness can be a complex concept for even the top quality improvement experts. The definition, considerations, and interpretations of appropriate care vary by nation.
Sponsored Webinars

Optimizing 2023 model and participant selection for MSSP and REACH ACOs 
  • Topic: Making model, track and participant selection decisions
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April 6, 2022 | 1 PM EST


SDoH, Equity, Experience and the New CMS requirements - What ACOs need to know
  • Topic: The latest CMS requirements, SDoH information capture, and impact of equity
Sponsored by: mPulse Mobile

Real World Strategies for Successful VBP Programs
  • Topic: designing and implementing effective value-based payment programs for Skilled Nursing Facilities
Sponsored by: PointRight

Check our our Webinar Archive to view past webinars on a variety of value-based care related topics!

Upcoming Conferences
NAACOS 2022 Spring Conference
April 27 - 29, 2022 | Baltimore, MD

ACLC Advancing Health Virtual Summit
May 5, 2022 | Virtual

America's Physician Groups (APG) Annual Conference 2022
June 1 - 3, 2022 | San Diego, CA

Virtual Value-Based Payment Summit
September 20 - 23, 2022

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Platinum Level Exhibitors
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Gold Level Exhibitors
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