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Accretive Health Executive to Co-Chair ACO Financial Summit

Those interested in learning more about how to succeed with ACOs are scheduled to gather at an ACO Financial Summit in Las Vegas, Nev., June 23-24, 2014. Hosted by Healthcare Education Associates and RISE (Resource Initiative and Society for Education), the event is co-chaired by Ken Jennings, PhD, head of Population Health Solutions at Accretive Health, and John Woods, vice president of TP-ACO, and president of Alliance Healthcare Corporation.

Chicago, IL, June 13, 2014 --(PR.com)-- Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) have the daunting responsibility of the quality, cost and care decisions made on behalf of its beneficiaries. Those interested in learning more about how to succeed with ACOs are scheduled to gather at an ACO Financial Summit in Las Vegas, Nev., June 23-24, 2014. Hosted by Healthcare Education Associates and RISE (Resource Initiative and Society for Education), the event is co-chaired by Ken Jennings, PhD, head of Population Health Solutions at Accretive Health, and John Woods, vice president of TP-ACO, and president of Alliance Healthcare Corporation.

“Tying provider reimbursements to quality metrics and reducing healthcare costs are not easy transformations,” said Dr. Jennings. “Nine out of 10 ACOs are going to fail without full knowledge of the range of payment models available and careful analysis of what will work with a population in a specific market.”

Dr. Jennings will provide opening remarks, participate on a panel discussion of “Exploring the Optimal Financial Business Model & Infrastructure for a Successful ACO,” and offer a recap of day one on June 24.

“ACOs have the potential to do great good, but to reach that potential ACOs will need some rather significant strategy and capability changes,” Dr. Jennings added. “I’m thrilled to be able to offer insight to healthcare providers attending the summit and look forward to working with some of them individually as we strive for success in this evolving environment.”

About Accretive Health
At Accretive Health, our mission is to partner with healthcare communities to serve as a catalyst for a healthier future for all. For more information, visit accretivehealth.com.
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Maureen Erin Daugherty
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