There has been much press and even more debate in policy circles about how to qualify organizations to act as ACOs and how to evaluate their performance. What do ACOs say they can offer employers and their employees? Why should employers learn about ACOs and how can employers become educated ACO consumers? Dana Safran, co-chair of the PCPCC Center for Accountable Care and Emma Hoo, (Director of Value-Based Purchasing) at the Pacific Business Group on Health will address these questions and more on The Center for Employer Engagement July 13th Webinar. Please mark your calendar and plan to particiate by asking your own questions during this exciting event.
Dana Gelb Safran is Senior Vice President for Performance Measurement and Improvement for the Health Care Services Division of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts (BCBSMA). In this role, Dr. Safran leads the company's initiatives to measure and improve healthcare quality, safety and outcomes. Dr. Safran also retains an active academic practice and is Associate Professor of Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine.
Emma Hoo is Director at the Pacific Business Group on Health. She manages joint purchasing initiatives for California HMO services, retiree coverage and PBM services. Additionally, she oversees the assessment of health plan performance through the eValue8 health plan RFI and leads other vendor evaluation programs. PBGH promotes a broad set of performance measures that promote effective health management, provider accountability and consumer engagement by health plans. The goal is to encourage adoption of “best-in-class” product features that foster consumer behavior change, migration to high quality and efficient providers, and accelerated clinical re-engineering.