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The national shift from a fee-for-service system to one based on value is gaining momentum, leading health centers to explore joining an accountable care organization (ACO). Too often, however, concerns about risk, practice readiness, and limited resources get in the way of the multitude of benefits that would come from joining a physician-led ACO.
Session 1: Building on the Basics of Value-Based Care for Health Centers
Dr. Lelin Chao, senior medical director at Aledade, discussed the shift from a fee-for-service model to one based on value. Dr. Chao reviewed the physician-led accountable care organization (ACO) model, explored the three most common concerns about joining an ACO, and examined the benefits of joining an ACO for health centers of all sizes and types.

Session 2: Jumping Off the Hamster Wheel: How Value-Based Care Can Improve Clinical Engagement
Dr. Scott Early
Fee-for-service environments incentivize less time with patients and, therefore, suboptimal care, especially for those with chronic conditions. Running from room to room does not allow time or the environment for peer-to-peer interaction and clinical staff engagement.  Scott Early, MD, co-founder and president of On Belay Health Solutions, discussed solutions to these circumstances. His residency and federally qualified health center experience helped define new models of care and enhanced engagement, all while earning more revenue.

MARCH 30, 2023

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