Conference Call: Honing In on ACOs and Federal Medicaid Defense

The next Health Action conference call will focus on two critical and timely issues: 1) ensuring strong consumer protections in the development of Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs); and 2) protecting seniors, people with disabilities, and children from drastic cuts to the federal Medicaid program.

Please join us next Tuesday, June 28, at 3:00 PM ET (12:00 PM PT) to sharpen your knowledge on these important topics and learn effective ways to ensure that the consumer voice is represented.

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We are thrilled to be joined by Michealle Gady, a health policy analyst at Families USA, who will provide an overview of Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs). Michealle will discuss what an ACO is, the potential of and concerns about ACOs, and the consumer protections needed to ensure that ACOs provide high-quality, accountable care. She’ll also outline opportunities for advocates to push for care coordination and comprehensive, patient-centered care.

Jen Beeson, director of Government Affairs at Families USA, will then share an update from Capitol Hill. She’ll outline the numerous threats to the federal Medicaid program, including backdoor mechanisms—like caps and triggers—that have the potential to drastically slash Medicaid for seniors who need nursing home care, people with disabilities who choose to live in community-based settings, and children who need to see the doctor. She’ll also provide tips and tactics to help advocates maximize their effectiveness.

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Tuesday, June 28, 2011
3:00 PM EDT/12:00 PM PDT

As always, Health Action Conference Calls are closed to the media. We hope you can join us for this important conversation. Thank you!

Best,

Jessica Larochelle
Field Director
Families USA

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