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2011 Employer Driven Accountable Care Organizations

Original Webcast Date: Tuesday, October 11, 2011

The "Accountable Care Organization" (ACO) model, originally developed as part of health care reform, is considered next-generation health care delivery and should serve as a viable option for employers to continue offering employer-sponsored benefits, while reducing cost and potentially improving quality of care and overall health. The ACO concept is relatively new and still evolving, particularly within the commercial community, where the term "ACO" focuses not only on accountable care, but also value-based risk arrangements, expected to be available to employers over the next three years.

This webinar, hosted by Aon Hewitt and Polakoff Boland, highlights the results of our Employer Driven ACO Survey and addresses its implications. Dr. Michael Cryer of Aon Hewitt and Dr. Phil Polakoff of Polakoff Boland also discuss the next steps for those employers interested in further exploring the concept.

Access the webinar replay, "Employer Driven Accountable Care Organizations: What are they? What can they do for your organization?"

About Our Presenters

Dr. Michael Cryer
, Aon Hewitt
Michael is a Senior Vice President of Health and Productivity at Aon Hewitt. He is a board-certified Family Physician with 14 years of solo and group patient care experience and has, for approximately 20 years, worked with the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) as a physician reviewer.

Dr. Phil Polakoff, Polakoff Boland
Phil is Managing Partner of Polakoff Boland and has over 35 years of experience in health care delivery, operations and policy formation; 20 years as a clinician; and 25 years as an executive and consultant.