Lauren Donovan
Health2 Resources 

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Tuesday October 25, 2011 from 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM EDT

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About ACO Insights

THINC's ACO Insights, supported by a grant from the New York State Health Foundation, is a training and technical assistance program that will offer physician practices, health plans, hospitals and other health facilities an opportunity to consider the development of accountable care organizations. ACO Insights webinars will feature high-level discussions based on a framework of ACO model components: financial and legal, leadership and operations, quality measures and improvement, and engagement.


THINC is dedicated to improving the quality, safety and efficiency of health care for the benefit of the people of the Hudson Valley region of New York. The primary purpose of THINC is to advance the use of health IT through the sponsorship of a secure health information exchange network, the adoption and use of interoperable EHRs and the implementation of population health improvement activities, including public health surveillance and reporting, pay for performance, patient centered medical home practice transformation, care coordination activities, public reporting and other quality improvement initiatives. For more information, go to THINC is part of the Hudson Valley Initiative, an effort to revolutionize health care delivery through a shared vision to improve the quality, safety and efficiency of health care in the community. To learn more, go to


Federal Standards for ACOs:

A Legal and Governance Primer

ACO Insights -- October 25, 2011 Webinar 

Tuesday, October 25, 2011 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. EST



David Manko

                 Partner, Rivkin Radler LLP

George Choriatis

                  Partner, Rivkin Radler LLP

During the webinar, participants will:

 1. Learn about the legal issues associated with the Medicare Shared Savings Program;

  2. Explore governance models and requirements for ACOs;

  3. Learn about issues surrounding fraud and abuse and anti-trust associated with ACOs; and

  4. Explore the IRS implications for accountable care organizations.

For more information about ACO Insights, go to