Valet parking is available for a fee at the hotel. A parking service is also available across the street from the hotel. Another option is a large surface lot located at New Jersey and F Street.
The Nursing Alliance for Quality Care and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners are pleased to invite you to a symposium that addresses the important opportunities and challenges posed for registered nurses and APRNs in the creation and implementation of Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs).
Speakers include Dr. Kavita Patel, Barbara Safreit, Joyce Dubow, Nancy O'Rourke and experts from several successful nurse managed health centers and health systems who are negotiating contracts with ACOs in their communities. Experts will address how to maintain the APRN scope of practice in the presence of ACOs, as well as how to carve out and gain recognition of important roles for registered nurses within the various ACO models. Learn not only about multiple models of ACOs, but also how you can strategize to make them work for you, whether you are an APRN or a RN.
Symposium Goals: This symposium will provide accurate, in depth information to nurse leaders, nurses and advanced practice registered nurses regarding the challenges, opportunities and strategies for working next to and within accountable care organizations. Recognizing that APRNs' scope of practice can be restricted in such environments, presentations will include legal experts and APRNs who have been addressing these challenges in their communities and states. For nurse leaders and RNs who are looking to explore how to increase the impact of nurses in ACOs, this symposium offers the opportunity to have a specific breakout discussion focused on addressing additional roles, ethical dilemmas, and legal risks.
Intended Audience: Advanced practice registered nurses, registered nurses, chief nurse executives, nurse entrepreneurs, health administrators, and policy makers.
Learning Objectives - Participants will be able to:
1. Describe at least 3 different models of ACOs.
2. Describe at least two implications for their own practice that result from establishment of an ACO in their community.
3. Share two or more challenges/barriers along with possible solutions that could arise from working within or near an ACO.
Successful Completion of this Continuing Nursing Education Activity:
In order to receive full contact-hour credit for this CNE activity, you must:
1. Sign the roster with your name and contact information,
2. Attend the entire activity, and
3. Complete and submit the Evaluation Form(s) as directed before you leave at the conclusion
General fee: $195
Webcast (per-site fee): $250
(Special rate for solo practitioners. Please contact Mina Shyu at 202.994.9660 for details).
Click on "Register Now" above to register for this event.
Support for this project was provided by a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Nursing Leadership in ACOs
Opportunities, Challenges and Strategies
March 27, 2012
Washington Court Hotel
Consumer/Patient Expectations of an ACO
Unraveling the Mysteries of ACO Models
Final Rule: Implications for APRNs, RNs and Patients
Breakout Panel 1: Maintaining APRN Scope of Practice in the Presence of ACOs
Breakout Panel 2: Reframing the Roles of RNs in an ACO Environment
Action Plan/Closing Remarks