Obamacare Conference Set For May 8

STATE — New Jersey’s Office of Nutrition and Fitness at the state Department of Health and the federal Region II office of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have planned a free one-day conference, Bringing the Affordable Care Act Home.

The conference will be held May 8 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Rutgers University Busch Campus Center in Piscataway.

According to CMS, one of the conference goals is to link together partners participating in care coordination, quality improvement, population health and health information to make payment reform initiatives like the Medicare Shared Savings/Accountable Care Organization Program and the Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative successful.

The conference will feature regional breakout sessions to highlight challenges and areas where stakeholders can work together in northern, central and southern New Jersey.

The conference will inform and engage community-based organizations, medical organizations and other key groups on the impact the ACA and HITECH legislation have on prevention, treatment, chronic disease management, coordination of care and payment reform in New Jersey.

A panel of experts will provide examples of how electronic health records and delivery system reforms are already working in the Garden State. Dr. Jeffrey Brenner of the Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers will provide an overview of care coordination success stories.

Visit http://acanj.eventbrite.com/ for registration and a draft agenda.


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