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The shift in healthcare to value-based programs and purchasing is creating new incentives for healthcare organizations to pursue and strengthen collaboration with community-based organizations (CBOs). Within this changing environment, accountable care organizations (ACOs) have emerged as a promising delivery and payment model that presents opportunities for CBOs to integrate their services with healthcare, and share in any financial savings.
This web seminar, created for the Aging and Disability Business Institute and hosted by the American Society on Aging (ASA) highlights a successful CBO-ACO partnership in Maine that resulted in better care, lower costs and opportunities for diversifying the CBO funding stream. Presenters from the Southern Maine Agency on Aging (SMAA) and the MaineHealth ACO describe the value the SMAA brings to MaineHealth, how SMAA leadership and staff has been embedded into ACO operations and planning and best practices for sustaining a mutually beneficial CBO-health care partnership.
Laurence (Larry) Gross, MPA, Executive Director, Southern Maine Agency on Aging (SMAA)
Elizabeth (Betsy) H. Johnson, MD, MS, President and CEO, MaineHealth Accountable Care Organization