Call for Speakers: Rural ACO Summit

The National Rural ACO is hosting a free educational conference at the Capitol Hilton in Washington, DC on Monday, February 2, 2015; the day before the National Rural Health Association’s Policy Institute. We are looking for current rural ACO members to participate in the conference as we seek to provide real world perspectives of implementing an ACO from your unique experience as rural providers.

If you are selected to speak you will receive a $1,000 travel stipend to attend the Summit in addition to the opportunity to present your experiences as an ACO member in either one of our plenary panel sessions or in one of our breakout sessions. Speakers should be prepared to present for 15 minutes followed by Question & Answers.

Who should submit a proposal?

–      Members of the National Rural ACO

–      Members of other Rural ACOs

–      Rural members of Urban ACOs

–      Rural members of Advanced Payment Model ACOs

Suggested Content of Proposals (not limited to the below):

–     Best practices for quality improvement

–     Lessons learned from the Advanced Payment Model

–      Policy recommendations to improve rural ACO participation and performance

–      Using data to improve care and lower costs

–      Care Coordination case studies

–       IT and data challenges and successes

–       If I could do it all over again, I would…..


To submit your proposal, please submit the following items to Denise Brewer by Wednesday, December 3, 2014.

  1. Complete Contact Information of proposed speakers and bios
  2. The ACO you will be representing and what cohort year
  3. Brief overview of your presentation/ACO experiences
  4. 3-5 learning objectives attendees will gain from your presentation

CMS is at the table. Are you? We look forward to seeing you in Washington, DC! Go to to register today. There is no cost to register.

What is the National Rural ACO?  It is an affiliation of rural providers who are moving toward new models of care delivery that implement coordinated, patient-centered care to improve the quality of life for their community and reduces avoidable healthcare spending. It provides educational resources and learning networks for existing ACOs and future ACO applicants. Membership is open to all interested parties, at no cost or obligation.