AHCA/NCAL Hosts Third Annual Population Health Management Summit

Providers from across the country hear from industry leaders and learn the future of managed care

Events; Reimbursement; Population Health Management

Fort Washington, M.D. - Today, the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) kicked off its third annual Population Health Management (PHM) Summit. Attendees from across the country gathered at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center at the National Harbor for the two-day summit, the only such conference designed for skilled nursing and assisted living providers. PHM aims to improve the health and quality of life for groups of residents by focusing on wellness, prevention, and proactive care coordination. 

“PHM is constantly evolving, and this year’s summit offers long term care providers further exploration, solutions, and opportunities,” said Mark Parkinson, president and CEO of AHCA/NCAL. “The future of long term care lies in managed care as it moves away from the fee-for-service environment and focuses on value-based care and supporting the whole person.” 

Attendees will hear from industry experts and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) leaders who will unpack the concept of PHM and discuss options and pathways specific to long term care, including opening keynote speaker Dr. Mark McClellan, Director at the Margolis Center for Health Policy at Duke University. As a physician-economist, McClellan focuses on quality and value in health care, including payment reform, real-world evidence and more effective drug and device innovation. He developed and implemented major reforms in health policy as a former administrator of CMS and former commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

The closing general session on Thursday will feature a question and answer session led by Ellen Lukens, Deputy Director of the CMS Innovation Center. As a leader in policy development, Lukens has deep experience tackling complex health policy issues both within and outside of government. She will discuss the Center’s broad vision for population health, including opportunities for long term care and post-acute care providers to take leadership roles in alternative payment models. 

The third annual AHCA/NCAL PHM Summit runs through Thursday, December 8.