Over four years ago a group of far-sighted individuals launched the Toward Accountable Care Consortium and Initiative (TAC). The Consortium now includes over 40 health care association and organization members, who joined for the purpose of preparing the medical community for the transition to value. The Consortium was successful in securing two grants from The Physicians Foundation to develop resources with national applicability. The resulting TAC toolkits, covering the range of specialties and topics related to legal and financial issues are available free of charge. All may be downloaded from the TAC website.
The Texas Medical Association was so impressed with the toolkits, they sought and received permission to offer CME credit for reading and absorbing the information in the seminal guide, “The Physicians Accountable Care Toolkit.” North Carolina Medical Society (NCMS) members can access this CME at a discount by simply clicking here to download the guide and entering ‘NCMS’ in the coupon code space to receive the NCMS member discount.
Another positive result of the Consortium’s work is the NC ACO Collaborative, which has grown to over 100 participants and meets twice a year (first and third quarters). A smaller group of Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) and Next Gen ACOs meets separately twice a year (second and fourth quarters), and the membership in that group also continues to expand.
If you are interested in being part of the Collaborative, please contact Melanie Phelps at firstname.lastname@example.org.