The 21st annual Kovner Behrman Health Forum at NYU Wagner features J. Michael Williams of the Harvard Medical School. The speaker's topic: Have ACO's delivered on their promised cost and quality improvements?

J. Michael McWilliams
Health policy expert J. Michael McWilliams

NYU Wagner presents the 21st annual Kovner-Behrman Health Forum on Tuesday, April 11 at 5:30 p.m., with a focused discussion entitled “Accountable Care Organizations: Making Progress in a Land of Unicorns.”

The event – featuring J. Michael McWilliams, MD, PhD, Warren Alpert Associate Professor of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School – takes place at NYU Wagner, located at the Puck Building, 295 Lafayette Street, 2nd Floor, New York, N.Y.

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For the last five years, accountable care organizations (ACOs) have been at the leading edge of healthcare payment reform and heralded as the answer to the system’s cost and quality problems.

But have ACOs delivered? Have they achieved any savings? If so, how? And what challenges do provider organizations, payers, and policymakers face in making payment reform work?

This event will conclude at 7:30 p.m.

About the Kovner-Behrman Health Forum at NYU Wagner:
Established in 1996 by Anthony R. Kovner, NYU Wagner Professor Emeritus of Public and Health Management, the annual Kovner-Behrman Health Forum convenes leading health experts for a dialogue about how to improve the healthcare delivery system. With extensive experience as both a health practitioner and academic, Professor Kovner recognized the value of bridging the gap between the two sectors. Each year, the Forum offers insights that are relevant to both practitioners and researchers, with the goal of learning from one another and improving overall health outcomes.

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