January 25, 2013 — The Foundation for Chiropractic Progress (F4CP) sponsored F4CP executive board member, Gerard Clum, DC, as a speaker at the third annual “ACOs Summit: A Transitional Model to Full Risk Care Management,” January 15-16, 2013, in Austin, Texas.
On Jan. 16, 2013, Clum led an F4CP sponsored workshop titled, “Chiropractic Care Enhances Quality of Care, Patient Outcomes and Shared Savings in ACOs,” which hosted a discussion focused on the fundamentals of chiropractic care along with the evidence that supports the inclusion of care within Patient-Centered Medical Homes (PCMHs) and Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs).
“Chiropractic care is a recognized evidence-based healthcare discipline that can help to achieve the goals of emerging healthcare models — to improve coordination, quality and cost-effectiveness of care,” shares Clum. “With the inclusion of chiropractic care, ACOs can better manage certain costly conditions, such as musculoskeletal conditions, and provide real value to patients, payers and providers.”
Clum is a seasoned healthcare professional with experience stemming from his former position as a faculty member of Palmer Chiropractic College, a founding faculty member at Life Chiropractic College, as well as past president of Life Chiropractic College West for more than 30 years. In addition to currently serving on the F4CP board of directors, Clum is the director of The Octagon — a think tank established by Life University to facilitate world-changing dialogues about healthcare and the human endeavor.
The ACO summit is recognized as the largest ACO conference in the U.S. and is designed to target influential healthcare leaders. Its assortment of educational sessions provides attendees with information pertaining to the development of the ACO, the application process, physical/hospital/health plan alignment, the impact of ACOs on Medicare Advantage and all other matters relative to ACOs.
Source: Foundation for Chiropractic Progress, f4cp.org