Einstein/Montefiore Department of Medicine

Grand Rounds

Medicine Grand Rounds: Towards Accountable Care at Montefiore: Leveraging the CMS Pioneer Accountable Care Organizations Demonstration Project

Einstein/Montefiore Department of Medicine Grand Rounds

Thursday, March 29, 2012

8:00 AM: Forchheimer 3rd Floor Lecture Hall, Einstein
Repeated @ 12:15 PM: Cherhasky Auditorium, Montefiore Medical Center

Speaker & Info

Henry Chung, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry
Chief Medical Officer
Care Management Company

Dr. Henry Chung provides medical leadership for care management and disease management activities for over 140,000 patients at full financial risk and is CMO's principal medical liaison to Montefiore's inpatient, outpatient, and IPA programs. He is also Medical Director of the Montefiore Accountable Care Organization (ACO), an awardee of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovations Pioneer ACO Program.

Dr. Chung has a track record of leadership and achievement in medical management and re-engineering of ambulatory care processes in both primary care and behavioral health settings. He has conducted research and published articles related to the integration of mental health treatment in primary care, particularly for racial and ethnic minorities. He has been widely recognized for this work with grant funding from Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, HRSA, SAMHSA, the Aetna Foundation, the American Psychiatric Institute for Research and Education, and many others for research and national implementation activities for the collaborative care of depression.

In 2006, Dr. Chung founded the award-winning National College Depression Partnership - Collaborative Action Network Project (www.nyu.edu/ncdp). The program (involving 30 colleges and universities since inception) was one of only two national winners of the 2009 Innovations in Quality Improvement Award given by the Accreditation Association of Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). Currently he is implementing a collaborative care pilot in the Montefiore ambulatory care system to improve depression and at risk drinking care among patients with chronic medical illness with funding by the New York Community Trust and the United Hospital Fund. In 2011, he was appointed to the Steering Committee of the HRSA-SAMHSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions. He also remains Co-Principal Investigator of the National Depression Leadership Initiative, which is a joint collaboration of the American Psychiatric Association, American Academy of Family Physicians, and the American College of Physicians.

Joint Commission Survey Readiness
Quality Management Staff

After attending this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. List the key components of the Pioneer ACO program
  2. List the key quality domains associated with accountable care

Accreditation: Albert Einstein College of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of .5 credit towards the AMA Physician's Recognition Award. Each physician should claim only those credits that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

Host: Department of Medicine

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