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Monday, June 13, 2011 – 2:00 P.M., Eastern Time

Call-in Number: 1 (888) 206-2266 

Pass Code: 1050263#

NOTE: We ask people calling from the same location to gather around one telephone. This frees up lines and holds down costs.


Understanding Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs)


  • Welcome and Housekeeping  (David Lipschutz, CMA, Moderator)
  • A Word about the Medicare Alliance (Judith Stein, CMA, Executive Director)
  • Introduction of Speakers and Topic  (Moderator)
    • Special Topic Presentation and Q&A* (Michealle Gady, Families USA)
    • Review of Advocates’ Recommendations to Protect Beneficiaries in the new CMMI (Patricia Nemore, CMA)
    • Application of National Coverage Decisions (NCDs) in Coverage Denials (Sally Hart, CMA)
    • General Medicare Q&A*(Moderator)
    • Legislative Update  (David Lipschutz, CMA Attorney)
    • Litigation Update   (Gill Deford, CMA Attorney)
    • Wrap-up  (Moderator)
  • Issue Briefs on Center’s Website
  • Searchable Database
  • Next Call

  REMINDER: The Center for Medicare Advocacy’s on-line Medicare Decision database and other information are available at:


   *This Alliance Call is supported by a grant from the Retirement Research Foundation.  We strongly encourage your participation and discussion, including issues, advocacy strategies and experiences.

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