One of the most talked-about provisions of the new health care law — accountable care organizations, or ACOs — will be the focus of the final event in the Indiana Life Sciences Collaboration Series for 2011-12 on May 11 in Bloomington. The conference series is presented by the IU Kelley School of Business and its Center for the Business of Life Sciences, BioCrossroads and the Indiana Economic Development Corp.
As a concept, ACOs are not new, but in recent years the concept of a group of health care providers working together to oversee care for an assigned population has emerged as one of the potential tools to “bend the health care cost curve,” said George Telthorst, director of the Center for the Business of Life Sciences in IU’s Kelley School of Business.
The conference will take place at Cook Medical World Headquarters, 750 Daniels Way, in Bloomington on Friday, May 11, from 8 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Registration for the conference is $90 and can be completed on the Center for the Business of Life Sciences website or by contacting Kelli Conder at the Kelley School, 812-856-0915 or firstname.lastname@example.org.