HC3 Event Recap | Advancing Health Equity Through the Expansion of ACOs

  • Published On  Apr 24, 2023


In 2022, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published a vision to increase access to accountable care. One of the main tenants of the vision is to help organizations new to value-based care and shared savings increase participation in accountable care organizations (ACOs), thereby expanding the reach of ACOs in underserved communities and scaling successful features of model tests into the permanent Shared Savings Program. On January 1, 2023, CMS launched ACO Realizing Equity, Access, and Community Health (REACH) to focus on these goals.

On Thursday, April 13, the Health Care Council of Chicago (HC3), in partnership with HC3 member Ziegler, hosted the discussion Advancing Health Equity Through the Expansion of ACOs. This in-person event at Ziegler, Chicago, featured experts and stakeholders exploring the value and opportunities for collaboration and patient care delivery improvement through ACO Reach.


Ken Benton, Senior Vice President, Ziegler


Henish A. Bhansali, MD, FACP, Dipl. ABOM, Senior Vice President and Medical Director, Medicare Advantage, Duly Health and Care

Melanie Tan, VP of Strategy and Growth, Medical Home Network

Fan Zhang, MD, MBA, Physician Consultant & Population Health Management Expert, Terry Group

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