Collaborative Health Systems to Present at 2016 National Association of Accountable Care Organizations (NAACOS) Conference

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Collaborative Health Systems (CHS), a Universal American company (NYSE:
UAM), announced today that its president, Jeffery Spight, will present
at the National Association of Accountable Care Organizations (NAACOS)
Fall 2016 Conference, September 28-30 at the Capital Hilton in
Washington, D.C.

CHS currently partners with approximately 5,000 providers, mostly
primary care physicians, in one Next Generation ACO Model and 22
Medicare Shared Savings Program ACOs, covering 239,000 Medicare
beneficiaries. In 2015, 18 of these ACOs generated nearly $100 million
in savings for Medicare and 10 of these ACOs generated $40 million in
shared savings revenue.

Mr. Spight is a member-at-large on the 2016 NAACOS Board of Directors.
He will present during three different sessions:

  • As part of the keynote panel on Thursday, September 29, with Sean
    Cavanaugh, deputy administrator and director of the Center for
    Medicare at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, on 2015
    Performance Year results and how ACOs can learn from the experiences
    of the ACOs that generated shared savings and improved quality scores.
  • As part of a panel on “Identifying the Best Model for Your ACO:
    Alternatives to MSSP Track One” on Thursday, September 29.
  • And, as part of a panel discussion about “MACRA Implementation:
    Critical Details for ACOs,” on Friday, September 30.

Paul Jernigan, general counsel for Collaborative Health Systems, will
speak on a panel on Thursday, September 29, about how ACOs can develop
strong compliance programs.

For more information about the conference, visit

About Collaborative Health Systems

Collaborative Health Systems (CHS), a Universal American company (NYSE:
UAM), is a management services organization that partners with primary
care physicians as they move to value-based payment systems. Our core
belief is that primary care physicians are in the best position to
influence the quality and cost of healthcare. CHS provides comprehensive
support for its physician partners by providing actionable data to help
coordinate care and helping practices change behavior to meet the new
quality requirements of the value-based payment system. CHS currently
manages one Next Generation ACO Model, and 22 MSSP ACOs, with
approximately 5,000 providers, mostly primary care physicians, covering
239,000 Medicare beneficiaries. For more information, visit

About Universal American Corp.

Universal American (NYSE: UAM), through our family of healthcare
companies, provides health benefits to people covered by Medicare. We
are dedicated to working collaboratively with healthcare professionals,
especially primary care physicians, in order to improve the health and
well-being of those we serve and reduce healthcare costs. For more
information on Universal American, please visit our website at


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