2012 Safety Net ACOs: Barriers and Benefits


 Warren Institute: Health, Economic & Family Security Program 

UC Berkeley School of Public Health 

The purpose of our conference was to explore current developments in coordinated care in California's safety net.  At this event, we reported on the results of a study on safety net accountable care organizations (ACOs) funded by Blue Shield of California Foundation.  We also discussed emerging models of how ACOs might work in the safety net, and how legislatures can fuel care innovations by clearing legal barriers and creating incentives.  The conference brought together providers, policymakers and other stakeholders for a productive, wide-ranging conversation.

For more information about the event, our speakers, or the topics that will be discussed please visit the following links.


Speaker Bios




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Elaine Batchlor
LA Care Health Plan

Andrew Bindman
UCSF, School of Medicine

Thomas S. Bodenheimer
UCSF, School of Medicine

Carmela Castellano-Garcia
California Primary Care Association

Thomas L. Greaney
St. Louis University, School of Law

Timothy Jost
Washington & Lee, School of Law

Gerald F. Kominski
UCLA School of Public Health

Marty Lynch
Lifelong Medical Care

Carmen R. Nevarez
Public Health Institute

James C. Robinson
UC Berkeley, School of Public Health

Patricia R. Terrell
Health Management Associates

Tom Williams
Integrated Healthcare Association



University of California, Berkeley
School of Public Health

Warren Institute: Health, Economic &
Family Security Program