Population Health and Accountable Care: Theory and Principles Applied (Health Care Conference)


CPE Credits



PICPA Member: $29 | Nonmember: $39

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You will have up to 90 days after the date of purchase to complete the course and take the exam.


If you attended the Health Care Conference on June 15-16, 2015, this course would be considered a duplicate and cannot be used towards your CPE requirement.

Hear Joel Port, FACHE cover the following:

Understand what the Delaware Valley ACO is and how and why it was formed. Review key success factors and determine whether an ACO is the right strategy for your organization.

Just click play! Learn about:

  • What defines and accountable care organization
  • Transition to accountable care
  • Results of MSSP program
  • Beneficiary attribution
  • Employee ACO overview


Joel A. Port, FACHE
Chief Operating Officer
Delaware Valley ACO (DVACO)

Joel A. Port, FACHE is the Chief Operating Officer of the Delaware Valley ACO (DVACO), an Accountable Care Organization (ACO) formed by multiple health systems in southeastern Pennsylvania.  In this role, he is responsible for business planning, network development and day to day operational management of the ACO.  Last December 2013, DVACO was accepted into the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP).  For the MSSP, DVACO has developed a primary care network of almost 450 primary care physicians, responsible for more than 65,000 Medicare Beneficiaries. 

Prior to his current position, he was the Vice President of Planning and Business Development for Main Line Health (MLH), and was responsible for the strategic and business planning activities for MLH hospitals and its subsidiaries.  He has also held the position of Vice President, Physician Network Development for MLH directing the acquisition and divestiture of physician practices, managing physician network development, and negotiating physician employment and management contracts.  Mr. Port is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, and assists the local ACHE chapter in setting up an annual educational program in memory of one of his mentors.  He attained his Masters Degree in Health Services Administration from The University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, earned his B.A. degree in 1979 from Clark University in Biology and Geography; and received his CPA in 1987.