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ACOs [Infographic]

This infographic describes accountable care organizations (ACOs), which are a new healthcare delivery vehicle designed to benefit patients. Source: USC Keck School of [...]

May 9, 2014 // 0 Comments

Hospital Consolidation leads to Higher Prices

Hospital consolidation occurs in some regions to form strong alliances with which to negotiate better payments from insurers. The ideal of consolidation leading to streamlined care and improved quality remains elusive. The latest Robert Wood Johnson [...]

August 6, 2012 // 0 Comments

A Policy Prescription for 2012

Two years after the enactment of the Affordable Care Act, opponents and proponents are destined to collide in the Supreme Court. The controversy surrounding health reform, if not decisively determined by the Court, will certainly impact the upcoming [...]

January 2, 2012 // 1 Comment

Scrambling to rescue ACO’s

Health care systems such as the Mayo and Cleveland clinics  – which are organized the way policy makers envision accountable care organizations – initially balked at the rules proposed by CMS. Now, the rules have changed. After [...]

December 12, 2011 // 1 Comment

Coordinated Care: Show me the money!

Policy makers are scrambling to find ways to reduce the cost of health care. One mechanism, converting a fee-for-service system to a prospective payment system, faces uphill battles at home and abroad. Proposed changes in health care delivery and [...]

April 25, 2011 // 0 Comments

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