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Accountable Care Organizations

The First Five Years of the ACA in Review

This article is the second of a two part series. See article one here. Cost of Care: The ACA encouraged the creation of Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) to integrate and coordinate patients’ health care experiences. Under the Medicare Shared [...]

June 22, 2015 // 0 Comments

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

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