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Accountable Care Organizations

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

Implementing ACO’s

One strategy for implementing Accountable Care Organizations is detailed in the case study of Advocate Physician Partners. This case report describes Advocate Physician Partners (APP) in Illinois, a physician-hospital Accountable Care Organization [...]

February 28, 2011 // 3 Comments

Holding Caregivers Accountable

Payers for health services have attempted to restructure payment methodologies to align provider incentives with the production of efficient and quality care. Accountable care organizations are the latest iteration of this trend. Section 3022 of the [...]

September 13, 2010 // 3 Comments

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