Accountable Care Organizations

What Leads to Success under the ACO Model?

December 5, 2013
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Some healthcare experts have charged that ACOs are actually a retread of HMOs, writes Greg Freeman in the December 2013 edition of Managed Care Contracting and Reimbursement Advisor, a newsletter from HealthLeaders Media. But Ben Wanamaker, executive director of the Clayton Christensen Institute’s healthcare program, sees vast differences between the two care models. For one […]

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Are ACOs a Retread of HMOs?

December 4, 2013
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Veterans of the healthcare industry are experiencing déjà vu when it comes to accountable care organizations, writes Greg Freeman in the December 2013 edition of Managed Care Contracting and Reimbursement Advisor, a newsletter from HealthLeaders Media. In fact, Richard Amerling, MD, associate director of clinical medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York […]

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Harnessing Physician Competition to Transform the Patient Experience

September 20, 2013
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Most healthcare leaders agree changing the culture is the most difficult aspect of transforming the patient experience at their respective organizations, writes Jacqueline Fellows at HealthLeaders Media, which is why some organizations have begun to take advantage of the competitive nature of physicians in order to implement that change. Mary Anna Sullivan, M.D., chief quality […]

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Healthcare Providers Confront Nation’s Obesity Epidemic

March 18, 2013

When looking at the state of healthcare in this country, I think it’s fair to say that we’ve arrived at the point where describing obesity as an epidemic is no longer a gross exaggeration. According to the CDC, obesity rates are at all-time highs in the United States, with 36 percent of adults being obese. […]

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ACO Pioneers Request Delay on Quality Penalties and Rewards

March 12, 2013

When the Obama Administration first began its roll-out of the PPACA, it wanted to test the key tenet of its cost-control goals: the ACO model, under which doctors are paid for quality value not patient volume. As Sarah Kliff notes at The Washington Post’s Wonkblog, 32 healthcare systems, known as the Pioneers, agreed to test-run […]

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What Executives Should Expect Financially in 2013

January 7, 2013

A recent article by Karen Minich-Pourshadi, senior editor over at HealthLeaders Media, provides some interesting insights into what healthcare executives can expect for their organization’s financial future as we enter ever-so-cautiously into the murky future of 2013. First, Minich-Pourshadi believes that “healthcare is entering a renaissance.” She readily admits that this is hard to believe, […]

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Editor’s View: For now, reform the least of providers’ worries

November 8, 2010

As an editor, I have the luxury of stepping back and looking at the healthcare industry from Mount Everest. And from that 10,000 foot view, it’s become clear to me that we’re paying way too much attention to reform in some quarters. Yes, I meant just what I said. Let’s be realistic. While healthcare reform will […]

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