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What Leads to Success under the ACO Model?

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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?

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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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Walmart Experiments with New Healthcare Payment Model

“American healthcare is screwed up. It is a bizarre market where the prices that patients pay do not match the quality of care,” Shelly DuBois of CNNMoney observes, adding that there is nothing new about this assessment. The question is, why are the market prices so out of step with the quality of the provided […]

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Healthcare IT (Part 1 of 2): A Shortage of Workers

We’ve heard much about the physician-shortage crisis across the country, but there’s another shortage that is almost as potent, especially when it comes to the progress healthcare reform hopes to make in a few short years. Lucas Mearian of Computerworld reports, “The U.S. healthcare industry is facing an even more significant IT worker shortage than […]

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