While Accountable Care Organizations have proliferated extensively over the past three years, the model’s widespread adoption hasn’t prevented criticism. Critics, however, may not be taking the entire landscape into account.
Transitioning to a system that rewards quality, rather than quantity, enables improvement efforts to move forward.
Physician practices have the potential to encourage hospitals to compete on price and quality for the allegiance of physician sponsored ACOs
Many policymakers on both sides of the aisle have concluded that the sustainable growth rate (SGR) must be reformed.
Across the country, hospitals and health systems are transitioning to accountable care organizations (ACOs). Douglas Hervey, Coordinator of ACO Research, details the challenges involved.
Going forward hospitals will able to train certified application counselors to assist patients with exchange enrollment.
Matthew Petersen, Analyst at Leavitt Partners, sheds light on an often overlooked provision in the Affordable Care Act, Pediatric Accountable Care Organization Demonstration Projects.
Leavitt Partners research indicates that successful HIT adoption begins with culture, simplicity, and standardization.
What is the cost of providing care and why does that matter as providers assume greater risk?
Tara Gunther, Director of Provider Services, offers her insights on the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) 2013 report.