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Accountable Care

Defining High-Value Primary Care Providers for ACO Partnerships

May 16th, 2016

This brief offers recommendations for assessing primary care providers.

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Overview: Defining High-Value Partnerships for Accountable Care

May 16th, 2016

This brief introduces the series by detailing the project’s many components, including a decision-making framework and the domains of high value.

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How Accountable Care Impacts the Way Consumers Receive Care

May 16th, 2015

With most of the literature on the accountable care movement written for providers, payer and academic audiences, this brief aims to inform everyday consumers, describing the various complexities of ACOs and their potential impact.

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Employer Perspectives on Accountable Care

May 16th, 2015

Employers are paying close attention to the proliferation of ACOs to learn whether they can fulfill the promise of improving outcomes while lowering costs. This brief provides information on this movement as well as other issues critical to employers.

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Health Insurers and the Accountable Care Movement

May 16th, 2015

The growth of accountable care is forcing stakeholders to understand the changing landscape and the impact on traditional health insurance providers. This brief examines how health insurers are changing with and reacting to this movement.

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Hospital Engagement With Accountable Care Organizations

May 16th, 2015

This brief takes a look at the challenges and opportunities hospitals are facing as they work to achieve quality improvement and save precious health care resources.

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Physician Participation in Accountable Care Organizations

May 16th, 2015

This brief describes an ACO from physicians’ point of view, the changes it introduces in their daily practice, and the leadership opportunities that emerge with participation.

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Origins and Future of Accountable Care Organizations

May 16th, 2015

This brief discusses the evolution of ACOs and why accountable care represents a changing dynamic in the health care system to make care delivery more patient-centered and efficient.

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