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Savings Alone Shouldn't Determine ACO Success
While the initial performance of Medicare ACOs hasn't achieved prescribed cost-savings goals, that doesn't mean they aren't successful, say two practices.
The Truth about Narrow Networks and Patient Choice
The mainstream press used to relegate ridiculous claims and conclusions to "news of the weird." But, when it comes to patient choice, they are serious debates.
The Future of Accountable Care Organizations
Anders M. Gilberg of the MGMA provides his views on whether accountable care organizations are a sustainable healthcare model.
Why ACOs are Failing
Three more Pioneer ACOs have dropped out of the program proving that you can't get real results without real change.
ACOs Are a Viable Way to Avoid Anti-trust Violations
ACOs enable collaboration between hospitals and physicians because of protections provided under the healthcare reform law.
The ABCs of ACOs: A Quick Primer for Physicians
Many are still confused about accountable care organizations. Here's how they came about, and how the Medicare ACO program works.
Factors Physicians Should Consider When Participating in ACOs
Physicians have a multitude of options when structuring ACOs. Make sure you understand all the legal requirements before committing your practice.
Integration: Key Considerations for Physician Alignment
Here's what a medical practice must consider as it evaluates hospital integration opportunities.
ACOs: Changing How Physicians Care for Patients
Watch this video to learn how participating in an ACO is affecting physicians and staff at a five-physician practice in Hunt Valley, Md.
Physician Technology Needs in an ACO
Internist Gregory Spencer, an ACO participant and a presenter at the HIMSS13 Conference, discusses technology tools critical to ACO success.
Physician Practices and the Shift to ICD-10, EHRs, and Value-Based Care
For healthcare organizations, 2013 is a year of transitions fueled by federal mandates and aided by technology.
ACOs and Liability Risks for Physicians
In this podcast, Jeff Brunken, president of physician insurer MGIS, shares important ACO-related liability issues physicians face.
The Physician’s Guide to Successful Hospital Integration
Marc Halley, president and chief executive officer of The Halley Consulting Group, provides a guide to successful physician/hospital integration.
New Policies, Initiatives by the AMA
At the American Medical Association's recent policy-making meeting in San Diego, the association weighed in on the structure of accountable care organizations (ACOs) and professionalism when utilizing social media.
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