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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.
Washington Policy Favors Hospitals, Sacrifices Private Physicians
It hasn’t dawned on Washington that hospitals and hospital systems will never commit financial suicide by reducing volume, and physicians will pay the price.
Why Hospital-led Accountable Care Organizations are a Flawed Concept
Why CMS should do away with hospital-led ACOs, and instead, focus on physician-led ACOs.
The Physicians that Patients and Payers Now Covet the Most
Performance, not a physician's resume, is fast becoming the new gold standard for patients and payers alike.
Technology for ACO Partnerships at Your Medical Practice
Entering into an ACO? Here are the tech tools to make it work.
Staying Independent as a Medical Practice Might Mean Collaboration
If you’re looking to stay independent and interested in integrating with other practices, here are three tips to help you decide whether it is right for you.
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.
Video: Accountable Care Organizations Q&A
In this Skypecast Q&A, members of the healthcare community ask their top ACO questions. Justin Barnes, vice president of Greenway Medical Technologies provides the answers.
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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