>In an ACO, Who’s Accountable?

>  Philip Betbeze, for HealthLeaders Media, April 14, 2011 If the accountable care organization becomes the dominant way healthcare is organized in the future, providers will likely face the wrath of both the public and the pundits under ACOs. That will come later, but it is inevitable because one of the chief priorities of ACOs…

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>A Watershed Day for Accountable Care Organizations

> By David A. Manko, Esq. and George Choriatis, Esq.Yesterday was a watershed day for accountable care organizations (ACOs) – a new type of healthcare organization being promoted under ongoing health reform initiatives, particularly the recently enacted federal health reform legislation (the “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act” or “PPACA”). Such reform initiatives seek to…

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>WSJ: What is an ACO?

> By AVERY JOHNSON The 2010 health-care law encourages the development of accountable-care organizations as a way to improve care and reduce costs. So what exactly are accountable-care organizations, anyway? In broad outline, these entities propose to unite doctors and clinics or hospitals in groups that pool their resources with the goal of trimming spending…

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>ACO’s Beginning to Take Form

> Below is a recent article featuring Beacon IPA in Renal Business Today…By Keith Chartier Like many physicians, Long Island, N.Y.-nephrologist Simon Prince sees a volatile situation in which more and more physician practices are becoming hospital owned amid a turbulent healthcare landscape. In fact, a recent survey of 58,000 physicians by the Medical Group…

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