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LIBN: Questioning accountable care

Questioning accountable care by Bernadette Starzee Published: August 24th, 2011 The North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System is taking the plunge into newly charted waters. The Great Neck-based health behemoth applied to be part of the federal government’s “Pioneer Accountable Care Organization” program for Medicare patients, scheduled to kick off in January. ACOs are part of the Affordable…

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>Long Island Business News: Doctors cautiously join IPAs

> by Claude Solnik Published: June 2nd, 2011 After decades in which patient privacy concerns, a culture of independence and antitrust issues divided doctors, physicians are banding together in groups, largely due to encouragement from insurers and the federal government. The idea is that they can provide better care by sharing data and adhering to…

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>PhysiciansPractice.com- Trendspotter: Featuring Beacon IPA

> Trendspotter: Fledgling IPA Charts Its Own Course By Ken Terry | November 24, 2010 Accountable care organizations (ACOs) are supposed to improve quality and cut costs by getting hospitals, doctors, and other providers to work together. But increasingly, observers are raising the possibility that ACOs might raise costs faster by consolidating providers and forcing…

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