Answers on ACOs

May 2011
HealthLeaders Magazine;May2011, Vol. 14 Issue 5, p10
The article focuses on the accountable care organizations (ACO) model released by the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services in 2011. Deloitte Center for Health Solutions executive director Paul Keckley notes that language of the model is very deliberate and effort was built into calibrating the quality metrics. The proposed rule of the ACO highlights the alignment of physician and hospital functions. Healthcare industry groups have raised concerns that hospital and ACO collaborations could lead to monopolies.


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