Accounting for Independent Physicians

June 2011
HealthLeaders Magazine;Jun2011, Vol. 14 Issue 6, p49
The article focuses on creating an accountable care organization (ACO) at Summa Health System. It states that Summa possesses the ideal infrastructure, with a health plan for 155,000 lives. Summa Chief Medical and Quality Officer Michael Hillman was chosen by Summa President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Thomas Strauss to reach out to independent physicians and encourage them to join the ACO. ACO represents a more formal structure with clear goals about shared risks, savings, and patient care.


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