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Is Becoming an ACO the Right Choice for You? 5 Questions to Ask

Posted by Don Michaels, Ph.D. on January 6, 2016 at 9:00 AM

One of the key concepts to rise out of the turbulent past decade in the healthcare industry is the Accountable Care Organization (ACO). In the ACO model, private and government payers offer the opportunity for financial incentives to groups of providers to encourage them to come together voluntarily to deliver high quality while keeping costs down. The theory is that rewarding providers for outcomes rather than just the number of services provided will ensure more efficient and effective patient care. The initiative makes sense, but putting it into practice has proven to be challenging.

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Topics: strategic planning, Accountable Care Organization

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