Accountable care organizations in focus as Health IT Summit opens Wednesday
Aug 16, 2012
The Seattle IHT2 Health IT Summit, now in its seventh year, will focus on defining meaningful use as participants convene on Wednesday, Aug. 22. The opening keynote will be on the “State of the Health...
Accessibility is key to success of ACOs, report says
Aug 10, 2012
Those most likely to benefit from participation in accountable care organizations may face the biggest barriers to enrollment, a new report suggests.
Medicare beneficiaries supportive of ACOs, despite rough start
Jun 11, 2012
Despite a somewhat rocky start, Medicare beneficiaries have been supportive of accountable care organizations, a government official said.
If you feel like a number now, just wait
Jun 01, 2012
Anne Tumlinson made a startling revelation about hospital discharges during a recent McKnight’s webcast.
Healthcare leaders press Congress for Medicare reimbursement reform
May 30, 2012
Provider groups are pushing Congress to replace the formula Medicare uses to reimburse physicians and eliminate other regulatory burdens.
In some ways, assisted living is not so different
May 14, 2012
Clearly, the assisted living field has made some amazing strides in the past few decades.
Book offers guidance for ACO implementation
Feb 29, 2012
“The Healthcare Executive’s Guide to ACO Strategy” dissects the integral components of accountable care organizations from physician, provider, and payer views. The book also includes...
ACOs and other language barriers
Dec 19, 2011
We’re hearing a lot about the looming world of accountable care organizations, or ACOs, especially with Monday’s unveiling of the 32 “pioneer” organizations. Odds are you have a...
The reaction to ACOs? Ouch!
James M. Berklan
May 16, 2011
I haven’t heard them pronounced this way yet, but long-term care providers might want to consider it when it comes to ACOs. Instead of spelling it out, as in A-C-O, say it phonetically, as in “Ache-O.”
Accountable care brings a bundle of pay concerns
James M. Berklan
Apr 20, 2011
If there were any doubt, you can erase it now: If you’re a long-term care provider, you MUST make sure you are ingrained in whatever form accountable care organizations take near you in the future....