Category Archives: Accountable Care

Engaging Physicians in ACO Development and Operations

This post is the third of an 11-part series that proposes structures and actions that characterize successful accountable care organizations.  Click here to download A Model for Value-Based Provider/Payer Partnerships white paper that covers the subject more in-depth. Physician engagement is essential to actually realizing the savings planned for in an ACO development plan. While organizations […]
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The Contemporary Physician Leader Embodies the “Triple Aim”

The “Triple Aim”—a term coined by the Institute of Healthcare Improvement to embody the goals of better care, controlled costs, and improved health—has become a rallying cry in the health care industry. As the U.S. health care market focuses on changing incentives to accomplish the Triple Aim, a new generation of physician leaders, such as […]
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ACO Governance: Align Functions of the Operations Team to a Common Goal

This post is the second of an 11-part series that proposes structures and actions that characterize successful accountable care organizations. As mentioned in the previous blog post , the operational leadership team of an ACO should be comprised of senior-level leaders who have the authority and accountability to make and implement changes to day-to-day operations. These […]
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Navigating the Journey from Providing Care to Managing Health

Health care’s “Triple Aim”—the goal of simultaneously improving quality, lowering costs, increasing patient satisfaction—is not a passing fad. It’s good business. Forward-looking organizations see that focusing on the Triple Aim will give them strategic advantages in contracting and in marketing, and help them gain market share. They also see that to achieve these aims, they […]
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ACO governance and organization models must build in accountability for providing integrated, high quality care—at a lower cost

This post is the first of an 11-part series that proposes structures and actions that characterize successful accountable care organizations. There are currently between 25 million and 31 million people receiving care through Accountable Care Organizations. ACOs are among efforts underway to improve the way the health system serves people, with a strong focus on […]
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