TITLE

Growing an ACO--Easier Said Than Done

AUTHOR(S)
Roberson, Jason
PUB. DATE
September 2010
SOURCE
Physician Executive;Sep/Oct2010, Vol. 36 Issue 5, p8
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article offers information on Accountability Care Organizations (ACO) in the U.S. It defines ACO as a system where physicians bear the responsibility of coordinating care for groups of patients to enhance quality and lower the cost of medical services. It notes that ACOs wanting to join the Medicare program can start on January 1, 2012. It adds that ACOs are required to operate for at least three years, include plenty of primary care physicians, and have at least 5,000 Medicare patients.
ACCESSION #
53744261

 

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