Healthcare Reform Blog

Contributor: Lyda Phillips
Topic: Accountable Care Organizations

Sometime last fall in the Motor City, the green flag dropped and physicians groups and health systems began racing to form accountable care organizations.

One source said there were groups knocking on every provider’s door eager to talk about consolidation, cooperation, loose affiliations, mergers, acquisitions, anything to get aligned for what was coming.
 

Read more.
Posted on: 5/12/2011 10:03:18 AM


Contributor: Lyda Phillips
Topic: Accountable Care Organizations and Antritrust

Overlooked in the excitement of the March 31 release of accountable care organization rules was a document outlining what factors in an ACO would prompt federal antitrust investigations. Some ACOs will be given a green light. The enforcement policy from the Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice creates a “safety zone” that exempts from antitrust review ACOs whose providers control 30 percent or less of the market in their primary service area. 
 

Read more.
Posted on: 4/13/2011 9:15:10 AM | with 1 comments


Contributor: Bill Melville
Topic: Accountable Care Organizations

The feds waited until the last day of the first quarter to drop healthcare’s most anticipated set of regulations. Accountable care organizations have a little more structure now, although most decisions still lie with providers.

Read more.
Posted on: 4/5/2011 11:23:23 AM


Contributor: Sheri Sellmeyer
Topic: Accountable Care Organizations

The joke around healthcare conferences these days is that accountable care organizations are like unicorns – everyone has heard of them, but nobody has seen one. Almost every week we hear of a new ACO being formed, as physicians and hospitals team up to prepare for this new reimbursement model, scheduled to debut in 2012.  
 

Read more.
Posted on: 3/15/2011 10:01:23 AM


Displaying results 11-14 (of 14)
 |<  <  1 2 >  >|

Contributor: Lyda Phillips
Topic: Accountable Care Organizations

Sometime last fall in the Motor City, the green flag dropped and physicians groups and health systems began racing to form accountable care organizations.

One source said there were groups knocking on every provider’s door eager to talk about consolidation, cooperation, loose affiliations, mergers, acquisitions, anything to get aligned for what was coming.
 

Read more.
Posted on: 5/12/2011 10:03:18 AM


Contributor: Lyda Phillips
Topic: Accountable Care Organizations and Antritrust

Overlooked in the excitement of the March 31 release of accountable care organization rules was a document outlining what factors in an ACO would prompt federal antitrust investigations. Some ACOs will be given a green light. The enforcement policy from the Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice creates a “safety zone” that exempts from antitrust review ACOs whose providers control 30 percent or less of the market in their primary service area. 
 

Read more.
Posted on: 4/13/2011 9:15:10 AM | with 1 comments


Contributor: Bill Melville
Topic: Accountable Care Organizations

The feds waited until the last day of the first quarter to drop healthcare’s most anticipated set of regulations. Accountable care organizations have a little more structure now, although most decisions still lie with providers.

Read more.
Posted on: 4/5/2011 11:23:23 AM


Contributor: Sheri Sellmeyer
Topic: Accountable Care Organizations

The joke around healthcare conferences these days is that accountable care organizations are like unicorns – everyone has heard of them, but nobody has seen one. Almost every week we hear of a new ACO being formed, as physicians and hospitals team up to prepare for this new reimbursement model, scheduled to debut in 2012.  
 

Read more.
Posted on: 3/15/2011 10:01:23 AM


Displaying results 11-14 (of 14)
 |<  <  1 2 >  >|
Decision Resources Group brands include: