ACOs Enhancing Quality and Reducing Costs,Positives & Progress

Date: 08.01.2014 | HITC Editor

ACO_Lessons

Mark McClellan, Director, Health Care Innovation and Value Initiative, Brookings Institute, recently discussed with AAFP News the positive approach to the Accountable Care Organization, the impact of the new payment model, how this is directly involving physicians in accountability and the shift in attitudes towards cost control.

‘I think accountable care will continue to grow, including payments that are tied more directly to results and that give clinicians more flexibility in how they deliver care. Many ACOs are integrated organizations like Health Care Partners, Monarch HealthCare and the University of Michigan’.

Learn more about the developments and success achieved nationwide as ACOs continue to collaborate on population health management tools, information technology tools and how the patients can share in the savings, too!

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