3 Accountable Care Organizations for Indiana

An accountable care organization (ACO) is a type of payment and delivery reform model that seeks to tie provider reimbursements to quality of care.  This health care delivery model is very different from our current fee for service.   The ACO is the one aspect of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that could reduce medical cost. There […]

Indiana Hospital Delays Construction plans

IBJ reported that Franciscan St. Francis Health plan to build an Emergency room and physician office building is on hold in Greenwood. “This is a result of concerns about the changing environment related to  National healthcare reform” The CEO of the hospital was reported saying. The hospital official stated that they have a real concern over […]

What is an Accountable Care Organization (ACO) and What Will it do?

An accountable care organization (ACO) is a new health care delivery model envisioned by theAffordable Care Act (ACA) in which a group of doctors, hospitals and other health care providers work together to coordinate care for people enrolled in Original Medicare. Many Medicare beneficiaries have several chronic conditions and see several different doctors. As often as not, the doctors don’t […]

Accountable Care Organizations

Chicago Tribune Accountable Care Organizations are starting gain traction.. Chicago looks like they have cut a deal with Anthem Blue Cross of Illinois to the ACO model in place. The ACO model is going to have physicians accountable for care. The physician will be rewarded for positive outcomes with patients. This is a huge jump […]