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ACOS

American College of Osteopathic Surgeons.
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The continued success of ACO Health Partners is particularly significant as it operates in Northeast Florida, which is known to be ranked in the top 20 percent of the most expensive healthcare markets in the United States.
In this new report from the Healthcare Intelligence Network, Kelly Clements, Pioneer program director for Steward Health Care Network, describes the challenges of the Pioneer ACO program and how this early adopter of accountable care consistently generates significant savings and improved raw quality scores, particularly in the preventive health and at-risk domains.
Kocot notes that the new model will not be the best choice for physicians new to ACOs or for those in smaller communities, who cannot take on the extra risk.
Further, what are some of the noteworthy lessons healthcare organizations can learn from those "first-mover" ACOs and those pursuing other opportunities?
suggest that use of their taxonomy to compare the performance of ACOs both between categories and within categories will yield important results.
The analysis said that more than 50 ACOs had managed to save about $380 million.
In practice, however, ACOs could have devastating effects on seniors' health.
Griffin, PhD, national director of post-acute and senior services at Health Dimensions Group (HDG), doubts there will be a huge rush of providers organizing ACOs, although she acknowledged that significant improvements were made in the final rule that should make it more attractive for providers to participate.
ACOs will need to serve at least 5,000 patients to quality for the NCQA program.
If ACOs can deliver on the promise of providing efficient, patient-centered care, the new delivery organization may indeed accomplish value-based purchasing and shared savings.