I found an old lock in the garage. Now, what’s the combination?
Just as the traditional British commons suffered from overuse and under-care, so, too, does a medical group’s fate suffer from the failure of its members to devote the proper care to its longer-term future.
There is a complex interplay between hospital-based group exclusive contracts and ACO-entity payment mechanisms. In addition to making certain that money flows into the group, as opposed to around it, obviously a protective move, there are significant planning opportunities in the play off between the managed care contracting provisions of exclusive contracts and the terms […]
I recently heard it said that while it takes both a chicken and a pig to make a ham and egg breakfast, the chicken is merely involved while the pig is fully committed. How different is this from the relationship between hospital administrators on the one hand, and physicians on the other, in connection with […]
The talking heads of healthcare are at it again: A new acronym to save healthcare has arrived, the ACO, an “accountable care organization.”
Proponents of the ACO model argue that this time it’s different, that the model is not about controlling physicians, it’s about clinical issues and getting physicians integrated with other providers…