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Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law (1 August 2015) 40 (4): 689–703.
Published: 01 August 2015
...Christopher Whaley; H. E. Frech, III; Richard M. Scheffler Abstract Accountable care organizations (ACOs), one of the most recent and promising health care delivery innovations, encourage care coordination among providers. While ACOs hold promise for decreasing costs by reducing unnecessary...
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Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law (1 August 2015) 40 (4): 669–688.
Published: 01 August 2015
...Brent D. Fulton; Vishaal Pegany; Beth Keolanui; Richard M. Scheffler Abstract Accountable care organizations (ACOs) result in physician organizations' and hospitals' receiving risk-based payments tied to costs, health care quality, and patient outcomes. This article (1) describes California ACOs...
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Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law (1 August 2015) 40 (4): 797–819.
Published: 01 August 2015
...Thomas D'Aunno; Peter D. Friedmann; Qixuan Chen; Donna M. Wilson Abstract To meet their aims of managing population health to improve the quality and cost of health care in the United States, accountable care organizations (ACOs) will need to focus on coordinating care for individuals with...
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Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law (1 August 2015) 40 (4): 821–837.
Published: 01 August 2015
...Lawrence P. Casalino; Natalie Erb; Maulik S. Joshi; Stephen M. Shortell Abstract Accountable care organizations (ACOs) and hospitals are investing in improving “population health,” by which they nearly always mean the health of the “population” of patients “attributed” by Medicare, Medicaid, or...
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Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law (1 August 2015) 40 (4): 639–645.
Published: 01 August 2015
...Richard M. Scheffler Abstract Will accountable care organizations (ACOs) deliver high-quality care at lower costs? Or will their potential market power lead to higher prices and lower quality? ACOs appear in various forms and structures with financial and clinical integration at their core; however...
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Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law (1 August 2015) 40 (4): 761–796.
Published: 01 August 2015
...Eric Kessell; Vishaal Pegany; Beth Keolanui; Brent D. Fulton; Richard M. Scheffler; Stephen M. Shortell Abstract Accountable care organizations (ACOs) have proliferated under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). If ACOs are to improve health care quality and lower costs, quality measures will be...
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Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law (1 August 2015) 40 (4): 647–668.
Published: 01 August 2015
...Stephen M. Shortell; Carrie H. Colla; Valerie A. Lewis; Elliott Fisher; Eric Kessell; Patricia Ramsay Abstract There are now more than seven hundred accountable care organizations (ACOs) in the United States. This article describes some of their most salient characteristics including the number and...
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Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law (1 August 2015) 40 (4): 875–886.
Published: 01 August 2015
... not impede accountable care organizations (ACOs) and similar collaborations that advance these same goals of better and more efficient care; in fact, by fostering competitive markets, the antitrust laws encourage such initiatives. This article summarizes the legal framework that the federal antitrust...
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Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law (1 August 2015) 40 (4): 745–760.
Published: 01 August 2015
... payers are experimenting with payment systems that combine the basic element of FFS — a fee for each service — with arrangements that allow providers to share the savings if they hold total spending per patient below a targeted amount. Medicare's accountable care organizations (ACOs) embody the shared...
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Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law (1 December 2014) 39 (6): 1185–1211.
Published: 01 December 2014
...Joel C. Cantor; Sujoy Chakravarty; Jian Tong; Michael J. Yedidia; Oliver Lontok; Derek DeLia Abstract A small but growing number of states are turning to accountable care concepts to improve their Medicaid programs. In 2011 New Jersey enacted the Medicaid Accountable Care Organization (ACO...
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Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law (1 August 2015) 40 (4): 887–896.
Published: 01 August 2015
...Kathleen E. Foote; Emilio E. Varanini Abstract Accountable care organizations (ACOs), joint ventures of commercial insurers and various groups of medical providers such as physicians, specialists, and hospitals whose development in California has been quickened by the Affordable Care Act, carry...
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Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law (1 December 2017) 42 (6): 1127–1142.
Published: 01 December 2017
...Lynn A. Blewett; Donna Spencer; Peter Huckfeldt Abstract In recent years, accountable care organizations (ACOs) have become more prevalent in the United States. This study describes the origins, implementation, and early results of Minnesota's Medicaid ACO payment model, the Integrated Health...
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Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law (1 August 2015) 40 (4): 633–638.
Published: 01 August 2015
...Colleen M. Grogan Abstract This introductory essay to JHPPL 's special issue on accountable care organizations (ACOs) presents the broader themes addressed in the issue, including (1) a central tension between cooperation versus competition in health care markets with regard to how to bring about...
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Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law (1 August 2015) 40 (4): 711–744.
Published: 01 August 2015
... delivery models being pioneered in Medicare, especially those built around accountable care organizations (ACOs), offer an opportunity to reduce pricing power, but only if they are implemented with a clear eye on the impact on prices in commercial insurance markets. This article proposes approaches that...
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Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law (1 August 2015) 40 (4): 705–710.
Published: 01 August 2015
... cripple the state and federal budgets and slow economic growth in other sectors in the years to come. Accountable care organizations (ACOs) and insurer formation of narrow provider networks are two oft-discussed policies to reduce costs, with both having been implemented to some degree in practice...
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Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law (1 August 2015) 40 (4): 905–910.
Published: 01 August 2015
...Daniel M. Fox Copyright © 2015 by Duke University Press 2015 The purpose of this commentary is to describe how regulations for the accountability of accountable care organizations (ACOs) could reduce patients' risks of receiving care that is unsafe and of inferior quality by addressing more...
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Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law (1 August 2016) 41 (4): 717–742.
Published: 01 August 2016
... professionalism accountable care accountable care organizations (ACOs) trust Medical care has long been a field in which the need for trustworthiness was widely recognized (Mechanic 1998 ; Gray 1997 ). Yet at the very time when trustworthy practices are being potentially undermined by market...
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Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law (1 August 2014) 39 (4): 901–917.
Published: 01 August 2014
... organizations (ACOs), in which groups of participating providers are responsible for serving defined populations of patients and may share in savings associated with improvements in care quality and efficiency (Fisher and Shortell 2010 ). Accountable care models, built on advanced patient-centered medical...
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Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law (1 February 2015) 40 (1): 245–255.
Published: 01 February 2015
...Steven W. Howard; Stephanie L. Bernell; Jangho Yoon; Jeff Luck; Claire M. Ranit Abstract To control Medicaid costs, improve quality, and drive community engagement, the Oregon Health Authority introduced a new system of coordinated care organizations (CCOs). While CCOs resemble traditional Medicaid...
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Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law (1 August 2014) 39 (4): 933–940.
Published: 01 August 2014
.... 2002 ; Villagra and Ahmed 2004 ; Waldroupe 2011 ). An accountable care organization (ACO) in Sacramento, California, is particularly noteworthy. In January 2010 Blue Shield of California launched a partnership with Dignity Health, the largest health system in California, and Hill Physician...