The 5 Imperatives of Accountable Care

By Jaan Sidorov, MD In order to manage the financial risks of being “accountable” to a population, provider organizations that want to be ACOs will have to do five things: 1) assess their assigned members’ individual risk (using health risk assessments (HRAs) and predictive modeling, 2) that then segment or stratify the population into three […]

ACO Watch: A Mid-Week Review

Tomorrow, January 26th, 2011 we’ll review headlines in the ACO market, and focus specifically on the cultural antecedents and pathways for engaging ‘independent physician’ participation in ACOs. Other than mature IDN’s such as Mayo, Kaiser and Geisinger, et al, who have risen to the head of the class when discussing ACO potential, there is a second tier of […]

How To Get Independent Physicians Into An Accountable Care Organization? Lessons Courtesy of One Large System

By Jaan E. Sidorov, MD, MHSA, FACP The folks at Advocate Physician Partners (APP) argue that they’re a national model for Accountable Care Organization (ACO) wannabes. They’re saying that because they assert that they’ve figured how to out how to “Integrate Independent Physicians.” The intrigued Disease Management Care Blog first got a close look at […]