IPA 2.0 the Preferred ACO Chassis?

By Gregg A. Masters, MPH Earlier his morning I received an email from a colleague watching the ACO space for one of his clients. He wanted to draw my attention to an announcement by a Northern Virginia based company that supports physicians in independent practice. He also offered his client as commentator on the significance […]

IPA + HIT (aka technology stack) x MSO = ACO

By Gregg A. Masters, MPH For those not familiar with the ever expanding ‘acronym soup’ we often take for granted inside the healthcare borg: I/P/A = Independent Practice Association | H/I/T = Health Information Technology | M/S/O = Management Services Organization Judging by the ‘anemic’ numbers specific to CMS forecasts for participants in the broad […]

Vince Kuraitis: ‘Is Hospital-Physician Integration Sustainable?’

On the Wednesday May 11th 2011 broadcast, at 11AM Pacific/2PM Eastern, consultant, blogger, noted speaker, and soon to be published author, Vince Kuraitis is my special commentator on the always ‘tender’ subject of physician/hospital alignment. Given the current scramble to position traditionally independent, siloed or discontinuous provider relationships into a coordinated tapestry of ‘accountable care’ […]