AMGA 2012: The complete ‘digital footprint’

By Gregg A. Masters, MPH The synopsis tweeted is pasted below: Final ‘digital footprint’ for #AMGA12: Reached 66,842 peeps via 273 tweets & an exposure of 638,735 impressions The trade group arguably representing a majority of forward thinking and innovation oriented, in terms of the active exploration of what and how accountable care business models can be articulated, […]

The Braintrust of Accountable Care aka AMGA Descends Upon San Diego: Who Knew!

By Gregg A. Masters, MPH In a chance conversation with my friend, fellow ‘healthtweep’ and patient empowerment co-conspirator Dave DeBronkart, aka @epatientdave, I learned yesterday that AMGA aka @theAMGA was holding their annual meeting in San Diego. This is perhaps the largest concentration of ‘doers’ in the accountable care movement. Many participated in the landmark […]

ACO reimbursement, bundled payments, clinical quality measures and public profiles will be based on ICD-10 data

By Lynne Thomas Gordon Healthcare leaders are juggling multiple pressures, including the consistent delivery of high-quality patient care, evaluation and development of accountable care organizations, the careful management of sensitive patient data, achieving meaningful-use criteria, making the most efficient use of the newest technology and stretching revenue to maintain end-to-end coverage of their bottom lines. […]

Massmed Releases 10th Annual Physician Workforce Study

Physician Shortages Found in 8 Specialties, Continued Primary Care Shortages, and Physician Concerns About Global Payments and Accountable Care Organizations: Waltham, Mass. — September 28, 2011 — The Massachusetts Medical Society today released its 2011 Physician Workforce Study showing critical and severe physician shortages in eight specialties, a sixth consecutive year of shortages of primary […]

Summer Doldrums in ‘Taming The Beast’? Hardly!

We’ve been on somewhat of a ‘hiatus’ from the health reform, accountable care and health care enterprise organizational and market positioning conversation, yet the industry is not standing still. A few notable announcements will highlight some of the quiet if not ‘semi-stealth’ movement underway while the CMS/provider community regulatory fermentation process plays out. Congrats to […]

World Congress Leadership Summit on ACO’s: A Recap

By Gary Baldwin, Health Data Management Blogs I spent two days last week at the World Congress Leadership Summit on Accountable Care Organizations and my mind is just now recovering. As far as speaker quality goes, this conference (which offered concurrent tracks on ICD-10 and Meaningful Use) was top-notch, with dozens of speakers from hospitals, […]

ACOs Forging the Links

By Ken Terry for HHN Magazine What hospitals need to know about accountable care; No. 1: Build strong relationships with physicians Building an accountable care organization is viewed by many hospital executives as the holy grail as they try to figure out how to better manage patient care across the continuum and as they brace […]

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 […]

ACO 101: A Physician Primer with Mark Browne, MD

On the Wednesday, December 29th 2010 program ACO 101: A Physician Primer at 11AM Pacific and 2PM Eastern, my guest commentator and co-host is consultant, health innovation thought leader, and blogger, Mark Browne, MD of Pershing Yoakley & Associates, aka @consultdoc on Twitter. While on the front end of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid […]

ACO 101: ‘A Physician Primer’

Next week we take some time to get down to fundamentals for physicians on Accountable Care Organizations (ACO’s). Specifically we’ll address: What are they? Absent regulatory guidance, we have primarily a 30 thousand foot view with some pilot and demonstration exceptions. What are the known or proximal models to date? How are they structured? How […]