Meet Aledade An ACO Management Company Putting Docs at the Head of The Table

By Gregg A Masters, MPH When Farzad Mostashari, MD not too long ago sported a Federal business card his principal mission was to stimulate and evangelize the adoption of electronic health records (EHR) in his capacity as the lead official for the Office of the National Coordinator for HealthIT (ONC). This important market transformational role was …

Physicians, ACOs and Those ‘Boiler Plate’ Participation Agreements: Buyer Beware!

By Jeffrey L. Cohen, Esq. There continues to be terrific interest in accountable care organizations (ACOs), which are of course a financially risk-based model of providing healthcare to patients who choose to enroll in the Medicare Shared Risk Program. ACO organizations are often led by hospitals and hospital systems, though occasionally by physician organizations. One …

Physicians Surveyed Gloomy About Healthcare Reform

By Patricia Salber Editor’s Note: Article originally published at The Doctor Weighs In. Recently, The Doctors Company, aka @doctorscompany, the country’s largest insurer of physician and surgeon medical liability, decided to survey doctors to determine what they are thinking and feeling about health reform.  The results are pretty gloomy. To put this in context, it is important to understand …

Bundled Payment? Not So Fast!

From Boston.com’s ‘White Coat Notes’: By Liz Kowalczyk A new survey from the Massachusetts Medical Society reveals interesting divisions among doctors over plans to hold down health care spending — and perhaps some words of warning for lawmakers. More than half — 58 percent — of the 1,100 doctors who responded to the society’s survey …