Will accountable care organizations pave the way for change
Will accountable careorganizations pave the way for change? Presented by Angomark, MedicalBillingStar
ACOS- And the debate continues… Are accountable care organizations the future of the healthcare industry? Or will they force independent practices to shut their doors? According to a recent report 49 percent of primary care physicians and 53 percent of endocrinologists are expected to switch to the ACO model in the coming year.
Financial security and better care Physicians who’ve partnered with acos are provided incentives for prescribing more generic medication. They are also encouraged to lower hospitalization costs. This accent on the quality of care and containing costs can offer clinical benefits and savings, for healthcare providers.
The much needed compass… One of the major reasons attributed to the popularity of acos is that they provide a sense of direction. And help physicians to focus on quality metrics, to receive reimbursement and incentives.
It is not all gravy… There are strong oppositions to practices adopting the acos model of working. Some section of the healthcare sector, feel it can pressurize independent practices, to join larger organizations. The clinical benefits it offers are also viewed with a sense of skepticism.
Will it join the IDNs of the 90’s? Integrated delivery networks were followed by several healthcare providers in the 90’s. Hospitals followed and pursued two strategies, of vertical and horizontal integration. There were different models such as strategic alliances and acquisitions.
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