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Are Hospital Business Models on a Burning Platform? Not Yet, But It’s Inevitable.

From reading recent headlines, one might easily get the impression that hospitals are resistant — or at least ambivalent — in their pursuit and adoption of accountable care initiatives. Are Hospitals Dragging their Feet on Accountable Care? Commonwealth Fund: “only 13 percent of hospital respondents reported participating in an ACO or planning to participate within […]

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Employers Perceive that Health Plans Add Value to ACOs

A just released study from Aon Hewitt and Polakoff Boland — 2011 Employer Driven Accountable Care Organizations Survey Report — examines employer attitudes toward ACOs.  The report provides useful insights into an area that hasn’t yet received much attention. A couple tables in particular caught my attention. (click on the graphic to view a larger version) Key findings in […]

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