May 16, 2011
This article discusses the legal framework of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that created accountable care organizations (ACOs). ACOs are corporate entities that will generate savings for health care providers by promoting efficiency and improving performance.
July 2, 2008
This paper explores the concept of accountable care systems (ACS), which may help improve the quality and care provided by physicians and hospitals in the United States. The authors offer several suggestions for implementing these organizational structures.
June 10, 2009
Experts in the field of health care payment discuss a variety of solutions to correct widespread deficiencies and increase value in our health care system.
March 1, 2007
This paper calls for national organizations dedicated to performance measurement, best practices and provider incentives as a part of reform.