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Q&A: Making the Case for Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) – Ignite.com

August 23, 2011

Improving the delivery of health care, while seeking the outcomes of accountable care organizations (ACOs), requires some fairly significant changes in how health care providers function. Even before ACOs are officially established, many hospitals, physicians and payers are becoming advocates for the types of changes ACOs will require. These supporters welcome a shift away from the fee-for-service, silo-type activities that have prevailed within the industry for so long.

To gain insight into how hospitals, physicians and payers are working to advance health care outcomes, Ignite spoke with two proponents of collaboration and enhanced coordination of care: Stephen Rosenthal, president and CEO of CMO, The Care Management Company of Montefiore Medical Center, and Justin Chang, MD, chief of emergency services at Kaiser Permanente, Colorado, and medical director of the Exempla St. Joseph Hospital Emergency Department. Together, they make the case for a new model

Q&A: Making the Case for Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) – Ignite.com.

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