Monthly Archives: November 2012

Medicare ACOs: Risk Adjusted Reimbursement’s Mathematical Impossibility (Part 5)

So far in this five-part series on Medicare ACOs, we’ve explored the basics of the concept, the patients’ participation, the fundamentals of reimbursement as well as the provider’s role and incentives.  Recall that we explained in an earlier section that … Read Full Post

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Medicare ACOs: Healthcare providers and the ACO (Part 4)

The ACO contemplates a paradigm where the entire continuum of care (from physicians to hospitals to rehab centers and everything in between) is coordinated on the beneficiary’s behalf to deliver quality and cost-effective care.   In the fourth installment of our … Read Full Post

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What We’re Reading – Strategic Planning for Your Medical Practice

The words ‘strategic planning’ usually conjure up a mega-conglomerate with multiple committees and planning gurus, not a small to medium-sized medical practice, right?  Wrong. Physicians and decision makers need to – at least annually – stop, look at environmental factors … Read Full Post

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Medicare ACOs: The Basics of Financing (Part 3)

In the first two parts of this five-part series, we looked at some background information on ACOs as well as the assignment of Medicare beneficiaries and the limitations on their choices.  In essence, there are no limitations on provider choice … Read Full Post

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