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Accountable care organization (ACO) and medical home differences

By Kevin Fickenscher, MD at KevinMd.com

In the great healthcare alphabet soup, it’s easy to lose sight of the differences between proposed solutions for making healthcare more efficient and effective.

Rather than tackling payment reform in isolation of care delivery, Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) and Medical Homes offer a consolidated approach to both issues. While the models are still developing, various pilot programs are being implemented around the country….

 

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July 27, 2011 - Posted by | Consumer Health, Public Health | , , ,

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