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Torres, C. 32 ‘Pioneers’ Selected To Test New Health Care Model For Seniors. Kaiser Health News, Dec. 19, 2011.  http://capsules.kaiserhealthnews.org/index.php/2011/12/32-pioneers-selected-to-test-new-healthcare-model-for-seniors/

Betbeze, P.  4 reasons to wait on ACOs.  HealthLeaders Media.  Dec. 16, 2011.  http://www.healthleadersmedia.com/content/LED-274402/4-Reasons-to-Wait-on-ACOs

 

Money Follows the Person:  A 2011 Survey of Transitions, Services and Costs. Menlo Park, CA:  Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation.  Dec. 8, 2011.  http://www.kff.org/medicaid/8142.cfm

Clark, C.  IHI:  Berwick on ACOs, Congress, fraud.  HealthLeaders Media.  Dec. 7, 2011. http://www.healthleadersmedia.com/content/QUA-274038/IHI-Berwick-on-ACOs-Congress-Fraud##

Gamble, M.  Survey:  Nearly 50% of physicians still unsure about ACOs.  Becker's Hospital Review.  Dec. 5, 2011.  http://www.beckershospitalreview.com/hospital-physician-relationships/survey-nearly-50-of-physicians-still-unsure-about-acos.html

Reynolds, J.  ACOs will reduce hospital margins in the near team.  Becker's Hospital Review.  Dec. 2, 2011.  http://www.beckershospitalreview.com/hospital-physician-relationships/acos-will-reduce-hospital-margins-in-the-near-term.html

Landon, B., and others.  The relationship between physician compensation strategies and the intensity of care delivered to Medicare beneficiaries.  Hospitalconnect.com.  Dec. 2011. http://www.hsr.org/hsr/abstract.jsp?aid=46923920968

Physicians who want to work for hospitals.  Managed Care.  20(12):29, Dec. 2011.

Lubell, J., editor.  Rural docs question benefits of investing in Medicare ACOs.  AISHealth.com.  Dec. 2011.  http://aishealth.com/archive/nabn1211-04

M. A. Zezza, The Final Rule for the Medicare Shared Savings Program [accountable care organizations], Commonwealth Fund, Dec. 2011. http://www.commonwealthfund.org/Publications/Other/2011/Proposed-Rules-for-ACOs.aspx?omnicid=20

Rajecki, R.  Program identifies accountable care organizations likely to succeed.  Modern Medicine.  Nov. 30, 2011.  http://www.modernmedicine.com/modernmedicine/article/articleDetail.jsp?id=750757&cid=PRAC

Roy, A.  FTC commissioner:  Accountable Care Organizations Will Likely Lead to 'Higher Costs and Lower Quality Health Care'.  Forbes.  Nov. 21, 2011.  http://www.forbes.com/sites/aroy/2011/11/21/ftc-commissioner-accountable-care-organizations-will-likely-lead-to-higher-costs-and-lower-quality-health-care/

Clark, C.  Call yourself an ACO?  Prove it.  HealthLeaders Media.  Nov. 16, 2011.  http://www.healthleadersmedia.com/content/LED-273369/Call-Yourself-an-ACO-Prove-It## 

Kelly, C.  Health care system transformation fellowships:  building physician alignment.  H&HN.  Nov. 14, 2011.  http://www.hhnmag.com/hhnmag/HHNDaily/HHNDailyDisplay.dhtml?id=8740004279

Muhlestein, D., and others.  Growth and Dispersion of Accountable Care Organizations.  Salt Lake City, UT:  Leavitt Partners.  Nov. 2011.http://leavittpartners.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/ACO-Whitepaper.pdf

Berenson, R., and Burton, R.  Why is Everyone Talking About ACOs?  Princeton, NJ:  Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.  Nov. 2011.  http://www.urban.org/uploadedpdf/412438-Accountable-Care-Organizations-in-Medicare-and-the-Private-Sector.pdf

Arora, S.  Telemedicine in the accountable care era.  H&HN.  Oct. 31, 2011.  http://www.hhnmag.com/hhnmag/HHNDaily/HHNDailyDisplay.dhtml?id=8280001004

Betbeze, P.  ACO final rules intend to encourage consolidation.  HealthLeaders Media.  Oct. 31, 2011.  http://www.healthleadersmedia.com/content/LED-272677/ACO-Final-Rules-Intend-to-Encourage-Consolidation

Health Care Reform:  Accountable Care Organizations and Critical Access Hospitals.  Draffin and Tucker, LLD.  Oct. 20, 2011. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M0RpU_gyhik

Clark, C.  AMA asks Medicare to start paying doctors for care coordination.  HealthLeaders Media.  Oct. 11, 2011.  http://www.healthleadersmedia.com/content/PHY-271922/AMA-Tells-Medicare-to-Start-Paying-Doctors-for-Care-Coordination##

Statement of Antitrust Enforcement Policy Regarding Accountable Care Organizations Participating in the Medicare Shared Savings Program; Final Policy Statement. Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice, Antitrust Division, Oct. 2011.  http://www.justice.gov/atr/public/health_care/276458.pdf

Ruppert, D.  The ACO team.  H&HN.  Sept. 29, 2011.  http://www.hhnmag.com/hhnmag/HHNDaily/HHNDailyDisplay.dhtml?id=8680009864

Bush, H.  Pioneer ACO lures providers with flexibility, innovation.  H&HN.  Sept. 21, 2011.  http://www.hhnmag.com/hhnmag/HHNDaily/HHNDailyDisplay.dhtml?id=4770001410 [podcast]

Betbeze, P.  Private sector ACO models rooted in rugged individualism.  HealthLeaders Media.  Sept. 13, 2011.  http://www.healthleadersmedia.com/content/MAG-270758/Private-Sector-ACO-Models-Rooted-in-Rugged-Individualism

DuBow M.  Strategic options: it's not ACO or nothing.  HealthLeaders Media.  September 2, 2011.  http://www.healthleadersmedia.com/page-1/LED-270490/Strategic-Options-Its-Not-ACO-or-Nothing

Town, R., and others.  Will Bundling Work in Rural America?  Analysis of the Feasibility and Consequences of Bundled Payments for Rural Health Providers and Patients.  Rural Health Research and Policy Centers.  Sept. 2011.  http://www.coruralhealth.org/programs/roap/documents/bundling_report_0911.pdf

Higgins, A.  Early lessons from accountable care models in the private sector:  Partnerships between health plans and providers.  Health Affairs.  30(9):1718-1727, Sept. 2011.  http://content.healthaffairs.org/content/30/9/1718.abstract?ijkey=/A86hlvrRzF.o&keytype=ref&siteid=healthaff

Ku, L., and others.  Transforming Community Health Centers Into Patient-Centered Medical Homes:  The Role of Payment Reform.  New York:  The Commonwealth Fund, Sept. 2011.  http://www.commonwealthfund.org/~/media/Files/Publications/Fund%20Report/2011/Sep/1548_Ku_transforming_community_hlt_ctrs_PCMHs_final.pdf

Betbeze, P.  Physician alignment:  The collaborative care discount.  HealthLeaders Media.  Sept. 2011.  http://content.hcpro.com/pdf/content/270973.pdf

Evans, M.  Forging the way [accountable care organizations].  Modern Healthcare.  41(35):6+, Aug. 29, 2011. 

Betbeze, P.  Give your physicians an incentive to lead.  HealthLeaders Media.  Aug. 19, 2011.  http://www.healthleadersmedia.com/page-5/LED-269998/Give-Your-Physicians-an-Incentive-to-Lead

Miller, L.  Using social networks to create ACOs.  H&HN.  Aug. 19, 2011.  http://www.hhnmag.com/hhnmag/HHNDaily/HHNDailyDisplay.dhtml?id=3230009892

Tocknell, M.  10 ACO blunders you can avoid.  HealthLeaders Media.  Aug. 18, 2011.  http://www.healthleadersmedia.com/content/HEP-269879/10-ACO-Blunders-You-Can-Avoid##

Gamble, M.  10 potential blunders by providers in ACOs.  Becker's Hospital Review.  Aug. 10, 2011.  http://www.beckershospitalreview.com/hospital-physician-relationships/10-potential-blunders-by-providers-in-acos.html

Phyician Group Practice Demonstration Succeeds in Improving Quality and Reducing Costs.  Washington:  Department of Health and Human Services, Aug. 8, 2011.  http://www.cms.gov/DemoProjectsEvalRpts/downloads/PGP_PR.pdf

Abrams, M., and Cummings, S.  Staying ahead of the bundled pricing curve.  H&HN.  Aug. 4, 2011.  http://www.hhnmag.com/hhnmag/HHNDaily/HHNDailyDisplay.dhtml?id=6400007066

Safyer, S.  Why accountable care matters:  The C-suite perspective.  H&HN.  Aug. 4, 2011.   http://www.hhnmag.com/hhnmag/HHNDaily/HHNDailyDisplay.dhtml?id=9620006427

Berenson, R., Devers, K., and Burton, R.  What is a Medical Home?  Princeton, NJ:  Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.  Aug. 2011.  http://www.urban.org/uploadedpdf/412373-will-patient-centered-medical-home-transform-delivery-health-care.pdf

Tursman, J.  27 states debate ACO-related bills, but just 10 enact laws.  AISHealth.com, Aug. 2011.  http://aishealth.com/archive/nabn0811-05

Berenson, R., Devers, K., and Burton, R.  Will the patient-centered medical home transform the delivery of health care?  Princeton, NJ:  Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Aug. 2011.  http://www.rwjf.org/files/research/20110805quickstrikepaper.pdf

Bush, H.  The fear of ACO commitment:  It's all in the details.  H&HN.  July 27, 2011.  http://www.hhnmag.com/hhnmag/HHNDaily/HHNDailyDisplay.dhtml?id=874000506

A push for clinical integration.  Trustee Magazine.  July 7, 2011.  http://www.trusteemag.com/trusteemag_app/jsp/articledisplay.jsp?dcrpath=TRUSTEEMAG/Article/data/07JUL2011/1107TRU_centervoices&domain=TRUSTEEMAG

Commins, J.  Physician alignment poses challenge for ACOs.  HealthLeaders Media.  July 12, 2011.  http://www.healthleadersmedia.com/content/PHY-268447/Physician-Alignment-Poses-Challenge-for-ACOs

The Two Medicare ACO Programs: Medicare Shared Savings and Pioneer-Risk/Actuarial Differences.  Charlotte, NC: Premier Inc.  Jul. 8, 2011. https://www.premierinc.com/quality-safety/tools-services/ACO/form/14849_Milliman-Report-on-Pioneer-vs-MSSP070811.pdf

Morrison, I.  Medicare disadvantage.  H&HN.  July 5, 2011.   http://www.hhnmag.com/hhnmag/HHNDaily/HHNDailyDisplay.dhtml?id=3940001888

Medicare Physician Group Practice Demonstration.  Baltimore, MD:  Department of Health and Human Services, July 2011.  http://www.cms.gov/DemoProjectsEvalRpts/downloads/PGP_Fact_Sheet.pdf

Accountable Care Organizations in California:  Programmatic and Legal Considerations.  Oakland, CA:  California Healthcare Foundation, July 2011.  http://www.chcf.org/publications/2011/07/aco-programmatic-legal-considerations

Crosson, F.  The accountable care organization:  Whatever its growing pains, the concept is too vitally important to fail.  Health Affairs.  30(7):1250-1255, July 2011. http://content.healthaffairs.org/content/30/7/1250

Meyer, H.  Accountable care organization prototypes:  winners and losers?  Health Affairs.  30(7):1227-1231, July 2011. http://content.healthaffairs.org/content/30/7/1227

Rodak, S.  5 steps to successful hospital-physician integration.  Becker's Hospital Review.  June 27, 2011.  http://www.beckershospitalreview.com/hospital-physician-relationships/5-steps-to-successful-hospital-physician-integration.html

The accountable care fiasco. Wall Street Journal.  June 19, 2011.  http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304520804576343410729769144.html

Pecci, A.  Wyoming hospitals plan integrated care network.  HealthLeaders Media.  June 8, 2011.  http://www.healthleadersmedia.com/content/COM-267127/Wyoming-Hospitals-Plan-Integrated-Care-Network##Providers

Submit Gripes on ACOs.  Midwest Edition.  Burbank, CA:  Payers and Providers, June 7, 2011.  http://www.payersandproviders.com/publications/ppmw67.pdf

Klar, R.  Saving the shared savings program (ACOs) part three:  quality, payment, and data issues.  Health Affairs Blog.  June 6, 2011.  http://healthaffairs.org/blog/2011/06/06/saving-the-shared-savings-program-acos-part-three-quality-payment-and-data-issues/

Hammond, E.  Success factors for creating accountalbe care organizations.  Health Affairs, June 3, 2011.  http://healthaffairs.org/blog/2011/06/03/success-factors-for-creating-accountable-care-organizations/

Gamble, M.  Novel ACO model pairs community health centers with local academic medical centers.  Becker's Hospital Review, June 2, 2011.  http://www.beckershospitalreview.com/hospital-physician-relationships/novel-aco-model-pairs-community-health-centers-with-local-academic-medical-centers.html

Tocknell, M.  Q&A:  Methodist health CEO on an ACO alternative.  HealthLeaders Media.  June 1, 2011.  http://www.healthleadersmedia.com/content/TEC-266802/QA-Methodist-Health-CEO-on-an-ACO-Alternative.html

5 thoughts on ACOs from healthcare leaders.  Becker's Hospital Review, June 1, 2011.  http://www.beckershospitalreview.com/hospital-physician-relationships/5-thoughts-on-acos-from-healthcare-leaders.html

Cantlupe, J.  Better care and the bottom line.  HealthLeaders Media. June 2011.  http://content.hcpro.com/pdf/content/267505.pdf

Lubell, J., editor. NCQA's final ACO standards in July may have later impact on Medicare.  AIS Health, 2(6):1-4, June 2011.  http://aishealth.com/archive/nabn0611-04

Klar, R.  Saving the shared savings program (ACOs) part two:  Financial issues.  Health Affairs, May 31, 2011.   http://healthaffairs.org/blog/2011/05/31/saving-the-shared-savings-program-part-2-financial-issues/

Ginsburg, P.  Spending to save - ACOs and the Medicare shared savings program.  New England Journal of Medicine.  May 25, 2011.  http://healthpolicyandreform.nejm.org/?p=14537&query=home

Zhani, E.  Joint Commission Primary Care Medical Home Option to Launch in July.  Oakbrook Terrace, IL:  Joint Commission, May 24, 2011.   http://www.jointcommission.org/joint_commission_primary_care_medical_home_option_to_launch_in_july/

New ACO regs causing dismay.  Health systems now unsure whether they'll work.  Payers and ProvidersMidwest Edition.  1(10):1-6, May 24, 2011.  http://www.payersandproviders.com/publications/ppmw524.pdf

Klar, R.  Saving the shared savings programs (ACOs):  Specific suggestions for success-part one.  Health Affairs Blog.  May 17, 2011.  http://healthaffairs.org/blog/2011/05/17/saving-the-shared-savings-program-acos-specific-suggestions-for-success-part-one/

Priselac, R.  Form follows function:  how to build a strong ACO.  H&HN.  May 16, 2011.  http://www.hhnmag.com/hhnmag/HHNDaily/HHNDailyDisplay.dhtml?id=8410007224

Evans M. Proposed ACO rules too risky, demo group participants say. ModernHealthcare.com, May 13, 2011. Proposed ACO rules too risky, demo group participants say - Healthcare business news, research, information and opinions. http://www.modernhealthcare.com/article/20110513/NEWS/305139963#ixzz1MWo8HQeU

Freeman, G.  Beyond the medical home.  HealthLeaders Media.  May 13, 2011.  http://www.healthleadersmedia.com/content/MAG-266112/Beyond-the-Medical-Home.html

Boyle, A.  Proposed ACO regulations raise questions of risks vs. rewards for PCPs.  Medical Economics.  May 12, 2011.  http://medicaleconomics.modernmedicine.com/memag/article/articleDetail.jsp?id=722285&sk=c5dde24b74c27f55827dbb87e8b86d29

Commins, J.  CHIME raises concerns on ACO data sharing.  HealthLeaders Media.  May 11, 2011.  http://www.healthleadersmedia.com/content/HEP-266032/CHIME-Raises-Concerns-on-ACO-Data-Sharing

Commins, J.  ACO hurdles, risks, could dampen provider enthusiasm.  HealthLeaders Media.  May 11, 2011.  http://www.healthleadersmedia.com/content/PHY-266033/ACO-Hurdles-Risks-Could-Dampen-Provider-Enthusiasm

Dunn, L.  3 key concepts surrounding tax-exemption and ACOs.  Becker's Hospital Review.  May 11, 2011.  http://www.beckershospitalreview.com/hospital-physician-relationships/3-key-concepts-surrounding-tax-exemption-and-acos.html

Leaders respond to CMS’ proposed ACO.  HealthLeaders Media.  May 11, 2011.  http://www.healthleadersmedia.com/impact-analysis/265335

Vaughan, C.  ACOs shine spotlight on physician employment.  HealthLeaders Media.  May 10, 2011.  http://www.healthleadersmedia.com/content/PHY-265935/ACOs-Shine-Spotlight-on-Physician-Employment

Harris, S.  Contracts should spell out everyone's role in an ACO.  amednews.com.  May 9, 2011.  http://www.ama-assn.org/amednews/2011/05/09/bicb0509.htm

Tocknell, M.  ACO options to be explored by two Texas health systems.  HealthLeaders Media.  May 5, 2011.  http://www.healthleadersmedia.com/content/LED-265786/ACO-Options-to-be-Explored-by-Two-Texas-Health-Systems.html

Dunn, L.  Methodist health system, Texas health resources partner on ACO.  Becker's Hospital Review.  May 5, 2011.  http://www.beckershospitalreview.com/hospital-physician-relationships/methodist-health-system-texas-health-resources-partner-on-aco.html

Tocknell, M.  Health plan, provider partnerships may trump ACOs.  HealthLeaders Media.  May 2, 2011.  http://www.healthleadersmedia.com/content/HEP-265567/Health-Plan-Provider-Partnerships-May-Trump-ACOs.html

Rodak, S.  Physician integration:  hospital medical leaders share challenges, strategies.  Becker's Hospital Review.  Apr. 28, 2011.  http://www.beckershospitalreview.com/hospital-physician-relationships/physician-integration-hospital-medical-leaders-share-challenges-strategies.html

Ronstrom, S.  The challenge of non-profit status in an era of accountable care.  Becker's Hospital Review.  Apr. 26, 2011.  http://www.beckershospitalreview.com/hospital-financial-and-business-news/the-challenge-of-non-profit-status-in-an-era-of-accountable-care.html  

Dunn, L.  Should your hospital form an ACO?  5 considerationsBecker's Hospital Review.  Apr. 22, 2011.  http://www.beckershospitalreview.com/hospital-physician-relationships/should-your-hospital-form-an-aco-5-considerations.html

Rosenbaum, S., and Shin, P.  Medicare's Accountable Care Organization Regulations:  How Will Medicare Beneficiaries Who Reside in Medically Underserved Communities Fare?  Washington:  George Washington University, Apr. 20, 2011.  http://www.gwumc.edu/sphhs/departments/healthpolicy/dhp_publications/pub_uploads/dhpPublication_6EFAAA15-5056-9D20-3DBE579D20C06F05.pdf

Fiegl, C.  Skepticism greets Medicare ACO shared savings program.  amednews.com.  Apr. 18, 2011.  http://www.ama-assn.org/amednews/2011/04/18/gvl10418.htm

Guteman, S., and others.  High Performance Accountable Care:  Building on Success and Learning from Experience.  New York:  The Commonwealth Fund, Apr. 14, 2011.  http://www.commonwealthfund.org/Content/Publications/Fund-Reports/2011/Apr/High-Performance-Accountable-Care.aspx?omnicid=20

Miller, J.  The proposed accountable care organization antitrust guidance:  A first look.  Health Affairs Blog.  Apr. 14, 2011.  http://healthaffairs.org/blog/2011/04/14/the-proposed-accountable-care-organization-antitrust-guidance-a-first-look/

Betbeze, P.  In an ACO, who's accountable?  HealthLeaders Media.  Apr. 14, 2011 http://www.healthleadersmedia.com/content/MAG-264787/In-an-ACO-Whos-Accountable

Levy, A., Sharp, A., and Hayworth, S.  How to develop an effective accountable care organization.  H&HN.  Apr. 7, 2011.  http://www.hhnmag.com/hhnmag/HHNDaily/HHNDailyDisplay.dhtml?id=6470003245

Rodak, S.  Developing an ACO:  How to manage risk.  Becker's Hospital Review.  Apr. 7, 2011.  http://www.beckershospitalreview.com/hospital-physician-relationships/developing-an-aco-how-to-manage-risks.html

Haywood, T., Kosel, K.  The ACO model - A three-year financial loss?  New England Journal of Medicine.  364:e27, Apr. 7, 2011.  http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMp1100950

Becker, S., and others.  50 things to know about the proposed ACO regulations.  Becker's Hospital Review.  Apr. 4, 2011.  http://www.beckershospitalreview.com/hospital-physician-relationships/50-things-to-know-about-the-proposed-aco-regulations.html

Jones, P. The Nurse’s Role in Accountable Care.  Milliman Healthcare Reform Briefing Paper,  Apr. 2011.  http://publications.milliman.com/publications/healthreform/pdfs/nurses-role-accountable-care.pdf

Stalking the ACO Unicorn.  What the Proposed Regulations for Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs).  Chicago:  PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.  Apr. 2011.  http://pwchealth.com/cgi-local/hregister.cgi?link=reg/stalking-the-aco-unicorn.pd [free registration required].

Molpus, J.  The leap to accountable care organizations.  HealthLeaders Media.  Apr. 2011.  http://content.hcpro.com/pdf/content/264977.pdf

Iglehart, J.  Doctor-workers of the world.  Health Affairs.  30(4):556-558, Apr. 2011.  http://content.healthaffairs.org/content/30/4/556.abstract

Tursman, J.  Geisinger's multi-ACO efforts may not be easily replicated.  AISHealth.  2(4):1-4, Apr. 4, 2011.  http://aishealth.com/archive/nabn0411-06

Fields, R.  Tenet's Dr. Stephen Newman:  Economic ceilings necessitate clinical integration.  Becker's Hospital Review.  Mar. 31, 2011.  http://www.beckershospitalreview.com/hospital-financial-and-business-news/tenets-dr-stephen-newman-economic-ceilings-necessitate-clinical-integration-5.html#

Fiegl, C.  CMS releases proposed ACO rules.  Amednews.com.  Mar. 31, 2011.  http://www.ama-assn.org/amednews/2011/03/28/gvse0331.htm

Berwick, D.  Launching accountable care organizations - The proposed rule for the Medicare shared savings program.  New England Journal of Medicine.  Mar. 31, 2011.  http://healthpolicyandreform.nejm.org/?p=14106&query=home

Gold, J.  FAQ on ACOs:  Accountable care organizations, explained.  Kaiser Health News.  Mar.31, 2011.  http://www.kaiserhealthnews.org/Stories/2011/January/13/ACO-accountable-care-organization-FAQ.aspx

Rau, J., Galewitz, P., and Vaida, B.  New ACO rules outline gains and risks for doctors, hospitals.  Kaiser Health News.  Mar.31, 2011.  http://www.kaiserhealthnews.org/Stories/2011/March/31/ACO-rules.aspx

Federal Trade Commission and Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice.  Proposed Statement of Antitrust Enforcement Policy Regarding Accountable Care Organizations Participating in the Medicare Shared Savings Program; Notice with comment period. Washington, DC: Federal Trade Commission, Mar. 31, 2011.  http://www.ftc.gov/os/fedreg/2011/03/110331acofrn.pdf

McClellan, M., and Fisher, E.  Accountable care organizations:  A framework for evaluating proposed rules.  Health Affairs Blog, Mar. 31, 2011.  http://healthaffairs.org/blog/2011/03/31/accountable-care-organizations-a-framework-for-evaluating-proposed-rules/

Gamble, M.  ACO pioneers:  Q&A with leaders from the Nebraska Medical Center and Atlantic Health.  Becker's Hospital Review.  Mar. 30, 2011.   http://www.beckershospitalreview.com/hospital-physician-relationships/aco-pioneers-qaa-with-leaders-from-the-nebraska-medical-center-and-atlantic-health.html

Gamble, M.  10 ACOs recently formed by hospitals and health systems.  Becker's Hospital Review.  Mar. 30, 2011.  http://www.beckershospitalreview.com/hospital-physician-relationships/10-acos-recently-formed-by-hospitals-and-health-systems.html

Coker Group. The Healthcare Executive's Guide to ACO Strategy. HealthLeaders Media, Mar. 29, 2011. http://www.hcmarketplace.com/prod-9464-EZINEADH/The-Healthcare-Executives-Guide-to-ACO-Strategy.html

Stead, C., and Enders, T.  Leadership changes:  Enabling clinical integration.  H&HN.  Mar. 29, 2011.  http://www.hhnmag.com/hhnmag/HHNDaily/HHNDailyDisplay.dhtml?id=9110008857

Gamble, M.  5 opportunities for physicians and hospitals to realign in preparation for ACOs.  Becker's Hospital Review.  May 28, 2011.   http://www.beckershospitalreview.com/hospital-physician-relationships/5-opportunities-for-physicians-and-hospitals-to-realign-in-preparation-for-acos.html

Park, S.  Post Acute Long Term Care Planning for Accountable Care Organizations.  Greenville, SC:  Dixon Hughes Healthcare Consulting.  March 24, 2011.  http://www.leadingage.org/uploadedFiles/Content/About/CAST/Resources/Dixon_Hughes_Whitepaer.pdf

 

The bridge to accountable care organizations.  HealthLeaders Media.  Mar. 18, 2011.  http://www.healthleadersmedia.com/breakthroughs/261719/The-Bridge-to-Accountable-Care-Organizations

Numerof, R., and Rothenberg, S.  The essence of accountable care.  H&HN.  Mar. 10, 2011. http://www.hhnmag.com/hhnmag/HHNDaily/HHNDailyDisplay.dhtml?id=7670002189

Tursman, J., editor.  Delayed ACO draft rules are expected soon amid sizable, ongoing interagency debate.  AISHealth.com.  2(7):2, Mar. 7, 2011. http://aishealth.com/archive/nref030711-02

Rodak, S.  Physician integration may be "tipping Point" for success of ACOs.  Becker's Hospital Review.  Mar. 1, 2011.   http://www.beckershospitalreview.com/hospital-physician-relationships/physician-integration-may-be-qtipping-pointq-for-success-of-acos.html

Better to Best.  Washington:  Health2 Resources, Mar. 2011.  http://www.pcpcc.net/files/better_best_guide_full_2011.pdf

Tursman, J., editor.  Vinson ruling in Florida seen as unlikely to have major impact on ACO ventures.  AISHealth.com.  2(3):1, Mar. 2011.  http://aishealth.com/archive/nabn0311-01

Guerin-Calver, M., and Israilevich, G. Assessment of Cost Trends and Price Differences for U.S. Hospitals. Washington, DC: Compass Lexecon, Mar. 2011. http://www.aha.org/aha/content/2011/pdf/11costtrendspricediffreport.pdf [AHA Summary: http://www.aha.org/aha/content/2011/pdf/11costtrendspricediffppt.pdf]

Phillips, R., and others. Case study of a primary care-based accountable care system approach to medical home transformation. Journal of Ambulatory Care Management.  34(1):67-77, Jan.-Mar. 2011.

Hospital-physician relationships and accountable care organizations.  Becker's Hospital Review.  Feb. 24, 2011.  http://www.beckershospitalreview.com/hospital-physician-relationships/study-74-of-hospital-executives-have-cynical-view-of-acos.html#

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