Scanning the Headlines: Clinical Integration (Archive) 2011


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Torres, C. 32 ‘Pioneers’ Selected To Test New Health Care Model For Seniors. Kaiser Health News, Dec. 19, 2011.

Betbeze, P.  4 reasons to wait on ACOs.  HealthLeaders Media.  Dec. 16, 2011.


Money Follows the Person:  A 2011 Survey of Transitions, Services and Costs. Menlo Park, CA:  Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation.  Dec. 8, 2011.

Clark, C.  IHI:  Berwick on ACOs, Congress, fraud.  HealthLeaders Media.  Dec. 7, 2011.

Gamble, M.  Survey:  Nearly 50% of physicians still unsure about ACOs.  Becker's Hospital Review.  Dec. 5, 2011.

Reynolds, J.  ACOs will reduce hospital margins in the near team.  Becker's Hospital Review.  Dec. 2, 2011.

Landon, B., and others.  The relationship between physician compensation strategies and the intensity of care delivered to Medicare beneficiaries.  Dec. 2011.

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.  Dec. 2011.

M. A. Zezza, The Final Rule for the Medicare Shared Savings Program [accountable care organizations], Commonwealth Fund, Dec. 2011.

Rajecki, R.  Program identifies accountable care organizations likely to succeed.  Modern Medicine.  Nov. 30, 2011.

Roy, A.  FTC commissioner:  Accountable Care Organizations Will Likely Lead to 'Higher Costs and Lower Quality Health Care'.  Forbes.  Nov. 21, 2011.

Clark, C.  Call yourself an ACO?  Prove it.  HealthLeaders Media.  Nov. 16, 2011. 

Kelly, C.  Health care system transformation fellowships:  building physician alignment.  H&HN.  Nov. 14, 2011.

Muhlestein, D., and others.  Growth and Dispersion of Accountable Care Organizations.  Salt Lake City, UT:  Leavitt Partners.  Nov. 2011.

Berenson, R., and Burton, R.  Why is Everyone Talking About ACOs?  Princeton, NJ:  Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.  Nov. 2011.

Arora, S.  Telemedicine in the accountable care era.  H&HN.  Oct. 31, 2011.

Betbeze, P.  ACO final rules intend to encourage consolidation.  HealthLeaders Media.  Oct. 31, 2011.

Health Care Reform:  Accountable Care Organizations and Critical Access Hospitals.  Draffin and Tucker, LLD.  Oct. 20, 2011.

Clark, C.  AMA asks Medicare to start paying doctors for care coordination.  HealthLeaders Media.  Oct. 11, 2011.

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.

Ruppert, D.  The ACO team.  H&HN.  Sept. 29, 2011.

Bush, H.  Pioneer ACO lures providers with flexibility, innovation.  H&HN.  Sept. 21, 2011. [podcast]

Betbeze, P.  Private sector ACO models rooted in rugged individualism.  HealthLeaders Media.  Sept. 13, 2011.

DuBow M.  Strategic options: it's not ACO or nothing.  HealthLeaders Media.  September 2, 2011.

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.

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.

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.

Betbeze, P.  Physician alignment:  The collaborative care discount.  HealthLeaders Media.  Sept. 2011.

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.

Miller, L.  Using social networks to create ACOs.  H&HN.  Aug. 19, 2011.

Tocknell, M.  10 ACO blunders you can avoid.  HealthLeaders Media.  Aug. 18, 2011.

Gamble, M.  10 potential blunders by providers in ACOs.  Becker's Hospital Review.  Aug. 10, 2011.

Phyician Group Practice Demonstration Succeeds in Improving Quality and Reducing Costs.  Washington:  Department of Health and Human Services, Aug. 8, 2011.

Abrams, M., and Cummings, S.  Staying ahead of the bundled pricing curve.  H&HN.  Aug. 4, 2011.

Safyer, S.  Why accountable care matters:  The C-suite perspective.  H&HN.  Aug. 4, 2011.

Berenson, R., Devers, K., and Burton, R.  What is a Medical Home?  Princeton, NJ:  Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.  Aug. 2011.

Tursman, J.  27 states debate ACO-related bills, but just 10 enact laws., Aug. 2011.

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.

Bush, H.  The fear of ACO commitment:  It's all in the details.  H&HN.  July 27, 2011.

A push for clinical integration.  Trustee Magazine.  July 7, 2011.

Commins, J.  Physician alignment poses challenge for ACOs.  HealthLeaders Media.  July 12, 2011.

The Two Medicare ACO Programs: Medicare Shared Savings and Pioneer-Risk/Actuarial Differences.  Charlotte, NC: Premier Inc.  Jul. 8, 2011.

Morrison, I.  Medicare disadvantage.  H&HN.  July 5, 2011.

Medicare Physician Group Practice Demonstration.  Baltimore, MD:  Department of Health and Human Services, July 2011.

Accountable Care Organizations in California:  Programmatic and Legal Considerations.  Oakland, CA:  California Healthcare Foundation, July 2011.

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.

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

Rodak, S.  5 steps to successful hospital-physician integration.  Becker's Hospital Review.  June 27, 2011.

The accountable care fiasco. Wall Street Journal.  June 19, 2011.

Pecci, A.  Wyoming hospitals plan integrated care network.  HealthLeaders Media.  June 8, 2011.

Submit Gripes on ACOs.  Midwest Edition.  Burbank, CA:  Payers and Providers, June 7, 2011.

Klar, R.  Saving the shared savings program (ACOs) part three:  quality, payment, and data issues.  Health Affairs Blog.  June 6, 2011.

Hammond, E.  Success factors for creating accountalbe care organizations.  Health Affairs, June 3, 2011.

Gamble, M.  Novel ACO model pairs community health centers with local academic medical centers.  Becker's Hospital Review, June 2, 2011.

Tocknell, M.  Q&A:  Methodist health CEO on an ACO alternative.  HealthLeaders Media.  June 1, 2011.

5 thoughts on ACOs from healthcare leaders.  Becker's Hospital Review, June 1, 2011.

Cantlupe, J.  Better care and the bottom line.  HealthLeaders Media. June 2011.

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

Klar, R.  Saving the shared savings program (ACOs) part two:  Financial issues.  Health Affairs, May 31, 2011.

Ginsburg, P.  Spending to save - ACOs and the Medicare shared savings program.  New England Journal of Medicine.  May 25, 2011.

Zhani, E.  Joint Commission Primary Care Medical Home Option to Launch in July.  Oakbrook Terrace, IL:  Joint Commission, May 24, 2011.

New ACO regs causing dismay.  Health systems now unsure whether they'll work.  Payers and ProvidersMidwest Edition.  1(10):1-6, May 24, 2011.

Klar, R.  Saving the shared savings programs (ACOs):  Specific suggestions for success-part one.  Health Affairs Blog.  May 17, 2011.

Priselac, R.  Form follows function:  how to build a strong ACO.  H&HN.  May 16, 2011.

Evans M. Proposed ACO rules too risky, demo group participants say., May 13, 2011. Proposed ACO rules too risky, demo group participants say - Healthcare business news, research, information and opinions.

Freeman, G.  Beyond the medical home.  HealthLeaders Media.  May 13, 2011.

Boyle, A.  Proposed ACO regulations raise questions of risks vs. rewards for PCPs.  Medical Economics.  May 12, 2011.

Commins, J.  CHIME raises concerns on ACO data sharing.  HealthLeaders Media.  May 11, 2011.

Commins, J.  ACO hurdles, risks, could dampen provider enthusiasm.  HealthLeaders Media.  May 11, 2011.

Dunn, L.  3 key concepts surrounding tax-exemption and ACOs.  Becker's Hospital Review.  May 11, 2011.

Leaders respond to CMS’ proposed ACO.  HealthLeaders Media.  May 11, 2011.

Vaughan, C.  ACOs shine spotlight on physician employment.  HealthLeaders Media.  May 10, 2011.

Harris, S.  Contracts should spell out everyone's role in an ACO.  May 9, 2011.

Tocknell, M.  ACO options to be explored by two Texas health systems.  HealthLeaders Media.  May 5, 2011.

Dunn, L.  Methodist health system, Texas health resources partner on ACO.  Becker's Hospital Review.  May 5, 2011.

Tocknell, M.  Health plan, provider partnerships may trump ACOs.  HealthLeaders Media.  May 2, 2011.

Rodak, S.  Physician integration:  hospital medical leaders share challenges, strategies.  Becker's Hospital Review.  Apr. 28, 2011.

Ronstrom, S.  The challenge of non-profit status in an era of accountable care.  Becker's Hospital Review.  Apr. 26, 2011.  

Dunn, L.  Should your hospital form an ACO?  5 considerationsBecker's Hospital Review.  Apr. 22, 2011.

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.

Fiegl, C.  Skepticism greets Medicare ACO shared savings program.  Apr. 18, 2011.

Guteman, S., and others.  High Performance Accountable Care:  Building on Success and Learning from Experience.  New York:  The Commonwealth Fund, Apr. 14, 2011.

Miller, J.  The proposed accountable care organization antitrust guidance:  A first look.  Health Affairs Blog.  Apr. 14, 2011.

Betbeze, P.  In an ACO, who's accountable?  HealthLeaders Media.  Apr. 14, 2011

Levy, A., Sharp, A., and Hayworth, S.  How to develop an effective accountable care organization.  H&HN.  Apr. 7, 2011.

Rodak, S.  Developing an ACO:  How to manage risk.  Becker's Hospital Review.  Apr. 7, 2011.

Haywood, T., Kosel, K.  The ACO model - A three-year financial loss?  New England Journal of Medicine.  364:e27, Apr. 7, 2011.

Becker, S., and others.  50 things to know about the proposed ACO regulations.  Becker's Hospital Review.  Apr. 4, 2011.

Jones, P. The Nurse’s Role in Accountable Care.  Milliman Healthcare Reform Briefing Paper,  Apr. 2011.

Stalking the ACO Unicorn.  What the Proposed Regulations for Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs).  Chicago:  PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.  Apr. 2011. [free registration required].

Molpus, J.  The leap to accountable care organizations.  HealthLeaders Media.  Apr. 2011.

Iglehart, J.  Doctor-workers of the world.  Health Affairs.  30(4):556-558, Apr. 2011.

Tursman, J.  Geisinger's multi-ACO efforts may not be easily replicated.  AISHealth.  2(4):1-4, Apr. 4, 2011.

Fields, R.  Tenet's Dr. Stephen Newman:  Economic ceilings necessitate clinical integration.  Becker's Hospital Review.  Mar. 31, 2011.

Fiegl, C.  CMS releases proposed ACO rules.  Mar. 31, 2011.

Berwick, D.  Launching accountable care organizations - The proposed rule for the Medicare shared savings program.  New England Journal of Medicine.  Mar. 31, 2011.

Gold, J.  FAQ on ACOs:  Accountable care organizations, explained.  Kaiser Health News.  Mar.31, 2011.

Rau, J., Galewitz, P., and Vaida, B.  New ACO rules outline gains and risks for doctors, hospitals.  Kaiser Health News.  Mar.31, 2011.

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.

McClellan, M., and Fisher, E.  Accountable care organizations:  A framework for evaluating proposed rules.  Health Affairs Blog, Mar. 31, 2011.

Gamble, M.  ACO pioneers:  Q&A with leaders from the Nebraska Medical Center and Atlantic Health.  Becker's Hospital Review.  Mar. 30, 2011.

Gamble, M.  10 ACOs recently formed by hospitals and health systems.  Becker's Hospital Review.  Mar. 30, 2011.

Coker Group. The Healthcare Executive's Guide to ACO Strategy. HealthLeaders Media, Mar. 29, 2011.

Stead, C., and Enders, T.  Leadership changes:  Enabling clinical integration.  H&HN.  Mar. 29, 2011.

Gamble, M.  5 opportunities for physicians and hospitals to realign in preparation for ACOs.  Becker's Hospital Review.  May 28, 2011.

Park, S.  Post Acute Long Term Care Planning for Accountable Care Organizations.  Greenville, SC:  Dixon Hughes Healthcare Consulting.  March 24, 2011.


The bridge to accountable care organizations.  HealthLeaders Media.  Mar. 18, 2011.

Numerof, R., and Rothenberg, S.  The essence of accountable care.  H&HN.  Mar. 10, 2011.

Tursman, J., editor.  Delayed ACO draft rules are expected soon amid sizable, ongoing interagency debate.  2(7):2, Mar. 7, 2011.

Rodak, S.  Physician integration may be "tipping Point" for success of ACOs.  Becker's Hospital Review.  Mar. 1, 2011.

Better to Best.  Washington:  Health2 Resources, Mar. 2011.

Tursman, J., editor.  Vinson ruling in Florida seen as unlikely to have major impact on ACO ventures.  2(3):1, Mar. 2011.

Guerin-Calver, M., and Israilevich, G. Assessment of Cost Trends and Price Differences for U.S. Hospitals. Washington, DC: Compass Lexecon, Mar. 2011. [AHA Summary:]

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.

Richman, B.D.  A cautious path forward on accountable care organizations.  JAMA.   305(8): 743-844, Feb. 23, 2011.

Glaser, J.  Accountable care organizations and health information exchange.  H&HN.  Feb. 15, 2011.

Bush, H.   Alan Channing on delivery system transformation.  H&HN.  Feb. 14, 2011.

Yin, S.  Barak Richman:  ACOs should not involve collaboration of rivals.   Fierce Healthcare.  Feb.  11, 2011.

Becker, S., Gilmer, L., and McGuire, W.  Physician hospital contracting - A compliance approach:  11 key.  Becker's Hospital Review.  Feb. 10, 2011.

Pear, R.  Health law provision raises antitrust concerns.  The New York Times.  Feb. 8, 2011.

Page, L.  4 Tips for the transition to acos.  Becker’s Hospital Review.  Feb. 7, 2011.

Page, L.   8 Points on how antitrust laws might affect  acos.  Becker’s Hospital Review.  Feb. 4, 2011.

Physicians, health systems should weigh other delivery reforms in building ACOs.  AISHealth.  Feb. 01, 2011.

Singer, S., and others.  Defining and measuring integrated patient care: promoting the next frontier in health care delivery.  Sage Journals.  68 (1): pp.112-127, Feb 2011.

2011 PCMH [patient-centered medical home] standards and guidelines. Washington, DC: National Committee for Quality Assurance, Jan. 31, 2011.

Breakthroughts.  HealthLeaders Media.  Jan. 27, 2011.

Carlson J. Integration validation: 2011 SDI top 100 IHNs [integrated health networks]. Modern Healthcare 41(41):28-31, Jan. 24, 2011

Dunn, L.  Almost half of physicians don’t know what an ACO is.  Becker’s Hospital Review.  Jan. 20, 2011.

Gold, J.  FAQ on ACOs: accountable care organizations, explained.  Kaiser Health News.  Jan. 13, 2011.

Gamble, M.  Survey:  45% of employers want ACOs.  Becker’s Hospital Review.  Jan. 4, 2011.

Terry, K.  ACOs forging the links.  HHN Magazine.  Jan. 1, 2011.

Miller, H.  Transitioning to Accountable Care.  Pittsburgh, PA:  Center for Healthcare Quality and Payment Reform, Jan 2011.

Accountable Care Organization Learning Network: Toolkit. Brookings Institution Engelberg Center for Health Reform; Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, Jan. 2011.

Lake, T., Stewart, K., and Ginsburg, P.  Lessons from the Field:  Making Accountable Care Organizations Real.  Research Brief.  No. 2.  Washington:  Center for Studying Health System Change, Jan. 2011.

Designing a Health IT Backbone for ACOs.  New York:  PWC, Jan. 2011.

From Courtship to Marriage:  A Two-Part Series on Physician-Hospital Alignment.  New York:  PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PWC), 2011.

Barlow, K. The complete guide to physician relationships : strategies for the accountable care era. Marblehead, MA: HCPro, 2011.                                                                       

Accountable Care Organization 2012 Program Analysis Quality Performance Standards Narrative Measure Specifications.  West Des Moines, IA:  RTI International.  Dec. 12, 2011.


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