Philip R. Schauer, MD, Shares His Thoughts on the Necessary Direction of Accountable Care Organizations
Philip R. Schauer, MD, the director of the Bariatric and Metabolic Institute (BMI) at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio contends that accountable care organizations (ACOs) need to recognize obesity as a legitimate disease that is the basis for many other serious conditions. He emphasizes that obesity certainly requires treatment, and surgery is an appropriate intervention for certain patients.
This video was taken at the American Diabetes Associations 73rd Scientific Sessions in Chicago, IL.
One of the most exciting takeaways from the ACO and Emerging Healthcare Delivery Coalition is the concept that stakeholders in many facets of healthcare are coming together to make a success out of the accountable care organization revolution, said moderator Leonard Fromer, MD.