What Do ACOs Reveal About the Importance of Integration?

While some health systems, hospitals, and physician practices will choose to avoid forming an accountable care organization or adopting any other ACO-like model, they are still likely to face challenges around care coordination and collaboration as a result of consolidation in the healthcare industry.

While some health systems, hospitals, and physician practices will choose to avoid forming an accountable care organization or adopting any other ACO-like model, they are still likely to face challenges around care coordination and collaboration as a result of consolidation in the healthcare industry.

“The structure of an ACO is complicated. It requires collaboration between separate institutions that oftentimes have trouble collaborating on their own, let alone bringing in other entities or multiple entities. Whether this works or is figured out remains an open question,” says Acupera CEO Ronald Razmi, MD.

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Source EHRIntelligence