American Hospital Association: Activities and Costs to Develop an Accountable Care Organization

This white paper written by McMannis Consulting and sponsored by the American Hospital Association describes the activities and costs needed to develop successful accountable care organizations:

  • Develop right-sized network that include physicians, other care providers, hospitals, and post-acute care organizations that address the full continuum of health care needs;
  • Provide supporting infrastructure – including electronic health records, electronic connectivity, data analyses, quality reporting and management, governance structures and credible management teams; and
  • Develop an overarching culture, reinforced with financial and other incentives, so that the ACO can function as a unified, coordinated organization.

The white paper reports case study research on four organizations: New West Physicians (Denver, CO), Metro Health (Grad Rapids, MI), Memorial Hermann Health (Houston, TX), and Catholic Medical Partners (Buffalo, NY).

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