AMA Releases Comprehensive Physicians’ How-To Guide on ACOs

Photo by MyTudut via FlickrThe American Medical Association has released one of the most comprehensive resources produced so far to help physicians evaluate their options for practice integration, accountable care organizations, and other issues, following the passage of federal health reform last year.

The resource may also be helpful to Massachusetts physicians who are thinking about what statewide payment reform and ACOs could mean to them.

Here are some of the topics:

  • ACO governance issues
  • Partnering with hospitals
  • Partnering with health plans
  • CO-OPs and accountable care
  • Electronic health records and federal incentive payments
  • Managing anti-trust risk

The document is available from the AMA at no cost.

Download the document here. (.pdf, 112 pages, 781 kb)

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