Accountable Care Bulletin
  Complimentary from the publishers of Accountable Care News               April, 2014  
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  “I have a message in most of my presentations that financing of care is not always the culprit in reducing quality and that culture usually eats strategy for lunch. More studies are revealing that despite all variables, a dedicated group of physicians can make a difference in outcome and innovation. And these are not always the big systems where you may have clashing cultures and extremely large budgets to fight over. Instead, the innovation may come from smaller groups that do things the way they do it because there are not unlimited resources to throw at the problem." William DeMarco, MA, CMC, President and Chief Executive Officer, Pendulum Healthcare Development Corporation

"The United Kingdom’s (UK) primary care P4P program has bonuses representing 30% of pay; however, while the UK P4P saw improvement, many of the improvements were already in process prior to P4P implementation and improvement flattened after several years of the P4P program."

Excerpted from: Accountable Care News, Volume 5, Number 4, April 2014, Catching Up With....Cheryl Damberg

What's News
  Industry engagement and dialogue are key for accountable care
EHR Intelligence, April 10, 2014
Health Reform Health Reform and Physician-Led Accountable Care
The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), April 10, 2014
  Meet the Winners and Losers of Accountable Care
Becker's Hospital Review, March 28, 2014
Michigan ACO expands, doubles in size
Healthcare Informatics, March 21, 2014
Physician practice participation in accountable care organizations
Health Services Research, abstract only, March 14, 2014
  9 Measures of ACO Success [infographic]
Health Intelligence Network, March 12th, 2014
This Month in Accountable Care News
  • Investing in Tomorrow by Innovating Today: New Jersey’s Progress Towards a More Accountable Health System by Jeffrey Brown
  • Is Your ACO Prepared for HIPAA? by Jenisse Ouellette, Esq.
  • Editor’s Corner: Randy Hountz, MBA on the Health System of the Future
  • No Good Deed Goes Unpunished by Michael S. Moschel
  • Thought Leader’s Corner: “A study found that integrated delivery systems were outperformed by smaller physician owned practices on diabetes and blood pressure quality measures and also had higher overall PMPM costs. Should this be a matter of surprise or concern to the ACO community?”
  • Industry News with briefs regarding American College of Physicians; Journal of General Internal Medicine; Aetna and Humana
  • Catching Up with….Cheryl L. Damberg, PhD, MPH
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