Accountable Care at Academic Medical Centers - Lessons from Johns Hopkins.
N Engl J Med. 2011 Feb 2;
Authors: Berkowitz SA, Miller ED
In response to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), academic medical centers (AMCs) will need to address both financial and cultural barriers to the implementation of new care and payment models such as accountable care organizations (ACOs) - provider-based delivery systems that offer payment incentives for providing high-quality, coordinated care.(1) The steps that our institution, Johns Hopkins, has taken toward providing accountable care may offer useful lessons for other AMCs. Although ACO formation may not be the best path for all AMCs, we believe that all will need to maximize quality, align incentives, and effectively use modern health information technology (HIT) . . .
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