Blueprint for ACO Success: Clinical, Quality and
Compliance Considerations for an Accountable Care Organization

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Accountable care organizations (ACOs) create integrated delivery systems that
encourage teams of physicians, hospitals and other providers to collaboratively
coordinate care for ACO members. Built into the ACO model is a business
opportunity: provide a focal point of care while attaining health and cost
containment goals.

However, to ensure the ACO's fiscal health, its planners must construct a strong
clinical foundation for the ACO while meeting state and federal legal, regulatory
and compliance requirements for ACOs.

Blueprint for ACO Success: Clinical, Quality and Compliance Considerations for an Accountable Care Organization Blueprint for ACO Success: Clinical, Quality and
Compliance Considerations for an Accountable
Care Organization
provides perspectives and lessons
learned in both critical areas from two organizations
already far along the path to ACO creation:

Advocate Physician Partners' clinical integration (CI)
program, which includes over 3,000 physicians, has resulted
in improvements in patient outcomes and significant cost
savings and ideally positions them for an ACO.

The Queens County Medical Society, which is launching
one of New York State’s largest physician-owned ACOs, will
allow more than 700 local physicians to share Medicare savings, best practices
and access to new information technologies.

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This 30-page resource will prepare healthcare organizations considering an ACO for
clinical and regulatory success. First, it details Advocate Physician Partners'
CI program, from the structure of the CI group to funding, incentives, mechanisms
and technology that support CI, and why a successful CI program can provide the
ACO foundation.

Next, legal advisors for the Queens County Medical Society ACO launch describe the
operational and regulatory compliance requirements that must be met to ensure a
highly cost-effective, high quality, safe and legally compliant ACO for patients
and health plan members. These areas include anticipating the mandates of the
CMS Shared Savings program; achieving and maintaining compliance for existing
FTC requirements while positioning for possible changes; developing a multi-
disciplinary compliance approach; and creating policies and procedures for ongoing
compliance monitoring.

Contributing authors:

Blueprint for ACO Success: Clinical, Quality and Compliance Considerations for an
Accountable Care Organization
also presents new market research on ACO awareness
and creation in the industry derived from the 2011 Healthcare Intelligence Network
Accountable Care Organizations Survey.

Don't wait to order your organization's copy of The Blueprint for ACO Success:
Clinical, Quality and Compliance Considerations for an Accountable Care
Organization
to help your organization build a strong ACO clinical and
regulatory foundation.

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Sincerely,

Melanie Matthews
Executive Vice President
The Healthcare Intellligence Network
mmatthews@hin.com

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