HIN Publishes Latest Resource for Accountable Care Organizations: Blueprint for ACO Success


Blueprint for ACO Success The leading publisher of ACO resources announces the publication of "Blueprint for ACO Success," an examination of clinical, quality and compliance considerations from early adopters of accountable care organizations. The guide is the latest ACO resource from the Healthcare Intelligence Network.


Built into the accountable care organization (ACO) model is a business opportunity: provide a focal point of care while attaining health and cost containment goals. The newest ACO publication from the Healthcare Intelligence Network, Blueprint for ACO Success: Clinical, Quality and Compliance Considerations for an Accountable Care Organization, explains how to construct a strong clinical foundation for the ACO while meeting state and federal legal, regulatory and compliance requirements for this healthcare delivery model.

Learn how to prepare an ACO for clinical and regulatory success.

This 40-page guide provides advice and lessons learned in clinical and regulatory areas from two organizations already far along the path to ACO creation. It also delivers the latest metrics on ACO awareness, adoption and future initiatives derived from the 2011 Healthcare Intelligence Network Accountable Care Organizations Survey.

  • Content Overview: This comprehensive guide provides details on the following:

    • Advocate Physician Partners' clinical integration (CI) program: Mark Shields, MD, MBA, senior medical director for Advocate Physician Partners and vice president of medical management for Advocate Health Care, describes the CI program, including funding, incentives, mechanisms and supporting technology, and why a successful CI program can form the chassis for ACO creation.

    • Queens County Medical Society ACO: Jeffrey R. Ruggiero, Esq., a partner in Arnold & Porter LLP, legal advisors to the Queens County Medical Society ACO, describes 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. He also offers tips for engaging physicians and selecting ACO managers.

    • Just-published market research on ACO awareness and creation in the healthcare industry derived from the 2011 Healthcare Intelligence Network Accountable Care Organizations Survey. Provides metrics on current and planned ACOs; administration; participating providers; covered populations and lives; EHR use, funding models, quality, efficiency and satisfaction measure sets; challenges and barriers; and much more.

  • Target Audience: CEOs, medical directors, physician practice leaders, business development and strategic planning directors and consultants.

  • Report Formats and Availability: PDF instant download, Print or Print/PDF combination. Discounts for bulk quantity purchases of the book are available.
Purchase individual copies of Blueprint for ACO Success.

"With limited guidance from CMS to date on its Shared Savings program, these organizations are taking the lead in the creation of accountable care organizations. The experiences of Advocate Physician Partners and the Queens County Medical Society can help organizations interested in the ACO model construct a strong clinical and legally sound foundation for an ACO," said Melanie Matthews, executive vice president, the Healthcare Intelligence Network.

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