Current Reviews in Musculoskeletal Medicine

, Volume 5, Issue 4, pp 283–289

The role of accountable care organizations in delivering value

  • Kevin O’Halloran
  • Andres Depalma
  • Vilma Joseph
  • Neil Cobelli
  • Alok Sharan
Health Policy (AD Sharan, Section Editor)

DOI: 10.1007/s12178-012-9138-7

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O’Halloran, K., Depalma, A., Joseph, V. et al. Curr Rev Musculoskelet Med (2012) 5: 283. doi:10.1007/s12178-012-9138-7
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Abstract

The goal of Accountable Care Organizations is to improve patient outcomes while maximizing the value of the services provided. This will be achieved through the use of performance and quality measures that facilitate efficient, cost-effective, evidence-based care. By creating a network connecting primary care physicians, specialists, rehabilitation facilities and hospitals, patient care should be maximized while at the same time delivering appropriate value for those services provided. The Medicare Shared Savings Program will financially reward ACOs that meet performance standards while at the same time lowering costs. The orthopaedic surgeon can only benefit by understanding how to participate in and negotiate the complexities of these organizations.

Keywords

Accountable care organizationACOCMSCenters for medicaid and medicare servicesAffordable care actHealthcare reformPay for performance

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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  • Kevin O’Halloran
    • 1
  • Andres Depalma
    • 2
  • Vilma Joseph
    • 3
  • Neil Cobelli
    • 1
  • Alok Sharan
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Orthopaedic SurgeryMontefiore Medical Center, The University Hospital for Albert Einstein College of MedicineBronxUSA
  2. 2.UMDNJ—Robert Wood Johnson Medical SchoolPiscatawayUSA
  3. 3.Department of AnesthesiologyMontefiore Medical CenterBronxUSA