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 ACO final rules and regulations?
·         What do you think about the ACO final rules and regulations? What do you think needs to happen for the ACO model to have a shot at success? What would need to happen on the front of patient engagement and accountability?  

ASKED: October 24, 2011  12:54 PM
UPDATED: October 25, 2011  1:46 pm

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In terms of the ACO final rules, read my latest blog on the subject. (http://searchhealthit.techtarget.com/healthitexchange/allthingshit/wp-admin/post.php?action=edit&post=345.). Summarizing, the ONC made some great changes...reducing the downside risk for one of the tracks, reducing the number of quality measures, and eliminating the 50% physician EHR attestation requirement. These changes have been well received in the industry. An ACO model have many success barriers (governance, physician buy-in, etc.). However, the key ingredient to success lies in the technology needed to improve outcomes (EHR analytics, registries, remote monitoring,). Secondly, entities that were classified as PCMH (Patient Center Medical Homes), are in a great position to develop an ACO, because the basic infrastructure is already in place. Lastly, patient education is going to be key for them to become engaged and accountable. For those patients with chronic disease, I expect a certain level of engagement and accountability already exists.
Last Wiki Answer Submitted:  October 25, 2011  1:46 pm  by  AllinHIT   390 pts.
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