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Accountable Care Organizations Questions


Physician groups to form ACO?
Will large numbers of physician organizations or physician groups eventually develop an accountable care organization (ACO) of their own?[o:p][/o:p]

Answer Question   |  December 17, 2018  4:58 pm
Accountable Care Organizations, ACO
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20 pts.

Care delivery and data capture in Accountable Care
Some people setting up ACOs have mentioned one critical flaw to the concept: Collecting data for patient visits when they seek care outside of the ACO’s network (on vacation, don’t like in-network specialists, etc). While patients will be given the choice to go wherever they want for care, how can IT staffs help make sure...

Answer Question   |  December 17, 2018  7:12 pm
Accountable Care Organizations, ACOs, Data collection
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20 pts.

Legal framework, competition in ACO model
How do you get physician practices within an ACO that normally compete with each other to play nice in the sandbox together – building trust that you’re not sharing competitive data with the enemy?

Answer Question   |  December 17, 2018  5:26 pm
Accountable Care Organizations, ACOs, Physicians
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5 pts.

ACO performance measurements and reporting
In an ACO, there will likely be physicians and hospitals and clinics on different brands of EMRs. How complicated is it to standardize how they report patient data so you can compare apples to apples? How do you overcome these issues?

Answer Question   |  December 19, 2011  2:05 pm
Accountable Care Organizations, ACOs, ehr, EMR, Performance measures
asked by:
20 pts.

Clinical data warehouse; necessity for ACO?
Can ACOs be done without a clinical data warehouse, or is that requirement #1 when planning the IT support for an ACO?

Answer Question   |  December 17, 2018  8:23 pm
Accountable Care Organizations, ACOs, Clinical data warehousing
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10 pts.

ACOs and Business Intelligence
Our facility is planning to become an ACO in the next 2-3 years, and is currently evaluating options for different Business Intelligence (B)I and data analytics tools. Solutions that can track and compile the EHR data we need to then contract with payers, establish partnerships, etc. What are some the best options on the market...

Answer Question   |  December 17, 2018  7:53 pm
Accountable Care Organizations, ACOs, BI, Business Intelligence
asked by:
20 pts.

Accountable Care Organizations and data exchange
·         How health data will be shared in an ACO framework if without an EHR? What should a provider org do while they are in the pre-adoption phase?

Answer Question   |  December 17, 2018  12:56 pm
Accountable Care Organizations, ACOs, Data exchange, EHRs, electronic health record
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25 pts.

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?  

Answer Question   |  December 17, 2018  12:54 pm
Accountable Care Organizations, ACOs, Health information exchange, HIE, patient engagement
asked by:
20 pts.

Data analytics and CDS tools for ACO participation?
Will enough data analytics and clinical decision support tools be built into EHR systems for providers to participate in ACOs, or do you think we’ll need to get separate systems running on top of the EHR?

Answer Question   |  December 14, 2018  7:45 pm
Accountable Care Organizations, ACO, CDS, Clinical decision support, Data analytics
asked by:
20 pts.

Quality incentive payments for insurers: Becoming the norm?
The proposed CMS ACO model still has a long way to go, and may never even be a mandate or common practice. That said, does anyone see private insurers doing ACO-like programs based on quality incentive payments becoming the norm?

Answer Question   |  September 7, 2011  7:41 pm
Accountable Care Organizations, ACO, Payers, Quality
asked by:
20 pts.


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