from our board. ACO uncertainty: How would proposed organizations work -- and would they impact dermatology?

Wheeland, Ronald G.
July 2011
Dermatology Times;Jul2011, Vol. 32 Issue 7, p7
Trade Publication
The article offers the author's insights on the emergence of accountable care organizations (ACOs) as part of the health care reform proposals as well as its impact on the delivery of dermatologic services. The author contends that small medical practices and private dermatology practices may find it difficult to band together with hospitals and large primary care practices to form an ACO. The author argues on the need to explain how the goals in the propose rule will be accomplished.


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