Tuesday, October 12, 2010

7 Steps Hospitals Must Take to Embrace ACOs: From Kevin Brennan at Geisinger Health System

Geisinger Health System, an integrated network in Danville, Pa., served as one of the models for the new accountable care organization. The system participated in CMS' seminal Medicare Group Practice Demonstration, a precursor of the ACO, and recently CMS tapped Richard Gilfillan, the head of the Geisinger Health Plan, to run its Innovation Center, which is overseeing ACOs. Here Kevin Brennan, Geisinger's CFO, discusses seven steps hospitals can take to embrace the new era of accountable care.


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