Monday, October 4, 2010

ACOs good idea; doctor support will be critical

By Don Ammon
Former CEO, Adventist Health System West

In the early ‘70s, ‘80s and ‘90s we worked on a concept similar to accountable care organizations (ACOs) in California. We tried to establish a program that would cover risk for our patients’ care with a lot of enthusiasm and effort. But unfortunately, we had very little success. It was just so complicated and expensive to get the idea off the ground.

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