Friday, October 22, 2010

Southeastern Wisconsin Health System, IPA Launch Accountable Care Organization

Southeastern Wisconsin's ProHealth Care and the local independent physician association Waukesha (Wis.) Elmbrook Health Care have formed the first accountable care organization in southeast Wisconsin, according to a Business Journal report.

The ACO will be launched in Jan. 2011 and will be called ProHealth Solutions. It is designed to participate in Medicare's new Shared Saving Program under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

The ACO will be a virtual community with one electronic medical record, and will include a comprehensive quality improvement program with technology that measures specific clinical and efficiency outcomes for each physician. Read the Business Journal report on southeastern Wisconsin's first ACO.

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