Tuesday, November 2, 2010

6 Best Practices on Bringing Independent Physicians Into Hospital-Run ACOs

As hospitals gear up for accountable care organizations, independent physicians are "a hot commodity," says Mary C. Reed, vice president of Gateway Health in Cleveland. Ms. Reed, who is helping a number of organizations create ACOs, says non-employed physicians, who are often specialists, are sorely needed to make ACOs run, and they need to be treated well. She provided six tips on dealing with independent physicians at the recent National Accountable Care Organization Congress in Los Angeles.


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