White Paper Released – "PSOs: Essential to ACO Success"

April 28, 2014    |   By: Calevir

The Center for Patient Safety has released a White Paper on the topic of PSOs and ACOs.

As health care responds to the imperative to improve quality and efficiency, a variety of business models featuring a clinically integrated approach to care and alternate payment methods are under consideration. Even before passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“PPACA”) in March 2010, there was increased interest in the development of different care delivery and payment models as mechanisms to transform health care through better alignment of financial incentives for providers with quality and cost goals. Prior legislation had already moved the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) from a passive purchaser of volume-based health care to an active purchaser of value-based, high quality healthcare, targeting quality and efficiency improvements through payment reform.

Read/Download the full WhitePaper – PSOs and ACOs.


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