ACOs and PCMH

PPACA of 2010 brought many changes to the types of provider organizations available. ACOs and PCMHs are two new organizations formed under PPACA. Using the readings this week, discuss the origin, structure, and purpose of the new organizations formed under PPACA.

Using the Internet, search any three articles from the list below and evaluate the challenges and opportunities facing payers and providers as ACOs and PCMHs are implemented:

  • The     patient-center medical home and managed care: Times have changed, some components have not (Baird, 2011).
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  • Patient-centered      medical homes: Will health care reform provide new options for rural communities and providers? (Bolin, Gamm, Vest, Edwardson, & Miller,      2011)
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  • Accountable      Care Organizations: The case for flexible partnerships between health      plans and providers (Goldsmith, 2011).
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  • Payment      reform for primary care within the accountable care organization a      critical issue for health system reform (Goroll & Schoenbaum, 2012).
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  • Accountable      care organizations, the patient-centered medical home, and health care      reform: What does it all mean? (Longworth, 2011)
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  • Implementing accountable care      organizations: Ten potential mistakes and how to learn from them (Singer      & Shortell, 2011).

Based on your research, summarize your findings on the selected topics and compile your observations in a 5-page Microsoft Word document.

 

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