Category Archives: Accountable Care Organizations (ACO)

ACO’s Creates New Opportunities for Nurses

By Cathryn Domrose, Nurse.com Released last month, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services‘ new guidelines for accountable care organizations were a victory for many healthcare professionals dismayed by the original version released in April. Nursing organizations were concerned the … Continue reading

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Red Hot Accountable Care! What Will This Mean for Healthcare?

By Kate Goonan, MD   Advance Laboratory Eye on Quality Accountable care organization (ACO) is the latest buzz phrase to hit the healthcare executive lexicon. The concept is so hot yet so poorly understood that a cartoon mocking our ignorance … Continue reading

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Accountable Care (ACO) Will Expand the Need for Case Managers

Nurse Together.com Traditionally, case management has been a tool reserved for complex cases, usually hospitalized patients needing multi-disciplinary interventions. However, that scenario may change as accountable care organizations take center stage next year. With their mandated goals of cost containment … Continue reading

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Why Nurses are Essential to ACO Implementation

By Karen M. Cheung, Fierce Healthcare Daily News   The key to implementing accountable care organizations (ACOs) could already live in your institution–the registered nurse, according to an America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) article. With today’s expanded role of the nurse going … Continue reading

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What is an Accountable Care Organizations (ACO)?

Kaiser Health News, Jenny Gold ACO is the hottest three-letter word in health care Accountable care organizations take up only seven pages of the massive new health law yet have become one of the most talked about provisions. This latest model for … Continue reading

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