my favorites had to do with accountable care organizations (ACOs). Much like health insurance exchanges, ACOs are a bit of a buzz word these days, but are often misunderstood. Of course things like that tend to lend themselves well to consulting gigs, and Paul Hsieh of Pajamas Media points out that the initial phases of development and implementation of ACOs has already created a consulting niche that is raking in huge amounts of money from hospitals and doctors who want to figure out the best way to design their ACOs. $25,000 a day for […]
[…] The article delves into the Medicare savings that the government is hoping to realize as a result of ACOs, and also discusses several potential ACO models that are currently in use by various health plans around the country. If you’re curious about how ACOs might work, the ACP Internist article is a good primer.