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What’s the Difference Between ACOs and “AC-Like” Arrangements?

Vince Kuraitis Posted 3/09/12 on the e-CareManagement Blog A lot. AC-Like arrangements will be MUCH simpler to create and maintain. The health care market is moving toward accountable care. There are at least two broad paths forward: 1) Formal Accountable … Continue reading

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Getting An EPIC Opinion Off My Chest

Vince Kuraitis Posted 12/1/11 on e-CareManagement Blog We need to be far more explicit in asking a subtle but critical question What are acceptable bases of competition in health care? My sense is that the distinctions here are not well understood and … Continue reading

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The Leavitt ACO Report: Does it Overstate or Understate Accountable Care Activity?

Vince Kuraitis Posted 11/30/11 on the e-CareManagement Blog Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) have been likened to a unicorn — a fantastic creature that is vested with mythical powers. But no one has actually seen one. a camel — a horse designed by a committee, one … Continue reading

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The EHR|HIE Interoperability Workgroup — Potentially Earth-Shattering

Vince Kuraitis Posted 11/09/11 on the eCareManagement Blog Yesterday’s announcement of  “Standard Health Data Connectivity Specifications” by the EHR|HIE Interoperability Workgroup (EHR|HIE WG) is potentially earth-shattering. My mom would not know what I mean by “Standard Health Data Connectivity Specifications,” so I’ll … Continue reading

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Employers Perceive that Health Plans Add Value to ACOs

Vince Kuraitis First posted 9/29/11 on e-CareManagement Blog A just released study from Aon Hewitt and Polakoff Boland — 2011 Employer Driven Accountable Care Organizations Survey Report— examines employer attitudes toward ACOs.  The report provides useful insights into an area that hasn’t yet received much … Continue reading

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The Practice of Medicine: From Marcus Welby to ???

Jaan Sidorov and Vince Kuraitis First posted 8/17/11 on e-CareManagement Blog Physicians face great uncertainty. According to a survey conducted byThe Physicians Foundation, the great majority of physicians (89%) believe the traditional model of independent private practice is either “on shaky … Continue reading

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Six Quick First Impressions of CMS’ Bundled Payment for Care Improvement Initiative (BPCII)

Vince Kuraitis First posted 8/23/11 on e-CareManagement Blog This afternoon CMS announced the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement Initiative (BPCII). For details, start reading here. Here are six quick first impressions: 1. It’s very creative and innovative. CMS has demonstrated out-of-the-box thinking … Continue reading

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Physician-Hospital Relationships: The Hospital Morphs from Revenue Center to Cost Center

Vince Kuraitis and Jaan Sidorov Part 3 of a Series First posted 7/19/11 on eCareManagement In our introductory posting of this series, we noted that economic incentives previously aligning doctor-hospital interests were changing. This creates the potential for The 100 Year Shift – … Continue reading

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Payment Transformation: From Volume to Value

Jaan Sidorov and Vince Kuraitis First posted 7/7/11 on eCareManagement Blog This is the 2nd installment in a series on the Strategic Realignment among Physicians, Hospitals and Payers In our introductory posting, we suggested that a huge shift is underway in the … Continue reading

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The 100 Year Shift? Introduction and Overview

Vince Kuraitis and Jaan Sidorov First posted 7/5/11 on the eCareManagement Blog Gazing at the horizon, we foresee the potential for a tectonic realignment among physicians, hospitals and payers. Here’s a quick visual representation: This essay is the first of a … Continue reading

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BlogTalk Radio Interview – Is Hospital-Physician Alignment Sustainable

Why have hospitals increasingly been buying physician practices?  Are these marriages based on true love or convenience? Will these marriages survive? To address these questions, let’s take the long view (50–100 years) and revisit 7 assumptions that have driven us to today’s healthcare non-system: … Continue reading

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Lesson For Health Care: Disrupt Your Own Business Model Before Someone Does It To You

Vince Kuraitis First published 4/25/11 on e-CareManagement Healthcare needs positive role models for innovation…and we have a real-time mentor in Netflix. If you have a Netflix subscription, you probably identify with the company as providing a convenient DVD rental service — order … Continue reading

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A Rebuttal to PHR Luddites

Vince Kuraitis First published 4/23/11 on e-Care Management By now most people understand the promise of pharmaceuticals being customized to “YOU” based on your individual genetic code.  While this isn’t prevalent today, we understand that this will be possible in … Continue reading

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Through the Lens of Disruptive Innovation: Why Direct is a Hit and PCAST is an Outcast

Vince Kuraitis First published 4/18/11 on e-Care Management Regular readers know that I find Professor Clay Christensen’s theory of disruptive innovation to be a useful lens to explain industry evolution. Let’s look at two recent health IT initiatives and see why … Continue reading

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Tire Kickers Need Not Apply – 8 First Impressions of the Medicare ACO Rule

Vince Kuraitis First published 4/1/11 on e-Care Management On March 31, CMS released the long-awaited “Medicare Shared Savings Program: Accountable Care Organizations” document (ACO Rule). Read the details here (strong suggestion: unless you’re working on your PhD in ACOs, start with … Continue reading

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