Tag: Affordable Care Organizations

One in Five Primary-Care Doctors Not Taking New Medicare Patients »

If you learned that 93 percent of non-pediatric primary care physicians took Medicare patients and 94 percent took patients with private insurance, you would likely conclude that Medicare is doing just fine. Unfortunately, such data do not describe physicians’ behavior at the margin, which is what will determine future access to Medicare. The Kaiser...
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Bundled Payments, Barely Hatched, Go the Way of the Dodo »

Last month, I wrote about Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), medical groups accountable to the federal government for management of healthy populations. Even Zeke Emanuel recognizes that they are failing. Dr. Emanuel advised Medicare to “lump together” all the services associated with a procedure, such as a hip replacement, and pay one fee for the...
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Zeke Emanuel Hammers Obamacare Again »

Obamacare’s best frenemy, Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, and his colleagues at the Center for American Progress, gave up on Obamacare last year. In yesterday’s Wall Street Journal, he and Topher Spiro emphasize that Accountable Care Organizations, which Obamacare established to co-ordinate care and lower costs in Medicare, are failing to achieve either goal: The Obama...
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