How Physician-Led ACOs Can Overcome Four Major Implementation Challenges – The Brookings Institution’s Up Front Blog

The Brookings Institution's Up Front Blog

Larry Kocot, Member of the Firm in the Health Care and Life Sciences practice, in the firm’s Washington, DC, office, co-authored a post for The Brookings Institution's Up Front blog titled “How Physician-Led ACOs Can Overcome Four Major Implementation Challenges.”

Following is an excerpt:

Physician-led organizations now account for more than half of the ACOs in the Medicare Shared Savings Program. Early results suggest that these physician-led ACOs have been able to improve the quality of care delivered to patients and, in many cases, reduce total health care spending. In fact, we believe that physician-led ACOs are uniquely positioned to help transform accountable care across the country. However, more work is needed to continue this momentum. The purpose of this toolkit is to explore the four major barriers to success and help these organizations develop strategies to overcome them effectively.