ACO and Patient-Centered Medical Home Models: Health Affairs Special Issue

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The November 2012 issue of Health Affairs contains nine articles offering early insights on ACO and patient-centered medical home care delivery models. Both of these models have significantly developed in a relatively short period of time. Their goal is to further coordinate care and improve the health of patients. The nine articles examine whether either model will deliver major cost savings, especially in the short term.
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Affordable Care Act (ACA)
Long-Term Care
Many Accountable Care Organizations Are Now Up And Running, If Not Off To The Races; A Framework For Evaluating The Formation, Implementation, And Performance Of Accountable Care Organizations; A Collaborative Accountable Care Model In Three Practices Showed Promising Early Results On Costs And Quality Of Care; An Academic Health Center Sees Both Challenges And Enabling Forces As It Creates An Accountable Care Organization; Insights From Transformations Under Way At Four Brookings-Dartmouth Accountable Care Organization Pilot Sites; Accountable Care Organizations May Have Difficulty Avoiding The Failures Of Integrated Delivery Networks Of The 1990s; Small Primary Care Practices Face Four Hurdles—Including A Physician-Centric Mind-Set—In Becoming Medical Homes; Results From A Patient-Centered Medical Home Pilot At UPMC Health Plan Hold Lessons For Broader Adoption Of The Model; About Half Of The States Are Implementing Patient-Centered Medical Homes For Their Medicaid Populations


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