Accountable Care Organizations Versus Accountable Care: Is There a Difference?

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Alice G. Gosfield, Esq., is an attorney in Philadelphia. She has been named one of the top 25 health lawyers in the country. She is the Chairman of the Board of the Health Care Incentives Improvement Institute, Inc, past Chairman of the Board of NCQA, and Past President of the National Health Lawyers Association. She also serves as outside counsel to NCCN. She can be reached at agosfield@gosfield.com.

The ideas and viewpoints expressed in this commentary are those of the author and do not necessarily represent any policy, position, or program of the NCCN.

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    Gosfield AG. The new value on provider ‘value.’ In Health Law Handbook, 2011 ed. New York: WestGroup, a Thomson Company. Available at http://gosfield.com/PDF/The%20New%20 Value%20on%20Value.pdf.

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    Fisher ES, Staiger DO, Bynum JPW, Gottlieb DJ. Creating Accountable Care Organizations: The Extended Hospital Medical Staff. Health Affairs 2007:26:w44w57. Available at http://content.healthaffairs.org/content/26/1/w44.full.html.

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    Iglehart JK. Assessing an ACO prototype: Medicare’s physician group practice demonstration. N Engl J Med 2011;364:198200.

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    Gosfield AG, Reinertsen JL. Achieving clinical integration with highly engaged physicians. 2010. Available at http://gosfield.com/PDF/ACI-fnl-11-29.pdf.

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    Gosfield AG, Reinertsen JL. Clinical integration self-assessment tool. 2011. Available at http://www.uft-a.com/CISAT.pdf.

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