reflect upon accountability in healthcare and address the following questions:

reflect upon accountability in healthcare and address the following questions:

  • Briefly define an Accountable Care Organization (ACO) and how it impacts health care providers:
    1. How do ACOs differ from the health maintenance organizations (HMOs) of earlier years
    2. What role does health information technology (HIT) play in the newer models of care?
  • What is the benefit of hospitals partnering with primary care providers?
    1. How does bundling payments contain healthcare costs?
    2. How does pay for performance (P4P) improve quality care?
  • Briefly discuss the value-based purchasing program?
    1. How do value-based purchasing (VBP) programs affect reimbursement to hospitals?
    2. Who benefits the most from value-based reimbursement and why?
    3. How does the VBP program measure hospital performance?

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