(Video) Accountable Care: Competition or Cooperation?

by Frank Tiedemann on February 28, 2011

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Have you considered the implications on your strategy of the question addressed by Frank Tiedemann in this video for hospital and health system board members? Will you persue competition or cooperation in buiding an Accountable Care Organization and does it matter? Tiedemann. a former hospital and health system CEO, advises organizations on these and other issues emerging from healthcare reform.

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K. Wiggs May 5, 2011 at 11:16 am

So Frank, where’s the follow-up? The proposed ACO guidelines with the 5 Quality domains and 65 measures on March 31st. I’d like to hear what you have to say about them. Additionally, I’d like to know what you think about outside stakeholders providing investment in the IT/IS of an ACO given that 75% of participants must fall under ACO participant guidelines. Wouldn’t it make sense to have some provision for venture capital or other companies which exist in the healthcare market to become stakeholders in ACO success?

Frank Tiedemann May 5, 2011 at 2:48 pm

Working on it.

Frank Tiedemann February 7, 2012 at 12:33 pm

The final 700 page rule reduced the number of quality domains to 33 with no more than 3 measures each.

Even the vocal critics were pleased with the reduction and consolidation. Remember, this is a demonstration period from which experience will lead CMS to greater understanding. We can only hope this means fewer but more meaningful measures of quality and clinical effectiveness.

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