Health care is changing; what are you doing about it?

June 1, 2011

If the trends currently in motion continue, you will see the beginning of accountable care organizations in 2012, with increasing numbers of them year by year, unless there is a repeal of the shared savings portion of the Affordable Care Act or the final rule restricts the potential savings that can be obtained by any ACO.

If the trends currently in motion continue, you will see the beginning of accountable care organizations (ACOs) in 2012, with increasing numbers of them year by year, unless there is a repeal of the shared savings portion of the Affordable Care Act or the final rule restricts the potential savings that can be obtained by any ACO.

The real question is: What should you do now to prepare your practice for the coming changes?

We cannot answer that question specifically without a thorough analysis of your practice. Every practice is different, and the circumstances in every geographic area are different. We can only provide you with some ideas you should think about in making your decision on future action.

Some general recommendations

The first set of recommendations will apply to most practices regardless of size and location: