WayPoint Coordinates

4/15/2014

3 ACO Stories

We’ve recently helped three clients with ACO readiness assessment, design and implementation. Read more

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4/15/2014

Patient Engagement and the ACO

Getting patients to actively participate in their health is key to the ACO’s success. Yet patient engagement is difficult as the conventional American thinking of “doctor knows best” has created an environment where the patient is a passive participant. Health benefit plan purchasers in particular are skeptical, and sometimes confused, about the ACO’s ability to engage, educate and motivate members to achieve compliance with disease management and wellness programs. This points to a need to redefine what

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4/15/2014

Wellness and Disease Management Programs’ Impact on the ACO

It’s estimated that the number of ACOs will double by the end of 2014, according to a recent Premier Inc. report. Clearly, proactive wellness and disease management programs are vital to patient engagement in the ACO. A recent study by RAND Corporation researchers sheds some light on the ROI of these program’s efforts: chronic disease management returns $3.78 for every dollar invested and wellness/lifestyle programs return $0.48 for every

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4/15/2014

Texas has more independent physicians than national average

Texas physicians tend to maintain independent practices despite the trends of the rest of the nation towards hospital, clinic or large group practices. Steve Jacob of D Healthcare Daily recently authored an article about Texas’ independent physicians. Read more

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