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How to predict if your ACO pilot project will succeed

Thomson Reuters has published a white paper that identifies and describes four indicators which should be tracked to predict the success of an accountable care organization pilot project.  These four indicators are:

  • How many attributed members are there?
  • What are the current ACO member utilization and payments (both in-network and out-of-network)
  • Analysis of the opportunity to reduce utilization and service unit costs
  • Analysis of ACO baseline and payer financial terms

Source: Kelley, B.  Will Your Accountable Care Organization Pilot Succeed?  Predict Success with Just Four Numbers.  Thomson Reuters, Feb. 2012.  Click here for full text (free, but registration required): http://interest.healthcare.thomsonreuters.com/content/verify?doc=http://interest.healthcare.thomsonreuters.com/content/DownloadLibrary-Provider  Posted by AHA Resource Center, (312) 422-2050, rc@aha.org

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