Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

The Accountable Care Organization. The Changing Face of Health Care Delivery in the U.S.

by: Wayne Webster

The Accountable Care Organization (ACO) is a part of the enacted legislation of March, 2010 known as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obama Care). The intent of the ACO is to streamline the delivery of care and reduce costs through the application of quality systems and measurements including the adoption of electronic health records (EHR). Unlike its managed care predecessors, the HMO (Health Maintenance Organization) and PPO (Preferred Provider Organization) the ACO is not an organization for patients to join; rather, it is for providers, hospitals, clinics, and doctors to join. Continue Reading…

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Have We Downloaded the Latest Drivers?

by: Wayne Webster

About 4-years ago the diagnostic imaging markets were experiencing explosive growth. As we all now know, the market was heading for the same crash as the housing market a year earlier. The growth was fueled by many things. Primarily the advancement of diagnosis, treatment and wealth were the main drivers with increasing wealth being the largest by far. Continue Reading…

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