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What Is An Accountable Care Organization (ACO)?

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Scott Hodgin

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February 19, 2018

The era of traditional, fragmented healthcare is coming to an end, and Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) are positioned to become the new normal. The fee-for-service (FFS) reimbursement model is yielding to newer value-based payment models that focus on paying providers for quality and value, not volume. Specifically, since the passing of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in 2010, ACOs have proliferated the healthcare landscape. Although stimulating an...

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The HMO Act of 1973: Objectives Finally Met through ACOs?

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Scott Hodgin

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February 19, 2018

Signed into law by President Richard M. Nixon on December 29th, the HMO Act of 1973 was ambitious legislation that initiated a long, bumpy, and unsatisfying endeavor to establish a comprehensive healthcare delivery system that lowered medical costs and provided quality care to every American. Senator Edward M. Kennedy favorably described the proposed legislation as “a drastic overhaul of [the] entire way of doing business in the healthcare field” (Brase). The legislation obligated the Federal Government to support the...

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Meet TXCIN TV

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February 19, 2018

What type of content should physicians expect in TXCIN TV? How do ACOs help physicians see the bigger picture? What expectations should vendors have within the TXCIN network? We give you the answers.

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What Is North Texas CIN (TXCIN) ?

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February 19, 2018

Hey, everybody, my name is Ben Gazaway, I serve as the Chief Operating Officer for North Texas Clinically Integrated Network, or TXCIN. Wanna say welcome, we're excited to have you as part of our network, we've got a lot of exciting things going on here. Today is the first. This is the first of several videos that we're gonna be putting out that details some exciting things that are going on in the network, as well as industry news in and around the country, so hope you'll tune in for those. Our mission at TXCIN is simple. We're here to...

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Diabetes and Accountable Care Organizations: A Value-based Care Strategy

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Scott Hodgin

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February 19, 2018

In today’s healthcare system, diabetes, and treatment associated with the disease, continues to be a major contributor to rising healthcare costs. Diabetes remains the 7th leading cause of death in the United States, affecting 30.3 million Americans in 2015, or 9.4% of the U.S. population. In 2012 the total cost of diagnosed diabetes, and prediabetes, in the U.S. was $322 billion. Experts agree that in order to lower the...

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ACOs vs HMOs: Here’s How They’re Different

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Scott Hodgin

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February 19, 2018

Health systems and managed health care are inventions of the early 20th century, but it wasn’t until the early 1970s that Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs) were defined as such and considered solutions for dangerously high healthcare costs. Although prevalent throughout the 1980s and 90s, HMOs for various reasons...

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Why Accountable Care Organizations Succeed

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Scott Hodgin

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February 19, 2018

Under the Affordable Care Act in 2010, ACO’s were established by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) with the goal to provide better care for individuals, better health for populations, and lower growth in expenditures (DHHS 67803). It’s important to note that as lawmakers searched for ways to reduce...

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