ACOs: New models for care and compensation

By: Alexandra E. Page, MD

Will shared savings or bundling replace fee-for-service?

Establishing the role of an orthopaedic surgeon and other specialists in an integrated system, such as an accountable care organization (ACO), is complex and actively evolving. The previous article in this series (“ACOs: The future of health care delivery?” AAOS Now, October 2010), outlined the fundamental components of an ACO. Beyond meeting those requirements, however, significant latitude in organizing an ACO exists.

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