The ACO Delusion (edited)

Accountable care organizations (ACO’s) promise to┬ásave us. ┬áDreamed up by Dartmouth’s Eliot Fisher in 2006, and signed into law as a part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in 2010, we have been sold on the idea that this particular incarnation of the HMO/Managed Care will save the government, save physicians and save patients all…

The ACO Delusion

Accountable care organizations (ACO’s) promise to┬ásave us. ┬áDreamed up by Dartmouth’s Eliot Fisher in 2006, and signed into law as a part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) in 2010, we have been sold on the idea that this particular incarnation of the HMO/Managed Care will save the government, save physicians and…