|"So the ACO says to the bartender....."|
This won't win you a gig on Comedy Central but every little bit helps... sometimes.
Q: Why did the ACO chicken cross the road?
A: To look less like a unicorn!
Q: Whats the difference between an ACO and a HMO?
A: An ACO is just like a HMO but with more government oversight. It will have the discipline of the Securities and Exchange Commission mixed with IRS-style responsiveness, all brought to you courtesy of CMS.
Q: What's the nicest thing a VP for Medical Affairs could spin about ACOs to a room full of skeptical doctors?
A: "It's not entirely without merit, but close."
Q: Do ACOs have a tagline yet?
A: No, but one that's been recommended is: "ACOs... where healthcare innovation transforms to imagination!"
Q: What is the difference between an ACO and a bank robbery?
A: The bank robbery is illegal.
Q: What is the difference between an ACO and quicksand?
A: People don't go into quicksand on purpose.
Q: Why is it called an "ACO?"
A: To honor the folks who thought of it: academics, consultants and Obama.
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