Friday, June 8, 2012
If integrated delivery systems (and their virtual twins, accountable care organizations or ACOs) are such good ideas, why this?
Yes, we need published, peer-reviewed, transparent, public-domain, statistically valid, scientific and prospectively conducted studies using a valid comparator. Health insurers operating businesses in real markets don't.
Speaking of Washington DC-based Blues CareFirst's success with the patient centered medical home model, they outsource the care coordinators to the PCP clinics.
Unrepentantly progressive Maggie Mahar hosts the latest Health Wonk Review at her new blog lair, healthinsurance.org blog. The DMCB is in there, wayyyyy at the bottom. The links up top are more interesting and worth a look.
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