Monthly Archives: February 2012

ACOs in a Nutshell

By Mike Segal In the January 31, 2012, edition of Health Affairs, in a short article entitled “Next Steps for ACOs,” the author first summarizes prior attempts at physician/hospital coordination. He then discusses the Medicare Physician Demonstration Project, which was … Continue reading

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Primary Care Shortage

By Mike Segal A recent Washington Post article discusses in some depth the primary care shortage in this country and the critical need to address that. It says, “The greatest threat to the health overhaul might not be the Supreme … Continue reading

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Gawande on Coordinated Care

By Mike Segal You probably remember Atul Gawande. Mr. Gawande, both a physician and a writer, authored an article in June 2009 in New Yorker Magazine that was read by many–including President Obama–called “The Cost Conundrum.” That article was quoted … Continue reading

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Private Payors and Quality of Care Initiatives

By Mike Segal Following Anthem Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Connecticut’s decision to increase the fees paid to primary care doctors and Aetna’s recent announcement to reward doctors who coordinate care in Connecticut and New Jersey, UnitedHealth Group recently announced that it intends to … Continue reading

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