Medical Home & ACO

Medical Home & Accountable Care (ACO) Organization

This page will become a resource center for community oncology practices on the medical home and accountable care organization models. For now, we recommend the following reading materials:

Medical Home

Click here to read Dr. John Sprandio’s article on how he engineered his community oncology practice to become a medical home.

Click here to read an article by David Eagle, MD (COA President) and John Sprandio, MD (COA Board member) on the oncology medical home as the future for cancer care.

Click here to download the new NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) 2011 model overview/requirements.

Click here to access the American College of Physicians’ document on The Patient-Centered Medical Home Neighbor: The Interface of the Patient-Centered Medical Home with Specialty/Subspecialty Practices.

Click here to access an article from Health Affairs — Transforming Physician Practices To Patient-Centered Medical Homes: Lessons From the National Demonstration Project.

Accountable Care Organization

Click here to access the COA comment letter to CMS on the proposed ACO rule.

Click here to access the HHS/CMS proposed rule on Accountable Care Organizations.

Click here to read CMS Administrator Berwoick's commentary on releasing the ACO rule: Launching Accountable Care Organizations — The Proposed Rule for Medicare Shared Savings Program.

Click here to read a summary of the ACO rule prepared by Health Policy Source.

Click here to read Is There a Home for Oncology in ACOs?

Click here to read ACOs: The Promise and the Peril.

Click here for commentary on the CMS, FTC/DOJ, IRS, and OIG regulations/guidance from Accountable Care News.

Click here to read the NEJM article, The ACO Model — A Three-Year Financial Loss?

Click here to read the National Institute for Health Care Reform’s article, Lessons from the Field: Making Accountable Care Organizations Real.

Click here to access the American Hospital Association’s report explaining accountable care organizations.

Click here to read The Commonwealth Fund report, High Performance Accountable Care: Building on Success and Learning from Experience.

Click here to read HealthLeaders report, The Leap to Accountable Care Organizations.


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