While information technology will help accountable care organizations cut costs, many providers question whether current-generation technology can get the job done.
Tuesday's presidential win will likely unleash a "torrent of rules that have been withheld until after the election," David Merrit, managing director of intelligence business firm Leavitt Partners told FierceHealthPayer .
Health insurers should be closely watching the presidential election as the outcome could directly impact their ability to gain additional members through the reform law's Medicare expansion provision.
The accountable care organization (ACO) trend still is rising with 221 identified ACOs in 45 states and the District of Columbia, up from 160 ACOs in 40 states in November 2011, according to intelligence business firm Leavitt Partners.
Health intelligence firm Leavitt Partners--which was founded by former U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Secretary Michael Leavitt--announced this week the creation of its "FuturePanel,"
Much of the growth of accountable care organizations (ACO) is attributed to a ripple effect: When one institution forms an ACO, its competitors often follow suit, according to this week's report by