ACOs are based on flawed assumptions

"ACO models offer nothing that other ASOs--alphabet soup organizations--have not offered in the past," writes Dr. Jesse Cole, a Montana-based radiologist writing on our Hospital Impact blog. In addition, he believes that HMOs, PPOs, MPOs have all been tried generally never live up to their hype. "There is no reason to believe ACOs will fare any better," he adds. "But it's possible the ACO experiment will be more dangerous than its proponents care to admit." -- Read the full post at Hospital Impact