Coker Group Provides ACO Strategies for Hospital, Physician Practice Executives in New Book

Book details alignment, compensation, legal and IT considerations for forming ACOs

ALPHARETTA, Ga.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Accountable care organization models are the most talked about healthcare delivery change being promised by the healthcare reform law. Despite all the talk, the strategies healthcare executives need to enable their organizations to live up to the promise of Medicare and private ACOs remain murky.

In their latest book, Coker Group, a national healthcare advisory firm, shows healthcare executives how to evaluate the opportunities and challenges that accountable care presents. The Healthcare Executive’s Guide to ACO Strategy provides the tools that enable healthcare executives to build an accountable care strategy that fits their organization’s market, history and competitive position.

“ACOs are emerging as the most significant response to the decades-long trend of rising healthcare costs,” said Max Reiboldt, lead author of the book and president and CEO of Coker Group. “For an accountable care strategy to work, it must be built on four pillars: clinical integration, care coordination, patient engagement and oversight of costs and coding.”

The Healthcare Executive’s Guide to ACO Strategy draws on Coker Group’s vast experience in putting together hospital-physician alignment structures in a chapter on alignment’s role at the heart of accountable care. Subsequent chapters take healthcare executives through all the aspects of a sound ACO strategy, such as:

  • Compensation structures
  • Assessing your organization’s operations and financial readiness
  • The role of information technology
  • Quality measures and shared-savings benchmarks

To learn more or to order the book, visit the website of publisher HealthLeaders Media. To read more of Coker Group’s thought leadership, visit and

About Coker Group

Coker Group is a national healthcare advisory firm that helps hospitals and medical practices implement business strategies that rapidly improve the bottom line. For more than 20 years, hundreds of the nation’s largest healthcare organizations, as well as local provider businesses, have trusted Coker Group with their success. Coker Group is headquartered near Atlanta in Alpharetta, Ga., with offices in Dallas and Philadelphia. To learn more, visit


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