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Communications Director, CAPP

Physician Leadership in Changing Times

In health care, as in life, change is the only constant. Today, the tides of change are pushing the health care system toward ever greater shared accountability among physicians, hospitals, and payers. Whether that change will ultimately benefit patients – … Continue reading

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Learning from Medicare Advantage: Moving Toward a Better Model for American Health Care

Despite the political angst, the doomsday predictions and a very rocky launch, the Affordable Care Act has enabled more than 8 million Americans to acquire insurance coverage through the public exchanges. Health insurance increases the probability that patients will access … Continue reading

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What Kind of Ancestor Will You Be?

Is excellent good enough? As physicians, we are trained to diagnose and treat disease. We dedicate ourselves to searching for cures and perfecting procedures that will restore the health of our patients. Over the last 50 years, we’ve made some … Continue reading

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The Future Of Health Care: A Survival Guide

I’m often asked what the future holds for health care. I don’t have a crystal ball, but I know two things are certain. In the future, health care providers must champion two of Michael Treacy and Fred Wiersema’s value disciplines … Continue reading

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Dr. Gene Lindsey: Atrius Health’s No Loss Pioneer ACO Results

Those of you who follow the journey of accountable care probably heard that Atrius Health was one of two of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ Pioneer Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) for 2012 that would incur a shared loss.  … Continue reading

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The Importance of Healthcare Hand-offs

The passage and implementation of the Affordable Care Act has made health care a topic of everyday conversations around our dinner and conference tables. However, most of the discussion is political and not about whether our healthcare system works for its intended … Continue reading

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Clinical Integration: Lessons from Dean Clinic

Dean Clinic has been described as a present-day Accountable Care Organization (ACO) and a model of clinical integration. We’ve also been called a “structurally integrated organization,” an “economically integrated organization,” and even a “technologically integrated organization.” We are admittedly all … Continue reading

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