What is an Accountable Care Organization?
The debate about healthcare in the United States has been raging for many years. More recently it has gotten serious attention because of president Obama’s healthcare reform acts. Many of the provisions are points of contention, but many are necessary for a quality healthcare system that benefits American citizens. Important to this debate are the Accountable Care Organizations, which have garnered increasing interest with critics and proponents alike. Each Accountable Care Organization (or ACO for short) is within a network of heath care providers that maintain accountability for the care of Medicare patients enrolled in the program. Continue reading
Colorado company providing vital market intelligence as more health care organizations evaluate creating Accountable Care Organizations to control costs
|BROOMFIELD, CO – Mar 13, 2012 – Oxlo Systems Inc., a Software as Service company that provides market intelligence for a variety of industries, has announced the availability of comprehensive competitive information about health insurance plan benefits and pricing data for all 50 states. According to the company, this data is aggregated and normalized to provide “apples to apples” comparisons to help health care executives make solid business decisions about emerging alternatives to conventional provider/payer relationships. Continue reading|
Accountable Care Organizations
Oxlo Healthcare Insurance Solutions provides vital market intelligence for anyone contemplating an Accountable Care Organization, including Multi-provider Networks, Payer Collaborations, and Integrated Delivery Systems (IDS).
The customary distinction between Health Plan payers and the Health Care providers is changing. Providers are forming new risk taking relationships, including networks among competing providers, as well affiliations with Insurers. Growing networks of Hospitals across the country are unveiling plans to get into the health insurance business outright. The first target markets are direct employer contracting and small group insurance as small employers are struggling with the burden of rising premiums. Continue reading