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Understanding HIM’s Impact on Quality at the National Level

Author: Munn, Catherine; Backman, Cecilia; Costello, Stephanie; Wise, Lee A; Westhafer, Kathy J

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: October 2015



The future of healthcare continues to evolve with the introduction of alternative reimbursement models. The industry is moving from traditional fee-for-service models to those focused on quality of care and documented outcome improvements. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of....

Risks and Rewards of ACOs

Author: Martin, Timothy D

Source: Journal of AHIMA - website

Publication Date: April 2011





The Affordable Care Act of 2010 calls for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to create a Medicare “shared savings” program, which will encourage the development of accountable care organizations. ACOs will be eligible to receive additional payments if t....

Can Accountable Care Organizations Improve the Value of Health Care by Solving the Cost and Quality Quandaries?

Author: Devers, Kelly; Berenson, Robert

Source: External web site

Publication Date: October 02, 2009

"This policy brief [published by the Urban Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation] explores what ACO are, how they compare to previous reform concepts such as Health Maintenance Organizations and Provider Sponsored Organizations, key design and implementation issues, and opportunities and challenges."

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