The Next Generation ACOs are part of the government’s plan to transition from paying providers on a fee-for-service schedule to a pay-for-performance system.
The Nursing Informatics Symposium was a workshop offered on the weekend preceding the HIMSS conference. The symposium provided a glimpse into a more mature electronic health record (EHR) environment—where quality, performance improvement, patient engagement, and reimbursement models are under close scrutiny, and strategies that address those topics center around the EHR. Linda Fischetti, RN, MS, vice president of care delivery at Aetna, described Aetna’s work around accountable care organizations (ACOs) in her presentation.
Main takeaways from the recent ACO Summit, held to examine the healthcare industry’s progress in transitioning to accountable care organizations.