The Pros And Cons Of Healthcare Reform

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The trend called healthcare reform is not something that is new to the healthcare industry. Healthcare has been progressing in this direction since 1932, when the Committee on the Costs of Medical Care reported a proposal to “integrate practice of medicine rather than autonomous individual set of practices” (Kirschner, p. 3). By definition, an Accountable Care Organization (ACO) is “a legal entity composed of a group of providers that assumes responsibility (are accountable) to manage and coordinate care for a defined group of patients in an effective (high quality) and efficient (low cost) manner” (Kirschner, p. 2). Therefore, as health information management (HIM) professionals, we must focus on whether or not ACO’s can truly provide this
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