COVER STORY

Modern Healthcare - - MODERN HEALTHCARE - Front cover photo ©2012 Harry But­ler, Nashville

For-profit health­care com­pa­nies aren’t beat­ing down the door to get in on Medi­care ACOs. Sev­eral of the big chains say there is too much un­cer­tainty about the ex­per­i­ment, and they’re wait­ing to see how the pro­gram evolves. One com­pany on the side­line is Capella Health­care. Chair­man and CEO Daniel Slip­kovich, left, says there is a po­ten­tial for high pa­tient dropout rates and risks in pop­u­la­tion man­age­ment.

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