Seeking a simple message
Regarding “Medicare ACO participants hit firewall,” Modernhealthcare.com, June 7: While I understand the magnitude of looming resource and cash shortfall issues, and the need for a realignment of incentives, I am concerned the industry has come out of the blocks a little too quickly with respect to this program.
I am not convinced that our technical infrastructure or our ability to deliver to Medicare recipients is up to the pace that we have set. Certainly the current reform morass is in some part due to our inability to formulate a simple, cogent message so that we can better manage expectations. I am concerned that we
will repeat this error with this program as well. David Contento Ridgewood, N.J.