Physi­cians are at the cen­ter of all pay­ment, de­liv­ery re­forms

Modern Healthcare - - COMMENT -

Re­gard­ing the re­cent ar­ti­cle “In­spect­ing the role of the physi­cian in ACOs” (Mod­ern­Health­care. com, April 4), based on a new study in Health Af­fairs, I’m sur­prised that this topic just sur­faced. Physi­cians are at the cen­ter and the key to the suc­cess of all pay­ment and care de­liv­ery re­form.

And yes, in or­der to achieve mean­ing­ful change there needs to be a crit­i­cal mass of at­trib­uted lives. This may re­quire providers to align their Medi­care ACOs with other Medi­care Ad­van­tage value-based care ar­range­ments.

Luis Rivera New York

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