Physician-Owned ACOs: Overcoming the Legal and Regulatory Compliance Challenges

Even though the specifics of Medicare’s Shared Savings Program have yet to be defined, physician organizations can still position themselves to achieve cost savings through an independent accountable care organization (ACO), notes Jeffrey R. Ruggiero, Esq., a partner in the law firm of Arnold & Porter LLP, who is advising the Queens County Medical Society on the launch of one of New York State’s largest physician ACOs. Ruggiero describes the advantages of a physician-run ACO as well as some of the regulatory, compliance and operational factors to consider prior to ACO launch.

Ruggiero described the Queens County Medical Society’s ACO development approach during Physician-Owned ACOs: Overcoming the Legal and Regulatory Compliance Challenges, a 45-minute webinar on January 19, 2011.

Length: 8:37 minutes

Healthcare Performance Update: Healthcare Trends for 2011

Was 2010 a better year for healthcare than 2009, and what were the best and worst business ideas in healthcare over the last 12 months?

In this month’s healthcare performance benchmarks podcast, Healthcare Intelligence Network’s Melanie Matthews reviews the top healthcare trends and concerns for 2011 derived from HIN’s October 2010 survey results.

More actionable data on healthcare trends as well as 2011 industry forecasts from healthcare thought leaders William Shea of Cognizant Business Consulting and Steven T. Valentine from The Camden Group are contained in Healthcare Trends & Forecasts in 2011: Performance Expectations for the Healthcare Industry, a 35-page report that reviews the industry landscape for 2011 and suggests how healthcare organizations can best position themselves for the 12 months to come.

Length: 2:22 minutes