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Media cover Lynne Rothney-Kozlak's co-authored paper on 'Measuring Progress Towards Accountable Care'

lrothneykozlakLynne Rothney-Kozlak, MPH, adjunct faculty member with the MPH Program for Public Health at UNE and president of Rothney-Kozlak Consulting, co-authored with colleagues from her consulting client, Premier healthcare alliance, a Commonwealth Fund white paper that was published December 14, 2012.  The paper, "Measuring Progress Towards Accountable Care" has since been picked up by numerous news outlets including:  eWeek, Healthcare Financial Management Association, Healthcare Finance News, Healthcare IT News, and Becker’s Hospital Report. 

Premier healthcare alliance analysis, based on data from 59 diverse health systems, suggests that some existing assumptions about needed accountable care organizations (ACO) capabilities may be misleading. Contrary to previous assumptions, dominant market share, employed physicians and financial strength are not essential requirements for a health system to successfully implement an ACO. 

To address the lack of data evaluating the readiness of providers to implement ACOs, Premier developed a "capabilities framework" tool to assess health system progress toward meeting the requirements of this complex delivery and payment model.  Rothney-Kozlak was instrumental in designing and evaluating data from Premier's framework. Read the paper.

Posted on: 01/30/2013

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