The Importance of Specialist Engagement in Accountable Care Organizations
We are in the midst of a tumultuous time in health policy. As new payment models gradually replace fee-for-service systems, new quality metrics proliferate, and costs of care become a bonified health outcome, expensive imaging and procedures face increasing scrutiny. Responsible for over $300 billion in medical spending in 2010,1 more than any other diagnostic group, cardiovascular disease is understandably at the forefront of many new efforts to improve quality and reduce costs of care.
- Received September 27, 2014.
- Accepted October 3, 2014.