As 106 New Medicare #ACOs Debut, UM Doctor & Pioneer in #Healthcare Quality Movement Available to Discuss Trend
Source Newsroom: University of Michigan Health System
As many as 4 million Medicare patients will now be covered under Accountable Care Organizations, including 106 new ACOs announced Jan. 10 by the Department of Health & Human Services.
The ACO movement is one of the biggest trends in American medical care, and could help improve care while containing costs.
A University of Michigan doctor who helped prove the concept of ACOs through a five-year demonstration project that included 1,600 U-M doctors, and who now leads two ACOs, is available to journalists to discuss this issue.
David Spahlinger, M.D., is executive director of the U-M Medical School's Faculty Group Practice, and executive director of the Physician Organization of Michigan ACO announced today.
More about him: http://www.med.umich.edu/medschool/dean/deans/spahlinger.htm
More about U-M's role as a leader in the ACO movement: http://www.uofmhealth.org/node/678881