Questions on ACOs

1-Do you believe that ACOs represent a vertical or horizontal form of integration for healthcare organizations?

2-Why would healthcare organizations and providers be interested in the development of an ACO? Consider different types of organizations and solo providers such as physicians.

3-Based on what we have learned in chapter 6 of the text and today’s healthcare environment, what opportunities are opened up through ACO’s? What challenges might healthcare organizations face?

4-Let’s now turn to different types and combinations of strategies. Review Exhibit 6-8 in your text. Organizations often pursue more than one strategy. What are some logical combinations of strategies, and how might they be linked together (e.g. a retrenchment and penetration strategy)? How might a combination of strategies advance the organization’s vision or mission? ATTACHED: book (use chapter 6)

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