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Accountable care organizations: Impact on hospitals (Lawton Robert Burns presentation)

Panel: What you need to know about accountable care organizations (Health Journalism 2011)

Speaker: Lawton Robert Burns, Ph.D., MBA, The James Joo-Jin Kim Professor, Department of Health Care Management, The Wharton School

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Panel description: What’s the story about accountable care organizations? ACOs have been billed as the latest and greatest way of organizing the health system to save money and improve care. Other billings have been less enthusiastic. Find out whether the hype is deserved and what questions to ask policymakers, doctors and hospital execs promoting ACOs before they’ve proven their worth.