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Physician-hospital collaborations in brief.

Accountable care organizations, such as the Baylor Health Care model, have been touted in the federal health care reform debate as one way to encourage physicians and hospitals to work together. It requires doctors, hospitals, therapists and home care workers to be accountable to each other for what they spend and for the results achieved. It relies on bundled payments shared by all providers caring for a patient. A physician-hospital alignment model, like the Cascade Healthcare Community effort, involves a close working relationship in which a hospital and physicians work toward common goals and avoid conduct that damages the other. The alliance is open to all physicians and aims to enhance the patient experience, control costs, and improve community health.


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Title Annotation:In Box; Baylor Health Care System
Comment:Physician-hospital collaborations in brief.(In Box)(Baylor Health Care System)
Publication:H&HN Hospitals & Health Networks
Article Type:Brief article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Mar 1, 2010
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