Kenya Woodruff in U.S. News: Do Accountable Care Organizations Work?


As the federal government takes a closer look at accountable care organizations, many wonder if the promise of getting doctors, hospitals and other health care providers on the same page will ever bear out. Namely, will it improve care and lower cost?

“An accountable care organization is a very appealing idea," said Alice Rivlin, director of the Health Policy Center and Leonard D. Schaeffer Chair in Health Policy at Brookings Institution, a panelist who spoke about ACOs at a breakout session Tuesday morning at the 2015 U.S. News Hospital of Tomorrow Conference. She joined fellow panelist Kenya Woodruff, a partner at international corporate law firm Haynes and Boone, LLP, who has been working with providers on creating partnerships to further the ACO model, in a discussion moderated by health care reporter Kimberly Leonard of U.S. News & World Report.

Excerpted from U.S. News & World Report. To read the full article, click here.

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