ACO Specialty Toolkit on Hospice and Palliative Care Just Released

palliative-coverThe Toward Accountable Care (TAC) Consortium and Initiative is pleased to announce the release of its eighth toolkit for those physicians interested in learning more about how their practice fits into the value-based model called an accountable care organization (ACO).

The Accountable Care Guide for Hospice and Palliative Care was released Tuesday, April 29, 2014.  TAC’s mission is to provide the medical community with the knowledge and tools needed to understand, participate in, navigate, lead and succeed in a value-driven health care system. This and the other toolkits published thus far are available free of cost at the TAC website.  In addition to the specialty specific resources, there also are a legal guide and a guide to shared savings distribution.

Other guides that currently are under development and that will be released soon include:  Accountable Care Guide for Emergency Medicine Physicians, Accountable Care Guide for Cardiologists and Accountable Care Guide for Oncologists.   The bundled payment guide also will undergo a review by a small workgroup before it is finalized and released.

New workgroups currently are working on a community health partners guide and specialty guides for pediatricians, OB/GYNs and child psychiatry.

To date, 39 health care organizations participate in the TAC Consortium and Initiative. See the list at the website as well as to learn more about this seminal organization.



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