Accountable Care Organizations and Population Health Organizations.

  title={Accountable Care Organizations and Population Health Organizations.},
  author={Lawrence P Casalino and Natalie D Erb and Maulik S. Joshi and Stephen M. Shortell},
  journal={Journal of health politics, policy and law},
  volume={40 4},
Accountable care organizations (ACOs) and hospitals are investing in improving "population health," by which they nearly always mean the health of the "population" of patients "attributed" by Medicare, Medicaid, or private health insurers to their organizations. But population health can and should also mean "the health of the entire population in a geographic area." We present arguments for and against ACOs and hospitals investing in affecting the socioeconomic determinants of health to… CONTINUE READING
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