Accountable Care Organization

1,800 Michigan Docs Launch Effort To Improve Health CareMore than 1,800 Michigan physicians will work together to tackle the challenge of providing better medical care and slowing the growth of health costs, in a new effort that will help them care for 81,000 of their Medicare-enrolled patients.
Doctors' Groups In New ContractThe Wayne State University Physician Group, whose 2,000 members provide medical care, conduct groundbreaking research and help train and educate the next generation of medical leaders, and Rochester-based Medical Network One, a 750-member physician organization and provider of comprehensive health management support programs and interventions, announce a new contractual arrangement effective March 1, 2011, that sets the groundwork for an Organized System of Care and ultimately the formation of a joint Accountable Care Organization.