Toward Accountable Care
Announcing the Toward Accountable Care Consortium and Initiative: Understanding Value-Driven Health Care
The North Carolina Medical Society (NCMS), along with 36 other North Carolina medical societies and organizations, are committed to helping the medical community face the challenges of a changing health care environment. Together we are launching the Toward Accountable Care Consortium and Initiative for the purpose of providing the medical community with the knowledge and tools needed to understand, participate in, navigate, lead, and succeed in a value-driven health care system. Current Toward Accountable Care Consortium members.
Despite numerous and often burdensome attempts by health plans and government programs over the past few decades to contain health care costs, our current health care “system” continues to suffer from unsustainable cost increases, excessive fragmentation, and significant variations in quality. Meaningful changes and increased accountability are being demanded by employers, consumers, and tax payers, who are paying the health care bills. For meaningful change and appropriate accountability to occur, however, changes must be clinically sound, and clinicians need to lead the way.
View the list of current North Carolina Accountable Care Organizations.
Accountable Care Legal Guide
(PDF – 36 pages) Offered by the TAC Consortium, the Physicians Foundation, the NC Medical Society and by Smith, Anderson, Blount, Dorsett, Mitchell & Jernigan, L.L.P., Raleigh, NC.
This analysis of legal issues affecting accountable care organizations (ACOs) is an adjunct to The Physician’s Accountable Care Toolkit (see below). It is another tool to further prepare physicians for the approaching accountable care era.
The Physician’s Accountable Care Toolkit
(PDF – 40 pages) Offered by the TAC Consortium, the Physicians Foundation, the NC Medical Society and by Smith, Anderson, Blount, Dorsett, Mitchell & Jernigan, L.L.P., Raleigh, NC.
Get an introduction to the accountable care model with this informative toolkit provided by the TAC Consortium. Part One of this guide contains the necessary elements for a successful ACO and implementation guidance. Part Two applies strategies and practical step-by-step guidance with concrete examples used by different physician specialties, including how to apply successfully for the Medicare Shared Savings Program.
The Family Physician’s ACO Blueprint for Success
(PDF – 37 pages) Presented by the North Carolina Academy of Family Physicians, the American Academy of Family Physicians and Smith, Anderson, Blount, Dorsett, Mitchell & Jernigan, L.L.P., Raleigh, NC.
Get a specialty-specific look at the changing face of health care as this guide explores the impact of accountable care on family physicians.