Healthcare Policy and Economics
There should be three (3) sections in the paper; one for each bullet below. Separate each section in your paper with a clear brief heading that allows your professor to know which bullet you are addressing in that section of your paper. Include a “Conclusion” section that summarizes all topics. Briefly define an Accountability Care Organization (ACO) and how it impacts health care providers: How do ACOs differ from the health maintenance organizations (HMOs) of earlier years What role does health information technology (HIT) play in the newer models of care? What is the benefit of hospitals partnering with primary care providers? How does bundling payments contain healthcare costs? How does pay for performance (P4P) improve quality care? Briefly discuss the value-based purchasing program? How do value-based purchasing (VBP) programs affect reimbursement to hospitals? Who benefits the most from value-based reimbursement and why? How does the VBP program measure hospital performance?