ACOs Offer a Potential Opportunity for Radiology

Richard Abramson, MD, discusses how accountable care organizations could be an opportunity for radiology to reassert its value to health systems.


Many are still confused about accountable care organizations. Here's how they came about, and how the Medicare ACO program works.

Physicians have a multitude of options when structuring ACOs. Make sure you understand all the legal requirements before committing your practice.

It hasn’t dawned on Washington that hospitals and hospital systems will never commit financial suicide by reducing volume, and physicians will pay the price.

Why CMS should do away with hospital-led ACOs, and instead, focus on physician-led ACOs.

While both organizations focus on shared savings and greater efficiencies of care, they are not mutually exclusive.

VIDEO - Consultant Jef Williams details the four areas driving change in healthcare for radiologists.

Hospitals have an eye toward physician practices, and aligning is a key goal for 2014.


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  • The new ACO model could dramatically affect how radiologists practice, and now’s the time to get involved in the process. Dr. Steven Gerst, MD, MBA, MPH, CHE, vice president of medical affairs at technology company MedCurrent, sheds some light on ACOs and what radiologists should be doing now to prepare.

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