“In theory, theory and practice are the same. In practice, they are not.”
An athenahealth client recently reminded me of this quote attributed to Michelangelo, which nicely summarizes one of the main themes that emerged as part of the America Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) Accountable Care Organization (ACO) Summit in Washington D.C. on Wednesday. In theory, ACOs lead to more integrated care and sustainable cost growth throughout the health care system; in practice, ACOs are creating issues in the market that should be proactively addressed via regulation and the forming of new ACOs.
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