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July/August 2013 Issue
Making Sense of the Trend Toward Hospital Employment [From The Editor]
The author discusses why more hospitals are courting physicians, and why more physicians are accepting their offers.
The article provides an overview of the accountable care organization (ACO) model and answers questions, such as "What is an ACO?" "What qualities will make an ACO successful?" and "Do I need to sell my practice to a hospital in order to belong to an ACO?"
Vertical integration, in which multiple health care providers and services join together as one system, is not simply a new wave in health care; it's a tsunami.