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Accountable Care Organizations

Select Group has decided to offer the first accountable care plan in a small community of 25,000 people in West Virginia. Accountable care organizations (ACOs) are a new concept, especially in this region. In conducting a consumer survey prior to the introduction of the structure, Select Group finds that attitudes toward a ACOs are very negative. Some people believe they will be locked into a system if they join, whereas others feel this form of healthcare delivery is a socialist approach to medicine. What options does Select Group have in trying to change these attitudes?

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Select Group has decided to offer the first accountable care plan in a small community of 25,000 people in West Virginia. Accountable care organizations (ACOs) are a new concept, especially in this region. In conducting a consumer survey prior to the introduction of the structure, Select Group finds that attitudes toward ACOs are very negative. Some people believe they will be locked into a system if they join, whereas others feel this form of healthcare delivery is a socialist approach to medicine. What options does Select Group have in trying to change these attitudes?

When changing healthcare operations in any community, there is always fear and a feeling that the people that are committed to the new operations cannot be trusted. Often one of the most mistrusted areas is that of insurance companies. ...

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The accountable care organizations are examined.

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