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OSE_1310_part1_Layout 1 10/7/13 10:02 AM Page 27 BUSINESS ADVISOR Joan Dentler, MBA TEAM EFFORT Accountable care organizations will demand coordinated care from a community's providers. Are You Ready for ACOs? Act now to stay relevant in healthcare's changing landscape. O bamacare is poised to forever change where and how patients go for treatment, thanks in part to the creation of accountable care organizations (ACOs) aimed at establishing communitywide continuums of care that hit quality and cost-containment goals. Now's the time to stake out your place in the ACO mix. If you fail to act soon, as alliances are formed and ACOs are funded, your center, especially if it's not affiliated with a local hospital, may end up on the outside looking in. 1 Identify the players To avoid being lost in the healthcare provider shuffle, you must O C T O B E R 2013 | O U T PAT I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E O N L I N E 2 7

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