Health reform pilot program includes 3 Minnesota groups

  • Article by: JACKIE CROSBY , Star Tribune
  • Updated: December 20, 2011 - 9:46 AM

Allina, Fairview and Park Nicollet are among 32 federally named "Pioneer Accountable Care Organizations."

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egraymondDec. 19, 11 5:42 PM

We'll quickly find out that if what works in Minnesota can be applied to any other states with similar demographics. It's only througthese pilots at a state level can we find out what works and what doesn't. Remember too...failure isn't failure, if a lesson from it's learned. Now it's time to apply the principles of ACO's to the elementary school system. Get the student, family, church, coach, and neighbors intimately involved with the teachers and counselors. In essence,we're overlaying the social networking power of onto our healthcare system, and there is no reason to believe it can't be equally effective at transforming our educational system.

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drichmnDec. 19, 11 6:51 PM

this is one of the initiatives to control health care costs funded by the unfairly maligned health care law.

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commoncent4Dec. 19, 1110:15 PM

Unfairly maligned??? LOL. More like unconstitutional!! You don't need a mandate to have initiatives...good lord.

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quitwhiningDec. 20, 11 1:14 AM

Dear Commoncent4: either you don't understand the health care law or you are intentionally misrepresenting it. Of course you don't need a mandate to try new initiatives. You do, however, need something like a mandate in order to try to cover the 50 million people our current system leaves without health care coverage. The mandate is an attempt to keep people in the system instead of letting them stay out until they are very sick and then opting to pay for coverage. If we are not willing to go to single payer or medicare for all, every competent health care actuary will tell you some form of mandate is necessary to keep as many as possible in the risk pool in order to hold down costs.

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commoncent4Dec. 20, 11 7:23 AM

Dear quitwhining, I understand obamacare...unfortunately. Obviously, you dont understand the constitution. Necessary doesn't determine whether its legal for the federal government to enact. I'm sure you will reference car insurance like every other good brown shirt.....please don't.

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thejoker1099Dec. 20, 11 8:09 AM

Why are they running pilots AFTER ObamaCare passed? Shouldn't pilots have been run first and based on success or failure the health care bill would be crafted accordingly? This makes absolutely no sense and exposes ObamaCare (again) for the fraud it is.

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Thumper5316Dec. 20, 11 9:23 AM

Interesting that all of the facilities mentioned in the article are Epic (medical software) houses. More than likely they will be sharing the patient medical record using Cloud technology.

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