7. Funds Flow Scenarios

This page contains additional references for Chapter 7 of Responding to Healthcare Reform: A Strategy Guide for Heatlhcare Leaders.  The most current additions are at the top of the page.  It also includes the annotated references from the book and their associated hyperlinks.

Current References

Links to additional information on Accountable Care Organizations are here.

Annotated References from Responding to Reform

Crosson, F. J., and L. A. Tollen. 2010. Partners in Health: How Physicians and Hospitals can be Accountable Together, 31. San Francisco: Jossey Bass.

Liebhaber, A., and J. M. Grossman. 2007. “Physicians Moving to Mid-Sized, Single-Specialty Practices: Tracking Report No. 18.” [published Aug. 2007.]  http://www.hschange.com/CONTENT/941/
In 1996-97 the number of solo/two-physician practices was 40.7 percent of the total physician workforce.  This number declined to 37.4 percent in 1998–99, 35.2 percent in 2000–01 and 32.5 percent in 2004–05.  Practices of 3 to 5 physicians were 12.5% percent of the total in 1996–97, 9.6 percent in 1998–99, 11.7 percent in 2000–01, and back down to 9.8 percent in 2004–05.  Groups of 6 to 50 were 13.1 percent of the total in 1996–97, 14.2 percent in 1998–99, 15.8 percent in 2000–01 and rising to 17.6 percent in 2004–05.  In total, in 2004–05, 59.9 percent of physicians were practicing in groups of 50 or less in the United States.

Otterman, S. 2010. “St. Vincent’s Votes to Shut Hospital in Manhattan.” The New York Times. [ published 5/6/2010.] www.nytimes.com/2010/04/07/nyregion/07vincents.html?_r=1

UnitedHealth Group. 2010. “Ingenix and Axolotl to Combine.” [Online press release; published 8/16/10.] http://www.unitedhealthgroup.com/newsroom/news.aspx?id=08e3bd40-2176-4f0f-bbca-f74fa75087f6
Ingenix, a leading health information technology and services company, today announced it is acquiring Axolotl, a leading provider of health information exchange (HIE) services. The combined company will enable health information to be shared effectively and securely for the benefit of patients and healthcare professionals. The Axolotl management team will remain in place and will lead Ingenix’s efforts in healthcare community connectivity.


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