Highlighting Benefits of Southampton A.C.O. Over Managed Care Organizations

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Southampton ACO announces a statement regarding the benefits of choosing an accountable care organization rather than a managed care organization. The Southampton A.C.O was established by Integrated Medical Specialties, LLC Lee Ropiak to organize local primary healthcare professionals on the east end of Long Island.

"The new Affordable Health Care Act allows CMS to form partnerships, A.C.O.s, with doctors in order to change unsustainable medical business behavior,” stated Lee Ropiak, Project Manager for Southampton A.C.O.

Southampton A.C.O. recently released a statement regarding the advantages to choosing to take part in an accountable care organization (A.C.O.). A.C.O.s work to improve the overall patient or caregiver experience,care coordination amongst doctors, patient safety, and preventive healthcare.

A.C.O.s are not insurance companies like managed care organizations. Besides sharing the common goal to increase healthcare efficiency as well as working with a Fee for Service business model, these organizations are not similar at all.

“It is not uncommon for heath industry professionals to get A.C.O.s and M.C.O.s confused. However, the Center of Medicare and Medicaid Services recently recognized that managed care organizations failed to lower the rising cost of healthcare. The new Affordable Health Care Act allows CMS to form partnerships, A.C.O.s, with doctors in order to change unsustainable medical business behavior,” stated Lee Ropiak, Project Manager for Southampton A.C.O.

By joining an organization like Southampton A.C.O., healthcare professionals will agree to adopt 33 evidence based quality measures and in return gain detailed patient information that until now, was only available with CMS. A.C.O.s will not restrict a patient to a specific list of doctors or ration care, much like M.C.O.s are known to do.

The goal of A.C.O.s, specifically the organization in Southampton, is to encourage and support the growth of independent practices to achieve sustainable growth.

For more information about Southampton A. C. O., please visit http://www.southamptonaco.com or feel free to contact by email: ask(at)SouthamptonACO(dot)com or phone: (631)328-2644.

About Southampton A.C.O
Established in 2013, Southampton A.C.O was formed under section 3022 of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid rule. The organization will allow local primary care physicians and specialists delivering primary care services to file additional claims for shared savings. ACOs will work to reduce health care professional and patient frustration and disconnected care. It will allow for doctor’s visits to streamline as it will ease access of information and previous medical history. For more information please visit: southamptonaco.com.

About Integrated Medical Specialties, LLC:
Located in New York, New York, Integrated Medical Specialties, LLC was founded by Lee Ropiak. IMS works side-by-side with your team, clarifying issues, refining ideas and giving them shape. Integrated Medical Specialties, LLC (IMS) is a healthcare consulting group, answering the needs of hospitals, free standing imaging centers and doctor practices. IMS provides management services for hospitals and physicians that want to enter the latest clinical and technological breakthroughs and deploys state-of-the-art imaging technology. IMS brings your organization an outside-in viewpoint that introduces a broader perspective. Our rigorous, fact-based data collection and analysis and our proven processes enable your organization to develop sustainable competitive advantages. The result: creation of superior value for shareholders.

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