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Physician Alignment Poses Challenge for ACOs
Health Leaders Media

Physician alignment and incentive challenges could prove to be a major hurdle for healthcare providers who want to take part in accountable care organizations.

Richard C. Johnston, MD, an internist with Dallas-based Medical Clinic of North Texas, says hospitals will find ACOs to be a tough sell for skeptical physicians. “The main stumbling block in physician integration is alignment of incentives. That, and who controls the dollars. Who does CMS write the check to?” Johnston tells HealthLeaders Media.