Tucson Medical Center: A Community Hospital Aligning Stakeholders for Accountable Care

January 13, 2012 |

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Tucson Medical Center, a community hospital in Tucson, Ariz., is one of the provider groups participating in the Brookings–Dartmouth ACO Pilot Program to implement accountable care organizations (ACOs), which assume responsibility for improving patient care and lowering total costs and, in turn, share in the savings achieved. This case study explores the characteristics of Tucson Medical Center and its partners, including affiliated physician groups and the insurer United Healthcare, that have contributed to the development of their ACO, including: the medical center’s strong local governance, its institutional commitment to the ACO initiative, and its historical role as a community-based  hospital. In addition, Tucson Medical Center’s partners created a management services organization to provide the tools and resources needed to manage population health,  improve care, and reduce costs.

Publication Details

Publication Date:

January 13, 2012

Citation:

K. L. Carluzzo, B. K. Larson, A. D. Van Citters et al., Tucson Medical Center: A Community Hospital Aligning Stakeholders for Accountable Care, The Commonwealth Fund, January 2012.

Authors / Experts:

Health Policy Fellow / The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice

Director, Health Policy Implementation / The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice

Consultant / The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice

Researcher / Winnipeg Regional Health Authority

Director / Population Health and Measurement at The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice

Blue Cross of California Distinguished Professor of Health Policy and Management / University of California, Berkeley, School of Public Health

Elliot S. Fisher

Director / The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice

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