ACO resources from TAFP
The Family Physician’s ACO Blueprint for Success
Developed by AAFP, TAFP, and several other state chapters, this two-part guide helps family physicians develop their strategy to evaluate and implement a successful ACO. Part One examines these new organizations and identifies essential elements, transcending specialty or facility to be applicable to all ACO stakeholders. Part Two applies the principles and processes of the guide specifically for the family physician.
ACO Legal Primer
Mentioned in the Blueprint for Success as available upon request, the legal primer is now available to download. The information has been updated to include the guidance submitted by the federal regulators after the CMS ACO regulations were issued.
The Family Physician’s Practice Affiliation Guide
From the strategic perspective of a family physician, this guide explores the reasons driving increased collaboration and affiliation, weighs the advantages and disadvantages of various affiliation options, and provides a detailed analysis of the hospital employment model.