The PPACA of 2010
PPACA of 2010 brought many changes to the types of provider organizations available. ACOs and PCMHs are two new organizations formed under PPACA. Using the readings this week, discuss the origin, structure, and purpose of the new organizations formed under PPACA.
Using the Internet, search three articles from the list below and evaluate the challenges and opportunities facing payers and providers as ACOs and PCMHs are implemented:
Baird, M. A. (2011). The patient-center medical home and managed care: Times have changed, some components have not.

Bolin, J. N., Gamm, L., Vest, J. R., Edwardson, N., & Miller, T. R. (2011). Patient-centered medical homes: Will health care reform provide new options for rural communities and providers? Family & Community Health, 34(2), 93–101.

Goldsmith, J. (2011). Accountable care organizations: The case for flexible partnerships between health plans and providers. Health Affairs, 30(1), 32-40.

Goroll, A. H., & Schoenbaum, S. C. (2012). Payment reform for primary care within the accountable care organization a critical issue for health system reform. JAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association, 308(6), 577–578.

Longworth, D. L. (2011). Accountable care organizations, the patient-centered medical home, and health care reform: What does it all mean? Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine, 78(9), 571–582.

Singer, S., & Shortell, S. M. (2011). Implementing accountable care organizations: Ten potential mistakes and how to learn from them. JAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association, 306(7), 758.

Based on your research, summarize your findings on the selected topics and compile your observations in a 5- to 6-page Microsoft Word document that includes an introduction and conclusion.

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