Topics: Accountable Care Organizations

Relationships and Partnerships: How ACOs Are Improving Treatments for Super-Utilizers

Patients and staff at Gritman Medical Center: Potlatch Family Care


Super-utilizers are those patients who are hospitalized multiple times each year and, due to circumstances outside their control, are unable to make the changes needed to keep them out of the ER. Three rural Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) are working on reducing these readmissions and improving their super-utilizers’ health.

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May 30, 2018

An Interview with Terry Hill

Terry Hill


The Executive Director of the National Rural Health Resource Center talks about health reform challenges for hospitals, starting the Center, staying fit, and getting ready to step down as director.

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August 13, 2013

What I Saw in 2019

Myers visits the year 2019 and likes what he sees, especially the formation of regional health care systems.

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February 21, 2013

An Interview with Ira Moscovice, Ph.D.

Ira Moscovice


Moscovice, the director of the Univ. of Minn. Rural Health Research Center, discusses changes that health reform will bring to rural providers, including new payment structures and quality measures.

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May 17, 2012

An Interview with Charles Alfero

Charles Alfero


The CEO of Hidalgo Medical Services and director of the National Center for Frontier Communities discusses life and work in the New Mexico frontier.

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May 25, 2011

An Interview with Keith Mueller, Ph.D.

Keith Mueller


The director of RUPRI ’s Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis discusses health care reform and its potential rural effects.

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November 15, 2010