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ACOs will change the way you practice medicine, how you get paid

Physicians are nervous about transitioning to the accountable care organization (ACO) model because it completely changes the way they get paid, says V. "Juggy" Jagannathan, vice president of research with M*Modal, a provider of clinical documentation products for physician practices based in Franklin, Tenn. He and his company work closely with physician practices in their efforts to adopt EHRs and achieve meaningful use, and also in creating new documentation processes for a practice's changing business model.