Dr. John Venetos Independent Physician Leads ACO

http://chitrec.org/blog/2013/12/11/dr-john-venetos-independent-physician-leads-aco/

How Physicians Form ACOs: A Success Story  From Dr. John Venetos    Written by Laura Miller | June 21, 2013      

http://www.beckersasc.com/asc-turnarounds-ideas-to-improve-performance/how-physicians-form-acos-a-success-story-from-dr-john-venetos.html

Chicago's First Physician-led ACO Selects Imperium Health as Management Partner

Imperium Health Management - Jan 30, 2013

Independent Physicians' ACO of Chicago, LLC, Cook County's first physician-led accountable care organization, has selected Imperium Health Management, of Louisville, KY as its exclusive ACO management partner to help achieve IPACO's vision of becoming a national leader in transforming healthcare and achieving the three-part aim of lower healthcare costs, improved quality, and improved population health.

WALGREEN APPROVED FOR 3 MEDICARE ACCOUNTABLE CARE ORGANIZATIONS

Chicago Tribune - Jan 10, 2013

Drugstore chain Walgreen Co. took another step Thursday in its transformation into a front-line health care provider when three so-called accountable care organizations it created were approved by the federal government.

FEDS AWARD 4 NEW MEDICARE CONTRACTS IN ILLINOIS

Crain's Chicago Health Care Daily - Jan 10, 2013

Five groups that serve Illinois patients, including three based in the Chicago area, have been granted contracts to operate Medicare accountable care organizations.

5 ILLINOIS HEALTH NETWORKS GET MEDICARE ACO NOD

Northwest Herald - Jan 10, 2013  

Dr. John Venetos of Independent Physicians ACO of Chicago said it was formed by 125 doctors with no hospitals directly involved. The organization will coordinate care for 15,000 patients, Venetos said. Spending will be reined in by closely watching the care of patients after each hospital stay to avoid unneeded return trips, he said.

5 ILLINOIS HEALTH NETWORKS GET MEDICARE ACO NOD

ABC 7 Chicago (Associated Press) - Jan 10, 2013

The federal government has approved five Illinois networks of health care providers to participate in a program aimed at controlling costs and improving quality in Medicare.

Unprecedented Physician-owned ACO to Launch in Chicago

Chicago Medical Society - November 2012

The first-of-its-kind 100% physician owned Chicago Accountable Care Organization (ACO) will soon debut in Chicago.

“And it will also give independent physicians a chance to survive and compete in the challenging health care market,” said John Venetos, MD, ACO board member.