How To Avoid Labor Relations Headaches With ACOs

Law360, New York (March 18, 2014, 5:48 PM EDT) -- The accountable care organization ("ACO") offers the promise of shared savings when it delivers high-quality health care more cost-effectively. Without question, ACOs will change the way health care providers do business. For the employer with a unionized workforce, however, the promise of the ACO will wither if the employer is unable to implement necessary operating changes. For nonunion employers, ACOs may create new vulnerability to union organizing. The key is to anticipate potential trouble spots and prescribe preventive treatment as health care employers enter the ACO...
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