Accountable Care Organizations

Assignment 2:Case Study Analysis—Case 5: Accountable Care Organizations

To complete this assignment review the following Web resource:

Goedert, J. (2011, April 1). Getting ready for accountable care organizations.Health Data Management.Retrieved from

Complete a detailed case study analysis of the given case, using the process described in Appendix A of your textbookStrategic Management of Health Care Organizations.
Your completed Case Study Analysis Report will include the following sections:

    Executive summary
    Body of the case report
        Key issues
        Situational analysis
        Strategy formulation
        Implementation strategies
        Benchmarks for success and contingency plans

Where not all pertinent information is given in the case itself, search for that information through the South University online library, or perform a Web search for the required information. Note: Do not search for information beyond the date of the case.

For the Situational Analysis you are encouraged to provide visual presentation of data in your situational analysis and use the analysis tools from your textbook and other analysis tools you have used in your program, such as trend analysis, stakeholder analysis, etc.
Present your Case Study Analysis report in a Word document, formatted in the headings and sub-headings given above.

Submit your report in two steps: First, a preliminary report with the key issues, situational analysis, and strategy formulation. Then the complete report with recommendation, implementation strategies, benchmarks, and the executive summary.

Name your document as:LastnameFirstInitial_W5_A2_Preliminary.docandLastnameFirstInitial_W5_A2_Complete.doc.

For example, if your name is John Smith, your document will be namedSmithJ_W5_A2_Preliminary.docandSmithJ_W5_A2_Complete.doc

ByMonday, March 10, 2014, submit the preliminary report to theW5: Assignment 2 Dropbox. ByWednesday, March 12, 2014, submit the complete report to theW5: Assignment 2 Dropbox.

Assignment 2 Grading Criteria

Maximum Points

Key Issues: Key issues are complete and clearly explained.


Situational Analysis

External environment analysis includes detailed service area competitive analysis.


Internal environment analysis includes strengths and weaknesses with respect to resources, competencies, an capabilities.


Directional strategies are defined.


Strategy Formulation: Adaptive, market entry, and competitive strategies are developed and supported with rationale.


Recommendation:Alternatives are practical, specific, and related to key issues.


Implementation Strategies:Service delivery and support strategies are linked to directional, adaptive, and market entry and competitive strategies.


Benchmarks for Success:Measurements for success are clearly identified.


Expressed ideas clearly in writing, used appropriate visual presentation of data, and presented the case study analysis report in the specified format.


Applied the correct APA style, usage, grammar, and punctuation.




This has to focus on the following:- the aspect of PPACA administrative side- the ACO maxinism, meaning the overall administration/cost of set up- preliminary structures- expectations cost rather or not the trends of enrollment of staying in ACO
Also, the SWOT is the most important part of the paper and must be included.
Thank you and I need these ASAP so I can get a head to hopefully get some extra credit.