2 Ways to Profit from the Accountability Movement

Accountability has been a big deal lately in health care, and a huge disruptor of the traditional way things have been done.

Medicare has been using Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) to try and find ways to reduce health care spending growth. And accountable care has spread to the private sphere as well, with big insurers like Aetna  (NYSE: AET  ) and WellPoint  (NYSE: WLP  ) signing value-based contracts and implementing new ideas in health care.

But why is accountable care so attractive?

Simply, because the idea of accountable care is better care -- instead of just more care. Accountable care is about incentivizing providers not just to fix whatever problem the patient came in with -- but also to help ensure that the issue doesn't come up again. Even further, it encourages doctors to operate beyond individual silos -- potentially aiding identification of potential health issues before they come an expensive emergency room visit. And, particularly in chronic disease management, there are some exciting opportunities both to increase patient quality of life and to save both the government and private insurers a lot of money by helping patients keep to treatment regimens and monitoring patient health regularly.

In the video below, from Where The Money Is, The Motley Fool's investment show, health care analysts Michael Douglass and David Williamson explain some of the smart moves insurers are making in accountable care -- and the potential ways that this innovation can drive profit-friendly revenue growth in these stocks.

Accountable care isn't the only huge investment opportunity
We know that the best investors consistently reap gigantic profits by recognizing true potential earlier and more accurately than anyone else. Let me cut right to the chase. There is a product in development that will revolutionize not how we treat a common chronic illness, but potentially the entire health industry. Analysts are already licking their chops at the sales potential. In order to outsmart Wall Street and realize multi-bagger returns you will need The Motley Fool's new free report on the dream-team responsible for this game-changing blockbuster. CLICK HERE NOW.


Read/Post Comments (0) | Recommend This Article (1)

Comments from our Foolish Readers

Help us keep this a respectfully Foolish area! This is a place for our readers to discuss, debate, and learn more about the Foolish investing topic you read about above. Help us keep it clean and safe. If you believe a comment is abusive or otherwise violates our Fool's Rules, please report it via the Report this Comment Report this Comment icon found on every comment.

Be the first one to comment on this article.

Sponsored Links

Leaked: Apple's Next Smart Device
(Warning, it may shock you)
The secret is out... experts are predicting 458 million of these types of devices will be sold per year. 1 hyper-growth company stands to rake in maximum profit - and it's NOT Apple. Show me Apple's new smart gizmo!

DocumentId: 3011674, ~/Articles/ArticleHandler.aspx, 8/31/2014 4:33:18 AM

Report This Comment

Use this area to report a comment that you believe is in violation of the community guidelines. Our team will review the entry and take any appropriate action.

Sending report...


Advertisement