Are Medicare ACOs working? Experts disagree
from Kaiser Health News via MedPage Today
One of the missions of the 2010 federal health law is to slow the soaring cost of healthcare. A key strategy for Medicare is encouraging doctors, hospitals and other healthcare providers to form accountable care organizations to coordinate beneficiaries' care and provide services more efficiently. Under this experimental program, if these organizations save the government money and meet quality standards, they can be entitled to a share of the savings. Participation is voluntary.
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