Medicare unveils 121 networks of doctors, hospitals to improve chronic care for 8.9M patients
from The Associated Press via U.S. News & World Report
Medicare is expanding a major experiment that strives to keep seniors healthier by coordinating basic medical care to prevent common problems that often lead to hospitalization, the agency said on Monday. Officials announced 121 new "accountable care organizations," networks of doctors and hospitals that collaborate to better serve patients with chronic medical conditions. A limited number will be able to directly recruit patients.
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