One key to ACO spending reductions? More specialists.
from Health Leaders Media
An ACO's ability to reduce spending requires more than primary care providers' efforts. It also seems to require a specific balance of involvement from medical specialists, finds a new study in
JAMA Network Open
. UMass Amherst researchers examined data on 620 ACOs from CMS' Shared Savings Program to investigate the association between office visits to medical specialists and healthcare spending. The data spanned from April 2012 through September 2017.
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