Accountable care organizations could save Medicare 20%

Reese, Shelly
March 2010
Managed Healthcare Executive;Mar2010, Vol. 20 Issue 3, p26
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The article reports on the Medicare savings as a benefit in implementing accountable care organizations (ACO) in the U.S. According to John Bertko, former chief actuary for Humana, ACO is created to do the right thing and a team to organize clinical delivery. It states that ACO is responsible for the cost and the quality of care and the financial rewards would be based on comprehensive quality and spending measures. It also mentions the questions that center on what constitutes an ACO.


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