Changing the rules

Evans, Melanie
October 2011
Modern Healthcare;10/24/2011, Vol. 41 Issue 43, p6
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This article discusses the final version of regulations released by the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to encourage the increased participation of accountable care organizations (ACO). The regulations, which assure financial gain and lesser quality restrictions for hospitals and doctors, promise a savings of up to 940 million U.S. dollars for Medicare by 2015. The changes emphasize U.S. President Barack Obama's efforts to improve the country's healthcare policies. INSET: MAKING AMENDS.


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