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2 studies show ACOs succeed in improving care, cutting costs

ACC CV Quality SmartBrief | Feb 16, 2017

A study published in JAMA Internal Medicine showed that accountable care organizations in the Medicare Shared Savings Program likely reduced spending on post-acute care without sacrificing quality, and another study in the same journal found that Medicaid ACOs in Colorado and Oregon that took different approaches to care performed similarly on specific metrics. The variety of ACO models and the diversity of the markets they serve make it difficult to judge their effects, Carrie Colla and Dr. Elliott Fisher wrote in an accompanying editorial; and Dr. J. Michael McWilliams, lead author of the first study, emphasized the importance of giving the model time to work. Modern Healthcare (tiered subscription model) (02/13)


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