Accountable care organization program cuts costs and improves care, report says

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: (Published 19 July 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f4634
  1. Michael McCarthy
  1. 1Seattle

A pilot program of 32 “pioneer” accountable care organizations generated substantial savings while improving the quality of care, the US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has said.

Accountable care organizations are a group or networks of providers who, in exchange for bonuses, agree to meet specific quality benchmarks that promote prevention and chronic disease management.

The hope is that …

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