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Accountable care organizations have potential to curb costs and improve health care
Date:4/13/2011

successful.
  • Focus on high standards for performance in setting criteria for ACOs' continued participation in Medicare.
  • Work aggressively toward aligning multiple payers to create consistent and effective incentives to increase quality and control costs and reduce administrative burdens.

    "The rules set forth by CMS are a needed first step towards implementing ACOs in a way that will encourage accountable care, improve health care quality, and reduce health care costs," said Stuart Guterman, Commonwealth Fund Vice President for Payment and System Reform. "But, in order to achieve the level of success we need, the rules and the implementation process need to enable both CMS and health care providers to operate differently than has been the case in the past."


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  • Contact: Mary Mahon
    mm@cmwf.org
    212-606-3853
    Commonwealth Fund
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