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Incentives for ACOs Outweigh Meaningful Use

Of the initiatives the federal government has launched in an effort to advance quality, encourage efficiency, and reduce the cost of health care, the Accountable Care Organization (ACO) model continues to succeed. The Centers for Medicare and [...]

March 20, 2017 // 0 Comments

Low Cost Doctors Save Patients $26 per Visit

In the increasingly competitive market that defines the nation’s health care system, a recent study examined how price transparency for the cost of outpatient physician office visits could potentially lower rising health care costs. The study [...]

February 20, 2017 // 0 Comments

Caring for the Whole Community

Health centers have been lauded for providing high quality and low cost care to a large portion of the nation’s underserved population. In a community based primary care setting, health center patients receive culturally aware and focused care [...]

November 30, 2016 // 0 Comments

Appointments in 2 Weeks or Less for Newly Insured

Many pundits and policy analysts were concerned that by expanding Medicaid, primary care capacity might be exceeded thus leading to longer wait times. That concern is one reason why the Affordable Care Act provided parity in payment between Medicare [...]

October 3, 2016 // 0 Comments

The Problem with ACOs & Vulnerable Patients

Growing evidence suggests that accountable care organizations (ACOs), which are networks of health care providers (including both physicians and hospitals) with shared financial and medical responsibility for coordinated patient care, are improving [...]

September 5, 2016 // 1 Comment

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